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  • MBC New Member Drinks

  • Tuesday 18 October 2016, 18:00- 20.30,
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  • The Cocktail Bar, Sway, 61-65 Great Queen Street, London WC2B 5BZ

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  • Join us and our most-active Members for a private evening drink and see for yourself exactly what we do best - introduce new clients and markets to great businesses.

     

    The Midtown Business Club brings together the top businesses working in Central London.  It is a shortcut to successful business development for its 160 Members.  The Club also acts as a high level conduit to local public and third sector stakeholders to help accelerate growth and provides a heads-up on key activity such as Crossrail and The London Garden Bridge.  It is also a thought leader on big issues such as Brexit and supply-demand gaps.

     

    Members are able to host their own event on any relevant subject and will typically attract 100 Members to network your key messages.

     

    The Club also has a Young Professionals' Network where junior professionals can learn and practice networking skills and develop business ties.

     

    Club Membership is open to any business based in Midtown and to organisations which have business interests in Midtown.  It has Members in all sectors and of all business sizes.  Pop in, say hello and ask us what we can do for you!

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  • MBC Quiz Night

  • Wednesday 19 October 2016, 18:00-20.30,
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  • Grange Holborn Hotel, 50-60 Southampton Row, WC1B 4AR

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  • Who will win the next MBC Quiz??

     

    We are adding a little competition to your networking at the Club.  Join us for a combative evening of personal RAM raids to find Midtown's own eggheads.  Expect examination of your general knowledge, sport, music, history, food and drink cortices!

     

     

     

    Grange Holborn Hotel is a luxury 5-star hotel, conveniently located in Midtown.  Business guests can benefit from a dedicated floor of meeting and event space.  The main banqueting suite can accommodate up to 450 people and is particularly well suited for gala dinners and large conferences.  Summer events and informal meetings can also be hosted in the Sky Bar on the landscaped roof terrace.  The Grange Holborn is part of the Grange Hotels luxury portfolio, comprising of 17 4-star and 5-star hotels in London's most desirable locations.  For more information please visit the Grange Hotels website.

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  • Cyber Security - the current threats

  • Thursday 24 November 2016, 18:00-20.30,
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  • haysmacintyre, 26 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4AG

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  • Recent data breaches and cyber crime has caused widespread concern amongst businesses, Government organisations and individuals.  Seemingly noone is exempt from opportunistic hackers.  Organised groups of cyber criminals are developing strategies for systematically stealing intellectual property and disrupting business.

     

    The specialist team at haysmacintyre will give their thoughts on how to get the basics right, the simple measures that can be taken to strengthen your defences.

     

    Further details to follow.

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  • MBC Dinner 2017

  • Thursday 27 April 2017, 19:00- midnight,
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  • The Ballroom, Rosewood London, High Holborn, London WC1V 7EN

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  • The Midtown Business Club reaches its 10th Anniversary in 2017 - celebrate with us at the Club's biggest event - The MBC Dinner, a stand-out opportunity to network, entertain and develop new business contacts.

     

    For 2017, the black tie event will once again be at the iconic Rosewood Hotel, and will be a date to remember.

     

    Tables of 10 are available at £2,000 plus VAT, including a Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception, and three course Dinner with wines.  Smaller groups can be accommodated on networking tables, subject to availability.

     

    We cannot take bookings through the website, please call the MBC office - 01993 844776, or contact us by email

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Previous Events

Health and WELLbeing in the Workplace - kindly hosted by Cundall

Crossrail Update - kindly hosted by Hogan Lovells

Ian Lindsay, Land & Property Director, Crossrail Presentation

Disaster strikes three times! - Disaster Recovery Summit - Lessons learnt after the Kingsway Fire - kindly hosted by Bristows

Hamish Cameron - London Resilience Manager, London Fire Brigade

Tim Walker - Taylor Made Computer Solutions

Andy Beech - Farrer & Co

Gary Marshall - MTT

Presentations

Back to the future - kindly hosted by Farrer & Co

Hugh Petter - ADAM Architecture Presentation

When your lease expects it - kindly hosted by Irwin Mitchell

Louise Cartwright - Irwin Mitchell

Sue Wilson - Irwin Mitchell

Mark Anstey - Farebrother

Jon Batt - Farebrother. Presentation

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 - justebikes.co.uk & Low Emission Vehicles Ltd

All presentations

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

Website

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

Presentation

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