Institute of Builders Merchants grows with Snows

Institute of Builders Merchants grows with Snows

Continuing its support of suppliers and individuals within the merchant industry, the Institute of Builders Merchants (IoBM) is reportedly delighted to welcome Snows Timbers as its latest member — as a Supplier Partner.

Snows Timber is one of Britain’s leading importers, distributors and processors of wood products. It provides wholesale wood products to builders merchants, timber merchants, and wood-using industries. The company has operated for over 100 years and currently employs over 200 staff members, topping £43 million in annual sales.

With such an extensive knowledge of the timber product category, Snows is perfectly placed to help the IoBM expand its areas of expertise. The partnership will also focus on encouraging professional development for those in the industry. Snows recognises the outstanding contribution IoBM has made to merchants’ careers — together they’ll continue to help merchants enrich their careers and businesses.

Allan Durning, President of the IoBM, said: “It’s fantastic to be able to welcome Snows Timber to the institute. Well over 100 years since its creation, Snows continues to be a leading force in the timber industry. Together we can continue to help the merchant community and engage in a relationship that is mutually beneficial.”

Snows’ Commercial Director Mark Bowers commented: “We’re pleased to be joining the Institute as a Supplier Partner, and look forward to playing a useful role as we develop our partnership. Timber can account for up to a quarter of a general merchant’s business, so we’re happy to share our wealth of knowledge.”

The IoBM welcomes members at every level within the industry, from yard operative to upper-management and has a range of unique benefits to offer both individuals and suppliers.

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