BMF’s Roofing Forum appoints new chair

Jeremy Gear

Jeremy Gear, managing director of roofing merchant, Roofing Gear, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Builders Merchants Federation’s (BMF) Roofing Forum.

Jeremy has taken over from Steve Revell of Skyline Roofing, who helped establish the BMF’s roofing group from its inception three years ago.

Jeremy has spent most of his career as a roofing specialist, initially with independent merchant B R Slade (now Bradfords Group), followed by external sales roles with Redland Roof Tiles and Redbank Clay Manufacturing, before founding his own roofing supply business in 2004. Roofing Gear now operates from depots in Yeovil and Dorchester.

Commenting on his appointment, Jeremy said: “I’ve seen many changes over the years with the sector becoming more technical, the product range multiplying, and a plethora of regulations introduced.

“While there are many specialist roofing merchants today, the segment provides great opportunities for generalist merchants who want roofing as part of their portfolio.”