Alex Burgess, Toolroom & Transformation Lead, Nominated as BMF Top Young Achiever

National trade body The Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) and Builders' Merchants News (BMN), have joined forces to identify the Top 100 Young Achievers across the multi-billion-pound buildings materials sector and shine a light on the brightest stars of the future.

Alex commented, 

"I'm truly humbled to be nominated as a Top 100 Young Achiever. This recognition is a testament to my passion for continuous improvement through initiatives like 5S, LEAN, and sustainability. By mentoring others and driving innovation, Manthorpe has been able to make tangible impacts in productivity, efficiency and reducing our environmental footprint.”


The Top 100 Young Achievers programme follows last year’s Top 100 Merchant Influencers and Top 100 Supplier Influencers in 2022 and 2023.

Chief Executive of the BMF, John Newcomb, shared, 

"The BMF is an active supporter of young people working within the building materials supply sector and this initiative celebrates the contributions of those who will carry the industry forward in the future and work to make a material difference.  After the success of our previous initiatives, we’re delighted to be partnering with BMN to highlight the achievements of the Top 100 Young Achievers.

This accolade reflects the positive influence Alex has had on the people around him and on the wider building materials industry.”


The Top 100 Young Achievers will feature in a commemorative brochure and be invited to a Gala Dinner celebration and networking event at the Belfry on the 16th May.

The BMF represents more than 950 merchant and supplier companies that collectively employ more than 208,000 people in the building materials industry, performing an essential national function in distributing construction materials and home improvement products across the UK.

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