In 1992 the UK was in the depths of recession, the housing market had collapsed and companies were struggling very hard to survive. As always, the small and medium enterprises, or SME's, formed the backbone of commerce in the UK, however there was very little help and advice available and business owners were left to fend for themselves.

The Business Club was created in Peterborough to help companies with Sales and Marketing advice and to create a support network.

It soon became obvious that it was equally, if not more, important for business owners and managers to meet regularly with like minded people who were facing the same problems and issues.

It was also evident that the majority of business owners, whilst hard working and committed had little, or no, management training. So although winning new business was their biggest issue, they also needed help with areas which resulted from poor sales revenue – areas which were important to their survival.

Business owners were looking for information that would help them with cost reduction, increasing efficiency, low morale, effective marketing skills, selling skills, managing people and so on.

As these were all subjects The Business Club focused on providing, The Club grew rapidly and started attracting larger companies who saw Club members as a market for them.

Today The Business Club has two clubs, they are based in Bedford and Peterborough; which collectively boast over 200 members.  As membership is corporate and not individual, anybody in the company can attend, so the number of individuals is far greater.

What people are saying about us ...

There’s a renewed buzz about the meetings. Lots of new visitors and I’ve already picked up one new client from the visitors... more’s a club where twice a month we meet friends and new people who share a common philosophy that whilst business is a serious matter... more