MKM News
April 1, 2016

Outstanding achievements from our team!

At MKM we believe that having the right team is key, we also encourage all of our employees to learn and develop throughout their careers.

Gerard Hull from our Darlington branch recently completed 2 Timber MOL as part of the City and Guilds diploma in specialist product knowledge. He also won first prize from the Worshipful Company of Builders Merchants (WCoBM) and was invited to their prize giving lunch in London!

It was for this event that the WCoBM asked the BMF to contact MOL and BMF Campus (Cortexa) to supply names from member companies of their top performing students, based on the students marks and grades achieved and number of modules completed. The WCoBM are based in London and play a key part in the builders’ merchant sector, promoting training and education for builders’ merchants and fundraising for a number of charities. It is also very active in supporting the Mayoralty and raising the profile of builders’ merchants, while highlighting their importance in ‘Supplying Britain’s Building Needs’.

Matthew Cobb from our Kings Lynn branch was awarded 2nd prize by the WCOBM for completing 2 MOL Learning Modules. The modules he completed so far are Below Ground Drainage (Passed with Distinction) and Hard Landscaping (Passed with Credit) which are already proving to be beneficial in his role as Trade Counter Assistant at MKM, King’s Lynn.

He has since been made responsible for the control of Stonemarket and all relevant hard landscaping products within our yard to ensure we can cater for our customer’s needs as we go into the busy spring/summer period.

Matthew said “I was very proud to receive the award and feel that my hard work and contribution to the day to day activities within MKM have been recognised. This will spur me on to complete the remaining modules available. I’m sure, when completed, they will be of great value to not only myself, but to MKM in general. I would recommend the MOL Learning Modules to anybody wishing to improve their knowledge of the Builders Merchants business.”


Mark Withall completed the Property Damage and Repair module, he said

“I found the module really interesting and will use it in the future for sure. After tearing a muscle not writing for 4 months I had to write it in two months to hit the deadline which was quite stressful!”

Mark was awarded joint third place at the awards dinner and won a well deserved tankard and some prize money.


We are proud of all the team at MKM and their achievements so far!