BMF opens Regional Centre of Excellence at Ideal Standard

Design & Specification Centre is Regional Centre of Excellence for BMF members in the South

09 Dec, 19

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has launched its 30th Regional Centre of Excellence at Ideal Standard’s Design & Specification Centre at Clerkenwell in London.

BMF opens Regional Centre of Excellence at Ideal Standard


The BMF’s growing network of Regional Centres of Excellence means training courses and regional meetings are now far more accessible to its members across the UK and Ireland.

It’s latest Regional Centre of Excellence will serve members in the London/South East region.

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Marketing director at Ideal Standard Katie Cope commented: “We are really proud that our London centre is the 30th BMF Centre of Excellence, providing a place for their members to meet, train and network.

“Investing in skills is incredibly important to the ongoing strength of the merchant sector, the investment and support that the BMF is able to offer to members of all sizes is central to the values of the organisation.”

John Newcomb, CEO of the BMF added: “This is an excellent centre and we are extremely grateful that Ideal Standard 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.”

The Builders Merchants Federation Ltd (BMF) represents and protects the interests of builders’ merchants and suppliers to the building materials industry in the UK and Ireland.

It represents over 700 merchant, supplier and service companies who have combined sales of £31.7bn and employ over 130,300 people in the building materials industry.