New Chairman Appointed for Builders Merchants Federation

posted 03.02.2014

The former Managing Director of Jewsons, Peter Hindle, has been elected the next chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF).


Mr Hindle has worked in the UK construction industry for more than 4 decades. He was managing Director of Jewsons from 1999 until 2012. Since 2009 he has been general delegate for Saint-Gobain in the UK, Ireland and South Africa and since last year he has also been senior vice-president in charge of sustainable habitat. As well as that he sits on the World Green Building Council advisory board and the Construction Products Association industry principals council.

Mr Hindle said, ?I have been in merchanting all my working life and it?s given me an enormously rewarding career. For some time at Saint-Gobain I?ve worked to give something back ? whether this is through the work we?ve done to make the industry more attractive to younger people or launching our charity Together partnership back in 2002.  So when the BMF board approached me to take this role, I was pleased to accept.?

?The BMF has changed considerably over the last five years and I?m very happy with the route it is taking.  John Newcomb is doing a great job as MD and my role is to help the BMF develop to meet current and future challenges.  They now have a very strong membership base and I?m keen to see it develop further.  The aim must be for the vast majority of merchants, whether national or independent to join so the BMF really can speak as the voice of the industry. We are all working on the same playing field with the same rules and regulations for all, and our representation will be stronger together rather than working apart.?

Recipro sourced this article from Construction Index.

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