The Builders Merchants Federation has announced that VELUX will be the headline sponsor of the 2019 Burns Supper, the BMF’s most popular and prestigious annual event in Scotland attended by more than 300 people.

The 2019 Burns Supper, which takes place on 25 January at the Double Tree Hilton Dunblane Hydro, is an evening of Scottish tradition celebrating the life and works of Scotland’s national poet, Robert Burns.

The event is also one of the major fundraisers for the BMF’s nominated charity, Variety the Children’s charity, and the merchant industry charity, the Rainy Day Trust.

Dan Banks, Regional Manager, Sales GB for VELUX said: “VELUX is delighted to be headline sponsor of the BMF’s Burns Night Supper. As a business steeped in its own Scottish heritage, the significance of this time-honoured tradition resonates with us strongly. The BMF has an excellent track record of delivering industry leading, quality events and I am sure Burns Night 2019 will continue to raise the bar.

“The continued value that the BMF delivers for all its members, spanning the entire construction products supply chain, as well as the exemplary work being carried out through a number of key initiatives such as training and upskilling of existing employees within the sector, and the attraction and retention of new and young talent, are areas that VELUX and the BMF have close alignment on and will see us continue to forge and leverage a closer working partnership on throughout 2019 and beyond.”

John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “We are delighted not only that VELUX will be supporting the BMF’s first major event of 2019, but also that they value the work we are doing for all members, merchants and building material suppliers, and are keen to continue working in partnership with us in the coming months and years. Like many of our members, they recognise that the greatest value is derived by being involved.”