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  • Business in Concert

  • Wednesday 30 April 2014, 18:00-21.30,
  • Temple Bar, 1 Milfords Lane, off Strand, WC2R 3LL, and then on to St Clement Danes Church, Strand

  • The Brandenburg Choral Festival London 2014

    Kerman & Co LLP

  • A gala evening combining the power of business networking with the power of music.


    The Brandenburg Choral Festival and Kerman & Co have joined forces to offer a unique evening of networking and lively choral music designed to engage.  We'll begin the evening over networking drinks and small treats hosted by Kerman & Co at Temple Bar (formerly Milfords), just opposite the famous St Clement Danes Church where we'll later take our seats to celebrate The Brandenburg Festival successful 2014 programme with a lively performance by Surrey Youth Choir & Jazz Orchestra that will envelope this historic space with the sound of swing.


    The Brandenburg Choral Festival is London's biggest and broadest choral celebration.  It exists as a platform for choirs of all shapes, sizes and styles to perform in a whole range of iconic Central London venues.  The Festival opens at the end of December and runs through to the first May Bank Holiday each year, providing more than four months of unparalleled variety.  Centred geographically and spiritually on St Martin-in-the-Fields, other venues include St Clement Danes, Temple Church, Corpus Christi Maiden Lane and the National Portrait Gallery.


    Kerman & Co: with offices in Midtown London, opposite the Royal Courts of Justice and in Dublin, Kerman & Co offer a complete range of legal services aimed at helping businesses and individuals alike.  Their expertise covers all the areas of law that you'd expect, as well as more specialised subjects.  Their work is Partner led, assisted by teams of highly skilled staff.


    Please note that this an event for MBC Members only.  Potential Members will have an opportunity to attend a future networking event.

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  • MBC YPN - Vocal Confidence

  • Tuesday 6 May 2014, 18:30- 20.30,
  • The Grange St Paul's club 10, 10 Godliman Street, London EC4V 5AJ

  • Some of the most valuable business skills today concern how you communicate both with colleagues and clients.


    The MBC YPN invite you to The Grange St Paul's club 10 for an event with a difference, led by Bob Porter, Director of the Brandenburg Choral Festival and hosted by Grange Hotels.


    Bob and his team will give you a new look at communication skills for business by sharing ways to develop confidence and techniques such as how to project vocally, so that you can present your ideas better.


    Grange Hotels are kindly providing reception drinks and canapes for the event whilst showcasing their Nightclub, club 10.  Join us for an evening which promises to be both informative and surprisingly entertaining!


    The Midtown Business Club Young Professionals' Network (MBC YPN) is a forum in which junior professionals can learn and practice networking skills and develop business ties at an early stage in their careers.  Meeting bi-monthly, Members can expect to attend varied presentations and social events aimed at supporting and encouraging their confidence and professional development.

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  • MBC Midtown Quiz

  • Wednesday 21 May 2014, 18:00- 21.30,
  • Buro Happold, 71 Newman Street, London W1T 3EQ

  • You are invited to take part in MBC's inaugural Quiz, kindly hosted by Buro Happold at their venue in Newman Street.  Following a networking session, we will organise guests into teams of 8 for a fun 'pub style' quiz - with rounds covering a range of general knowledge topics.


    Invitations will be circulated shortly.

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  • MBC Dinner 2014

  • Tuesday 25 November 2014, 18:45,
  • Bloomsbury Big Top, Guilford Street, London WC1

  • We are pleased to announce preliminary details for Midtown's largest business to business event of 2014.  The Bloomsbury Big Top has been booked for the fourth successive year, offering the best opportunity to nework and entertain your clients.


    Tables will go on sale shortly, the 2013 price has been held - £1,650 inc VAT for a table of 10 is the early bird offer price (paid before Sept 1st).  Tables of 12, and individual tickets are also available. The price includes a pre-dinner drinks reception, 3 course Dinner with wine during and after the meal.


    Sponsorship opportunities are available - please contact the MBC office for details.


    The Club will give its support to a worthy Charity, details will be announced soon.


    Please note you cannot book tickets online, contact the MBC office for further details -



Previous Events

Social Capital - kindly hosted by Speechly Bircham

Robert Bond - Speechly Bircham

Nick Hurd MP - Minister for Civil Society

Simon Hoare - Hoare's Bank

Moira Protani - Wilsons Solicitors. Presentation

Refurbish or rebuild? - kindly hosted by Speechly Bircham

Natalie Roberts - Land Securities

Mark Anstey - Farebrother

Clare Wildfire - Mott MacDonald

Alasdair Donn - Willmott Dixon

Panel Discussion - produced by Talking Edge Studios

Business Development in difficult markets

Chris Butterwick & Paul Matthews - The PACE Partners LLP. Presentation

Is Sustainability working? hosted by Buro Happold

Simon Pilkington - Buro Happold

Andrew Richmond - GLA

Andrew Cooper - Consultant

James Fitzgerald - & Low Emission Vehicles Ltd

All presentations

The Bloomsbury Summer Fete 2013 - in partnership with The Midtown Business Club


Levenes Employment - Social Media - Don't make a #hashtag of it!


Planning surpises in and around Midtown

Chris Hicks, Nick Spall & Setareh Neshati. Presentation

Midtown - Better Connected

Robert Lines - Network Rail. Blackfriars Station & Bridge Works. Presentation

Mike Keegan - Transport for London. Improving transport for Midtown. Presentation

The 2011 Midtown Business Club Dinner - The Bloomsbury Big Top. Sponsors - George Carter, Archive Acumen, CgMs, EA Shaw, Farebrother, MTT, PKF and The Royal Bank of Scotland.

Alistair Subba Row, Chairman of the Midtown Business Club and Senior Partner at Farebrother heralded a new Vision for London Midtown that includes better streets, spaces, transport, co-ordination between authorities and branding at the Club's Annual Dinner this week, attended by 480 business, local authority and community leaders, raising £7,250 for Wooden Spoon in the process and BBC Commentator / Wooden Spoon Ambassador Ian Robertson's thumbs.

MBC Young Professionals' Network Launch - hosted by Saffery Champness.

Louise Beddoes - Speechly Bircham. Networking without tears. Presentation

2012 - Ready or Not - hosted by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

Tim Jones - Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. The London 2012 Opportunity. Presentation

Ben Plowden - TfL. 2012 Transport. Helping businesses plan. Presentation

Rick Cudworth - Deloitte. Preparing for 'The Greatest Show on Earth'. Presentation

Vision On! - hosted by Bristows

Peter Daw - Mayor of London's Office. Leading to a greener London. Presentation

Alistair Subba Row - Chairman, Midtown Business Club. A Vision for Midtown. Presentation

Vision for Midtown - Business leaders working for change

Andrew Jones - AECOM. More than the sum of its parts. Presentation

John Powner - Atelier Works. A Midtown Conversation - Branding Diversity. Presentation

Pat Brown - Central. Presentation

Corporate Social Responsibility Workshops - Speechly Bircham.

1. How to get started. Robert Bond & Shelley Rowley - Speechly Bircham. Presentation.

2. How to communicate initiatives. Holly McKinlay - M&N and Graham Thorley - Strategic Fusion. Presentation

3a. How to engage staff. Bernie Watson - haysmacintyre, Marie Broad - Time & Talents. Presentation

3b. Unlocking value. Mark Hutcheon - Reputation Inc. Presentation

4. Working with charity partners. Louisa Dixon & Natalie Appleby - Nabarro, Laura Cook - Great Ormond Street Hospital, Alex Robinson - Lymphoma & Leukaemia Research. Presentation

5a. Maintaining the momentum. Robert Bond & Shelley Rowley - Speechly Bircham. Presentation

5b. Street to school. Deborah O'Malley - Aviva. Presentation

Introduction to the Equality Act 2010 - Levenes Employment. Presentation

An introduction to Business Development - Dale Carnegie
* Prospect more intelligently in order to get to pitch more often
* Better structure what you say in meetings
* Present yourself and your organisation with confidence and credibility
* Use strong evidence to underline the value of your product or service
* Build lasting relationships with clients.

London 2012 - Ensuring MBC members are 'Games ready'

Vince Fihosy, Director, London 2012 City Operations Programme, GLA. Presentation
Mark Evers, Director, Games Transport, TfL Games Team. Presentation
Rick Cudworth, Deloitte. Presentation
Tim Jones, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Presentation

Travel broadens the mind - Statesman Travel

Speakers: Tracey Randell, Statesman Travel, Gwyneth Williams, Collyer Bristow and Matthew Hudson, Transport for London. Hosted by Statesman Travel Limited, supported by Transport for London.

The 2010 Midtown Business Club Dinner

Chairman Alistair Subba Row of Farebrother set-out the Club's four-point plan for the year ahead to create:

* A 20 year masterplan for Midtown including environmental, transport and public realm improvements
* An international place marketing strategy that celebrates the collection of world-renowned 'villages' that make up Midtown
* A sound stakeholder network to establish a pro-active voice for Midtown, at all levels of government
* A continuing platform for the generation of new business for member companies.

Members and guests were given a headstart on the issues facing the area, locally and internationally by Fred Cerullo, President/CEO of New York's Grand Central Partnership (below) who spoke of the benefits of working together in partnerships and how uniting business communities is the key to a successful City, and Ross Walker, of RBS whose timely and entertaining economic forecasts were thought-provoking. Presentation. Profile of Fred Cerullo in Property Week.

The Midtown Hotel Economy - Performance and future growth - PKF (UK) LLP. Presentation

The key to successful litigation - Nabarro. Presentation

On your marks....Set.....Go! London Olympics 2012

Heather Hancock, Lead Partner for London 2012 and Managing Partner for Innovation & Brand, Deloitte. Presentation is available to Club members who attended the event, upon request.

Bernie Hollywood, Senior Business Development Manager, Lloyds TSB. Presentation
Tim Lawler, Chief Executive, SportsAid. Presentation

The Green Costs Code

Martin Powell, Director of Projects, LDA. Presentation : Low-carbon London.
Dave Farebrother, Environmental Director, Land Securities. Presentation : Moving ahead through partnership.
Richard Weavers, Head of Technical Management, Land Securities. Presentation : CRC Treating everyone fairly.
Charlotte Eddington, Group Head, Energy & Sustainability, CB Richard Ellis. Presentation : An extraordinarily long walk.

Planning issues in Midtown - Explained! - CgMs. Presentation