BVAA Spring Conference & Golf Day

22-23 May 2024

This popular event is an excellent opportunity to keep up-to-date with industry relevant speakers, network with fellow BVAA members and enjoy an evening of food and entertainment in beautiful surroundings of Mottram Hall, Cheshire. 

Wednesday 22 May - Annual Spring Conference

The BVAA Spring Conference is a unique event that brings together inspirational speakers and a large number of senior professionals within our industry.

It's a fantastic opportunity to:

  • Learn, be inspired, and gain valuable insights
  • Build your network and make new connections
  • Gain access to a supportive network of senior professionals within our industry
  • Connect, collaborate and explore new opportunities
  • Expand your knowledge and professional network

The day starts with an exhibition, giving plenty of scope for networking. This is then followed by the Conference with a program of topical, industry-related presentations by keynote speakers.

There is then an opportunity to relax, before meeting for pre-dinner drinks, and enjoying a delicious dinner and evening entertainment.

*This year, we're thrilled to announce Hal Cruttenden, one of the top stand up comedians working in the UK today, will be entertaining us as the Conference Dinner!

Keynote Speakers at the Spring Conference:

  • Mike Parrott, Lead Component Design Engineer: Piping and Valves, & Simon Martindale, Lead Supply Chain Manager: Piping, Valves and Pumps at Rolls-Royce SMR - Topic: Rolls Royce Small Modular Reactor - Design Overview and Valve Opportunity 
  • Andrew Fraser, Chairman, IMechE Automobile Division - Topic: Accelerating Towards Sustainable Travel
  • Nigel CliffeLinkedIn Trainer & Consultant at Value Exchange - Topic: LinkedIn Mastery for Industry Excellence
  • Ian Tough, Market Development Manager, Bodycote Plc - Topic: Optimizing Valve Component Manufacture with Bodycote Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
  • Richard Baars, Business Development Lead, Ventil - Topic: The next step for Fugitive Emission testing
  • Dr Jon Stammers, Senior Theme Lead for Data, Connectivity and AI, AMRC - Topic: How Green is my AI? 
  • David Watson, Head of Energy Transition, Cadent Gas - Topic: Hype or Reality: an update on the Hydrogen Market
  • James Dobson, Digital Engineering Manager, PDL Solutions - Topic: Augmenting Engineering with AI 


Thursday 23 May - Golf Day

The Golf Day is a fantastic opportunity to challenge yourself, & rivals, on the Par 72 Championship Course. The course at Mottram Hall has also hosted the European Seniors PGA Championship.

Thank you to event sponsors:

Places are filling fast, and accommodation at Mottram Hall is almost fully booked!

To secure your place, please complete and return the Booking Form below and return to Sophie Keene at

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Event Information

Date 22-23 May 2024
Availability BVAA Members & Non-Members
Venue Mottram Hall, Cheshire