Called the K-Club, the organisation is aimed at the elite of the region’s business community, a sector that has little representation among the glut of networking groups that have been formed in recent years.
“The K-Club is an entirely new concept,” said founder Fred Stone, chairman of Keystone, the Cheshire based business performance company. “This is a forum for communication between like-minded individuals.
“It is most definitely not about pitching for business. That’s why membership will be by invitation only. The K-Club will be made up of achievers – people who have been there, done it and have the T-shirt,” he added speaking from his Knutsford HQ.
“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 – the K stands for key business players - came to me.”
Fred began discussing his idea with business colleagues and before long had put together an organising committee comprising business owners, finance experts, a commercial lawyer and even an executive director of Coutts bank.
Now they have decided that the first quarterly breakfast meeting of the K-Club will be held at Salford City Stadium on Thursday April 26th at 8 am.
“I want the K:Club to become a trusted community of key business people from across the region who will gather to discuss the issues of the day over breakfast. Of course we will have regular speakers to inform members of new developments and trends but the stars of the show will be the members.
“Bringing like-minded people together in a civilized setting like this will give all those present an opportunity to make new contacts and promote discussion and debate. And of the course the K: Club will also provide that section of the business community with a voice.”
For further information click onto www.k-club.co.uk