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NMBS Conference 2012 – Good to be back!

The need to discuss new ideas and strategies in a truly open forum has never been greater and the NMBS Conference will provide that opportunity.

The builders and plumbers merchant market in the UK has changed a great deal in the last three years, with many suppliers and merchants having to radically change the way they do business and gear up for a new way of working.

The board of NMBS recognised that with such change, that there was now a real need to focus on what could be delivered directly for independent merchants only.

The need to discuss new ideas and strategies in a truly open forum has never been greater and the NMBS Conference will provide that opportunity for real discussion on how to set the agenda for growth and gains in market share for independents, against a backdrop of constant market share erosion prior to the recession due to the acquisition strategy set by the nationals.

NMBS have booked the dates of the 21-24 June 2012 and have selected a great venue in the Hotel Don Carlos- Marbella which has excellent facilities for all delegates attending.

Sponsorship packages have been greatly reduced for supporting suppliers and a fantastic early bird starting price of £199 per delegate (for the first couple from each NMBS member company), will ensure maximum merchant take-up and excellent value for money and networking opportunities for all supplier sponsors.

Feedback following the announcement of our conference has been very positive, with both merchant members and suppliers showing support and registering their interest in attending. Clearly there is a demand for such an event in the independent builders merchant calendar and as it becomes clearer to our members what our objectives are from the conference, we are very confident of meeting all our targets for holding a very successful event. NMBS is a trading organisation owned wholly by its independent members and has a clear mandate to work hard on their behalf. The decision to have our own conference naturally flowed from us wishing to gain feedback on everything we do and engage more fully with our members to generate new ideas and thoughts and to see how we may use this to focus our energies in the future.

About Guest Blogger - Chris Hayward

Guest Blogger - Chris Hayward
Chris Hayward is MD of the NMBS

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