Midland Lead joins BMBI expert panel

The Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) welcomes Midland Lead to its panel of industry experts. The company is a leading manufacturer and supplier of lead products, and the only independent UK company to offer the complete lead range: rolled, machine cast and sandcast. Sales & Marketing Manager Lynn Street will speak for the lead market, explaining trends, issues and opportunities. Lynn’s comments will feature from the Q4 2019 quarterly report, published in February 2020.

The BMBI, a brand of the Builders Merchant Federation (BMF), is a monthly index of builders’ merchant sales, with summary reports published each month and more in-depth reports, including Expert comments, every quarter. Developed and run by MRA Marketing, the Index fills a gap in the UK’s measure of RMI 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.

An integral part of the index is the panel of 15 leading brands across construction that speak exclusively for their markets, commenting on issues, legislation and opportunities, and helping to make sense of trends for users of BMBI.

MRA Managing Director Lucia Di Stazio comments: “Awareness of BMBI has grown rapidly since we launched it five years ago. The Index provides reliable trend data and is an excellent platform for building recognition of our industry and for building brands. Experts are positioned as leading voices in their markets, and we’re pleased to welcome Midland Lead as a new voice representing the lead market.”
Lynn Street adds: “Midland Lead is a pro-active company and we are really proud to have been invited to join the panel of BMBI experts. Over the years we have demonstrated our commitment and passion in the construction sector, and BMBI is the perfect platform to share our valuable insights into the dynamics and qualities of the lead industry.

“BMBI plays a positive role in the builders merchant sector as a reliable source of data, sharing in-depth knowledge and insights. I am really looking forward to playing my part in the organisation and to be part of this growing panel.”

Filling an important gap, BMBI is widely used and referenced in construction, and by economists and Government, which lists BMBI as one of its key information sources for construction data: www.bmbi.co.uk/news-blogs.

To download the latest report, watch the round table videos, or learn more about the Experts, visit www.thebmbi.co.uk.

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Launched in 2015, the award winning monthly Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) report is the only reliable measure of repair, maintenance & improvement (RMI) activity in the UK. Filling an important gap, it can be widely used in construction, and by economists, Government, national media, commentators and influencers outside the industry.