For Suppliers

A professional and forward-looking merchant trade is crucial in helping suppliers plan current and future routes to market.  It’s also a vital source of experienced personnel:  many of our industry’s top managers have spent time working in a manufacturing environment at one time or another.  And their experience and understanding are of pivotal importance in cementing the crucial business relationships which characterise our trade.

The Institute of Builders Merchants fully acknowledges the role of suppliers in promoting and maintaining a healthy and efficient merchant industry.  Our Supplier Partner Programme allows suppliers to demonstrate their support for the merchant industry and to participate in Institute events.

By becoming Institute Supplier Partners, manufacturers make a powerful statement about their companies’ long term commitment to the merchant industry in general, and to professional standards in particular.

Supplier Partners’ donations to the Institute of Builders Merchants are fully deductible against Corporation Tax.  They represent both a high profile statement about a supplier’s commitment to merchanting professionalism and a valuable source of income to the Institute, helping to fund developments for the greater good of the whole merchanting community.

Manufacturers and Suppliers of Building Materials are invited to join as Supplier Partners of the Institute. Current fee payable is £300.00 per annum.

Current Institute Supplier Partners:

We gratefully acknowledge the support of our supporters and sponsors


Membership of the Institute also opens up a world of exclusive discounts and commercial benefits, click here to find out more.