- Tuesday 8 September 2015, 18:30-20.30,
Metro Bank One
Southampton Row, WC1B 5HA
New Model Banking - creating fans, not customers.
Winning over half a million new account holders, Metro Bank,
whose first UK store was in Midtown, has been named the UK's
'top challenger bank'. Much of its growth in deposits has
come from business customers. By the end of last year,
deposits from businesses totalled 64% of all deposits and lending
to businesses made up 45% of the Bank's total lending. Today
it has 36 stores across Greater London and will continue its rapid
expansion, aiming to have 150 stores by 2020.
In this unique networking event five years once since that first
opening, Metro Bank's London Regional Director, Kevin Barrett,
responsible for guiding the Bank's evolution from fresh, new
entrant to trusted financial services partner to millions of UK
customers, will share its calculations for continued growth in
business deposit and lending through service and convenience.
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- Wednesday 9 September 2015, 18:00-21.00,
SWAY London, 61-65 Great
Queen Street, WC2B 5BZ
The Midtown Business Club is holding a new Members event to
promote the Club with a Summer Drinks evening at SWAY,
London. We have had a great response to this event, and it is
now full. If you are interested in attending a future event
please do get in touch - firstname.lastname@example.org
The 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 accelerate
improvements for MIdtown. The Club also has a Young
Professionals' Network where junior professionals can learn and
practice networking skills and develop business ties at an early
Club Membership is open to any business based in Midtown, and to
organisations which have business interests in the area.
Now in its eighth year, new Members are increasing the Club's
valuable reach into all sectors and business sizes. Join
- Thursday 1 October 2015, 8:00- 9.30,
Atlantic House, Holborn Viaduct, EC1A 2FG
Crossrail will soon create new gateways for Midtown to the
East and West and with it access to new markets. At this
timely event, Crossrail's Land and Property Director, Ian Lindsay,
will provide an update on the progress the project is making, and
set out the benefits that the new railway will bring to businesses
of all sizes working in the area; with particular focus on the
impact on property, regeneration, employment and business
development, already beginning to radiate from the construction of
new Crossrail stations at Tottenham Court Road and Faringdon.
Crossrail is Europe's largest infrastructure project
constructing a new railway stretching from Reading and Heathrow in
the West through brand new tunnels underneath central London and
out to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the East. It will deliver
a direct connection between all of London's main employment
centres, linking Heathrow with Paddington, the West End, Midtown,
the City and Canary Wharf. Crossrail will bring 1.5 million
people within a 45 minute commute of London's key business
districts. The new railway will reduce journey times, ease
congestion and improve connections.
We are grateful to Hogan Lovells for hosting this event for the
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Disaster strikes three times! - Disaster Recovery Summit
- Lessons learnt after the Kingsway Fire - kindly hosted
Hamish Cameron - London Resilience Manager, London Fire
Tim Walker - Taylor Made Computer Solutions
Andy Beech - Farrer & Co
Gary Marshall - MTT
Back to the future - kindly hosted by Farrer
Hugh Petter - ADAM Architecture
When your lease expects it - kindly hosted by
Louise Cartwright - Irwin Mitchell
Sue Wilson - Irwin Mitchell
Mark Anstey - Farebrother
Jon Batt - Farebrother.
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.