PRLog - April 27, 2012 - SALFORD, U.K. -- More than 70 successful entrepreneurs and high-net worth individuals from across the North West attended the inaugural meeting of the K-Club, the new by-invitation only business group at Salford City Stadium yesterday.
Fred Stone at the K-Club venue
Founder, Cheshire businessman Fred Stone described the event as an overwhelming success and predicted a long and successful future for a business club dedicated to providing 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, from Manchester,
Liverpool and Lancashire 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.
“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.”
At the end of the meeting Mr Stone thanked K-Club sponsors Coutts Bank, Ultimate Creative Communications from Knutsford, Corinthian Tax and law firm Heaton’s from Manchester and PR & Publicity specialists Bryher Business Partnership of Winsford.
Guest Martin Lewis, Managing Director of Beta Group, the successful Rossendale-
Another attendee, David Griffiths, a director of document management specialists The Sharples Group said he was looking forward to future meetings.
“It was a very well organised event which attracted some major players from a wide selection of business,” said Mr Griffiths from his Warrington HQ. “Future meetings will be a must for me.”
For further information click onto www.k-club.co.uk