The Builders Merchants Federation is planning a new format for the next BMF Members’ Day, which will take place on the 20th September 2017, along with announcing Encon Insulation as the event’s new headline sponsor.
BMF Members’ Day combines the Federation’s AGM with a day-long Business Conference and a black-tie Awards Dinner to celebrate the achievements of young people working in the industry. In previous years, these two elements took place on consecutive days however in 2017 both will take place on 20th September, with the Awards Dinner following the Business Conference. Marsh Industries continues its sponsorship of the Awards Dinner for a third successive year.
The BMF’s popular annual Golf Tournament will be on 19th September, the day before the main business event and black-tie dinner. Once again this will be sponsored by Monument Tools, which is supporting the event for a fifth time.
Members’ Day 2017 will be held at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire, which proved an excellent and accessible location this year. However, the BMF notes it remains committed to revolving Member’s Day between venues in the north, midlands and south to better serve members around the country. As such, 2018 will see Members’ Day move to a new location.
BMF MD, John Newcomb said: “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.”
Mike Beard, Merchant Development Director, Encon Insulation, added: “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.”