Builders Merchants’ Federation’s (BMF) has announced Simon Weston to be the keynote speaker at the BMF Members’ Day in September.

Thirty-five years ago, the Sir Galahad was destroyed in Bluff Cove on the Falkland Islands. Simon, a Welsh Guardsman, was on board. In the aftermath, his name and face become well known for his struggle to overcome his injuries and redefine his role in life. Simon’s message is one of achievement, of triumph over adversity, of seizing the moment and succeeding.

Simon conveys his story in order to motivate and encourage those, who like him, want to move on to the next goal, whatever it may be. The only obstacles to achieving one’s targets and successes are those you create for yourself. His words never fail to inspire.

The Build Show is supporting Simon’s appearance at BMF Members’ Day. Nathan Garnett, director the Build Show’s parent company, Media Ten, said: "The Build Show has always been keen to support veterans who often join the construction sector. Veterans are crucial in this sector to keep the skilled workforce levels we need to meet the challenges of building millions of new homes, so for the Build Show to sponsor Simon Weston at the BMF Member's Day is a real privilege.”

John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “We are not only delighted to welcome Simon to Member’s Day we are also pleased to have the Build Show involved as a sponsor for the first time.”