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  • MBC YPN - New Year, New Networking Opportunity

  • Thursday 18 February 2016, 18:3021:00,
  • Edwin Coe LLP, 2 Stone Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, London, WC2A 3TH
    (please note that entry to the Inn after 7.00 pm is via the main gate at Lincoln's Inn Fields)

  • Kindly hosted by Edwin Coe LLP

  • The MBC's YPN is delighted to invite you to its first event of 2016 - 'New Year, New Networking Opportunities'.


    As a young professional, networking can be a daunting undertaking and sometimes it can feel like a waste of your precious time. We want to help you to keep that New Year's resolution to get out there and network more often.

    Ian Roberts, Chair of the Midtown Business Club and Managing Director of Central Legal Personnel along with Ed Shardlow, Senior Associate at Ablestoke Financial Planning, will lead a presentation focusing on the value of networking to develop your professional networks as well as set-out the assistance that the MBC YPN can provide you to achieve your networking goals. The presentation will draw on Ian and Ed's extensive networking experience and will cover a range of topics.

    The presentation will be followed by an opportunity for Members to meet each other and socialise over drinks.


    To book your place contact or complete the short form by clicking 'Book Now' below.

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  • Building Bridges

  • Thursday 10 March 2016, 18:00-20.30,
  • Crowne Plaza London - The City, 19 New Bridge Street, Blackfriars, EC4V 6DB

  • The Crowne Plaza Hotel at Blackfriars will be host to the next MBC event - Building Bridges - an update on The Garden Bridge.  Further details on Speakers, and invitations will follow shortly.


    The event will be open to MBC Members and potential Members, two attendees per company.


    Crowne Plaza London - The City is the flagship hotel for the EMEA region of Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts brand as part of the InterContinental Hotel's Group global portfolio.

    Formerly the grounds of Henry VIII's Bridewell Place, the 204 bedroom hotel boasts a conference floor with 5 meeting rooms and a business centre, 2 award winning restaurants; Chinese and Italian, an all-day lounge, and a cocktail and champagne bar with 9 private gated vaults serving Afternoon Tea by day, and burgers and cocktails by night.

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  • MBC - 30 Euston Square

  • Wednesday 13 April 2016, 18:00-20.30,
  • 30 Euston Square, NW1 2FB

  • 30 Euston Square is one of London's leading venues, and the headquarters of the Royal College of General Practitioners.  The venue opened its doors in February 2013 after an extensive improvement and refurbishment programme and offers a 300 seat tiered auditorium with 3D projector and surround sound speakers.  The auditorium is complemented by a self contained and exclusive exhibition space and a series of meeting rooms.


    This event will be open to Members and potential Members of the Club, two attendees per company.


    Further details on the chosen topic will follow shortly.

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  • MBC Dinner

  • Thursday 21 April 2016, 19:00- Midnight,
  • The Ballroom, Rosewood London,  High Holborn, WC1V 7EN

  • A new venue, a new date, and a new business audience.


    The Midtown Business Club Dinner is one of the area's largest and most beneficial business to business events of the year - a great opportunity to network, entertain and develop new contacts in business.  For 2016, the event is relocating to an even greater stage, to Midtown's iconic Rosewood Hotel and occupies a new, soon to be memorable date in your business calendar.


    This Black Tie dinner is a must attend event.  Tables of 10 are available at £2,000 plus VAT - including a pre-Dinner Drinks reception, 3-course Dinner with wines and after dinner drinks.


    Tables can be booked by emailing the MBC office or telephone 01993 844776


    Individual tickets will also be available for networking tables @ £200 each plus VAT.


    Additional sponsorship opportunities are available to raise your profile on the night - please ask for details.



Previous Events

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


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 - & 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