Three new experts join BMBI expert panel for Q4 report

Three new experts join BMBI expert panel for Q4 report

The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) welcomes three new experts to its panel of industry commentators in the Q4 2015 report: Keith Ellis, Commercial Director of Hanson Cement, speaking for Cement & Aggregates, Derrick McFarland, Managing Director of Keystone Lintels, the expert on Steel Lintels, and Steve Halford, Managing Director of Crystal Direct, speaking for PVC-U Windows & Doors. They join BMBI’s founder experts Andy Williamson, UK Group Managing Director IKO PLC representing Roofing, and Steve Durdant-Hollamby, Managing Director of Alumasc Water Management Solutions, speaking for Civils, Metal Rainwater & Drainage.

The BMBI is a new monthly index of builders’ merchant sales, with quarterly reports and expert commentary that explain market trends, markets and the issues that affect them. Launched in 2015 by MRA Marketing, under the aegis of the Builders’ Merchant Federation (BMF), it fills a gap in the UK’s measures of building activity. It’s based on gold-standard quality data from GfK’s Generalist Merchant Panel. With input from national and regional builders’ merchants accounting for over 80% of industry sales, no other indicator in construction is as comprehensive, up to date or reliable.

The Experts speak exclusively for their markets, and are an integral part of the Index, helping to make sense of trends for users of BMBI. They explain issues and opportunities in their markets, and where appropriate make the case for or against legislation, industry schemes or Government policy.

BMF Managing Director John Newcomb comments: “Awareness of BMBI is building rapidly and we’re pleased to welcome the new experts to the Index. BMBI provides reliable trend data, and is an excellent platform to build awareness of our industry and position these expert brands as the leading voices in their markets. Filling an important gap, it will be widely used in construction, and by economists, Government, national media commentators and influencers outside the industry.”

If you’d like your brand to become an expert for your market, call Tom Rigby of MRA Marketing on 01453 521621..

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