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 Award recognises the Federationâs promotion of a professional career path for merchants and building materials manufacturers, which is supported by academic qualifications and skills training.
BMF CEO John Newcomb said: âIt is a remarkable achievement to win this prestigious Award. Many TAF members have far larger operations than the BMF and it is testament to the BMF team that our work to support our members delivers competitively against the best of the best.
âWith 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.â