- Thursday 14 August 2014, 18:00- 20.30,
The Hatton, 51-53 Hatton Garden, EC1N 8HN
Join experts for a unique, one-off guided walking tour of
Dickens and Pepys' Midtown of Staple Inn, Chancery Lane and
Lincoln's Inn, seeking out our hidden history, architecture,
stories, myths and legends.
Disraeli once described London as 'a modern Babylon'. At
its heart, 18th and 19th Century Midtown, with its incredibly
diverse economy, fabulous wealth and royal connections, arguably
drove London to its reputation for such extravagance and excess; in
After welcome drinks at The Hatton on Hatton Garden, our special
tour of Midtown's more colourful places will take in St. Andrew
Holborn Church, Staple Inn, Dickens' Chancery Lane, the Royal
Courts of Justice and the curiosity that is the Old Curiosity
The tours will depart at half-hourly intervals from 6.30pm
returning to The Hatton for further drinks and networking.
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- Thursday 18 September 2014, 8:00- 9.30,
Irwin Mitchell, 40
Holborn Viaduct, EC1N 2PZ
Full details for this event will be released shortly.
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- Wednesday 22 October 2014, 18:00- 20.30,
The Hoxton Holborn,
199-206 High Holborn, WC1V 7BD
The Hoxton Holborn will open its doors in late Summer, the new
hotel is located within a Grade II listed building in Holborn, just
a stone's throw from Covent Garden.
Just like the mothership in Shoreditch, the rooms are cleverly
designed to maximise comfort, space and style. As well as 174
bedrooms there are two restaurants, run in partnership with Soho
House Group - an all day restaurant set in an airy conservatory,
and a Chicken Shop serving rotisserie chicken. The Holborn Grind
makes creamy cappuccinos and if you want a bit of pampering there's
a Cheeky salon to buff your nails.
MBC Members and potential Members are invited to a preview of
the new hotel, further details to be released shortly.
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- Tuesday 25 November 2014, 18:45,
Bloomsbury Big Top, Guilford Street, London WC1
Midtown's largest business to business event. Leaders from each
of London Midtown's economic and community partnerships joined
local authority leaders and over 350 business executives at our
Dinner in 2013, joining forces to improve, promote and generate new
investment into the area. It is our largest and most comprehensive
opportunity to network, promote your business and entertain your
The 2013 table price has been held - £1,650 inc VAT for a table
of 10 - if paid before September 1st. Tables of 12 and individual
tickets are also available. The price includes a pre-dinner drinks
reception and a three course Dinner with wine.
Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Please contact the
MBC office for details.
Our Dinners have also raised a total of £25,000 for Charity
since they began in 2011. The Lord's
Taverners, the UK's leading youth cricket and disability sports
Charity, dedicated to giving disadvantaged and disabled young
people a sporting chance, will be the Club's Charity Partner in
Please note you cannot book tickets online, contact the MBC
office for further details - firstname.lastname@example.org
Social Capital - kindly hosted by Speechly
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
Natalie Roberts - Land Securities
Mark Anstey - Farebrother
Clare Wildfire - Mott MacDonald
Alasdair Donn - Willmott Dixon
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
Simon Pilkington - Buro Happold
Andrew Richmond - GLA
Andrew Cooper - Consultant
James Fitzgerald - justebikes.co.uk & Low Emission Vehicles
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
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.