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BMF opens Regional Centre of Excellence at Travis Perkins
Published:  21 February, 2019

The Builders Merchants Federation has launched its latest Regional Centre of Excellence at Travis Perkins Omega Centre in Warrington.

The growing network of BMF Regional Centres of Excellence is making training courses and regional meetings more accessible to BMF members around the UK and Ireland. The latest centre, based in Travis Perkins’ stunning Omega Centre in Warrington, will serve BMF members in the North West region.

P&H Omega is a 630,000 sq ft National Distribution Centre providing next day order fulfilment, supporting 370 Plumbing & Heating Branches across the UK Network and direct to customer via e-commerce. With over 75,000 pallet/ pick locations, the site has an outbound pick capability of over 2 million units per week across 14,000 pallets. This is achieved through a core of over 300 colleagues, with flexibility for additional colleagues, as required, to meet business and seasonal demand.

John Newcomb, BMF Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted to open this outstanding Regional Centre of Excellence at Travis Perkins. It’s a superb facility where members can meet and attend BMF training courses, regional meetings and other regional events.”

Chris Ives, Supply Chain Director for Plumbing and Heating at Travis Perkins, added: “We are thrilled to be able to support the Builders Merchants Federation. Omega is a state-of-the-art facility solely dedicated to delivering great service at low cost to our City Plumbing and PTS Branches and Customers.

“Over the last 12 months we have step changed our performance to support our business with online fulfilment, but maintain our traditional values of a huge range available next day in branches. It’s great to strengthen our ties further with the BMF by inaugurating this site today as a Regional Centre of Excellence in the North West and we look forward to working with them and hosting many training events, regional meetings and offering networking opportunities for them in the future”.

For details of all the BMF Regional Centres of Excellence around the UK and Ireland please visit www.bmf.org.uk/membership and for more information about Travis Perkins visit www.travisperkins.co.uk.