GBC Meetings

GBC Meetings

We hold our general GBC meetings 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.

 


2022 MEETINGS

NEXT EVENT

DATE: May 20th 2022
VENUE: Belton Park Golf Club
Londonthorpe Ln, Grantham NG31 9SH
TIME: 7.30 – 9am
COST: £7 which includes tea and coffee. Breakfast rolls are available to buy if you require.
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR TICKET NOW!

 

EVENT DETAILS:

GBC – May Meeting

  • Chance to introduce yourself and your business to everyone in the room.
  • AGM and opportunity to stand for and elect the Executive Committee for the next two years.
  • Peer-to-peer problem solving session.
  • Round the table networking.
  • Presentation about the possible creation of a Town Council for Grantham and opportunity to be involved in the consultation.

We look forward to seeing you there.

If you have problems ordering and paying on Eventbrite, please email the Treasurer who can arrange an alternative payment method.

 


FUTURE EVENTS

 

DATE: June 17th 2022
VENUE: TBC
TIME: 7.30am

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Please check back nearer the time to see the schedule and details for this event.


 

DATE: July 15th 2022
VENUE: TBC
TIME: 7.30am

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Please check back nearer the time to see the schedule and details for this event.


 

DATE: August 19th 2022
VENUE: TBC
TIME: 7.30am

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Please check back nearer the time to see the schedule and details for this event.


 

DATE: September 16th 2022
VENUE: TBC
TIME: 7.30am

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Please check back nearer the time to see the schedule and details for this event.


 

DATE: October 21st 2022
VENUE: TBC
TIME: 7.30am

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Please check back nearer the time to see the schedule and details for this event.


 

DATE: November 18th 2022
VENUE: TBC
TIME: 7.30am

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Please check back nearer the time to see the schedule and details for this event.


 

DATE: December 16th 2022
VENUE: TBC
TIME: 7.30am

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Please check back nearer the time to see the schedule and details for this event.


PREVIOUS 2022 MEETINGS 

 

DATE: April 22nd 2022
VENUE: Belton Park Golf Club
Londonthorpe Ln, Grantham NG31 9SH
TIME: 7.30 – 9am

 

EVENT DETAILS:

GBC – April Meeting & AGM.

We are pleased to announce that after a few months break, Grantham Business Club is back with a new day, a new time and a new format!

  • Chance to introduce yourself and your business to everyone in the room.
  • AGM and opportunity to stand for and elect the Executive Committee for the next two years.
  • Peer-to-peer problem solving session.
  • Round the table networking.
  • Presentation about the possible creation of a Town Council for Grantham and opportunity to be involved in the consultation.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Please note, after this April meeting all future Grantham Business Club meetings will now be held monthly, on the third Friday of the month.

 


PREVIOUS 2021 MEETINGS (for reference only)

DATE: Tuesday, 7th December 2021
VENUE: Harlaxton Manor
Harlaxton

Grantham
NG32 1AG

TIME: 6pm – 9.00pm

EVENT DETAILS:

We last had our December meeting at Harlaxton Manor a few years ago and anyone who was there will remember the incredible location and we are revisiting it this year. Harlaxton Manor is a Grade1 Listed House just outside Grantham with an amazing history, layout and jaw dropping interior. If you haven’t had a chance to see it, this is your opportunity and if you have, you can never get enough.

We are fortunate enough to have as this year’s guest speaker Air Chief Marshall Sir Stuart Peach. Following an already incredible career, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach (United Kingdom – Air Force) has just served as the 32nd Chairman of the Military Committee of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); the most senior and longest standing military structure in the Alliance. In that post, he was the UK and NATO’s most senior military officer. He holds four honorary Doctorates from UK Universities: Hull, Kingston, Sheffield and Loughborough, in Technology and Letters (DTech, DLitt) and has an incomparable career within the Armed Forces, this last role within NATO was his fourth four star appointment and he holds so many honours it’s impossible to list them here.

Air Chief Marshal Peach is married with two children, many of you will find that you already know his Wife very well as she is a long standing member, supporter and attendee of Grantham Business Club, Brigitte Peach. You will be amazed and awe struck to hear Sir Stuart speak about his career, work and achievements.


DATE: Tuesday, 5th October 2021
VENUE: Grantham House
Castlegate

Grantham
NG31 6SS

TIME: 6pm – 8.30pm

EVENT DETAILS:

In a joint project with the National Trust and South Kesteven District Council, St Wulframs have taken an initial one year lease from the National Trust making it a unique hub in Grantham for a whole range of events. We are lucky enough to have a chance to see the exciting changes as well as this beautiful location that so many of us in Grantham have driven or walked past without even knowing what is behind the wall.

Father Stuart is inviting and hosting us and will tell us more about the plans. We’ll also be hearing more about the plans for the Town’s Heritage Quarter and have updates from South Kesteven District Council and InvestSK about the exciting changes underway at the moment.

Weather permitting, we’ll also have a chance to tour the seven acre private gardens enclosed by perimeter walls and the banks of the river along one side. Networking of course is standard with Grantham Business Club but this will be unique location for us.

To manage the tours and give plenty of space, places have to be limited for this event so please book an early bird ticket today as places will be first come first served. This will be a very popular event and we are definitely expecting to sell out!


SPECIAL EVENT OPEN TO GBC MEMBERS – NOT A GBC MEETING
DATE: Friday, 1st October 2021

VENUE: St Wulfram’s Church

Church Street
Grantham
NG31 6RR

TIME: Morning event 8am – 9am

SPECIAL EVENT DETAILS:

Grantham Business Club members have been invited to a very special and exclusive preview of Luke Jerram’s GAIA at St Wulfram’s Church before it opens briefly to the public for the following two days.

GAIS is being exhibited as part of the St Wulfram’s METANOIA Climate Festival with all sorts of other activities in and around the Church.

If you went to see the Museum of the Moon exhibition when it was on you will appreciate the scale and beauty within the Church and this will be just as impressive an experience.

St Wulfram’s are arranging a special breakfast for us if we have twenty members who can join us. The breakfast will be provided by The Angel and Royal and this is what they will be providing: Cafetiere Coffee/ English breakfast Tea / choice of herbal teas, Orange, Apple, Cranberry or Pineapple juice, Choice of cereals and yoghurts followed by choice of bacon/breakfast cobs or fresh avocado with tomato salsa and coriander served on toasted bloomer bread and grilled vine tomatoes. All this is included in the entrance price of £15, any additional donation that you chose to make on the day to the Church and festival is entirely up to you.

PLEASE NOTE – We will only be able to market this event until Friday 24th and at that point will have to close the bookings. We hope to have twenty members take up the chance to join us but will refund you if we have been unable to reach the number required so please tell all your colleagues or contacts to spread the word as wide as possible.

We hope to see you ‘under the Earth’ for breakfast…


DATE: Tuesday, 3rd August 2021
VENUE: Grantham Bypass

TIME: 5.00pm – 6.45pm

EVENT DETAILS:

Join us for the August Grantham Business Club meeting for a behind-the-scenes look at the new Grantham Bypass, courtesy of Lincolnshire County Council.

The meeting will be a combination of an update on the scheme, two tours, each of different parts of the bypass, and networking opportunities accompanied by some food and drink (kindly provided by LCC).

The meeting will follow all current COVID regulations to ensure it is COVID-secure.

This is sure to be a great event and we look forward to seeing you there! Places are limited to 50 so please book early. Tickets are £5.00 through Eventbrite and must be bought in advance for catering and COVID safety purposes.

Thank you to Councillor Richard Davies for arranging this unique opportunity.


DATE: Wednesday 30th June 2021
VENUE: The Garden Yard Cafe,
Union Street,
Grantham, NG31 6NZ

TIME: Arrive between 17:00 – 17.30 for afternoon tea,
meeting 17.30 – 18:30

EVENT DETAILS:

Join us for the first face-to-face Business Club meeting for 16 months!
The meeting will be a combination of some great speakers, networking opportunities and a lovely afternoon tea, all in a contemporary outdoor space.
The meeting will follow all current COVID regulations to ensure it is COVID-secure.

Details of the exciting guest speakers:
• Sharron Marriott – Illiffe Media. Sharron will introduce the 2021 Grantham Business Awards.
• Chris Graves – Inspire+ – A 2020 Grantham Business Awards Winner who will be telling us about the business benefits of entering the awards.
• Sam Ruddock – A local boy and Paralympian since 2012, Sam is taking part in his third Paralympic Games having chosen to enter the talent ID process for track-cycling and will hope to compete in the pursuit and kilo events in Tokyo. Sam will update us on his story and offer insights into the Games and how he’s motivated and prepared himself in lockdown!

This is sure to be a great event and we look forward to seeing you there!


DATE: Tuesday 20th April 2021*
PLEASE NOTE THE REVISED DATE

VENUE: Virtual

TIME: 6pm

* We have updated the April meeting to 20th due to this week being a national week of mourning.

EVENT DETAILS:

It is time to look ahead. Time to look forward to a brighter future. With this in mind, the Grantham Business Club invites you to join us for our April meeting.

This month, we have an environmental theme with impressive guest speakers and an exciting agenda!

The CEO of Environcom will give an overview of the business and the future plans for the Grantham operation, Grantham College will tell us about the new Renewable Energy Centre planned for the town and John Munn will provide the meeting with some insights into how, as business people, we can offset our carbon footprint.

 

  • 6pm- Welcome
  • 6.05pm- Gareth Davies, MP (if available) will update the meeting on the latest local and national initiatives
  • 6.20pm- Networking.
  • 6.30pm- John Munn, Zero Smart, will give us valuable insight into how we can offset out carbon footprint – followed by Q&A
  • 6.45pm- Dr Steven Peacock, Vice Principal Higher Education & Institute of Technology and Lara Steptoe, Vice Principal, Business & Curriculum Development, Grantham College have agreed to tell us about the new Renewable Energy Centre planned for the town– followed by Q&A
  • 7.00pm- Networking
  • 7.10pm- Cris Stephenson, CEO, Environcom will be our final speaker, giving us an insight into the future plans for the Grantham operation – followed by Q&A
  • 7.25pm Thank you and close of meeting

As well as valuable information from our guest speakers, the meeting will also allow you to network with other local businesses, a great tool for the business growth within our community.


DATE: Wednesday 10th February 2021
VENUE: Virtual

TIME: 6pm

EVENT DETAILS:

Building a brighter future for Grantham, it’s businesses and it’s people

It is time to look ahead. Time to look forward to a brighter future. With this in mind, the Grantham Business Club invites you to join us for our AGM on Wednesday, 10 February 2021 at 6pm.

We will hear from Dean Harrison, new owner of Grantham’s iconic Angel and Royal hotel, about the refurbishments and his plans for the future.

If he is available, Gareth Davies MP, for Grantham and Stamford, will be giving an update from Westminster about the support that’s available to help local businesses survive and then thrive post COVID.

And you can personally help shape the future of the Grantham Business Club. We are looking for members who would be interested in joining the Business Club committee, and we invite you to register your interest in the first instance by emailing the club chair.

The Business Club committee meets once every other month to plan events and select guest speakers for club meetings. When you register your interest, you will be sent joining instructions to a Zoom meeting with the current committee members at 5pm on Wednesday, 3 February. You will be welcomed by the members and be able ask any questions you may have.

So, let’s work together to plan for a brighter future; for Grantham, its businesses and its people. Together we CAN make a difference.