Fryers appointed BMF board adviser

19 February 2021

The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has appointed Rachel Fryers, director of Merritt & Fryers in Skipton, as a board adviser with effect from April 1.

Before taking her position in the family firm, Ms Fryers spent almost 20 years as a landscape architect, gaining a breadth of experience within large multi-disciplinary infrastructure and construction teams, delivering a wide range of projects from new towns to schools, hospitals and prisons.

Since her return, she has overseen the expansion of the award-winning business. Ms Fryers is motivated by a desire to see the industry embrace environmentally sustainable practices. She is also a champion of workplace training and education. As a director of one of the smaller independent merchants, she is well placed to support their development within the supply chain.

“We are delighted to welcome Rachel as a board adviser,” said Richard Hill, BMF chairman. “She brings a wealth of valuable experience from the independent merchant sector that will help inform BMF activities as the construction industry steps up to help rebuild the post-Covid economy.”