2022 Charity of the Year!

We are thrilled to have been chosen as the BMF's charity of the year for 2022!

The BMF is the only trade association that represents and protects the interests of builders’ merchants and suppliers to the building materials industry in the UK and Ireland. Total membership from 1 January 2022 stands at 770 merchant and supplier companies who together have combined sales of over £39bn and employ over 207,000 people in the building materials industry. BMF’s 395 merchant members operate from over 5,750 branches across the UK and Ireland.

The BMF is the active hub of merchant and supplier activity in the UK, working closely with allied industry groups and regulatory bodies such as trading standards and planning departments, to ensure that issues affecting member merchants and suppliers are tackled promptly and effectively. The BMF is an active lobbyist with local and central government in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and has an impressive track record of achievements.

Following the BMF's announcement, Gavin Crane, chair of the board of trustees for Band of Builders said: “We are truly excited to announce this partnership with the BMF, particularly as our Big Brew Mental Health campaign launches in October, adding another dimension to our support for the industry.”

John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “We are delighted to support Band of Builders as our charity partner for the coming year.  Since its formation it has shown how much can be achieved when people unite to help others.  Their ethos, summed up by the charity’s strapline ‘Together Stronger’, is very similar to that of the BMF. After the challenges we have all faced over the past 18 months, we are looking forward to fund-raising with our members to support the work of Band of Builders.”