please find the ninth edition of our FEST newsletter below.
Sue Knight, Director General FEST
Nikolaus Klein, Matthew Gray, Editors, Hassan Abou Jawhar
NBS & Glenigan
NBS, a leading specification and product information platform for the construction industry, alongside construction intelligence experts, Glenigan, have revealed the findings from their ‘Construction Manufacturers’ Marketing Report’, which surveyed 166 building product manufacturers to assess the state of marketing in the industry.
PHMI report shows P&H merchant sales finishing year on upward trend
Sales through specialist plumbing and heating merchants continued their upward trend in the final quarter of 2021, according to figures released by the Builders Merchants Federation in its latest Plumbing & Heating Merchant Index.
Construction is in full swing, but concerns remain
Construction companies are thriving, as shown in the construction barometer of the sectoral organization Bouwunie. However, entrepreneurs are worried: shortages in the labour market, price increases, delivery problems and uncertainties regarding the evolution of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Alongside unimaginable human suffering in Ukraine, the geo-political situation has also had a significant effect on the markets. So much so that the LME made the following announcement, on the 8th of March.
BMF CEO John Newcomb is the current President of the European Federation of Building Material Distributors (UFEMAT) and he is co-ordinating a pan-European campaign, calling on support from the building materials industry across the continent.