Please be aware that his 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 is designed 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
- Environmental Efficiency
- Increasing Sales Margins
- Diversity, Equality & Better Banter / Employment
- Leadership and Management
- Marketing at Branch Manager Level
- Product Masterclasses
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.
The BMF Branch Managers Forum is supported by some of the industry’s biggest names.
Thursday 31 October 2019
09.00 Arrival, registration and refreshments
10:00 Welcome from John Newcomb, BMF CEO
10:15 BMF Strategy and Purpose
10:35 Southalls Presentation
11:05 Improving Environmental Effciency for Merchants
11:25 Networking Break
11:40 Halborns Presentation
12:05 Challenge of Insulation
12:30 Monument Tools Presentation
15:35 Networking Lunch
15:45 Leadership & Management, Kevin Parr
17.15 Close of Day 1
Village Hotel Coventry - Evening Meal
Friday 1 November 2019
08.45 Arrival and refreshments
09.15 Introduction by Sue Reed, Host
09:25 Secrets of Successful Sales
09:45 Blueprint to Digital Marketing for Builder's Merchants
10:10 BMF Portfolio of Training
11:40 Networking Break
12:00 'The Shrink Academy', Paul Winstanley, Travis Perkins
12:50 Wayne Harris, Ibstock
13:50 Speaker TBC
14:20 Q&A, Peter Hindle, BMF Chairman
14:40 Quest Speaker - Retired Lieutenant Colonel Stewart Hill
15:10 Summary of 2 days and Close of Forum
Please be aware that you will need to book your own accommodation for this event.
As we will be organising a communal dinner on Thursday 31 October 2019 at The Village Hotel Coventry, the dinner will be £18.00 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. We have a rate for Bed & Breakfast at £90.00. Please ensure that when you book your stay, you reference the BMF to receive our special booking rate. You can call the Village Hotel, Coventry on 02476 719041.
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The price of this course is £149.00 + VAT, the price below is inclusive of VAT.
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