Launched in 1991, Professional Builders Merchant magazine (PBM) provides practical, informative and engaging articles on the subjects that matter most to our readers — industry news and views, topical sales and management issues, marketing and merchandising information alongside the latest on suppliers and new product development.
Covering the full range of the building materials distribution sector — our readers encompass owners, directors and managers of builders’, timber and plumbing & heating merchant businesses from the national chains to the smallest independents alike — PBM has an ABC audited circulation and is published 11 times a year.
PBM is especially keen to represent the voice of the merchants themselves — our issues regularly feature profiles of merchant companies along with numerous stories detailing new branch openings, trading initiatives, comments on the changing face of the merchant sector in addition to covering the activities of buying groups and other merchant industry organisations such as the BMF, Unimer and NMBS.
Uniquely, PBM also allows merchants to gain an insight into their trade customers’ buying habits by featuring a round-up of the latest news, market data, product information and details of current supplier advertising campaigns as featured in Hamerville Media Group’s leading trade titles, Professional Builder and Professional Heating & Plumbing Installer magazines.
www.professionalbuildersmerchant.co.uk provides a vehicle for up-to-the-minute industry information in addition to bespoke content in the form of market reports, supplier news and engaging opinion pieces. A regular enewsletter further complements the online content.
Paul Davies joined Hamerville in 1999, initially working as editorial assistant on Local Authority Building & Maintenance and Housing Association Building & Maintenance. He became Editor of Window Fabricator & Installer in 2000 and has been at the helm of Professional Builders Merchant magazine since 2002, with Paul’s passion and commitment to the merchant sector well known within the industry. Under Paul’s stewardship, a complementary website to the magazine was established in 2011 which — reinforced by a proactive social media presence — allows Professional Builders Merchant to offer a comprehensive news and information platform to the merchant sector in the UK.
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