The first BMF Merchant Debate took place where merchants debated the same topics as those discussed by BMBI Experts in their annual Round Table Debate, but from the perspective of builders’ merchants. Those attending were a mix of nationals and independents. Jennie Ward Chaired the debate on behalf of Builders Merchants News.

Builders’ Merchant News reported the debate over two issues.

BMF Merchant Debate Participants

  • Julian Milligan

    Kellaway Building Supplies

  • Keith Jones

    BMF Plumbing & Heating Group

  • Mark Terry

    Howarth Timber & Building Supplies

  • Neil Lawrence

    Local Merchant Group (Saint-Gobain)

  • Peter Worthington

    Builders Supplies (West Coast)

  • Paul Bence

    Bence Builders Merchants

  • Gary Good

    Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants

  • Shanker Patel

    Lords Builders Merchants

  • John Newcomb

    Builders Merchants Federation (BMF)

  • Jennie Ward

    Chair (Builders Merchants News)

  • David Young

    Bradfords Building Supplies

  • David Haldane

    Haldane Fisher

  • Nick Oates

    National Buying Group (NBG)

  • Richard Brian

    Hughes Forrest

  • Tim Rowbottom

    Collier & Catchpole

  • Jim Parlato

    Browns Builders Merchants

  • Martyn Rees

    County Building Supplies