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In a proposal intended to benefit the whole building materials industry, The Institute of Builders’ Merchants (IoBM) will merge with the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) but will be operated as a separate brand within the trade organisation.
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Sussex business times - Agency53
We recently spoke to  Sam Thomas MD of Sussex Business Times about all things Agency 53. The April edition of SBT magazine is now live.
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In the latest set of results from the Builders Merchant Building Index (BMBI) we've seen a bounce back from certain categories, sufficient decreases in the Kitchen & Bathrooms and large growth in Timber & Joinery and Landscaping. 
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I am sure all marketing departments have seen budgets cut at one time or another and for a multitude of reasons. Either businesses do not believe in what marketing can achieve, a company may need to cut costs or they feel they are making a saving - I get it. Businesses may not see value in...
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Companies will usually blog to give potential customers information and use the blog title to replicate what potential clients are searching for online - You are effectively answering customers questions or search terms in Google/Bing etc.
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85% of the built environment you see is around in the UK is supplied by builders’ merchants. Merchants and their suppliers are crucial to construction, which each year contributes more than £40 billion to the UK economy.
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The building materials sector as a whole had never been able to accurately measure output performance, this was until 2014. The Builders Merchants Building Index (BMBI) tracks what is happening within the sector on a month by month basis with reviews every quarter. Product categories include timber, bricks, decorating materials, plumbing supplies, tools and gardening...
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Whilst we are still coping with the pandemic, businesses will no doubt be cutting back on expenses with marketing normally the first to go. So expect you’re budgets to be cut but don’t worry, be smart with what you have and utilise your best assets – you’re employees remember they’re your brand ambassadors. If we...
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