The BMF has launched its 19th Regional Centre of Excellence with the support of pump manufacturer Grundfos.

The growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence is making training courses and regional meetings more accessible to BMF members around the country. The latest centre, based in Grundfos’s office in Leighton Buzzard, will serve BMF members in the South East.

Grundfos was founded in Denmark in 1945 by Poul Due Jensen. It produces pump solutions for a wide range of applications, setting the standard in terms of innovation, efficiency, reliability and sustainability. Grundfos also develops water solutions worldwide. It has 80 sales companies across 55 countries, producing 17 million pump units each year, with a global turnover in 2017 of approximately £3,022 million.

John Newcomb, Chief Executive at the BMF, said: “The centre was opened after our BMF Plumbing and Heating Forum on 24 May. This is an excellent centre that is well used by Grundfos’s clients. We are extremely grateful that they are opening the centre to our members too, as localisation is an important strategy for the BMF. We look forward to holding future meetings and training courses here for members in the region.”

Dave Lacey, Director of Sales, Domestic Building Services at Grundfos, said: “Grundfos are delighted to be recognised as a Regional Centre of Excellence by the BMF, which we believe will strengthen our relationships with BMF members. We are very excited at the opportunity to assist the BMF in promoting industry best practice as well as increasing the awareness of our innovative product and service solutions on offer to the BMF members and their customers.”

Pictured (left to right): Diane Willis (Grundfos), Alex Clifford (BMF), Dave Lacey (Grundfos), Keith Jones (BMF Plumbing & Heating Forum Chairman), John Newcomb (BMF).