The annual NEST Client Conference &
Gala Awards Dinner is back for its 4th year!

This year we’ve got a full agenda to send you home with new ideas, information and motivation to continue making your business as great as it can be! With excellent speakers, including top performing martial arts business owners and a huge variety of dynamic and informative sessions from the NEST team, it promises to be an event not to miss!

Every year the NEST Client Conference & Gala Awards Dinner gets bigger and better, and is a weekend not to be missed, so book your tickets now before it’s too late!

This event is exclusive for NEST clients!

The annual NEST Client Conference & Gala Awards Dinner is back for its 4th year!

This year we’ve got a full agenda to send you home with new ideas, information and motivation to continue making your business as great as it can be! With excellent speakers, including top performing martial arts business owners and a huge variety of dynamic and informative sessions from the NEST team, it promises to be an event not to miss!

Every year the NEST Client Conference & Gala Awards Dinner gets bigger and better, and is a weekend not to be missed, so book your tickets now before it’s too late!

This event is exclusive for NEST clients! So what are you waiting for? Book Now!

Client Conference & Gala Awards Dinner – Saturday 12th May 2018

Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wollaton St, Nottingham NG1 5RH

The Client Conference starts at 10:30am Saturday 12th May and will split into three sections; NEST updates, Marketing and Strategy. We’ve got sessions on the new General Data Protection Rules (GDPR), industry updates and we’ll showcase brand new myMA features, built to help make running your business easier! During the marketing sessions you’ll get a sneak peek at the brand new summer marketing campaign materials and learn top tips & advice on Facebook advertising.  And we’re truly excited that this year we’ve got TWO top performing Martial Arts school owners revealing their secrets to making their schools a success.

We’re delighted to reveal the Headline Speaker for this year’s NEST Client Conference… John McAvoy! John is a former prolific high profile armed robber who has found redemption through the power of sport, and is now a Nike sponsored athlete, an Ironman competitor and one of the UK’s leading triathletes.

You will hear about John’s early life and learn about his time in Belmarsh high security prison, and learn how he turned his life around. John also dedicates his time as a motivational speaker, who recently spoke at the ukactive National Summit. John is committed to using his story of rehabilitation to help and inspire others to change their lives for the better, and is working with youths to motivate them to pursue physical activity to discourage them from a life of crime whilst promoting a healthy lifestyle. This is a no holds barred account of his life and John will show that no matter how bad things get there is always the chance to change your life for the better.

10:00 – 10:30 Arrivals
10:30 – 10:35 Welcome, agenda & house-keeping
Industry
& NEST updates
10:35 – 11:00
Industry update (Gerard Turvey)
11:00 – 11:20
myMA feature releases (Sean McGuiggan)
11:20 – 11:40
GDPR (speaker to be announced)
11:40 – 11:50 BREAK
Marketing
11:50 – 12:20
Summer 2017 review (Louisa Turchet)
12:20 – 12:30 Marketing this summer (Joe Marshall)
12:30 – 12:50 Table discussions & actions
12:50 – 13:50 LUNCH free buffet lunch in restaurant
13:50 – 14:20
Facebook advertising (Adam Allcock) plus table discussions & actions
Strategy
14:20 – 14:50
“How I maintain an average retention rate of 97.38% throughout the year” (Nigel Davison – East-West Martial Arts) + open discussion around retention
14:50 – 15:20 “How I grew my school from 670 to 840 students in less than a year” (Dan Thomas – Unite Martial Arts) + open discussion around business growth
15:20 – 15:30 BREAK
15:30 – 16:00 Q&A session with Martial Arts School Owners, with David Holland as moderator
16:00 – 17:00 Headline Speaker – John McAvoy: From Iron Bars to Ironman
17:00 – 17:15
Close

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After an action packed day, join us at our 4th annual black tie Gala Awards Dinner. Celebrate success and recognise contribution to the Martial Arts Industry. It’ll be a great time to network with other Martial Art school owners and instructors and you may even leave with an award!

You will arrive at 7pm for a welcome drink in The Royal Suite, then at 7.30pm sit down for a 3 course dinner. During dinner you will be entertained by the fabulous two-piece band Two Far Cajon after which on to the awards ceremony and celebrations.

Places for the Gala Awards Dinner cost £43.00 per head. You can also book for partners and/or staff even if they do not attend the day. If you cannot make the day’s conference, you are still welcome to book and attend too.

19:00 – Pre-dinner drinks in The Royal Suite
19:30 – Dinner & evening entertainment (Two Far Cajon)
21:00 – Awards Ceremony
00:00 – Evening finishes

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Pre-Conference Extras

This year we’re putting on three additional sessions for you to choose from the day before the Conference.

These sessions are free to attend – Book Now!

Please note, Pre-Conference Extras are only available if you are attending the Client Conference.

Safeguarding & Protecting Children in Martial Arts UK Coaching Workshop
  • Friday 11th May
  • 13:00 – 16:00
  • Crowne Plaza
  • FREE – only 20 spaces!

This basic safeguarding awareness training is a must for Martial Arts Instructors and School owners brought to you by UK Coaching.

On the Mat Training
  • Friday 11th May
  • Crowne Plaza
  • Ran by Ricky Lam from Premier Martial Arts
  • Session 1: Classroom Management (14:00 – 15:00) – We will be going through protocols that will make your classroom floor more structured, more disciplined and more exciting!
  • Session 2: 50 Drills in 50 Minutes (16:00 – 17:00) – We will go through numerous drills that you can take back to your school and implement immediately to make your classes more exciting and fun!
  • FREE – limited spaces available!
myMA Training
  • Friday 11th May
  • 13:00 – 16:00
  • Crowne Plaza
  • FREE – only 20 spaces!

Awards – Could you be a winner?

Nominate today for the following categories:

Send in photographs of your Academy with a description of how long you’ve been there, the journey in turning it into a Martial Arts Academy and how you think the full time centre benefits your students.

Nominations are now closed.

Send in your nomination for who you think should win this award and why.  We want to know about this Franchisee’s dedication to your brand and process and how they use your framework to grow their business and yours whist changing student’s lives.

Nominations are now closed.

You simply need to nominate one of your students, we want to know who the student is, how old they are and why you think they deserve this award. If they win, we would like to invite them and a guest to attend the Gala Awards Dinner and pay for their overnight accommodation.

Nominations are now closed.

Who is your rock and support in the business? Nominate the person you believe “I couldn’t do this without…” and give us a description as to why they deserve the award.

Nominations are now closed.

Get your students to tell us why they think you should win Instructor of the Year Award. This award will be judged on the number of entries we receive for each instructor and the reasons provided by students as to why they think you deserve the award (and you’re not allowed to bribe them!!)

Nominations are now closed.

Please Note: Nominations for these categories are not required, award winners are chosen by the team at NEST.

– Student Retention
– Business Growth
– myMA Business Management Award
– The NEST Journey Award
– Lifetime Contributions to Martial Arts Award
– Best NEST Newcomer Award
– Spirit of Martial Arts Award

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Accommodation

Special rate rooms at the Crowne Plaza.

We have secured a special rate at the Crowne Plaza for a number of rooms. The special rate is £82 bed and breakfast. Subject to availability. To secure this rate, bookings need to be made before 29th March 2018. After 29th March 2018 rooms will be subject to availability and you may be charged full rate. All rooms booked from allocation must be pre-paid at the time of booking and are non-refundable and non-transferable. Bedrooms can be booked by calling: 0115 936 9936 quoting: NEST

PLEASE NOTE: The Special-Rate Rooms has now SOLD OUT! Rooms are still available at the Crowne Plaza at full rate (subject to availability). 

There are a number of hotels in Nottingham town centre. All hotel rates shown for other local Nottingham hotels are based on 2 people sharing for one night. Costs are correct as of 08/01/18. Distance is measured from the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Please check with each hotel for up to date rates and availability.

Roomzzz Aparthotel, Nottingham City
http://www.roomzzz.com
From £119 Nottingham City
Stanley Place,
Talbot Street,
Nottingham NG1 5GS
0115 731 5000 0.1 miles
Park Plaza
http://www.parkplaza.co.uk/nottingham-hotel-gb-ng1-6gd/gbnottin
From £109 41 Maid Marian Way
Nottingham NG1 6GD
+44 (0) 84 4415 6732 0.2 miles
Hart’s Hotel and Restaurant
http://www.hartsnottingham.co.uk/hotel/
From £154 Park Row
Nottingham NG1 6GN
0115 988 1900 0.3 miles
Hilton Nottingham Hotel
http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/united-kingdom/hilton-nottingham-EMANOHN/index.html
From £137 Milton Street
Nottingham NG1 3PZ
0115 934 9700 0.3 miles
Travelodge Hotel, Nottingham Central
https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/290/Nottingham-Central-hotel
From £55 New City House
Maid Marian Way
Nottingham NG1 6AJ
0871 984 6280 0.4 miles
St James Hotel
http://www.stjames-hotel.com/
From £169 Rutland Street
Nottingham NG1 6EB
0115 941 1114 0.4 miles
Britannia Nottingham Hotel
https://www.britanniahotels.com/hotels/the-britannia-nottingham-hotel
From £104 1 St James’s St, Nottingham NG1 6BN 0871 222 0098 0.4 miles
Mercure Hotel Nottingham
http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-8061-mercure-nottingham-city-centre-hotel/index.shtml
From £119.49 2 George Street
Nottingham NG1 3BP
0115 959 9777 0.5 miles
The Walton Hotel
http://www.thewaltonhotel.com/
From £160 2 North Rd, Nottingham NG7 1AG 0115 947 5215 0.6 miles
Lace Market Hotel Nottingham
https://www.lacemarkethotel.co.uk/
From £176 29-31 High Pavement, Nottingham NG1 1HE 0115 948 4414 0.7 miles
Jurys Inn Nottingham
https://www.jurysinns.com/hotels/nottingham
From £98.10 Station Street
Nottingham NG2 3BJ
0115 901 6700 1.0 mile
Premier Inn Nottingham Arena London Road Hotel
http://www.premierinn.com/gb/en/hotels/england/nottinghamshire/nottingham/nottingham-arena-london-road.html
From £117.90 London Road
Nottingham NG2 4UU
0871 527 8848 1.0 mile
Park Inn by Radisson Nottingham
https://www.parkinn.co.uk/hotel-nottingham/
From £96 Mansfield Rd, Nottingham NG5 2BT 0115 935 9988 1.2 miles

The NEST Conference & Gala Awards Dinner is the top priority in my martial arts Calendar.

2017 attendee

“We really enjoyed the event. Congratulations on providing such a fantastic and inspiring Client Conference. Your hard work and dedication toward improving the martial art industry doesn’t go unnoticed.”

Martin & Alison Ducker, Kuk Sool Won of Lowestoft & Halesworth

“This was an enjoyable and interesting day. It has given me ideas of where we should focus our energy, what we have done well and where we could do better. Thank you!”

Melanie Richards, Zen Shin

“The NEST Client Conference is a great way to network and share ideas. The presentations provide insight into the best industry methods and latest developments.”

Simon East, Chuldow Martial Arts – Morley

“NEST has made my life so much easier. MyMA is great. Very happy. Thank you!”

Amy Hescott, Complete Martial Arts

“It really feels like a family event, NEST have THAT feeling which I strive for in my school.”

Anonymous, Martial Arts School Owner

“All good, as we have learnt to expect from you guys. Well done!”

Wayne Baker, South Eastern School of Martial Arts

“Learnt a lot and lots of food for thought. Thank you!”

Afiya & John Richards, Zen Shin

“Great day and night. Valuable hints tips and insights and good fun at night. Very well put together event.”

Anonymous, Martial Arts School Owner
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Clients who felt the conference fulfilled their reason for attending
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Found the Gala Dinner value for money

Travel / Parking

Venue: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Wollaton St, Nottingham NG1 5RH

The Crowne Plaza Nottingham is right in the heart of Nottingham city centre, only 15 minutes’ walk or a short taxi ride from Nottingham Rail Station.

Find out more about the Crown Plaza Hotel here.

Parking

There is no cost for parking at the Crowne Plaza – please see a member of the NEST team to get your pre-paid parking information or listen for announcements on the day.

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Terms & Conditions

General
The Pre-Conference Extras (Friday 11th May 2018) and the Client Conference (Saturday 12 May 2018) are free to attend for NEST clients and their guests. The Gala Awards Dinner (Saturday 12th May 2018) is £43 per person. This cost includes VAT.
Tickets are limited and are subject to availability. As tickets are limited, if you need to cancel, please do so as soon as you can and no later than Friday 4th May 2018.
Speakers, themes and times are subject to change.
The dress code at the Gala Awards dinner is Black Tie.

Bookings
Bookings for the 2018 Client Conference and Gala Awards Dinner are required no later than Friday 4 May 2018. Please state at time of booking or direct to NEST if you or any of your guests have special dietary requirements.

Payment is required at time of booking online through the NEST Website. A VAT invoice will be sent to you separately by NEST Management Ltd within 3-5 working days following your booking.

Travel to/from the conference and overnight accommodation is not included. Parking is complimentary at the Crowne Plaza car park only.

Accommodation
We have secured a special rate at the Crowne Plaza for a number of rooms. The special rate is £82 bed and breakfast. Subject to availability. To secure this rate, bookings need to be made before 29th March 2018. After 29th March 2018 rooms will be subject to availability and you may be charged full rate. All rooms booked from allocation must be pre-paid at the time.

Award Nominations:
Award nominations are required no later than Tuesday 3 April 2018. Any nominations sent to us after this date will not be taken into consideration.

Cancellations & Refunds:
Cancellations for the 2018 Client Conference and Gala Awards Dinner and Pre-Conference Extras need to be requested no later than Friday 4 May 2018.
Unfortunately we cannot refund tickets after Friday 4 May 2018.