The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) has announced a partnership with InstallerSHOW 2023 that will see the two organisations working closely together over the next 12 months to support the Plumbing & Heating community.

The BMF will have its own exhibition area at the InstallerSHOW 2023 next June, as well as running a P&H Forum for BMF members and fielding speakers in relevant theatres at the trade fair, encouraging members to get involved.

Plumbing & Heating is an important sector for the BMF, and its biannual P&H Forum brings together merchant and supplier members to discuss the latest challenges and opportunities affecting the market.

InstallerSHOW will sponsor a special edition of the P&H Forum to be held for the first time at the BMF Annual Members Conference in September.  Hosted by P&H Chairman Mark Bradley, this will include presentations by Simon Oakland of Wolseley and David Pochin of Pochin Plumbing & Heating Supplied and Chairman of PHG Buying Group.

BMF CEO, John Newcomb said: “This is an exciting partnership that reflects the strategic importance of the P&H sector within BMF’s membership.  We are constantly looking for additional ways to support members operating in this sector and are delighted to be working with the UK’s leading trade show for P&H installers and specifiers.”

Mike Costain, MD of Lyrical Communications, organisers of InstallerSHOW said:  “We are delighted to be working more closely with the BMF in the run up to and during the InstallerSHOW in 2023. The BMF represents an important part of the P&H sector. Their knowledge of the industry and connections will add a further layer to InstallerSHOW, in what is shaping up to be our biggest and busiest event yet”.