Fernox has joined the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF), providing an additional platform to promote best practice and reach out to customers through the federation’s unique forum of merchants and suppliers.

The BMF is the only trade association dedicated to supporting and representing the UK-supplier-merchant-contractor market route, providing a collective authority to convey the views and issues that merchants and suppliers face.

Joining the BMF will enable Fernox to participate in numerous political lobbying sessions and events, which form the BMF’s ‘One Industry, One Voice’ ethos, as well as working closely with allied industry groups and regulatory and planning bodies.

With 578 merchant and supplier company members as of January 2017, the BMF is a major authority within the industry, with its members achieving combined sales of approximately £25bn and employing 117,000 people. The BMF offers numerous incentives and support to members including, business guides, a legal helpline, a monthly e-newsletter and magazine, One Voice.

Gavin McLeod, Fernox Product Manager, said: “Fernox is delighted to join the BMF, which shares our vision of delivering leading customer care and support. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do at Fernox and input from our customers is especially important when it comes to developing our market leading ranges of filters and chemical water treatments.

“The unique value of the BMF is that it represents the entire building industry from the market contractor, merchant wholesaler to the supplier and manufacturer. A demonstration of our commitment to our merchant partners, by joining the BMF we hope to better understand the industry challenges at both a micro and macro level to aid the progression of the heating and plumbing sector.”