New trade body established to represent solid fuel retailers

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A new trade body has been established to represent the interests of all Irish-based solid fuel retailers. Solid Fuel Merchants Ireland (SFMI), was recently established by Kilkenny-based, Colin Ahern and aims to become the country’s largest representative body for businesses and retailers selling solid fuels.

The organisation will act as a proactive partner to Government, and relevant stakeholders helping to inform and guide on best practice in the industry.

SFMI advocates for a proportional policy and legislative approach which recognises the necessity of solid fuels as a source of energy. Its objectives are to provide representation for the industry with all high-level stakeholders during a time of profound change for the sector. The association will provide cutting-edge insights, advocacy, policy development and advice to all businesses involved in the selling or promotion of solid fuel.

“SFMI will focus on a commonality of sectoral interests ranging from increasing enforcement resources to protect legitimate businesses to promoting industry standards. We endeavour to make a meaningful impact and deliver real benefits to our members who have a broad geographical reach throughout every town in the country,” according to Chairperson of SFMI, Colin Ahern.

Membership already comprises of 50 businesses, based across the country.