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 & Renewables

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 990 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 - Is there an Industry Demand in the South of Scotland?

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. There is now an ambition to role the scheme out nationally through local machinery rings if demand can be demonstrated to Scottish Government.

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)

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

 


NOTICE BOARD

Make BMR your first call for any farm or rural business service!

WINTER GRAZING REQUIRED-please call if you have suitable grazing for sheep from now through to March. Good fencing and water supply essential. Temporary fencing could be an option. 

STRAW - If you are looking for extra straw or forage this year, please let the BMR office know so we can add you to the database.  We currently have Barley straw available at a delivered price.  Contact Sarah or Michael at BMR.

Book your Seasonal Tractor Drivers, Wild Oat Roguing Squads with the BMR office.

HARVEST POSITIONS STILL AVAILABLE - Combine Drivers, Tractor Operators, Forklift Operators for tattie stores - Scottish Borders and East Lothian - Click on our Situations page for further info

Kelso Ram Sales-Tup Taxi Service-we are looking for ATVs-both sit astride and sit-in machines, trailers (sound for moving livestock) and drivers for the Great Tup Fair on Friday 14th September at Kelso. Call the office with your availabilty of any combination of driver and equipment!

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

                                                   *****

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.

Office Space  - All units now let

Meeting rooms for Hire

High Speed Broadband, Good Parking, Meeting Room Facilities


TRAINING

For our training schedule through Summer, please visit the training page.

Offering City & Guilds Certificate of Competence in Transport of Animals for short & long journeys-Call to book.


BMR App now available! Please download from Apple or Google Play. Follow the instructions to set up for quick links. Let us know what you think.


 

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)
 


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

News
  • Kelso Ram Sales-Tup Taxis Kelso Ram Sales-Tup Taxis
    Come & be part of the Great Tup Fair at Kelso, on Friday 14th September-Tup Taxis required-drivers, ATVs & trailers
    Read more...
  • AF Crop Protection and BMR Early Order Deal AF Crop Protection and BMR Early Order Deal

    Read more...
  • St Boswells Mowers-Great BMR member deals St Boswells Mowers-Great BMR member deals
    Special BMR member deals available from St Boswells Mowers - including Bobcat, diggers, dumpers, mowers
    Read more...
  • Rodent Control Award allowing user to purchase commercial quantity of rodenticide Rodent Control Award allowing user to purchase commercial quantity of rodenticide
    Since 1 March 2018 retailers can only sell 300g block bait or 150g grain-based rodenticide for amateur rat control. Awards..
    Read more...
  • G-lime - spreader settings for applying prilled lime G-lime - spreader settings for applying prilled lime
    G-lime manufacturer has produced list of fertiliser spreader settings for commonly used machines from testing by SCS
    Read more...
  • Your AF Telecoms packages Your AF Telecoms packages
    AF Telecoms update for BMR members-Apple Refurbished handsets, White boxed iPhones & emergency Broadband Back-Up
    Read more...

Shortcuts

Weather in your area

Use the drop-down menu below to find your closest town. (pop-ups must be enabled)

Becoming a BMR member

Our Membership is open to private householders as well as businesses, click here to find out more.