- Thursday 13 June 2013, 18:30- 20.30,
6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3LX
Speechly Bircham LLP
Social Media is changing the way we interact with our friends
and family on a day to day basis, however its ability to impact how
we interact with our colleagues and fellow professionals is
important. As young professsionals, Social Media offers an
opportunity to enhance our company's profile and expand our
professional network, however this can be a daunting task.
Robert Bond, a Partner at Speechly Bircham LLP, will lead a
presentation focusing on the value of LinkedIn to develop your
Robert specialises in information technology and commercial law
and is also a recognised expert and author in the fields of
e-commerce, computer game, data protection and information security
laws. The presentation will draw on Robert's experience of
using LinkedIn as a professional networking tool and will cover a
range of topics including why you should build your network and why
you should use Social Media for work. The presentation will
provide key information about how to use LinkedIn.
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- Friday 14 June 2013, 12:00-17.00,
The Bloomsbury Association
Bedford Square, WC1
Please join us for Midtown's big day out!
The Bloomsbury Summer Fete offers a great opportunity to promote
your business, team-build and support your CSR aims. In 2012,
the Bloomsbury Fete welcomed well over 2,000 local residents,
office workers and visitors for an afternoon of entertainment,
stalls, foodie delights and toe-tapping music to Bedford
We are inviting MBC Member companies to take a stall at the Fete
to provide an activity to entertain the visitors. Last year range
of stalls included Sack Races, Milk the Cow, Treasure Hunt, £1 in a
bucket, Buzz Wire, Hook a Duck, Can Topple - and a fabulous
selection of food and drink. Let your imagination run wild -
we will consider all ideas!
Stalls are available at £500 plus VAT, or £250 plus VAT for
micro businesses and charities. Larger sponsorship packages
are available, please ask for details.
The stalls will be open until 5pm, when the focus turns to the
live music stage which will showcase local groups until 9pm.
For more information visit www.bloomsburysummerfete.org.uk
- Tuesday 26 November 2013, 18:45-12midnight,
The Bloomsbury Big Top
Coram's Fields, Guilford Street, WC1
We are pleased to announce the preliminary details for the MBC
Dinner 2013 - we have confirmed a booking for The Bloomsbury Big
Top, which has proved a popular venue for the past 2 years.
The black tie Dinner brings together over 450 representatives from
Midtown businesses and stakeholders and offers an ideal opportunity
to entertain and network.
Tables of 10 will be available at £1,650 inc VAT, and tables of
12 @ £1,980 inc VAT. Individual or multiple tickets for
networking tables will be £165 each inc VAT. The ticket price
includes a pre-Dinner drinks reception, 3 course Dinner with wines,
and the prices above are 'early bird' rates for payment
before August 31st.
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the following items:
Guest List, Menus, Tickets, Wine Collars, Cloakroom Tickets, Table
Plans & Place Cards, Name Badges - please contact the Club if
you are interested in taking any of these or would like to make
your own suggestions.
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
Mike Keegan - Transport for London. Improving transport for
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
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
Rick Cudworth - Deloitte. Preparing for 'The Greatest Show on
Vision On! - hosted by
Peter Daw - Mayor of London's Office. Leading to a greener
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.
John Powner - Atelier Works. A Midtown Conversation - Branding
Pat Brown - Central. Presentation
Corporate Social Responsibility Workshops -
1. How to get started. Robert Bond & Shelley Rowley -
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.
3b. Unlocking value. Mark Hutcheon - Reputation Inc.
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 -
5b. Street to school. Deborah O'Malley - Aviva. Presentation
Introduction to the Equality Act 2010 - Levenes
An introduction to Business Development - Dale
* Prospect more intelligently in order to get to pitch more
* Better structure what you say in meetings
* Present yourself and your organisation with confidence and
* Use strong evidence to underline the value of your product or
* Build lasting relationships with clients.
London 2012 - Ensuring MBC members are
Vince Fihosy, Director, London 2012 City Operations Programme,
Mark Evers, Director, Games Transport, TfL Games Team. Presentation
Rick Cudworth, Deloitte. Presentation
Tim Jones, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Presentation
Travel broadens the mind - Statesman
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
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
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.
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
Presentation : An extraordinarily long walk.
Planning issues in Midtown - Explained! - CgMs.