Successful K-Club launch!
The K-Club, the region’s first by invitation-only business club for entrepreneurs and high net worth individuals from across the North West has been successfully launched by Cheshire businessman, Fred Stone.
Its first breakfast-time event was held at the Salford City Stadium and attracted more than 70 business owners, most from Greater Manchester and Cheshire, who were determined to experience the concept for themselves.
“The event was an overwhelming success and I am convinced that it will have a long and successful future,” Mr Stone, who founded the K-Club to provide a forum for like-minded entrepreneurs.
“I predict that our quarterly meetings will become an important and permanent fixture for those business owners who want to keep in touch with their fellow entrepreneurs but who have rejected business networking clubs that are increasingly sales focused.”
After introducing the K-Club concept and explaining that the ‘K’ in the title indicated they were all key players in the business community, his audience enjoyed a full breakfast before listening to two speakers.
Search and social media expert Elizabeth Clark of Dream Agility gave the audience an insight into the latest digital media developments and tax specialist Brian Wood, a partner with Corinthian Tax LLP spoke about the importance of the right tax advice.
“The attendance at the first meeting of the K-Club has exceeded expectations and confirmed my belief that there is huge demand for a business club, a body of successful individuals who feel this type of forum will encourage co-operation between some of the best business brains in the region,” added Mr Stone, chairman of Mere-based business performance experts - Keystone Business Improvement.
“The nature of my business means that I have met and worked with a number of the region’s movers and shakers over the years. They may head-up multi-million pound turnover organisations but they also value the company of like-minded people.
“And although recent years have seen a significant growth in the number of networking groups aimed at owners of small to medium sized businesses it occurred to me that there was nothing out there that would appeal to business high-flyers.
“That’s when the idea of the K-Club, a group of business people meeting together in a civilized setting to make new contacts and promote discussion and debate.”
One of the guests at the launch meeting, Martin Lewis, Managing Director of Beta Group, the successful Rossendale-based manufacturing and maintenance company said: “The concept is excellent. The K-Club was described to me as the Premier League of business clubs and my experience would support that description.”
Another attendee, David Griffiths, a director of document Warrington-based management specialists The Sharples Group said “It was well organised and attracted some major players. Future meetings will be a must for me.”
For further information click onto www.k-club.co.uk