The keynote speaker at this year's Conference was Sir Clive Woodward OBE. A former rugby player who won 21 caps for England and twice toured with the British and Irish Lions, he went on to be named England's first full-time head coach, before joining the British Olympic Association and becoming director of sport for Team GB. His keynote speech focused on what it takes to become a champion on a personal level.

Robert Tansey, development director at Sky Sports and chairman of Team Sky, spoke to delegates on how to build a winning team.

Sheridan ‘Shed’ Simove, an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker, gave a fascinating and entertaining presentation to delegates on how to ‘Unlock your Creativity’.

Paul McGee turned the Conference's attention from corporate branding to personal branding, in an entertaining and thought-provoking speech that closed the first day's seminar programme.

Mike Rigby, managing director of MRA Marketing, has been advising construction industry clients on how to get the most out of their brands for many years.

Paul Alexander, ceo of Beyond Analysis, reveals why companies need to make the most of the data they have on their customers.

“Defining your brand with great customer service”, was the topic of discussion by Linda Moir, who has worked in a number of high profile businesses that have developed extraordinary reputations for outstanding customer service.

Rita Clifton is a leading expert on branding. She has been called ‘the doyenne of branding’ by Campaign magazine and a ‘brand guru’ by the Financial Times. She began her speech at the Conference by noting that not every industry gets the importance of branding, but that really thinking about their brand can help companies to develop better relationships with their customers, which will ultimately help to improve the bottom line.

David Taylor is one of the world’s 50 leading marketing thinkers according to the Construction Institute of Marketing, and a Fellow of the Marketing Society. His clients include Tesco and Cadbury, and he spoke to delegates at this year's NMBS Conference about the importance of growing the core of their business.

The first speaker at this year's Conference was Government Chief Construction Advisor Peter Hansford, who gave delegates an economic overview of the construction industry, and his thoughts on what lies ahead for merchants.

The 2014 NMBS All-Industry Conference got off to a great start this morning, as host James Pearce and NMBS managing director Chris Hayward welcomed delegates to the first morning of a two-day Conference Programme.

As we continue to count down to this year's All-Industry Conference, hosted by NMBS, here is the final itinerary, outlining all the events that each delegate will be able to enjoy while in Tenerife.

Robert Tansey is development director, Sky Sports and Chairman, Team Sky.

Mike Rigby and MRA Marketing have been at the forefront of brand building in the merchant industry.

Linda Moir has spent her career working in high-profile businesses that have developed global reputations for extraordinary customer service.

Paul McGee is one of Europe’s leading speakers on the subject of change, workplace relationships and motivation.

Paul Alexander is co-founder and Group CEO of customer insight company Beyond Analysis. Since being established in 2007, it has grown into an award-winning, highly successful strategy business.

David Taylor is one of the world’s 50 leading marketing thinkers according to the Construction Institute of Marketing, and a Fellow of the Marketing Society.

This year’s Conference host, James Pearce, is one of the UK’s most experienced sports news broadcasters, having been a familiar face on BBC television news bulletins for two decades.

Sheridan ‘Shed’ Simove is an entrepreneur, author and corporate speaker. His areas of expertise are creativity, innovation and ideas generation.

Peter Hansford has been government chief construction adviser since 1 December, 2012.

This year's Keynote Speaker at the NMBS Conference is Sir Clive Woodward OBE.

With this year’s NMBS All-Industry Conference now just a couple of months away, the buying society has announced a new event that will take place during the four-day programme.

Tenerife will be the location for the NMBS Conference 2014, Chris Hayward, managing director announced at the BMF All-Industry Conference.

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