Borders Machinery Ring Limited

Leader House
Mill Road
Earlston
TD4 6DG

BMR acts as an agent only and not as principal

T: 01896 758091
F: 01896 757036
E: bmr@ringleader.co.uk
Registered in Scotland
Reg No. SP02303R

BMR

PURPOSE

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

HISTORY

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 1020 Full, Labour and Private members. Turnover is around £7 million.  There are now 8 rings in Scotland and 8 in England and Wales.

 


NOTICE BOARD

COVID 19

BMR STAFF ARE WORKING AS NORMAL TO SUPPORT OUR MEMBERS.  

PLEASE USE THE USUAL CONTACT DETAILS; TEL: 01896 758091  EMAIL: bmr@ringleader.co.uk


 

BMR Handbook 2021-All BMR members receive a Handbook with information about services including labour, training & contracting. In it you will find BMR co-op Operating Rules, subscription and levy rates and contracting rates. There is space for individual member advertising. Please get in touch if you would like further details about placing an advert in our next handbook. 

 


ELECTRICITY CONTRACTS

IMPORTANT REMINDER FOR BMR MEMBERS WITH ELECTRICITY CONTRACTS THROUGH THE RING-PLEASE SUBMIT MONTHLY METER READS AS NEAR TO 20TH OF MONTH AS POSSIBLE. THIS HELPS TO MANAGE YOUR ELECTRICITY BILLING AND REDUCE BILL SHOCK FROM UNDER OR OVER-ESTIMATION OF USE. IF YOUR BILLING CONTAINS ESTIMATED READS-PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH THE OFFICE & BEST TO SEND A SMART PHONE PHOTO OF THE METER READING.

PLEASE LET THE OFFICE KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TERMINATE YOUR AF CONTRACT BY 30 DECEMBER IN THE YEAR PRIOR TO CONTRACT END.

BE ASSURED IF YOU WISH TO CONTINUE, AF WILL OBTAIN THE BEST DEAL FROM THE MARKET PLACE TO FORM YOUR NEXT CONTRACT.

                                                   


MACHINE HIRE-We have many local hire companies supplying BMR members with exceptional rates-so give the Ring a call for any machine or equipment hire.

BUILDING MATERIALS - Many local building supply companies are members of BMR. You can arrange deliveries or collect goods with a BMR booking number. Call the BMR office for advice.

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 the newToyota 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. We currently have skilled labour available for holiday or short term cover.

TELECOMS - Our telecoms tariffs provide excellent rates for busy businesses and the less frequent user. Advice on handset purchase is available. All through the AF Group. 

INTERNET SOLUTIONS - network coverage is improving through innovative companies rolling our solutions to areas where BT Open Reach have not 'reached' or data speeds are poor or intermittent. Contact BMR to find out if your internet could be improved. 


 

TRAINING

BASL provides training throughout the Scottish Borders, Lothians, Lanarkshire & Northumberland.

Essential Worker training is proceeding with all the Covid 19 risk assessments and safe working practices in place. 

Pesticides courses - due to English Lockdown restrictions Pesticides training in November has been postponed until February 2021.

Forklift, ATV, Argo, tractor, chainsaw, woodchipper & other machine training is taking place over the winter.

Training can be provided through Lantra Awards, NPORS, British Off Road Driving Association (BORDA).

City & Guilds assessments are arranged for Animal Transport tests, Pesticides Awards and Chainsaw Awards.

Emergency First Aid at Work courses are provided by ITC registered trainers.

Please click on the link to view the Autumn/Winter Programme and call the office to register interest and for further details.

Online training is available from Lantra Elearning and includes Rodent Control & Health & Safety on Farms. Please call the office to book your online course. 


PRE - APPRENTICESHIP SCHEME

The 2020 Pre-Apprenticeship Scheme is now well underway. Candidates started on their 6 month work placements in early July.  Tractor Driving, Telehandler and ATV training have all taken place.  

If you are interested in finding out more about the scheme as a candidate or mentor please contact Michael at 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 Borders College and SRUC over 26 weeks including a 2 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.

Pre-Apprenticeship Format:

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

Lantra Podcast - An Interview with a Past Mentor  

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

Candidate Application Form


 

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

Competition deadline now extended to Agriscot Event at Ingliston in November. 

Scheme Details - Click Here

Case IH Workwear - Available at your local dealer - Click Here


 

 

 

Telehandler & Excavator Hire  - Group rates for BMR Members with many companies

We will find what you are looking for at the best hire rate & transport costs. 

Plant and equipment can be supplied throughout our area.  


Tractor Self-Hire

100hp - 300 hp Available 
Short & Long Term Hire
Grain 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 admin@ringleader.co.uk

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

Always let us know any new contact details

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