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FMB North Joint Area Board Meeting, President’s Dinner and Business Confere...

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Lumley Castle Hotel

Ropery Lane

Chester le Street


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This two-day event is taking place at Lumley Castle near Durham on Friday 29th and Saturday 30th June. The Friday will start with the North Joint Area Board Meeting. A mini business conference is planned for the afternoon and discussions will focus on tackling the construction skills shortage. Exhibitors will include companies such as Workforce Skills Support and the black-tie President's Dinner will round off the day. Join us on the Saturday night for a fancy dress party and a medieval-themed banquet.

This event is aimed at building professionals, industry partners, suppliers, architects and Master Builders themselves.

Please note board members of FMB Northern Counties, FMB North West and FMB Yorkshire and Trent can claim expenses for travel to the AGM (FMB Northern Counties only) and joint area board meeting. The FMB is unable to cover expenses for any other part of the event. If you have any questions regarding this or would like a copy of the FMB member expenses guideline please email events@fmb.org.uk.

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Friday 29th June

11.00am to 2.30pm: North Joint Area Board Meeting

Including a light lunch, this is a closed board meeting for the North board members.

2.30pm to 5.00pm: Builders’ Business Mini Conference and Exhibition

Beginning with welcome refreshments the Tackling the Construction Skills Shortage conference programme will be made up of four senior industry speakers. Each giving practical advice on addressing the skills gap, the changing face of construction and boosting apprenticeships and high quality training in the sector. As well as enjoying these sessions, delegates can attend the lively exhibition.

7.00pm to 11.00pm: President’s Dinner

The event will bring the North SME building community together for an evening of first-class industry networking as well as the opportunity to taste some fantastic food. Guests will enjoy a three course meal and a welcome drink on arrival. The dress code for this event is black tie.

Saturday 30th June

10.00am to 11.00am: Northern Counties AGM

The Northern Counties AGM is free and open to all full FMB members.

7.00pm to 12.00 midnight: Medieval banquet

The final night’s medieval banquet fancy dress party is a great opportunity to let your hair down with industry colleagues. The party starts with a drinks reception followed by a five course meal, one goblet of wine, and two goblets of mead, entertainment throughout and DJ/ disco to round off the evening.


Mini conference

  • Members: Free
  • Non-member: £35 + VAT

President’s dinner:

  • Members: £38 + VAT
  • Non-members: £43 + VAT

Medieval banquet:

  • Members: £30 + VAT
  • Non-members: £35 + VAT

Northern Counties AGM:

  • Members only: Free


  • Single room B&B: £82.50 + VAT per night per room
  • Double room B&B: £100.00 + VAT per night per room


Lumley Castle
Ropery Lane, Chester le Street
Durham County

Complimentary parking is available for all guests.

If you have any access requirements please let us know in advance, there are a large amount of stairs at this venue.

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