Henry Franklin, a chartered mechanical engineer and graduate from Nottingham University, will be speaking about his experiences of the Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Scholarship where he spent 6 weeks in the States completing a project examining the adoption of prefabrication in the construction sector.
Joining Henry will be Sam Preston, a behaviour change officer at Nottingham City Council. After reading geography at Durham University, Sam received an Experiencing China scholarship at Tsinghua University where she specialised in the environment, before starting a placement at Nottingham City Council (NCC) coordinating the new sustainability plan. Following some public engagement work in London around recycling, she returned to NCC on their graduate programme, running behaviour change initiatives for staff, businesses and citizens.
At our event, Sam will also be talking about her recent trip to the US as a travelling Roosevelt Scholar where she researched the sustainability stories of 11 US cities, taking lessons home to help shape Nottingham’s transition into the UK’s first carbon neutral city.
The Nottingham Roosevelt Memorial Travelling Scholarship is awarded annually to young men and women aged between 21 and 35 working and/or living in the City or County of Nottingham and being primarily engaged in trade, commerce or the professions.The Scholarship consists of a gift of money to enable the successful applicant them to visit the USA for a period of between 6 weeks and three months.
The object of the Scholarship is to promote study and to obtain further education and in particular of the history and way of life of the American people by granting scholarships to young men and women of distinction and ability in commerce and industry to enable them to visit the United States of America.
Tickets for the event cost £27.50 for members and £39.50 for non-members.
Why not take advantage of our special 95th anniversary membership fee which is currently £95 for a limited period of time. Members then receive a £12 discount off the price of each monthly lunch, and discounted prices for other events.Corporate membership also available.
Guest and members are invited to continue their discussions at The Castle Pub afterwards. NCBC members receive 10% discount with their Castle card.
Hosted at Weavers' tasting premises at 17 Castle Gate, the evening begins at 7pm and runs through until approximately 9:30pm. It is informal whilst also being informative,
Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival at Playa Day Club & Restaurant and then a selection of sharing style plates from Nottingham chef Laurence Henry, who is the current BBC MasterChef: The Professionals Champion 2018.
It will be a casual dining experience in an exclusive area of the restaurant but the dress code remains smart.
On the day, members and guests will receive a 10% discount voucher off food for a future visit to Playa Day Club & Restaurant on the day
On this tour you will have the opportunity to follow the trail of historical facts and learn about how simple ballads that are over 700 years old grew into one of the greatest stories ever told.
Tour will be followed by a cold buffet and drinks at The Castle Pub.
14:30 -15:00 - Registration at The Cross Keys
15:00 - Tour official starts taking in the Lace Market area
15:45 - Pit stop at The Old Angel
16:00 - Continue the tour taking in the Old Market Square area and making our way up to the Ye Olde Salutation Inn
16:40 - 17:15 – Short refreshment break at Ye Olde Salutation Inn and a look at the caves.
17:15 – The tour continues towards the Castle gates, past the Robin Hood statue and on to the Trip to Jerusalem.
18:00 - Official tour ends
18:15 Buffet and drinks at The Castle Pub
Bookings close on 30 July 2018.
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, motre sustainable capitalism in the future.
Ian Roberts is a founder Director of SLR Consulting Limited which is now one of the world’s largest environmental consulting organisations operating across 5 continents. With SLR Ian has experience across a number of sectors including power, oil and gas, mining and minerals, infrastructure, industry and the built environment. Ian has been involved in Nottinghamshire amateur team sports for most of his life as a player, manager and administrator. A lifelong fan, Ian joined Notts County in 2012 acting as an advisor to the board on a range of football, business and community issues. Ian is also a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and for the last 4 years has served as an East Midlands Regional Councilor for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).
Tim Hatton is a Senior Manager at Notts County Football in the Community. Tim is responsible for managing and developing the business and media teams. He is also responsible for the funding and the profile of the organisation working with charitable trusts, corporate and public organisations. He is responsible for the implementation and monitoring of schemes aimed at providing high quality, accessible and life-changing, development opportunities that change people’s health, confidence and skills.
Based in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, We Are Unstuck’s growing client base includes Red Bull, Camelot, Penguin Random House, Browne Jacobson and the Creative Quarter.
Sarah will share recent research, which shows that businesses who embrace creativity outperform their competitors in revenue growth and market share. These businesses are also more likely to create inspiring workplaces where individuals and teams thrive. Sarah will go on to share tangible and workable insights on how to nurture creativity in yourself and your teams thereby creating businesses which are nimble and able to adapt to the increasing demands of doing business in the 21st century.
Launched two years ago, MediCity is an incubator designed to provide a stimulating and supportive business development environment for innovators in consumer healthcare, medical technology, diagnostics and beauty products. Its community now contains 30 entrepreneurial companies.
David applies more than thirty years of healthcare experience to MediCity, harnessing entrepreneurship to meet healthcare challenges by creating the optimal environment and personalised support for innovators. He trained as a Biomedical Scientist within the UK National Health Service and developed clinical diagnostics within Amersham International and J&J.
David will discuss how he is leveraging his knowledge and experience to help entrepreneurs solve the healthcare challenges and will also highlight some interesting investment and export insights following a recent trip to China.
Since 1992 she has worked primarily in venue programming and management at venues such as The Hackney Empire, Sadler’s Wells, Merlin Frome, Blackpool Grand Theatre and Nottingham Playhouse. She has an extremely varied role and is responsible for Business Performance Management as well as constant Change Management.
Stephanie will talk about how and why they make theatre and how they ensure they can take creative risks whilst ensuring the playhouse remains financially stable.
In addition, she may share some back stage gossip!
David has been with the world’s leading swim-brand, Speedo, for 20 years, during which time he has enjoyed a successful rise through the company, from sales person in 1995 to president in 2008.
In June 2013, David was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list in recognition of his contribution to the economic development of the East Midlands region.
David is also a non-executive director of the Commonwealth Games England organisation and advisor to the Mitre football business.
Having forged an indisputably impressive career to date, Professor Sir David Greenaway received a knighthood for services to Higher Education in Her Majesty The Queen’s 2014 Birthday Honours list and was awarded an Honorary Citizenship of Ningbo, China, in September 2012.
Professor Sir David Greenaway was appointed Nottingham’s sixth Vice‑Chancellor in 2008, having previously been a Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the University for both Research and Infrastructure.
A Professor of Economics, David was the founding Director of the Leverhulme Centre for Research on Globalisation and Economic Policy. His research interests lie primarily in the fields of trade and labour market adjustment, cross-border investment, and international trade policy.
Further to his role as a Professor of Economics, Sir David:
- Has acted as a consultant to the World Bank, the European Commission and the United Nations.
- Was Chair of the UK Armed Forces Pay Review Body from 2004 until 2010
- Was appointed as Honorary Colonel of the East Midlands Universities Officers Training Corps In 2013
- Was a member of the Government’s Asia Task Force and is currently a member of its Higher Education Task Force.
- Is Chair of CASE Europe
- Is a member of the National Centre for Universities and Business Leadership Council.
- In 2013, Sir David completed ‘Shape of Training’, a national review of UK postgraduate medical education and training in 2013
This was followed by a special event to celebrate Business in the Community’s Give and Gain Day. We welcomed around forty Year 9 and Year 12 business students from local education institutions to network with club members. The aim was to provide the students with insight, inspiration and connections to fuel their future careers.
Then, at our usual May lunch, Mark Del, founder of Nusic, spoke to attendees about the bubbling music scene in Nottingham, why it is so important to the local economy and how businesses can get involved in it.
Nusic supports and promotes local acts - one of their key success stories being Jake Bugg - and lobbies for local organisations to show their support for the Nottingham music scene, too.
With so much going on, it was a brilliant day and we thanks everyone involved.
The lunch was a great opportunity for members of Nottingham’s business community to get an update on the progress of the scheme, plans for which were influenced by an extensive public consultation and are based on three themes: ‘1000 years of history’, ‘Rebellion and Democracy’ and ‘The Creative City’.
The aim of the plans is to transform Nottingham's historic castle into a world-class centre of learning, heritage and culture.
Jonathan English, club president, said: “It was great to see so many people attend the lunch at which we were given an insight into the exciting plans for Nottingham Castle. We can’t wait to see these come to fruition and extend our warmest thanks to Ted and Heather for their time.”
Séverine Bernasconi is a Counter Terrorism Security Adviser and will be talking to us about:
- Awareness re terrorist/extremist threat in the UK
- The significance for your business and your staff
- The importance of vigilance and reporting
John Sergeant (born 14 April 1944) is a British television and radio journalist and broadcaster. He was the BBC's Chief Political Correspondent from 1992 to 2000 and the Political Editor of ITN from 2000 to 2002.
Simon will be talking about team performance and what makes this work. Comparing the different approaches in business and sport – concentrating on the emotional preparation within a sports team and how this might apply in the working world.
Pamela Wright was appointed Deputy Agent for the East Midlands in March 2010. Prior to that, she was Deputy Agent in Northern Ireland for six and a half years, following two years working in Monetary Analysis in the Bank's Threadneedle Street Head Office. Immediately prior to working at the Bank of England, Pam was Director of Economics and Research at the British Retail Consortium, where she worked for 5 years. Before this, she worked in the commercial property sector as a Senior Investment Analyst.
NCBC 90th Anniversary Celebration at Trent Bridge 27/06/2014The Nottingham City Business Club will be celebrating its 90th anniversary in style at the iconic Trent Bridge, 7-10pm on Friday 27th June.
Featuring drinks on arrival, canapés throughout the evening and top live entertainment from the Hasta la Huego Sunshine Band, this is one NCBC event not to miss. Partners, colleagues and friends are all welcome.
Join us as we celebrate this important milestone for the Nottingham City Business Club.
2. The Nottingham Growth Plan and the needs of the City, commenting on future skills, education and investment.
The event is held in Nottingham City Centre at the Park Plaza Hotel on Maid Marian way fromand will take the following format:
Sir Ranulph, OBE is a British adventurer and record-breaker and will share some of his amazing experiences that span his 40 years as Britain’s most famous explorer. Fiennes has led 15 expeditions across some of the harshest environments in the world that have raised £14 million for a variety of good causes and in 2010 he was named as the UK’s top celebrity fundraiser by JustGiving.
You will be able to hear about some of his inspiring achievements including; the Land Rover 7 x7 x 7 challenge where he ran 7 marathons across 7 continents in 7 days, conquering Mount Everest and crossing both polar ice-caps and making an unsupported crossing of the Antarctic continent.
Sir Ranulph has also written a number of books about his experiences and will be signing copies of his latest book ‘Cold – Extreme Adventures at the Lowest Temperatures on Earth,” at the lunch.
This special anniversary event is also raising money for the Children’s Air Ambulance, with a percentage of the ticket price going to the charity.
The format and price of this event will be different to our normal lunches:·
from 11.30am – arrival with Bucks Fizz for everyone·
12.10pm - Welcome and Introductions·
12.15pm to 1.00pm – Talk from Sir Ranulph Fiennes·
1.00pm to 1.45pm - Lunch - a 2 course Chino Latino inspired meal plus tea/coffee·
1.45pm to 2.00pm - Closing remarks and book signing·
To reflect the quality of the speaker and to raise funds for the Children’s Air Ambulance who have organised the speaker for us, the price of the lunch will be £39.50 for members and £49.50 for non members.
She began in the humble surroundings of her father’s fruit shop but even in her early days she showed signs of future success by demonstrating her keenness to sell! Her experience in the beauty industry saw her key to the success of other brands including Australian Bodycare, Decleor and Darphin and she also launched St Tropez in Europe.
Now officially retired, she is still on the board at many companies and maintains interest in businesses including Airbase Airbrush Make-Up which is now run by her son, Lloyd. She is also the chairman of the Maggie’s Nottingham Campaign Board.
Becky Valentine of Nottingham-based property developers, Spenbeck and one of Nottingham City Business Club’s newest members said: “I had the great pleasure of hearing Judy Naake speak a few years ago and her St Tropez story is one of determination, inspiration and humour. It will strike a chord with everyone and I am very excited to listen to her accomplishments once again at the next lunch.”
“I am really looking forward to welcoming Judy to the club and hearing her story,” said Dianne Allen, president of Nottingham City Business Club. “We are very privileged that she has agreed to speak and share her experiences - I am sure that she will be a popular speaker.” Sponsored by Mazars, the event takes place takes place at the Park Plaza on Maid Marian Way and begins at 12.00noon for lunch at 12.30pm.
Immediately prior to working at the Bank of England, Pam was Director of Economics and Research at the British Retail Consortium, where she worked for 5 years. Before this, she worked in the commercial property sector as a Senior Investment Analyst.
Prior to this he was healthcare director of Boots the Chemist, having held senior management positions in store operations and human resources.
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The Nottingham City Business Club (NCBC) was founded in 1924, with Mr J G McMeeking as its first president.
Former president Deborah Labbate and council member Ross Davies welcome February's guest speaker, Emily Hancock from Impacting Businessby Design
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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