GBC Meetings

GBC Meetings

We hold our general GBC meetings bi-monthly across a few different locations in Grantham depending on the event. Everyone is welcome to join us and tickets can be paid for in advance via our Eventbrite booking system, or on the door on the night. We do prefer it if you can book in advance as this will allow us to better plan the catering requirements for the evening.

If you are not on the list for our email notifications of future events and meetings so that you can book up in advance, please get in touch now and we’ll add you to our list for future event notifications.

 


MEETING/EVENT TIMETABLE 2018-2019

Dates for your diary

NEXT EVENT

LATEST – THE SEPTEMBER EVENT HAS NOW BEEN REARRANGED FOR OCT 31st

UPDATE: As you know, due to circumstances beyond our control, the September Event had to be cancelled at short notice, as Belton House was unexpectedly been closed off that day due the the gales. An email was been sent out to everyone who booked tickets. 

As promised we have now rescheduled this event – same line up, same location, and those of you who originally booked tickets but will not be able to attend on this new date can request a refund.

 

NEW DATE: Wednesday 31st October 2018
Grantham Business Club Event
VENUE: Belton House
TIME: 5.45pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.

Prompt arrival between 5.45-6pm please as we have a tightly packed schedule.

IMPORTANT:
At the specific request of Belton House, NO STILETTO SHOES PLEASE.

6.00 – 6.15pm: Welcome by Chairperson, Sue Hodgson.
6.15pm: Presentation – What it takes to run a National Trust property like Belton House Challenges and opportunities.
6.30pm: Private Tour around Belton House & View the boat house.
7.45pm: Break – Food & Networking & Table Quiz.
8.15pm: Invest SK – Paul Allen – Update on town centre developments.
8.30pm: Members spotlight
10 mins – Stuart Craddock – St Wulfram’s Church
10 Mins – Phil Noon – Knipfest
10 mins – Chris Graves and Vincent Brittain – Inspire Plus
9.00pm: Members Forum & Updates – All attendees.
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DATE: 29th November 2018
Grantham Business Club Event
VENUE: St Wulframs Chruch
Grantham
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.
TICKETS: £10 advance ticket / £12.50 on the door

Details and booking information to follow shortly.

 

 


DATE: 31st January 2019
Grantham Business Club Event – Hand over to new Chair
VENUE: Belton Park Golf Club
Grantham
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.
TICKETS: £10 advance ticket / £12.50 on the door

Details and booking information to follow shortly.

 

 


PAST EVENTS 2018

DATE: 24th May 2018
LOCATION: Grantham Business Club Event
The Barn

Back Street
Buckminster
Nr Grantham
NG33 5RS
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.
TICKETS: £10 advance ticket / £12.50 on the door

Time to book your place at the next Grantham Business Club meeting. As always, the opportunity is not to be missed; if you want to have your say or get involved with your local business community, this is the place to make your voice heard.

May’s event will focus on GDPR, with a presentation by JMP Solicitors; with the changes now coming fully into effect, this will be a worthwhile opportunity for any Grantham business – big or small – to get to know the ins and outs of the new rules and what it means for us all.

We’ll also have InvestSK with us, talking about High Street and town developments.

 

DATE: 26th April 2018 – Grantham Business Club Social Event
LOCATION: Gin Tasting with The Trickling Tap
(NOTE – NEW LOCATION)
The Trickling Tap

Market View Restaurant
14 Market Place
Grantham
NG31 6LJ
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.

This year, as well as our formal Business Meetings, we have decided to hold a series of informal Social events.  The first of these kicks off on Thursday, 26th April 2018 at The Trickling Tap Market View Restaurant and is our very own Gin Tasting event hosted by the award winning Trickling Tap of Grantham.

A selection of Gins will be served for you to sample, together with nibbles to enhance the experience.  Learn how different Tonics and mixers enhance and compliment the various Botanicals within the Gin and perhaps by the end of the night (if you can still think straight) you might  remember which was your favourite one too!

This event is also open to non Grantham Business Club attendees, so if you would like to bring along a few friends you are more than welcome.  In fact, more the merrier!

Please log on to Eventbright and buy your tickets on line.  Tickets are limited for his event so book early to avoid disappointment.


DATE: 22nd March 2018
LOCATION: Grantham Business Club Event
Grantham Museum

St Peter’s Hill
Grantham
NG31 6PY
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.
TICKETS: £10 advance ticket / £12.50 on the door

Our next business meeting event is on 22nd March. The agenda is as follows:

David Burlington – Grantham Museum
Roy Wright -Grantham Carnival
Tina Dingly – MacMillan Day Hospice
Rosemary Richards – Gravity Fields launch

Business coaching spot – Louise Hudson, Social media tips
Howard Rudder – ex forces recruitment

Event updates for April and May

Our usual scrumptious Buffet, and this month we are tasting the delights of Little Kitchen Catering from Grantham.



DATE: 25th January 2018
LOCATION: Belton Park Golf Club
Belton Park Golf Club

Londonthorpe Lane
Grantham
NG31 9SH
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.
TICKETS: £10 advance ticket / £12.50 on the door

Our next meeting on 25th January will be the AGM for the Club. Full agenda details will follow shortly. Join us to welcome our new Chair for 2018, Sue Hodgson. Sue has some fantastic ideas for the club over the next 12 months which she will share with us.

We would be grateful if you could book your tickets through Eventbrite so we are aware of numbers for catering purposes.

 

CLICK HERE to book your tickets today and make connections with other great Grantham businesses.

The Grantham Business Club is YOUR Club and is for the benefit of ALL businesses. Please support it.


 


 

MEETING/EVENT TIMETABLE 2017

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DATE: 23rd November 2017
LOCATION: Belton Park Golf Club
Belton Park Golf Club

Londonthorpe Lane
Grantham
NG31 9SH
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.
TICKETS: £10 advance ticket / £12.50 on the door

Robert Holland – An introduction to Grantham Air Training Corp and some volunteer opportunities

Grantham College – An introduction to the Grantham College Search Committee and ways the Business Community in Grantham can help

Stephen Vickers – Update from Buckminster about their outlet village proposals

Chris England – Main Event Sponsor for this evening. ‘England’s Finest Photography’ on how to maximise the benefits of photography and video for your businesses

Christmas Buffet and Networking

Father Stuart Cradduck – Presentation about his plans for the developments at St Wulframs and how it can help attract new visitors to Grantham’s new Heritage quarter

Cllr Matthew Lee SKDC and Steve Bowyer InvestSK – Open question and answer session following the spending announcements made at the recent Economic Summit. A fantastic opportunity for you us all to better understand and help to shape the proposals announced

Oldrids & Downtown will also be inviting you to a ‘Grantham Business Club – Ice Rink – Drinks and Nibbles Evening’ so come to this meeting to receive your invitation and for more details.

CLICK HERE to book your tickets today and make connections with other great Grantham businesses.

The Grantham Business Club is YOUR Club and is for the benefit of ALL businesses. Please support it.


 


 


DATE: 4th September 2017
LOCATION: Arena UK
Allington Lane

Allington
NG32 2EF
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.

TICKETS: £10 advance ticket / £12.50 on the door


The theme for this meeting will be all about Skills and Education and we have a couple of great speakers lined up for you from Bishop Grosseteste University and Grantham College. You will have the opportunity for lots of networking and as usual there will be a lovely buffet for you to enjoy.

Richard Broadhead, Managing Director of Oldrids Downtown will be the key note speaker after the buffet break to outline their exciting proposals announced in The Journal.

In addition to the above we will have 3 tickets to give away, free, for the Grantham Journal Business Awards 2017, courtesy of the Business Club, along with the opportunity to buy tickets for our reserved tables at a reduced cost. Don’t miss out on this exciting meeting!


 


 


DATE: 13th July 2017
LOCATION: Arena UK
Allington Lane

Allington
NG32 2EF
SPECIAL EVENT: The GBC Expo
TIME: 5pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.
TICKETS: £10 advance ticket. Stand booking inc 1 admission £20


We have a fantastic line up for you and a huge networking opportunity at this event along with a great buffet at the beautiful Pavillion, Arena UK, which is approximately 15 minutes outside of Grantham, very easy to find and a great setting.

The mini expo, which is showcasing local businesses, will start at 5pm, a great time to connect, spot opportunities to grow your business and find out about other local business offerings. Networking will available until the start of the meeting at 6:30, so come along and make those connections.

We will have Emma Sheardown, an inspirational speaker and para dressage rider and also Noreen Read, a business speaker and expert on business funding, as our guest speakers for the evening.


 


 


DATE: 18th May 2017
LOCATION: Guildhall Arts Centre
The Guildhall Arts Centre (Ballroom)

St Peter’s Hill
Grantham
NG31 6PZ
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.
TICKETS: £10 advance ticket / £12.50 on the door


The newly elected Leader of the District Council, Matthew Lee has a very strong vision on what he wants to improve for Grantham. As our main speaker, this is an ideal opportunity for you to hear his views and pose any questions to him.

Having read your feedback about the lack of opportunity to ask questions at the last meeting with Richard Davies, Executive Councillor, Highways, Transport and IT, he will be returning so you now have the opportunity to ask any questions.

Last but not least, Richard Parkinson will provide us with an update on the Grantham Journal Business Awards.

We also have a hot buffet from Everest Inn, which will include Gluten Free and Vegetarian dishes.


 




DATE: 16 March 2017
EVENT LOCATION: Guildhall Arts Centre
The Guildhall Arts Centre (Ballroom)

St Peter’s Hill
Grantham
NG31 6PZ
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.
TICKETS: £10 advance ticket / £12.50 on the door


Steve Ingram, SKDC Economic Development Director, will present an update on the proposed new developments in and around Grantham.

Richard Davies, Executive Councillor, Highways, Transport and IT, will provide an update on the Grantham bypass and discuss the potential for Grantham High Street. Improving parking and delivery in Westgate and the Market Place and a general discussion on making Grantham move better.

Simon Beardsley, Chief Executive Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce will give us a Country-Wide perspective on the challenges facing market towns in general.

And of course, our new Chair, Andy Hodgson will share his vision for the club over the next 12 months.