National Training and CPD Events

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BACH has built a strong reputation for delivering National Events that are designed for those managing construction training.  These events address the issues we all face, from a lack of good lecturers to End Point Assessments.  

BOOK NOW Click here 26-28 March 2023 Manchester

If you are unsure if your college or college group are BACH members email bu*************@ba**.uk

All BACH events can now be booked online 24/7.

To book an event use our calender 

BACH Conference Holiday Inn Manchester
BACH Conference Holiday Inn Manchester

BACH past National events

BACH organises a three-day conference in March and a one-day CPD conference in November for its Members.  Our events have been in Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby, York, Lincoln and Bedford

BACH Conference Sunday 26 to Tuesday 28 March 2023 Holiday Inn City Centre Manchester

Conference Overview

Many presenters are confirmed, but at this time of change and challenges, some of the key speakers are in the process of confirming. Updated programme to follow.
Ofsted update and insight from Paul Joyce, Deputy Director Ofsted,
IfATE update and listening to Member’s concerns – Jane Pierce
CITB working with BACH and others to provide the construction workforce for 2023
Skills for Greening – Ian Heptonstall, Supply Chain Sustainability School
Skills for Modern Methods of Construction – Mark Southgate
Ene House 2 – Roofing Project Prof Peter McDermott, Salford University
Skills for Retrofit – Nigel Donohue, IAA

Conference timetable

Sunday 26 March 2023

Afternoon check-in at our hotel and collect your delegate’s pack
18.30 meet for networking event, with evening meal at 20:00 Meet up with your colleagues from across the BACH network for a relaxing informal evening.

Monday 27 March

07.00 (from) Breakfast at our hotel
08.30 Please arrive promptly for the conference registration

09.00 to 12.30 Morning session

12.30 Hot buffet lunch

13.30 to 17.00 Afternoon session

19.00 Pre dinner drink
19.30 Gala Dinner

Tuesday 28 March

07:00 (from) Breakfast at our hotel.
08.20 Please arrive promptly for the conference.

08.40 to 12.30 Morning session

12.30 Hot buffet lunch

13.30 to 15.00 Afternoon session

15.00 Depart – tea and coffee available until 15.45 for networking

National Annual 3-day Conferences

Lincoln November 2021
Training Post Pandemic
Presenters included
Paul Joyce, Deputy Director Ofsted
Tim Balcon, Chief Executive of CITB
March 2020 DoubleTree Hilton Lincoln
T Levels and Apprentices


National Annual Conferences -

Bedford 9 November 2022
Presenters included
Jane Pierce, Director IFATE
Graham Hasting-Evans, Chief Executive of NOCN and President of BACH 
Adrian Beckingham
Director CITB
March 2020 DoubleTree Hilton Lincoln
T Levels and Apprentices


Programme Highlights

Full conference programme for £450 BACH Members Includes any appropriate staff from Member’s College group or Organisation

Price includes

  • Two full days of quality Conference
  • Two nights accommodation – sole occupancy
  • Dinner Sunday and Gala Dinner Monday
  • Breakfast and Lunch Monday and Tuesday
  • Networking Sunday evening

£700 Non-members – Not a member, call 07539 143184 or ia***@ba**.uk

Some of our past presenters and guest speakers

As the popularity of BACH Conferences grows and new colleges are attending, the interest is increasing in having a table display or 1.5mstand (exhibit area). To be fair to everyone, we will allocate exhibit areas on the following basis.

Sponsors will be allocated their exhibit area first, as we have contracted this. We will then allocate Full and Associate Members on a first come, first served basis without charge, but the Member must book at least one delegate for the complete conference. If they wish to have others assist in manning their exhibit area, they will be charged at the Member’s rate for the full conference or daily rate. For each event, we will have a cut-off day for priority bookings, after which we will take bookings from other organisations. Other organisations will be charged as below
One-day National Conferences
Exhibit area including two conference places with lunch and refreshments £150
Three-day National Conference
Exhibit area including one complete conference package with accommodation and meals £700
If they wish to have others assist in manning their exhibit area, they will be charged at the Member’s rate for the full conference of £450 or a daily rate (daytime only) of £150.

Partner with BACH on future events?

Can you assist with a venue, sponsorship?

Contact Ian Stirling ia***@ba**.uk or 07539 143184.

Graham Hasting-Evans Chief Executive of NOCN and President of BACH
Mark Southgate is Chief Executive of the charity MOBIE – Ministry of Building Innovation and Education
Lee Mills BACH National Chair
Rob Nothman has been BBC Sport Broadcaster and Producer for over 35 years.
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