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.

 


NEXT 2021 MEETINGS

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

Grantham
NG32 1AG

TIME: 6pm – 9.00pm
TICKETS: £17.50 advance booking only. CLICK HERE TO book your place now.

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.

In order to cater for this event, pre-booking is the only optionno ‘on the night’ tickets available. Tickets are £17.50 through Eventbrite and must be bought in advance for catering and COVID safety purposes and to allow us to manage numbers, seating and tours.


PREVIOUS 2021 MEETINGS

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.


PAST EVENTS 2020

DATE: Wednesday 5th February 2020
VENUE: Belton Park Golf Club, Grantham, NG31 9SH

TIME: 5.45pm Registration – Food – 6.00pm – 6.30pm Start – 8.00-8.15pm (approx) finish.

EVENT DETAILS:

We are pleased to announce the venue for the February 2020 Grantham Business Club meeting, the stunning Belton Park Golf Club. We thank Steve Rowley and the renowned Golf Club for hosting this months event, which is sure to be a wonderful evening.

In the beautiful surroundings of Belton Park Golf Club, the evening will hold the usual round table introductions and networking opportunities, as well as exciting presentations from guest speakers, local businesswoman Leza Burton, Kings Walk Café re Totally Locally and Gordon Stewart, Lincolnshire Growth Hub Adviser.

Doors will open at 5.45pm with food being served promptly at 6.00pm. The formal meeting will commence at 6.30 pm and come to a close at 8pm, though you are more than welcome to take advantage of the great surroundings and continue networking for a little longer.

Tea and coffee will be available from 5.45 and during the comfort break at 7pm to 7.15 pm. The delicious food on the evening will be lasagna, garlic bread and salad. There will also be a vegetable lasagna available. Please email us at enquiries@granthambusinessclub.co.uk if you would like the vegetarian option.


PAST EVENTS 2019 (for reference only)

DATE: Tuesday 10th December 2019
Grantham Business Club Event
VENUE: Harlaxton Manor

TIME: 5.46pm Registration – 6.15pm Start – 8.00-8.15pm (approx) finish.

EVENT DETAILS:

And here comes another amazing venue for the December Grantham Business Club meeting, the incredible Harlaxton Manor. Continuing the new policy of meeting at different venues and organisations hosting the meetings, this month it’s thank you to Ian Welsh and the team at Harlaxton Manor for welcoming us.

This will be the last meeting of the year and Harlaxton Manor will be in full Christmas splendour. Together with the normal round table introductions and networking, there will be two speakers and we’ll be finding out more about the business of running a University in the outstanding surroundings of Harlaxton.

Doors will be open at 5.45pm with food being served from 6.00pm to 6.30pm with a prompt 6.30 start to the formal meeting and an 8.00pm close. You will be welcome to stay for a little longer in the wonderful surroundings to network further.

Please note that photographs may be taken on the night which may be used to promote Grantham Business Club.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Pre-booked tickets are £10.00 through Eventbrite or £15.00 as cash or card on the night on the door.


DATE: Tuesday 1st October 2019
Grantham Business Club Event
VENUE: Belton Woods Hotel

Belton Woods Hotel
A607
Belton
NG32 2LN

TIME: 5.45-6pm Registration – 6-6.30 food – 6.30 Start – 8.00-8.15pm (approx) finish.

EVENT DETAILS:

Continuing the new policy of different venues and organisations hosting the meetings, this event sees us at Belton Woods Hotel. Thank you very much to Ian Peck and the team for welcoming us.

Together with the normal round table introductions and networking, there will be further detail of the implemented actions from your feedback in June from Ian Howard of JMP Solicitors and Lesley Pashley of Nettl and Redlime. We also have a very interesting speaker on some legalities that most businesses don’t know apply to them and all of us need to be aware of.

Doors will be open at 5.45pm with food being served from 6.00pm to 6.30pm with a prompt 6.30 start to the formal meeting and an 8.00pm close. You will be welcome to stay for a little longer in the wonderful surroundings to network further.

Please note that photographs may be taken on the night which may be used to promote Grantham Business Club.

We look forward to seeing you there.


 

DATE: Tuesday 6th August 2019
Grantham Business Club Event
VENUE: Buckminster Barn – Buckminster Nr Grantham – NG33 5RS

TIME: 5.45pm Registration – 6.00pm Food – 6.30pm Start – 8.00-8.15pm (approx) finish.

EVENT DETAILS:

With an outdoor theme, we’re meeting at the wonderful Buckmister Barn this month in Buckminster Village.

Our speakers are Simon Croson who runs a very successful and profitable business locally with bees.  Yes, you read correctly, real live honeybees – hundreds of thousands of them!    We’ll also be hearing from the Woodland Trust all about the partnership that they have with the National Trust to manage Londonthorpe Woods and the plans that they have to transform the woodland into a destination for Grantham to be proud of.

We’ll be updating you on some of the changes that we’re making from the feedback that you all gave us in June.

One of the implemented changes is the timings:
Please note that the doors will be open at 5.45pm with food being served from 6.00pm to 6.30pm with a prompt 6.30 start to the formal meeting and an 8.00pm close.

Hopefully it will be a lovely evening and you are welcome to stay for a little longer in the wonderful surroundings to network further.

We look forward to seeing you there.


DATE: Tuesday 4th June 2019
Grantham Business Club Event
VENUE: The Urban Hotel – Swingbridge Road – Grantham – NG31 7XT

TIME: 6pm Registration – 6.15pm Start – 8.00-8.15pm (approx) finish

EVENT DETAILS:
Whether we work in suits all day, tap away at our keyboards, make beverages for the passing public or stand at the shop counter, we are all in business together. So at this event we want to hear exactly what YOU want or need from your local business club in order to help you be successful and help create an even greater Grantham.

This June event is all about getting to grips with what you expect, helping us to help you.

6.00 – 6.15pm: Arrival.
6.15 – 6.25pm: Start of event and Chair welcome.
6.25 – 6.30pm: Member introductions.
6.30 – 7.00pm: Guest presentation.
7.00 – 7.30pm: Dinner.
7.30 – 7.45pm: Round table discussion on what you want from your business club.
7.45 – 8.00pm: Table hosts/committee members feed back to the room on table discussions.
8.00pm: AOB and close – network with other members as/if required.


DATE: Tuesday 9th April 2019
Grantham Business Club Event
VENUE: The Urban Hotel – Swingbridge Road – Grantham – NG31 7XT

TIME: 6pm Registration – 6.15pm Start – 9pm (approx) finish.

EVENT DETAILS:
The theme for this event will be based around meet and greet the new Committee along with an Election Hustings – where candidates from the various political parties will form part of a hustings type forum where you would be able to put questions about Grantham and the town centre to them. The candidates will all be standing in the upcoming May elections so this would be an ideal opportunity to put questions to them.

There will also be plenty of networking opportunities at this event along with a great buffet.

If you have a view or want to get involved with your business community – you should be at this meeting. The Grantham Business Club is YOUR Club and is for the benefit of ALL businesses.


DATE: 5th February 2019
Grantham Business Club Event – AGM / Hand over to new Chair and club Officers
VENUE: Belton Park Golf Club

Grantham
TIME: 6pm start – 9pm (approx) finish.

EVENT DETAILS:
Join us for our Annual General Meeting – we’re kicking off 2019 with the election of new officers, and are calling for nominations as we look to an exciting new year for the Grantham Business Club. Join us to have your say and make sure GBC continues to be well and truly representative of our business community.

We’ll be there to welcome everyone from 6pm, with a prompt 6.30pm start, and are due to finish by 9pm. The cost of your ticket, as always, includes a delicious hot buffet, as well as tea and coffee on arrival. There will be the usual information slots with guest speakers, and plenty of time for networking throughout the evening.

Help us make 2019 a year of new beginnings!