About Us

The Nottingham City Business Club (NCBC) was founded in 1924 with Mr J G McMeeking as its founding president. The original aims of the club were to discuss all matters pertaining to the business and social interests of its members and to arrange fortnightly luncheons, at which prominent men and members would speak on matters of commercial interest. The club's regular venue was the Mikado Café.

The inaugural luncheon was addressed by Mr J Taylor, President of the Glasgow City Business Club, who spoke of America's increasing economic influence. Since then the club has hosted a number of influential speakers, including Eleanor Roosevelt. Over the years, the club has involved itself in many activities, but its enduring attraction has been its Friday Luncheon Meetings which have featured celebrated international, national and local speakers.

The club has been presided over by some of the most eminent and innovative business people of the city, and throughout its life, has had a considerable influence upon the development of the City of Nottingham, as we know it today.


The aim of the Nottingham City Business Club is ‘to provide a forum for senior business people who are interested in meeting potential business contacts and hearing the views of influential members of government, and the business sector in a social environment.'

Annual Key Activities

There are 11 Meetings held throughout the year, normally on the third Friday of each month (excluding August). Registration is from 11:45am and lunch is served at 12.30pm. The meetings close at 2.30 pm.

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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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    Latest News

    November's guest speaker, Lord Kerslake, chairman of UK2070 Commission with NCBC president, Rich Cooper

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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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    GDPR at NCBC

    The Nottingham City Business Club is committed to complying with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) law, that came into effect from 25 May 2018.

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