Builders’ merchants offer support for NHS heroes

22 April 2021

NHS workers can claim discounts at local builders’ merchants under a scheme being promoted by the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) in recognition of the “tireless support provided by healthcare staff throughout the Covid emergency”.

For the next six months, NHS Discounts will be offered by 33 BMF merchants who between them operate 1225 branches throughout the country.

BMF chief executive John Newcomb said: “Throughout the pandemic, our NHS workers have gone above and beyond the call of duty to support the health of the nation. As we start the return to ‘normality’, the merchant industry wanted to come together and thank them.”

Builders’ merchants taking part will, he went on, offer expert service as well as access to a wide range of home improvement products at discounted prices.

Participating members will set their own deals, averaging a 10% reduction on the standard price, to NHS workers presenting ID such as an NHS staff card.

The BMF has compiled a list of participating members, together with an overview of the discount they each provide. This can be found at https://www.bmf.org.uk/BMF/Information_Centre/NHS-discount.aspx.

Kieran Griffin, MD at Travis Perkins, one of the firms taking, part said: “The pandemic has shown incredible examples of personal sacrifice, generosity and community spirit, and from the start, our colleagues played their part by donating building supplies and PPE to keep NHS workers safe.”