The 2022 Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) Expert Debates took place virtually. Chaired by Tim Wood, editor of Builders’ Merchants News, BMBI’s leading industry Experts debate key topics affecting the building industry and its suppliers.

Debate 1: Survive and Thrive, rules for an inflationary market. Inflation has been in the headlines and prices of everyday commodities and essentials has risen. What must a company do to survive and then to thrive in such a marketplace? What further factors will help to stabilise inflation? What needs to be done to avoid failing if recession follows?

Insights: BMBI Experts Andy Scothern, Founder of eCommonSense, Mathew Whitehouse, Marketing Director of Bostik, and Emile van der Ryst, Senior Client Insight Manager – Trade of GfK, talk to MRA Vision to react to the Government’s recent mini-budget. Filmed in October 2022.

Participants of BMBI Virtual Debates 2022