BMF Members' Day 2017, Hinckley Island Hotel


19-20 September 2017

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 - - 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


“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