Taking the theme, ‘Building a Material Difference’, the BMF conference and awards will be hosted by the TV and radio presenter, Colin Murray, who has covered everything from sport to music to lifestyle in his varied career.

A three-time Sony Gold winner, Colin has hosted Radio 5 Live’s sports panel show Fighting Talk, marshalling the egos of the competing pundits, comedians, and journalists, and anchored Quest's football league highlights show, EFL on Quest as well as BBC’s Match of the Day 2. He took over the reins from Anne Robinson as the host of C4’s Countdown, and continues to present two shows with a sports focus on Radio 5 Live

The BMF’s annual flagship event will take place on September 18 and 19 at the Leonardo Hotel and Conference Venue at Hinckley Island in Leicestershire. In addition to informative and entertaining conference sessions, interactive workshops and exhibition, the event encompasses sporting and social networking opportunities, including the BMF golf tournament and a black-tie awards dinner celebrating members’ achievements.

The BMF has also confirmed Unilin Insulation as the headline sponsor of its conference and awards for the second consecutive year.

“Our annual members’ conference continues to grow in its scope, scale and attendance,” said John Newcomb, BMF CEO. “Every year we look to develop on the success of the last and we are looking forward to welcoming even more members in 2024.”