National Conference 2018



18th – 19th October, 2018

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Returning to our roots

The stunning spa town of Harrogate will offer the kind of homely hospitality only found in God’s own county; but the 2018 National Conference will be anything but provincial.

This is 48 hours packed with priceless content that can make a big impact on your business. Expect a combination of cutting edge seminars and workshops bringing you up to date on the industry’s hottest topics, a vibrant exhibition featuring our panel of Partner Insurers, a wealth of Networking opportunities to make those crucial connections with peers, inspiring keynote speakers, and a critical update from the Network that outlines our vision.

We hope to see you in Harrogate!

andy fairchild

Andy Fairchild

Conference & Exhibition

Join us at Harrogate Convention Centre for the main event


Our National Conference will take place in the heart of the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, a jewel in Yorkshire’s crown. With the Harrogate Convention Centre providing a contemporary backdrop and state of the art facilities, you will be able to network in style over the two day event. A series of stimulating seminars and workshops will inspire and equip you with tools to transform your business, and we’re making networking the name of the game with plenty of opportunity to catch up with familiar faces and meet new contacts.


The vibrant exhibition is an excellent opportunity to develop new connections or reinforce relationships with our Insurer Partners. The insurer stands will ensure you have the right environment to have productive conversations, and senior representatives from our Insurer Partners will also be on hand.


To help you get as much out of your visit as possible, we have worked with Harrogate Convention Centre to offer a range of delegate discounts around Harrogate. Also provided are detailed travel instructions plus 25% train ticket discounts!

Visitor Discount Offers

Travel Details & Train Discounts

18/10/18 – 19/10/18

Harrogate Convention Centre, King's Rd, Harrogate HG1 5LA



  • Start time

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  • Drinks reception


  • Exhibition opens

  • Conference

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Celebrate the best in independent broking

The Broker Network Awards, sponsored by Ageas, are designed to recognise and celebrate hard work, Member achievements and accomplishments in a variety of different areas and will take place at our National Conference on 18th October.

We hope that by taking part in the awards, you will feel increased levels of community spirit and be proud to be part of a Network that recognises and celebrates broker independence.

Awards Categories:

  • Independent Broker of the Year
  • Young Broker of the Year (open to brokers under 35 years of age)
  • Growth strategy of the Year
  • Commercial Lines Broker of the Year
  • Personal Lines Broker of the Year
  • Innovation of the Year (recognising brokerages who are leading the way with their marketing campaigns, technology etc)
  • Start-up Broker of the Year (open to brokers who established their business within the past 2 years)

Submit your nomination

The Broker Network Awards are sponsored by:


Traditional Yorkshire hospitality

Harrogate is famous for its hospitality, and to ensure that you feel right at home over the course of the Conference we have partnered with a select number of local hotels that offer supreme comfort and class; and we’ve negotiated preferential rates to help you make your trip cost effective. If you would like to take advantage of these rates, please click the link below to go directly to our dedicated website.

Click here to visit our reservation booking agent

Drinks Reception

The spectacular Royal Hall will put you at centre stage

Set against the breathtaking Edwardian splendour of Harrogate’s Royal Hall, our drinks reception will round off the first day of the Conference with a touch of old school glamour, and offer a unique opportunity to mingle with Broker Network staff and fellow Members.

You can register for our drinks reception when you fill out the main registration form.

Premier Members – Gala Dinner

Our prestigious Gala Dinner will round off the Conference in an unforgettable Yorkshire style

With local produce showcasing what our beautiful county has to offer, join 350+ guests for a magical moonlit evening filled with wonder and whimsy.

This exclusive event, which is taking place on the evening of Friday 19th October, is a real celebration of Yorkshire and will offer the chance to network with peers and key Members of the Network in an extraordinary setting.

Our Gala Dinner events always book up quickly so please secure your place early to avoid disappointment.

Premier Members – Partner Package

A day of dining and demonstrations at Bettys Tea Rooms exclusively for Premier Members' partners

A truly memorable experience awaits the partners of our Premier Members at an exclusive event with one of Yorkshire’s most iconic brands. Bettys Tea Room first opened in 1919 in Harrogate and has since opened several tea rooms across the county. Watch the professionals at work during a one hour master class, learn their secrets to creating a divine dining experience and of course taste the dishes. Followed by afternoon tea and fizz, what better way to while away a Friday afternoon?

Meeting Zones

Meeting Zones

Host your meetings in style in one of our brand new Meeting Zones at this year’s National Conference. A new addition to the exhibition we have added in 3, luxury areas for you to network with up to 5 other guests in one of our purpose built zones. Complete with everything you require to host a get together, a large boardroom table will take centre stage with refreshments and stationery on hand. Check back here over the coming months for further details of how to book a Meeting Zone.

NIG are the proud sponsor of this latest feature and there’s still more to come…

The Business Centre

A key area for you to remember, with USB and plug socket charging points, hot desks, chilled refreshments and comfortable seating, this is the place to stop and recharge your batteries. Located in one corner of the exhibition this area will be a constant hive of activity, be sure to check it out.

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