The BMF has confirmed that David Young, Managing Director of Bradfords Building Supplies and Tony France, Sales Director of Ibstock Brick, will take part in its Industry Forum debate.
Held at this year’s All-Industry Conference, which will take place in June in Dubrovnik, the Industry Forum is said to be one of the most popular sessions at the Conference, bringing together delegates from every sector of the industry to debate key business issues of the day.
Four industry leaders, with many years of experience between them, will begin with initial presentations before the debate is opened to the floor.
Of the first two speakers to be named, Tony will give a suppliers’ view, while David will draw on his current role, heading one of the country’s largest independents.
Tony is Sales Director of Ibstock Brick, as well as Supplier Advisor to the BMF Board and the BMBI ‘Expert’ for Bricks. Tony has worked in the brick industry for 34 years since joining the sales team of Steetley Brick & Tile in 1985. He has also attended every BMF Conference since his first in Barcelona in 1994.
David specialises in developing businesses through strong relationships with customers, suppliers and employees. He has been Managing Director of Bradfords Building Supplies since 2015, heading a business that encompasses 43 builders’ merchants, 23 plumbing and heating branches, 23 toolhire branches and seven kitchens and bathroom showrooms.
John Newcomb, BMF CEO, said: “With our Conference theme of “Building Excellence” we will be exploring how our industry can thrive no matter what the challenges presented by external environments beyond our control. I’m delighted that David and Tony, who both have a wealth of experience in managing through change, have accepted our invitation to help set the agenda for this unmissable debate.”
The sold-out BMF All Industry Conference will take place in Dubrovnik from 13-16 June 2019. Further details are available on the Conference website.