We're 100%
committed to
strengthening
independents

About NMBS


NMBS is the most successful Buying Society in the UK for Independent Builders, Plumbers, Hardware and Timber Merchants.

The primary aim of NMBS is to enable our members to get the best possible deal from suppliers through exclusive supplier offers and terms to independents via centralised purchasing, marketing and event activities.

Established 1963
Established 1963

NMBS was established over 50 years ago by just 12 Merchants, today there are over 1000 Merchant Members.

Profit Increase
Profit Increase

Members enjoy an average benefit of approximately 4% in rebates by NMBS continuously negotiating better terms for them.

£8 Billion Combined Sales
£8 Billion Combined Sales

The total turnover of all NMBS Members equates to £8 Billion

45% Merchant Share
45% Merchant Share

NMBS members turnover equates to 45% of the building industry market.

Become an NMBS Member Become an NMBS Supplier

Exclusive Supplier Deals

We specialise in offering exclusive supplier offers and terms to independents via centralised purchasing, marketing and event activities. We also speed up the invoice-to-payment process of manually processing invoiced and credits.

Payment Pledge

NMBS offers a payment pledge to guarantee bad debt and on-time payment for its members and have developed an exclusive online “Report Centre”, that gives both members and suppliers, 24-7 access to online accounts information and automated query resolution system.

Meet the Team


NMBS is here to help whatever your query.
If you are looking for a specific department or individual please use the below carousel, or if you are unsure call our switchboard on 0116 253 0531.

Our Mission


We are 100% committed to developing and strengthening independent merchants by constantly innovating and adding value at every opportunity.

Our Vision


We are 100% committed to increasing the profitability of all our members.

NMBS really do champion the cause
of the Independent Merchant

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