Award-winning BBC business journalist and broadcaster, Joe Lynam, has been confirmed as the latest speaker at the Builders Merchants Federation’s Members’ Day Annual Conference which takes place at St George’s Park on September 27, 2018.
Joe’s business brief covers companies, the economy, EU, UK and Ireland and he regularly appears on BBC News, BBC Breakfast and Radio 4’s flagship Today Programme. He won the 2018 Headline Money Award for Business Story of the Year after exposing RBS’ mistreatment of its small business customers – a report that led to an enquiry by MPs on the Treasury Committee in the House of Commons. In 2016, reporting for the Money Box programme on Radio 4, he won the prestigious Wincott Award for Financial Journalism for his work on fraud and vishing.
BMF chief executive, John Newcomb, said: “Joe has a wealth of knowledge across business and the economy in the UK and Europe and we are looking forward to hearing his take on the factors that will affect the merchant sector in the coming year.”
The theme of BMF Members’ Day Annual Conference 2018 is “The Future belongs to the Bold”. The Business Conference is followed by the BMF’s black-tie Awards Dinner, which celebrates the achievements of young people working in the industry, both take place on September 27.