Glenn and Jo took up their new roles following the BMF Young Merchant Group’s first Conference, which was held at the NEC during National Construction Week in October.

The conference, organised as part of the BMF’s anniversary year, was a great success, attracting 150 delegates drawn from current, past and potential Young Merchant Group members.

Highlights included keynote speaker George Clarke, the architect, television presenter, who spoke on the need to attract more young people into the construction and building materials sectors, but also voiced some ingenious ideas to help overcome the country’s housing shortage.

Membership of the BMF Young Merchant Group is open to merchants and suppliers aged between 21 and 40 holding a key management position within their organisation.  The Group meets twice a year in the autumn and spring, and also organises an annual trip overseas.