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2015 BMF Conference speakers announced

Four figureheads representing builders’ merchants and building materials suppliers will take part in an industry forum at the BMF All Industry Conference in June.

The BMF has secured a panel to lead the debate, comprising: Ron Walker, managing director of Heating Plumbing Supplies and chair of the BMF’s Plumbing & Heating Sector; Stephen Thompstone, who recently stepped down as managing director of Buildbase and who is a director of Grafton Merchanting GB; operations director of Fortis Merchants David Hebdon; and Richard Hill, managing director of ACO Technologies.

Each panel member will give a short presentation before the debate is opened up to the floor, with conference host Sharron Davies chairing the Question Time-style session.

BMF managing director John Newcomb said: “Picking up on the conference theme, each panel member will briefly explain how they have built momentum and focus in their respective businesses. Coming hot on the heels of a general election, the result of which is currently too close to call, they will no doubt consider the key issues that we will all have to face over the lifetime of the new government, whichever party or coalition of parties takes power.”

The 2015 All-Industry Conference takes place in Malta between 18 and 21 June at the five-star Westin Dragonara Resort in St Julians Bay, and will be hosted by Olympic and Commonwealth medal winner and TV presenter Sharron Davies.

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