The Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) has announced it will sponsor the 2018 BMF Mastermerchant competition, the industry’s annual team building challenge.
This is the first time that the IoBM has supported the event and is said to mark the beginning of a closer working relationship with the BMF.
The IoBM is a supporter of training for its individual members and the BMF’s team building challenge takes this to the next level.
The two-day competition, involves a series of mental and physical problem-solving exercises designed to test creativity, leadership skills and improve channels of communication. It is a fun event but with a serious purpose as the competition is designed to help colleagues learn about each other’s strengths and skills and what can be accomplished through teamwork.
Allan Durning, President of the IoBM, commented: “The IoBM embraces those working at all levels of the builders’ merchants business, from the yard operative to the branch manager and beyond – just like the Mastermerchant Challenge, which makes this an excellent fit with our commitment to continuous personal development.”
John Newcomb, BMF CEO, added: “We are delighted to be working with the IoBM on this well-established competition and see it as the start of a long and fruitful partnership.”
The BMF Mastermerchant Challenge takes place in the Lake District from 13-15 July and is open to teams of four people from any BMF member company – both merchants and suppliers.
Entry is limited to 24 teams, and there are only two team places remaining. Contact June.Upton@bmf.org.uk for further details.