2 Day BMF Branch Manager Forum - October 2021

2 Day BMF Branch Manager Forum - October 2021
The BMF Branch Managers Forum is specifically designed to help Branch Managers, and those aspiring to branch management, to run their branches more effectively and improve performance in every aspect.

Please be aware that this forum is only available to merchant members.

John Newcomb, BMF CEO said: “This is a hugely exciting venture for the BMF. Branch Managers are the lynchpin of the industry and this forum was created specifically for them. We are lining up a fantastic range of speakers to stimulate new thinking and galvanise action when delegates return to their branches.” 
The BMF has brought together an impressive range of industry experts to share their knowledge on a wide variety of branch-related subjects, including:

- Manager's Role in Health & Safety
- Sustainability for Merchants
- Leadership and Management 
- Digital Marketing
- Mental Health & Wellbeing
- BMF Training Taster Workshops
- Product Masterclasses
- and much more...

The 2 day event will conclude with a truly inspirational speech from Retired Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Hill. Stewart will deliver an amazing insight into his achievements where he reflects the significance of teamwork, trust and communication and how life's obstacles can be met head on and overcome.

Programme Overview:

Tuesday 26 October 2021
09.00    Arrival, registration and refreshments
09:30    Introduction; Sue Reed, Host
10:00    Welcome from Paul Davies, PBM
10:15    BMF Strategy and Purpose; John Newcomb, BMF CEO
10:35    Manager’s Role in H&S Management; Andy Hall, Southalls
11.05    Digital Marketing in Builders Merchants; :Leanne Villiers & Mike Colledge, Denfield
11:35    Networking Break
11:45    The Challenges of Insulation; John Gaunt, Knauf Insulation 
12:25    Selling Hand Tools, Best Practice; Jamie Fisher, Monument Tools 
12:55    BMF Portfolio of Training; Richard Ellithorne, BMF
13:15    Lunch
13:45    Training Taster Workshops
15:45    Networking Break
16:00    Leadership & Management; Kevin Parr, PGS Team
17:00    Close of day one

Village Hotel Coventry - Networking Dinner

Wednesday 27 October 2021
08.45    Arrival and refreshments
09:15    Introduction; Sue Reed, Host
09:20    Race to Zero/Construct Zero – Giles Bradford, Bradfords Building Supplies
09:50    Event Sponsor - TBC
10:20    Networking Break
10:30    ‘The Shrink Academy’; Paul Winstanley, Travis Perkins
11:30    Timber Opportunities; Nigel Buckley-Ryan – Sodra Wood Ltd
12:00    Mental Health – Clare Hopkins, Your Wellbeing Department
12:30    Lunch
13:30    Q&A; Peter Hindle MBE, Ex Chairman
13:50    Guest Speaker; Retired Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Hill
14:50    Summary of forum; Sue Reed, Host
15:00    Close of day two


Please be aware that you will need to book your own accommodation for this event.

We will be organising a networking dinner on Tuesday 26 October 2021 at The Village Hotel Coventry, the dinner will be £30.00 per head for 2 courses. The dinner is optional however, provides a great networking opportunity with other delegates. 

If you wish to book onto the evening dinner, please ensure to select this option when completing your booking. 

If you do not choose to attend the dinner, we still recommend staying at The Village Hotel Coventry as it is approximately a five minute walk to the BMF Head Office.

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

The price of this course is £199.00 + VAT, the price below is inclusive of VAT. 

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10/26/2021 9:00 AM - 10/27/2021 5:00 PM
1180 Elliott Court Coventry Business Park Herald Aveune Coventry CV5 6UB England

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Tuesday, 26 October 2021

Please note that once booked on the dinner, this is non-refundable.
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
10/26/2021 7:00 PM