Sector Awareness Programme - Member Launch

Launching Building Materials Sector
'Launching' the Building Materials Sector. This most important member event will provide essential information to members on the forthcoming roll out of the Building Materials Sector Awareness programme of activity. THIS EVENT IS CURRENTLY FULLY BOOKED UP.


The Sector Awareness Programme is the BMF’s highest profile initiative designed to make us much more attractive to career starters, career switchers and talented people already employed in the sector.

What is this event for?

It is a full briefing on our long-term communications programme to:

  • Raise awareness of our sector
  • Position it as a vital, varied, vibrant, stable sector with attractive career opportunities
  • Help us to build pride in what we do to attract, retain and grow talent 

Who Should attend?

With the BMF membership climbing up towards nearly 1,000 member organisations and with a theatre capacity of 200 we need to be mindful of making sure we reach the people who really need to be supporting this programme in your business. As every business is different you will be best placed to determine who should attend. We would suggest that this most important briefing is relevant to owners, MD's and other directors who would have a responsibility in this area. We would also like every member business to set up (and advise us of their details please) a designated 'Campaign Owner' who will be the key contact for us and who will drive through the internal and external communications for you - this may be a marketing or HR person in your organisation. To enable as many members as possible to attend, we request that members generally look to register a maximum of 2 places per member business only please, but if you need to register additional people just let us know and we will normally be able to accommodate your request.

What will I learn on the day?

• Hear the full programme details
• Be the first to see the building materials sector film
• Explore the new building materials sector website
• Get hold of the campaign 'member toolkit'
• Be fully informed about how to make the most of the programme to benefit your business
• Ask questions of the expert panel and Sector Awareness working group

Full event details are still being finalised but the event will start with arrivals from around 12.30pm, then with lunch at 12.45pm and the presentations/discussions starting at around 2.00pm and we anticipate this will take around 2 hours with a close at around 4.00pm.

Networking Lunch 12.45 - 13.45: Enjoy a networking lunch within the impressive conference facility at JCB.

Presentation Session: Gain insights from industry leaders on the importance of the programme, vision of success, campaign overview, and the vital role of apprenticeships.

Member Panel and Q&A: Engage with fellow members on how they're utilising the toolkit and getting involved.

Presentation Overview:

Opening remarks by Richard Hill, BMF Chairman

Presentation by John Newcomb, BMF CEO

Overview of the campaign by Dianne Lucas, MD CMDi

Apprenticeships insights by Marianna Peet, BMF Apprenticeships Manager

JCB Apprenticeship case study by Holly Broadhurst, JCB Senior Early Career Scheme Leader

Member panel and Q&A session, chaired by Jeremy Harris, BMF Marketing and Communications Manager - Participants: Dianne Lucas, John Newcomb, Marianna Peet, Simon Gambrill, Lynda Moore, Laura Atkins, Siobhan Lewis

Closing remarks by John Newcomb, BMF CEO

Don't miss out on this exclusive opportunity to shape the future of our industry and strengthen your business.

We're excited to share our work with you and look forward to your presence.

The campaign needs you to make it work, so please get involved and join us at the JCB Visitor Centre on 30th April - register today!

To book your place, please make sure you are logged in.

Registration process
1. Select register myself button - towards the bottom of the page
2. Please add relevant programme option - on the right hand side 
3. If you are registering just for yourself please select - checkout button bottom right (please see below if you are registering a colleague) 
4. To complete your booking select proceed to checkout - bottom right
5. Registration complete and you will receive an email booking confirmation.

Registering someone else
6. If you are adding a colleague click on register someone else after you have completed points 1&2 noted above / if you are doing this on behalf of someone else please select register someone else and ignore the above.
7. Select contact from the drop down list or add new contact
8. click save and close - towards the bottom of the page
9. Please add relevant programme option - on the right hand side 
10. If you are registering just for yourself please select proceed to checkout button -  bottom right (please see below if you are registering a colleague) 
11. To complete your booking select submit order - bottom right
12. Registration complete and you will receive an email booking confirmation.

Terms & Conditions
These events are free to BMF members, but please note that if you book a place and fail to cancel your booking a minimum of 2 working days before the event, a cancellation charge of £25+VAT will be charged to cover catering and administration costs.



4/30/2024 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
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JCB Visitor Centre, Station Road, Rocester ST14 5HY England
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