Tim Rowbottom of Collier & Catchpole, has been elected to the Board of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) with effect from 1 September, 2017. He replaces Kevin Fenlon of RGB who has stepped down due to work commitments having served a three-year term of office.

Tim, who is Managing Director of Collier & Catchpole, qualified as an engineer and held a variety of senior roles in the window industry before he was invited to join the long-established family owned firm in 2005. He has put his previous experience to good use preparing the company to continue its near 200 years of trading in the East Anglia area. In doing so, he has championed the recruitment of apprentices into the business, as well as encouraging the continued development of existing staff.

The BMF Board now comprises:

Executive Directors:

BMF Chairman: Peter Hindle MBE

BMF Chief Executive Officer: John Newcomb

BMF Company Secretary: Richard Ellithorne

Non-executive Elected Directors:

Mark Smith (BMF Hon. Treasurer), Finance Director, MKM Building Supplies

Charles Ledigo, Chairman, Reisser

Andrew Harrison, Deputy Chief Executive Officer Plumbing & Heating, Travis Perkins

Shanker Patel, Chief Executive Officer, Lords Group

Ian Haldane, Group Managing Director, Haldane Shiells Group

Tim Rowbottom, Managing Director, Collier & Catchpole


Merchant: Neil Lawrence, Managing Director Local Merchant Group, Saint-Gobain

Supplier: Tony France, Sales Director, Ibstock Brick.