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November 18 - Speakers: Jared Wilson and Alan Gilby

Jared Wilson and Alan Gilby, co-founders of LeftLion, will be the guest speakers 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 before returning to his hometown of Nottingham in 2003 to set up LeftLion with two childhood friends. 

For the next decade the the friends balanced LeftLion as an elaborate hobby with other jobs, with Jared working full-time in digital marketing for Nottingham Trent University.

Alan is one of the other co-founders of LeftLion. His background is in IT, firstly IT support and management then web development, working for a digital agency on projects with the Natural History Museum, Tate Britain, Nottingham Building Society and the Law Society amongst many others.

Over the last three years LeftLion has been transformed from a volunteer-led hobby into a business that employs 12 full-time staff and celebrates the vibrant culture in the city. LeftLion publish Nottingham's most popular entertainments magazine and website and run a digital agency (LeftLion Extended) that creates video, websites and print for clients including Nottingham City of Football, The Vreative Quarter, Nottingham Forest FC and many more.

Jared and Alan will talk about how they turned a hobby into a business at November's lunch.


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

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    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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