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Annual Conference

Conference dates: 4th - 6th July 2022

BACHE FM are pleased to be able to invite you to our first conference since 2019. This year we are at Manchester Met University and promises to be even bigger and better following the 2 year break. We're back with a great program of speakers and workshops and the exciting news of re-branding to now include soft Facilities Management within our remit. 

Manchester Met is a modern University in a modern city that is dynamic, welcoming and energetic with stunning architecture and award winning attractions. Travelling to the University is straight forward and accessible via all major public transport routes. The campus is situated 0.25 miles from Manchester Oxford Road train station, and less than 1 mile from Manchester Piccadilly and located 9 miles from Manchester Airport with frequent trains running to and from the city centre.

Please see the conference programme below:

Day 1: Monday 4th July 2022

11:00am: Registration opens

12:00-13:00: Lunch and exhibition

13:00 - 14:30: Conference welcome, AGM & Keynote Speaker Mark Whittaker, from IWFM

14:40 - 15:20: Workshop 1

15:20 - 15:40: Coffee Break

15:50 - 16:30: Workshop 2

16:40 - 17:30: Regional catch up

19:00: Social evening BBQ and games

Day 2: Tuesday 5th July 2022

08:30 - 09:30: Registration & exhibition

09:30 - 10:30: Keynote speaker, Lucy Jeynes from Larch Consulting

10:40 - 11:00: Coffee break

11:10 - 11:50: Workshop 3

12:00 - 12:40: Workshop 4

12:40 - 13:40: Lunch and exhibition

13:50 - 14:30: Live Demos

14:30 - 16:30: World Café

19:00: Pre-drinks for Gala

19:30: Gala Dinner

Wednesday 6th July:

10:00: Check out

Book your place for the 2022 conference here!

Reasons for Attending 

Not sure if you can spare the time to attend our conference in 2022?  Why should you and your colleagues take time out to attend the conference when you are so busy?

Any front-line operatives responsible for the delivery of cleaning FM services within the higher education sector can attend this conference. 

Not sure if you can spare the time to attend our annual conference?  Why should you and your colleagues take time out to attend the conference when you are so busy?

Well, here are four good reasons for coming along:

1. Network with colleagues who are interested in the same things as you. In an informal setting take the opportunity to meet with colleagues from across the sector and visit Manchester Met University. 

2. Acquire new skills and knowledge.  We are hosting workshops that will help you stay informed and share you knowledge with other like minded delegates from across the HE sector, as well as hear from experts within the cleaning and soft FM industry. 

3. The opportunity to participate in an interactive debate and Q&A session.  Alongside other delegates share the challenges you are facing regarding the necessity to continue to improve and deliver cleaning and FM services efficiently.

4. Meet with suppliers. - Engage with a number of selected companies providing a range of services and equipment to the cleaning and FM industry, and thus, take the opportunity to have 1:1 conversations with these suppliers, and test out the latest equipment and products. 


A testimonial from our 2019 Conference

2019 took BACHE to Keele University. The theme was Back to Basics BACHE to the Future, for the first time our exhibitors did practical demonstrations of their products bringing new technology to our delegates. Every conference is different but what Keele bought was a real buzz from sponsors and delegates throughout. Keele was also the first time for the new format with the Gala Dinner and awards ceremony being not only the highlight but the finale which was a great success as delegates were able to enjoy the evening without having to concentrate on the 2nd day of workshops. Keele was a huge success with both delegates and sponsors many stating it was the best BACHE event yet

Adrian Owen 

Deputy Director of Estates 

Aston University 

A testimonial from our 2018 Conference

Many have already commented on what was an entertaining and thought provoking event.  As always the opportunity to meet colleagues, share experiences and debate the variety of challenges that we face is a welcome interlude from our day to day.

I always particularly enjoy meeting colleagues who are delivering the services on the ground.  They always provide an interesting insight to the FM world within which they work and it is clear that there is a great deal of passion and commitment to providing the best services that they can.  I know that those of us in management positions are incredibly grateful for their efforts and seeing a number (albeit small) rewarded for their efforts is equally gratifying.

Well done to all involved in putting on the event, I hope to see you next year.

Rob Wood 

Facilities Manager

University of Gloucestershire


If you have any queries regarding booking a delegate package please contact Harriet Brown at our conference organisers InAnyEvent UK Limited or telephone 01275 266002.

BACHE - c/o InAnyEvent UK Limited - Chy An Mor - Woodlands Road - Portishead - North Somerset - BS20 7HF

Telephone: 01275 266002 e-mail: [email protected]

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