BMF opens 30th Regional Centre of Excellence at Ideal Standard

BMF opens 30th Regional Centre of Excellence at Ideal Standard

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has just launched its 30th Regional Centre of Excellence at Ideal Standard at Clerkenwell in London.

The BMF launched the new centre during the Winter meeting of the BMF Young Merchants on 5 December.

The growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence means training courses and regional meetings are now far more accessible to members across the UK and Ireland. The centre, based in Ideal Standard’s new Clerkenwell Design and Specification centre, will serve members in the London/South East region.

Ideal Standard International is a leading provider of innovative and design-driven bathroom products, with focus on bathroom and washroom solutions, its brand portfolio includes Armitage Shanks and Ideal Standard. These resources mean the company is able to combine expertise and experience with the latest manufacturing technology to deliver a range of high quality, high performance products.

Katie Cope, Marketing Director at Ideal Standard comments “We are really proud that our London centre is the 30th  Centre of Excellence, providing a place for its 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, said: “This is an excellent centre and we are extremely grateful that Ideal Standard is 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.”

For details of all the BMF Regional Centres of Excellence around the UK and Ireland please visit and for more information about Ideal Standard visit

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