Timbmet Managing Director Nigel Cox joins the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) as the Expert for Timber and Panel Products. Featuring from the Q1 2016 report, Nigel will speak exclusively for the timber and panel products market, explaining issues, trends, and new opportunities. Where appropriate, BMBI Experts add context and comment on new industry schemes or regulations.
Timbmet is a leading national supplier and distributor of hardwood timber, engineered timber and panel products. Established for over 70 years, its 200,000 sq.ft distribution centre in Shellingford and milling facility in Glasgow ensures it is well placed to support its network of depots with an extensive range of products.
Nigel Cox comments: “We are pleased to join the BMBI as the Expert for our market. It’s a great initiative to raise awareness of our industry to a wide audience. BMBI provides a platform for Experts to educate, inform and explain their own markets and add perspective to overall trends and issues. I’m excited about the plans to develop BMBI and pleased that Timbmet is speaking exclusively for Timber and Panel Products.”
Launched in 2015 by MRA Marketing, under the aegis of the Builders’ Merchant Federation (BMF), the BMBI fills a gap in the UK’s measures of building activity with data from GFK’s General Builders’ Merchant Panel. With input from national and regional builders’ merchants accounting for over 80% of industry sales, no other indicator in construction is as comprehensive, up to date or reliable.
BMF Managing Director John Newcomb adds: “It’s great to have Timbmet on board. Their support endorses the growing awareness and significance of BMBI to our industry. We’ve only just scratched the surface with our plans to develop understanding of our markets and leading brands outside the industry.”
Other Experts include: Knauf Insulation, Keylite, Hanson Cement, Keystone Lintels, Crystal Direct, IKO PLC and Alumasc Water Management Solutions.