The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) scooped a Special Prize at the 2017 Trade Association Forum Best Practice Awards, winning the Skills Development Award for the second time (the first was in 2015).
The Award recognises the Federation’s promotion of a professional career path for merchants and building materials manufacturers, which is supported by academic qualifications and skills training.
Commenting on this accolade, CEO John Newcomb said: “It is a remarkable achievement to win this prestigious Award. Many TAF members have far larger operations than us and it is testament to the team that our work to support our members delivers competitively against the best of the best.
“After the BMF also being shortlisted for the Member Engagement category (for reaching and engaging with the full range of our members at sector specific Forums) and the Commercial Initiative Award (for the ground-breaking Builders Merchant Building Index – BMBI), we are thrilled to have won the Skills Development Award again, and will continue to build on this success to support our growing membership with services that help them to succeed in their markets.”
Congratulating the team, BMF Chairman Peter Hindle MBE said: “This is the second time that the BMF has won this Award, and it is a tribute to the professionalism of the whole team. I am delighted their hard work has been acknowledged.”
The TAF Awards recognize, reward and promote best practice amongst trade associations in the UK. The Awards ceremony at Drapers’ Hall in London was attended by over 200 guests, including BMF Chairman Peter Hindle MBE, Charles Ledigo (Reisser Chairman and BMF Board member), Lucia Di Stazio (MD of MRA Marketing) and Alison Parkes (of Alison Parkes Consulting), and the BMF head office team.