NBG is a vital link in a network of alliances across the merchanting industry, which focus on supporting merchants, suppliers, tradesmen, and people associated with the building business.
NMBS is a centralised buying society for Independent Builders, Timber, Hardware, Plumbing and Heating Merchants. They provide Invoice Clearance services and bad debt guarantees, as well as Marketing and Events support.
The Builders Merchants Federation
The Builders Merchants Federation is the only organisation that represents and protects the interests of Merchants and Suppliers to the merchanting industry. They are committed to supporting industry wide initiatives and following a central and unified focus on lobbying government in relation to changes in legislation. Every NBG Partner and many of our Suppliers are BMF members, ensuring consistently high business standards throughout the Group.
NBG Partners are heavily involved in supporting local and national charities through their own initiatives and events. As a group, NBG supports two charities in particular which are specifically associated with the building industry:
The Rainy Day Trust
The Rainy Day Trust is the UK’s only charity supporting the home improvement workforce and their families in times of need. They work independently and in partnership with other organisations to provide financial and other assistance to those who have fallen on hard times.
This unique and practical charity assists homeless and hospice charities with construction related projects. They offer pro bono professional expertise, source building materials and the technical knowledge to use them, and award cash grants sourced from their Patron companies.