Dr Mark Jenkins to speak at BMF Members’ Day

Published:  21 January, 2016

Dr Mark Jenkins, author and professor of business strategy at Cranfield School of Management will speak at the Builders Merchants Federation's (BMF) Members’ Day in September.

This is the first time that the BMF Members’ Day will feature a speaker from Cranfield, a leader in management education and research that, for almost 50 years, has been helping individuals and businesses learn and succeed by transforming knowledge into action. Dr Jenkins’ teaching, research and consulting activities focus on the areas of competitive strategy, and innovation.

He is also a keen motor racing fan and his research using Formula One Motorsport to understand how strategy, teamwork and innovation creates high performance provides real insights for organisations and their managers to learn from, as seen in his book Performance at the Limit: Business Lessons from Formula One Motor Racing.

John Newcomb, managing director of the BMF, said: “This year our Members’ Day business conference takes the theme ‘Together Towards Tomorrow’, focusing on using the power of teamwork to create success. Dr Jenkins is one of the country’s leading authorities on management strategy and his work with Formula One teams including Williams, McLaren and Manor has many interesting lessons for organisations in our industry to take on board.”

BMF Members’ Day will be held on 20 and 21 September 2016 at Jurys Inn Hinckley Island Hotel in Leicestershire. The two-day event will combine informal networking opportunities, a black tie awards dinner, and informative business sessions with a range of thought-provoking guest speakers.

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