NMBS - The National Merchant Buying Society Ltd
The National Merchant Buying Society Ltd (NMBS) is a centralised buying society for Independent Builders, Timber, Hardware, Plumbing and Heating Merchants. It has over 1000 members with over 3000 branches with over £1.4 billion buying power.
BMF - Builders Merchants Federation
The Builders Merchants Federation is the only organisation that represents and protects the interests of Merchants and Suppliers to the merchanting industry.The BMF has over 480 members ranging from small companies to national Groups. Leading building material manufacturers are Supplier members.
NBG - National Buying Group LLP
- 83 partner companies comprising of 291 outlets
- Group collective turnover to £750million
- NBG now has a members outlet in most areas of the UK, offering the customer best service, best value and best quality both locally and nationally.
The National Buying Group is an independent, progressive and fast growing group of privately owned builders merchants based throughout the UK.
FORTIS is a mixed Timber, Building and Lighstside merchant purchasing group with a visionary way of doing business. FORTIS, made up of businesses that were previously members of two alternative buying groups, has 38 member companies across the UK (approx 290 branches) with combined annual revenues of approx £1.0bn
H&B Group provides its members with a platform to better represent their interests in negotiations with suppliers. H&B Group is the fastest growing buying organisation for independent builders merchants.
United Hardware Ltd are a buying group servicing over 120 independent home and garden retailers and builders’ merchant stores in Ireland. United Hardware Ltd are the largest representative group in the whole of Ireland and a market leader in sourcing and purchasing products.
HAI - Hardware Association Ireland
Hardware Association Ireland (HAI) is the national representative body for hardware/DIY retailers and builders merchants, as well as manufacturers/distributors to the trade. We uniquely represent all levels of the supply chain and include within our membership ranks national and international companies, multi-branch chains and smaller independent hardware businesses.