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Welcome

The WCoBM plays a key part in the builders’ merchant sector, promoting training and education for builders’ merchants and fundraising for a number of charities. It is also very active in supporting the Mayoralty and raising the profile of builders’ merchants in the City, while highlighting their importance in ‘Supplying Britain’s Building Needs’.

Our livery is the only organisation that represents all parts of the industry. Members include leading figures in merchants, manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, buying groups, service suppliers and ancillary trades.

Livery companies are not secret organisations, but membership is by invitation only and is a measure of an individual’s contribution to the industry. Liverymen include both men and women, the young and retired.

Among our objectives to support training, education and charity, the WCoBM is also a premier networking platform for members where senior industry people meet at events organised throughout the year. Members and their guests get the opportunity to meet senior City figures and visit some fascinating buildings, many steeped in history. Events are hosted in historic Livery Halls and other iconic venues in the City.

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News & events

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March 2019 Livery Briefing

The latest briefing on topics discussed at the Livery Committee meeting, plus an update on annual events of interest to Read more…

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WCoBM recognises industry achievements at City & Awards luncheon

We hosted our annual City & Awards luncheon this year at Grocers’ Hall in London. Nearly 150 members and guests Read more…

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#BuildACareerWithoutLimits blog – Encouraging training, education & apprenticeships!

The career options in our industry are limitless, but many don’t know what is possible or how it could benefit Read more…

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#BuildACareerWithoutLimits blog – Building a Lifelong Career

This next blog post in WCoBM’s #BuildACareerWithoutLimits campaign focuses on how the building materials sector can offer young people a Read more…

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#BuildACareerWithoutLimits blog – Careers in merchanting: Lawsons

In the second of a series of articles for Builders’ Merchants News we focus on Lawsons’ approach towards recruiting, retaining, Read more…