Annual Conference

Harrogate Socials

Wednesday 24th September | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Exhibitor Trade Reception & Hot Supper

Enjoy a refreshment or two with a hot supper at this first social evening of the conference. Circulate through the Exhibition Hall and take a little time to visit the new and interesting stands. Discuss the latest product offerings and mingle with your colleagues and friends. 

8:30pm onwards
Retire to the upper foyer of the Queens Suite  after the close of the exhibition  to continue networking and catch up with friends and colleagues in a relaxed and convivial ambience with an hour of live entertainment from Harrogate's very own St Aidan's Swing Band!  Cash bar available.

Thursday 25th September | 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Official Poster Viewing | Exhibition Hall

Enjoy a soft drink, tea/coffee and join us at the poster boards.  Share good clinical and laboratory practice with our lead authors and stimulate lively debate as you discover quality work being carried out in, and outside the UK.

Thursday 25th September | 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Prize Giving | Exhibition Hall

 Recognise and applaud the chosen prize winners for 2014!

Thursday 25th September | 7:15pm - 7:45pm
Presidents Reception

Thursday 25th September | 7:45pm - Midnight
Annual Conference Dinner & Awards | Grand Dining Room of the Majestic Hotel, Harrogate

Our 32nd Gala Dinner which is held on the penultimate evening of the conference offers all delegates, speakers and exhibitors the opportunity to be a part of this very special evening.  
Join us for an informal pre-dinner drink with Martin Bruce, BBTS President who is delighted to welcome you to the Presidents Reception before taking your seat in the grand dining room of the impressive 19th Century Majestic Hotel.  This hotel reigns supreme amongst 5 acres of landscaped gardens in the heart of Harrogate town centre. Enjoy a stunning four course dining experience in the elegant regency dining room which exudes sophistication and basks in its Victorian heritage of gleaming chandeliers and marble columns. Edward Elgar and Winston Churchill were among the guests to enjoy the hospitality of this hotel which you too can do should you join us on Thursday evening.

Enjoy the rest of the evening with fellow colleagues and friends with live entertainment from a very versatile and energetic  line up  who will offer a selection of music from all the eras to keep you on your feet all night long!

Cash bar available. 

Dress code: Smart casual 

Gala dinner ticket included for full conference delegates only. 
Additional tickets: £46 + VAT. Contact