BMF Members' Day 2017

BMF Members' Day 2017
Members' Day will be returning to Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire in 2017 and will be followed by our Awards Dinner the same evening.

Building Beyond Brexit theme  

Members' Day will be returning to Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire on Wednesday 20 September 2017 and will be followed by our Awards Dinner the same evening. 

The BMF is committed to revolving its annual Members' Day event between venues in the north, midlands and south to better serve members in all parts of the country. Hinkley Island Hotel is perfectly located in central England with excellent transport links, including three major motorway networks and two international airports, making it particularly easy for members to attend wherever they are based.

Now part of the Jurys Inn group, the hotel was transformed in 2015 following a £4.5m refurbishment programme and the opening of the new Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill (see testimonials below).

In addition to the BMF’s AGM, Members’ Day combines informal networking opportunities and a black-tie Awards Dinner as well as informative business sessions with thought-provoking guest speakers.

For the first time ENCON INSULATION will be the headline sponsor, Monument Tools will sponsor the BMF’s popular Golf Tournament for a fifth successive year to be held on the day before Members' Day, and Marsh Industries will continue their sponsorship of the Awards Dinner for a third year.

Mike Beard, Merchant Development Director, Encon Insulation, said: “Like the BMF, Encon works to support both suppliers and merchants and we welcome the opportunity to be associated with BMF Members’ Day. It gives a cross section of the industry a chance to share opinion, ideas and best practice and a great opportunity to network with new and existing contacts.”

We are delighted that our new headline sponsor Encon Insulation, together with existing sponsors Marsh Industries and Monument Tools, recognise the value of the BMF’s most important annual event. The number of merchants and suppliers in attendance has grown in each of the last five years. We are always looking at ways to make their experience even better, and believe that holding the conference sessions and awards dinner on the same day will do just that.

In addition to the fantastic conference space, we will also be increasing the exhibitor opportunities to the largest space available in one area, adjacent to the conference hall. Exhibition spaces are limited and will be on a first come, first served basis -  please contact  June Upton - june.upton@bmf.org.uk - to secure your exhibition space.

We hope you are as excited as we are about next year's Members' Day Event which promises to be bigger and better than this year. More details regarding booking for this event will be sent to you in the New Year.

A video showing highlights of the BMF Members' Day 2016 can be seen here

Testimonials

“Having the venue on an exclusive basis was amazing and allowed us to really make the most of our conference for both members and suppliers.  We were delighted with the venue, facilities and service, along with the professionalism shown by the whole team. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Hinckley Island as a great Conference venue for exclusive use. The Conference Team have really pulled out all the stops when I needed to change requirements at very short notice and are always keen to meet the needs of the meeting with regards to layout and equipment. Overall, it is a blessing in a busy schedule to know that The Hinckley Island Hotel is going to be reliable and flexible to accommodate the ever changing needs of our busy programme" Margaret Woodward, Fortis Merchants Ltd.

"We recently held our 40th AGM and celebratory dinner dance at the Hinckley Island Hotel.  We chose the venue for its central location; its extensive conference facilities and the standard of its guest rooms.  From the initial enquiry to the final check-out, our whole experience was nothing but exemplary.  Customer service above and beyond expectation coupled with seamless organisation meant that the entire day ran effortlessly and delivered a first-class experience for all of our members.  I would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel to colleagues and would happily return for future events." RAFTA AGM – 2015

Speakers

Speakers announced so far include:  

Miriam Staley.  Miriam, who kick-started a high profile career at the age of 26 when she made it to the final five of the first series of The Apprentice, will host the Business Conference. Following the TV show she joined Lloyds TSB, and has since developed her career as a dynamic facilitator as well as an engaging speaker.  

Dominic Holland.  Dominic will host the Awards Dinner. The Sunday Times described him as “the UK’s master of observational comedy”. He has performed three sell-out shows at the Edinburgh festival, winning a coveted Perrier Award, written and performed in two comedy series for BBC R4 and appeared on numerous TV and radio shows.  

James Akrigg. James, Head of Technology for Partners at Microsoft, will share his expertise with delegates at BMF Members Day.  James has worked in and around the IT industry for over 30 years, the last 16 at Microsoft in the UK.  His passion for technology and what it can do to deliver real value and benefit to businesses of all sizes is clear to see when he presents and meets with Microsoft partners and customers.  He is able to simplify how to use a mix of technologies to deliver solutions in today’s challenging business environments.    

Jadon Silva FCIPS. Jadon has been Group Procurement Director at McCarthy & Stone since November 2015. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, Jadon was previously Director of Procurement at HomeServe, Head of Procurement at BT and also held procurement positions at both Carillion and Tarmac.

Prof. (Dr) Nigel MacLennan.  Nigel is an accomplished speaker, No 1 best-selling author, coach and chartered psychologist. He has created 58 original publications on multiple areas of human psychology. He has a Degree in Psychology, a Diploma in Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy, a Doctorate in Leadership Coaching, and is a Chartered Psychologist. He was a Director of the Chartered Institute of Management.  

Ian McCafferty.  Ian joined the Monetary Policy Committee in 2012 prior to which he had been Chief Economic Adviser to the CBI. He is a member of the advisory board of the UK Innovation Research Centre. He is a Fellow of the Society of Business Economists, and of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce. Arthur McArdle. 

Arthur McArdle, National Vice President of the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) will present a builder’s view of Brexit at the BMF Members’ Day in September. Together with his sons, Arthur owns and runs Woodfield Building Services (Staffs) Ltd, carrying out domestic and commercial refurbishments for local authorities, housing associations and the general public. He originally trained as a carpenter and joiner, before setting up his business in the mid 1980s.  He has been an active member of the FMB since that time. 

Please note places are limited to 2 per supplier/service member company, but there is no limit on merchant places.

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When
19/09/2017 08:30 - 20/09/2017
Where
Hinckley Island Hotel
Watling Street
Burbage
Hinckley, LE10 3JA England

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Program

   
 
Overnight accommodation at Hinckley Island Hotel - single room rate - standard rate £150 + vat
Time
19/09/2017 - 20/09/2017
19/09/2017
Overnight accommodation at Hinckley Island Hotel - double occupancy - standard rate £165 + vat
Time
19/09/2017 - 20/09/2017
19/09/2017
Four balls playing Stableford with trophies for the top performers. Afternoon tee off times with light lunch on arrival. £70 + vat
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13:00 - 17:00
19/09/2017 13:00
Quad biking is challenging, fun and the perfect way to let loose your wild side. The rifle shooting activity involves hitting various scoring and drop down targets with each weapon system. £99 + vat
Time
13:00 - 17:00
19/09/2017 13:00
Accommodation on the 20th is now SOLD OUT
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20/09/2017 - 21/09/2017
20/09/2017
Accommodation on the 20th is now SOLD OUT
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20/09/2017 - 21/09/2017
20/09/2017
BMF Members’ Day is our annual event, exclusive to our members, bringing both merchants and suppliers together. £95 + vat
20/09/2017
Unfortunately we have reached capacity and the Awards Dinner is now SOLD OUT.
20/09/2017
Exhibition space at the BMF Members' Day conference.  Spaces are now sold out for 2017. £795 + vat
20/09/2017
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