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Members receive a £14 discount off the price of each monthly lunch, and discounted prices for other events.

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Friday 16 September speaker: Ian Baxter

Ian Baxter, Founder and Chairman of Baxter Freight will be the guest speaker at our September lunch

Ian Baxter is a former project finance lawyer who took over the helm at freight business The RH Group in 1995. Ian writes about business, capitalism and Europe for Start your Business magazine and the Huffington Post and has featured on The One Show, BBC Breakfast, BBC, ITV and Sky News, The Simon Mayo Show, CNN and on LBC among others.

Ian will tell the story of the twists and turns of his career and explain how all of us can contribute to building a better, more sustainable capitalism in the future.

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21 October lunch speaker: Trevor Williams

Trevor Williams, Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank will be the guest speaker for the October lunch.

Trevor Williams has been the Chief Economist at Lloyds Bank – Commercial Banking for over 15 years, he is a visiting Professor at Derby University, Chairman of the Institute of Economic Affairs Shadow Monetary Policy Committee (SMPC) and author of Trading Economics: A Guide to Economic Statistics for Practitioners

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Friday 18 November speaker: Jared Wilson

Jared Wilson, Editor in Chief of Leftlion, will be the guest speaker at our November lunch

Jared Wilson began his career as a journalist writing for the likes of NME, The Guardian, The Times Higher, The Independent, The Big Issue and Hip-Hop Connection.

In 2003 Jared returned to his hometown of Nottingham and set up LeftLion with two childhood friends.

Jared will talk about how he and his childhood friends turned a hobby into a business.

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Nottingham City Business Club - creating better commerce

Welcome to Nottingham City Business Club.

Created in 1924, Nottingham City Business Club is the oldest business club outside London, with members drawn from all sectors and sizes of commercial enterprise.

The aims of the club have remained the same throughout its history: to promote and discuss all matters pertaining to the business and social interests of members, and to hold lunches to which prominent guests are invited to speak on matters of commercial interest.

Monthly Lunch Events

Our lunch meetings are held on the third Friday of each month (excluding August) at the four-star Park Plaza Hotel on Maid Marian Way in the centre of Nottingham. Pre-lunch drinks are available from noon and a three course lunch is served at 12.30pm.  This is followed by a presentation by the guest speaker plus a Q & A session concluding at 2.30pm. Check out our "Upcoming Events" page to find out about our next events.

Places must be booked online and payment is required when booking.  Our events are very popular and places are limited so it is important to book early.  Visitors and guests are very welcome.

Please have take a look at the past events we have held on our "Past Events" page.

Members - don't forget to log in before booking to take advantage of the membership rate. If you have any problems booking your lunch for any reason please email us here.

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    About Us

    The Nottingham City Business Club (NCBC) was founded in 1924, with Mr J G McMeeking as its first president.

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    We are delighted to invite you to the NCBC Golf Challenge Cup Charity Golf day when you will have the opportunity to play for the trophy which was first competed for in 1929!

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    Upcoming Events

    Our lunch meetings are held on the third Friday of each month (excluding August) at the design-led, four-star Park Plaza Hotel on Maid Marian Way in Nottingham.

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