BMR acts as an agent only and not as principal
T: 01896 758091
F: 01896 757036
Registered in Scotland
Reg No. SP02303R
BMR is a Co-op owned by its members and run for their advantage - To improve member profitability by providing services which reduce costs, improve efficiency, asset utilisation and manage risk. Our main areas of business are Machinery Hire & Contracting, Labour Supply, Training, Farm Supplies & Utilities Procurement
Borders Machinery Ring (BMR), the first Ring to be formed in the UK in February 1987 by 23 farmers and contractors. Currently, there are over 1000 Full, Labour and Private members. Turnover is around £7 million. There are now 9 rings in Scotland and 8 in England and Wales.
PRE - APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME
Scottish Government Funding approval for National Roll Out BMR can offer 5 placements for the Scheme in 2019. We are now recruiting Candidates and Business Mentors for intake in June 2019. Please contact BMR for more information on 01896 758091
Our fellow machinery ring Ringlink up in North East Scotland has over the last 5 years pioneered a Land-Based Internship Programme to address the difficulties of recruiting young people into the rural sector. The work-based scheme is run in collaboration with SRUC over 26 weeks including a 3 week residential induction which involves a range of activities and certified training. Farmer mentors play a crucial but rewarding role on the placement with a huge responsibility not only providing the young person with practical knowledge but providing an environment to encourage a good work ethic as well as social and communication skills.
DEVELOPMENT: Programme starts in June with a 3 week induction
TRAINING COURSES: Up to £1500 of training, an element tailored to individual needs
MENTORING: 26 weeks full-time employment, typically working 40hrs per week on a suitable rural business
HANDS ON APPROACH: Earn while you learn in the rural sector. Payment in accordance with Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)
Ringlink Scotland: www.ringlinkscotland.co.uk/pre-apprenticeship
Please find link to Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs, Hub, Jobs and Careers in the Rural Sector www.sayfc.org/hub
If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme either as a candidate or a farmer mentor please let us know at the BMR office on 01896 758091
For our training schedule through the Winter, please visit the training page or contact BMR to check course availability.
Due to the busy schedule planned in the next few weeks there will be a regular update here.
Offering City & Guilds Certificate of Competence in Transport of Animals for short & long journeys - Call the BMR officeto book.
HAVE YOU TRIED OUR APP? Order fuel, submit jobs done, let us know you are looking for work, request copy invoices. Download from the App Store.
The Scottish Machinery Ring Association Retrospective Rebate Scheme provides a rebate over and above any agreement between the purchaser and their dealer. Farmers continue to negotiate with their supplier and come to their own agreement when they buy a tractor or any other Case IH machinery from a recognised CaseIH dealer. Then send a copy of all appropriate paper work to the BMR office. This paperwork must depict the relevant serial number for CaseIH auditing purposes. These copies must be dated for the year in which the claim is made. Details of what exactly is required are available from the BMR Office This annual scheme runs from the 1st December to the 30th November inclusive.
Scheme Details - Click Here
Case IH Workwear - Available at your local dealer - Click Here
Make BMR your first call for any farm or rural business service!
STRAW WANTED - February 2019 - Wheat or Barley 4x4's or Big Squares
FERTILISER - Requirements - Contact BMR for a competitive quote. Delayed payment terms available.
FORD VEHICLE DEAL- great deals available on all Ford vehicles including commercial vans.
TOYOTA FLEET DEAL - Discounts on Toyota Hilux, Landcruiser, Rav 4 and many other cars across the range.
Discounts also available on Mitsubishi, Nissan and other makes. Phone Sarah for further details.
LIVESTOCK POSITIONS - Please see 'Situations Vacant' for posts or call BMR to register your availability for stock work.
TELECOMS-Data Monitoring Guide -Avoid Billshock-exceeding your monthly data allowance will result in unwanted extra charges-learn how to monitor usage here
The BMR office is now at Leader House, Mill Road, Earlston, TD4 6DG.
Meeting rooms for Hire-seating for up to 20 theatre style, or 12 at individual tables.
High Speed Broadband, Good Parking, Meeting Room Facilities
BMR App now available! Please download from Apple or Google Play. Follow the instructions to set up for quick links. You can book your fuel quickly using the BMR App on your phone.
Telehandler & Excavator Hire - Exclusive rates for BMR Members with Nixon Hire
Nixon Hire is offering great hire deals exclusively through BMR on Telehandlers in sizes 5-17meters. Excavators also available 1.5t to 22t Call us for more info!
Tractor Self-Hire for Harvest
100hp - 300 hp Available
Short & Long Term Hire
Trailers also available to suit your requirements 10 - 18t (with Full Road Kit)
Invoicing your timesheets-this is done every week, so do send these in as soon as completed. Please address any invoice related query to firstname.lastname@example.org
Automated payments through the Ring
Improve your Cash Flow - BMR carries out a weekly invoice run on behalf of members. Invoices are collected by Direct Debit and paid into your account by credit transfer on 28 days providing funds have been received from the demander.
If you would like to discuss BMR helping out with your invoicing just give us a call at the office on 01896 758091
Keep calling with your requests, updated services and your availability for work
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