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  • When your lease expects it...

  • Thursday 18 September 2014, 8:00- 10.00,
  • Irwin Mitchell, 40 Holborn Viaduct, EC1N 2PZ

  • The total amount of available office space in Midtown is currently the lowest in Central London.  Businesses from across London are increasingly attracted to move to the area.  A decision to move office or to stay must be well-planned in advance as well as business-effective. Whether you are looking to move, extend or contract your office space, or even have lease options over 18 months away, this event is a must.


    Successful plays are founded on sound legal and Real Estate advice. Lawyers Irwin Mitchell and Surveyor/Agent Farebrother, join forces at this one-off event to share insights.


    The presentation will include a timely overview of current office market dynamics, a step-by-step guide to navigating lease event dates to ensure that the right decisions are made and lease obligations met at the right times, followed by an opportunity to have your own questions answered.

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  • MBC Elevator 6

  • Wednesday 15 October 2014, 18:00-20.30,
  • Olswang

  • 90 High Holborn, London WC1V 6XX

  • Bring your soapbox to our next networking event, styled on Japan's PechaKucha Clubs. Eight businesses will have the opportunity to make a six-minute presentation to Members and guests. Presenters are allowed to use 20 slides, each shown for 20 seconds (20 x 20).  It's a format that makes presentations concise and keeps things moving at a rapid pace but beware, don't break the rules of over-do the pitching.


    If you would like to present, please contact David Perry of Charles & Lawrence on 0777 597 6802, who will provide further information on how to get the most from this opportunity.


    We are very grateful to Olswang LLP for hosting this event for the Club.

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  • How green is our City?

  • Wednesday 19 November 2014, 8:00-09.30,
  • Speechly Bircham, 6 New Street Square, London EC4A 3LX

  • 'How green is our City' will bring together a panel of Speakers who will cover this topic from an environmental, planning and charitable perspective.  Further details to be announced shortly.

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  • MBC Dinner 2014

  • 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 clients.


    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 2014.


    Please note you cannot book tickets online, contact the MBC office for further details -



Previous Events

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