Our Business Development Director Michael White took part in the second annual Builders Merchant Building Index Round Table Debate. The debate was recorded and the videos are now live at www.bmbi.co.uk. The videos cover five main topics, with trailers for each one so viewers can get a flavour of the discussions before diving into the debate.

BMBI Experts taking part included: Nigel Cox, Managing Director, Timbmet; John Sinfield, Managing Director, Knauf Insulation; Andy Simpson, National Commercial Director, Hanson Cement; Derrick McFarland, Managing Director, Keystone Lintels; John Duffin, Managing Director Keylite Roof Windows; Paul Rivett, Managing Director, Heatrae Sadia; Tony France, Sales Director, Ibstock; Andy Williamson, Group MD, IKO PLC; and Malcolm Gough, Group Sales & Marketing Director, Talasey Group. The debate also included BMF Chairman Peter Hindle MBE representing builders’ merchants and Mike Rigby CEO of MRA Marketing, the producers of the BMBI reports.

The debated focussed on:

  1. Digitisation & Omnichannel Trading
  2. Brexit – Journey into the Unknown
  3. Skills, Materials Shortages & Capacity
  4. Economy & Inflation
  5. Grenfell Tower Fire & the implications

The videos share knowledgeable comment, insights and implications from the BMBI Experts on major issues and trends.

The BMBI, a brand of the BMF, is a reliable and up-to-date measure of Britain’s Repair Maintenance & Improvement (RMI) activity. It uses GfK’s Builders Merchant Panel which analyses sales out data from over 80% of generalist builders’ merchants’ sales across Great Britain.

AWMS speaks exclusively for the civils, metal rainwater and drainage market, helping to add perspective and context to the data.