John Newcomb
John Newcomb
Chief Executive Officer
Builders' Merchants Federation

John has led the BMF, the trade association for the building materials supply chain, since 2012. During his tenure he has overseen the introduction of initiatives that have broadened its relevance and appeal and the BMF has grown in member numbers and influence to become the voice of the merchant industry. John is the current President of UFEMAT, the European trade body for the merchant industry, and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants.

He received the Trade Association Forum’s prestigious Leadership Award in 2019. “There is a synergy between the awards and the BMF’s own mission to build excellence in our members’ business and I’m delighted to be a member of the judging panel for the 20th Anniversary Builders Merchants awards “As the country moves out of the Covid pandemic our industry is better able to focus on the government’s ambition to build back better, and greener. I am excited to see how businesses are responding to meeting the Net Zero challenge both in their own operations and by working with others to help reduce carbon emissions within the built environment.”

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