Our Company continues to grow strongly with the admission of 11 new Freemen and four new Liverymen in 2018. The Livery now stands at 206 Liverymen and 28 Freemen. Joining is by invitation only.


Among the new members are familiar faces in the industry. New Freemen include: Kevin Parr, Managing Director PGS Team Ltd; Jamie Pierce, Commercial Manager eCommonSense; David Young, Managing Director Bradfords Building Supplies; Jonathan Crean, Commercial Director VIP Polymers; Lucyanne Matthews, Associate Publisher Builders’ Merchants News; Richard Bagnall, Managing Director Robbins Timber; Keith Barker, Managing Director Wienerberger UK; Jonathan Collier, Managing Director Monument Tools; and David Robertson, Commercial Director Fakro GB.


New Liverymen are: Paul Roche, Commercial Director Buildbase; Andy Hextall, Director National Merchant Buying Society; Graeme Barton, National Sales Manager CEMEX; and Gary Gingell, Company Director Nicholls & Clarke.


The WCoBM plays an important and active role in supporting the builders’ merchant sector, in particular promoting training and education and raising the profile of our industry through its ‘Build A Career Campaign’. Working with other organisations, like the Rainy Day Trust, WCoBM is able to reach individuals that may require additional funding and support to progress their careers in our industry or to encourage them to join this exciting sector. The Company is also active in fundraising for a number of charities, supporting the Mayoralty and raising the profile of builders’ merchants in the City.


More information on our new members on Page 10 of our Autumn newsletter.