The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Perspectiva Consultants to act as Government Relations Consultants in Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Perspectiva are a Consultancy with experience and contacts with both the Scottish and Northern Irish devolved legislatures.
The Perspectiva team is headed up by Karen Freel, who will be the Account Manager and point of contact for BMF and Scottish and Northern Irish BMF members.
The client portfolio of Perspectiva includes Scottish Gas Networks, Montrose Port Authority, Government of Gibraltar, Infinis and Renewable Energy Systems.
Perspectiva have been appointed to ensure that the BMF and its members develop a Government relations action plan for Scotland and Northern Ireland which is said to consist of strategy, key messaging and key stakeholder identification and mapping.
The Consultancy will also ensure that the BMF is fully briefed on the political landscape and will raise awareness amongst MSPs, MLAs and MPs on the contribution to the economy made by the BMF and its members.
Karen Freel, Account Manager at Perspectiva commented: “I am delighted to work with the BMF to raise the profile of builders’ merchants and ensure that politicians understand some of the challenges which they face.”
BMF CEO, John Newcomb, added: “The BMF realise that the political situation is different in Scotland and Northern Ireland and we need to communicate at a more local level. Karen and her team at Perspectiva are ideally placed to ensure that the views and needs of our members are accurately communicated to politicians in Scotland and NI.”
For more information about the BMF’s lobbying activities on behalf of members please visit www.bmf.org.uk.