Housing Minister to address BMF Members Annual Conference

Published:  11 April, 2019

Kit Malthouse MP, Minister of State for Housing, will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members’ Annual Conference on 19 September 2019. 

Mr Malthouse is responsible for housing & home ownership and planning & development in England. Specific policies such as Help to Buy, affordable & social housing, Building Regulations and the National Planning Policy Framework come under his portfolio. He is the minister tasked with increasing the housing supply to fulfil his Government’s pledge to build 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s.

Mr Malthouse was elected as Conservative MP for North-West Hampshire in May 2015. Prior to this he was Deputy London Mayor for Policing, and then Deputy London Mayor for Business & Enterprise, under Boris Johnson. A chartered accountant by profession, he worked for Touche Ross and then Deloitte, before becoming finance director and later chairman of a construction plant hire business in the Midlands

John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “We are extremely pleased that the Housing Minister will attend our annual Members’ Conference. Housing remains a key construction issue and builders merchants and their customers play a vital role in the supply chain both to deliver new homes and to upgrade existing housing stock.”

The BMF Members Annual Conference and black-tie Awards Dinner takes place on 19t September at St George’s Park, Burton on Trent, the home of England’s national football teams. The BMF’s annual Golf Tournament will be held on the previous day, 18th September at the newly-opened JCB Golf and Country Club.

The BMF thanks our Members’ Conference headline sponsor, Encon Insulation, and Marsh Industries and JCB, sponsors of the Awards Dinner and Golf Tournament.

For more information on BMF Members’ Day visit the BMF website at www.bmf.org.uk/events or contact: june.upton@bmf.org.uk

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