Past meets future at oldest business club outside the capital

Age reange - John McMeeking of Nottingham Textiles Group is 86 and Dan Miller of Young Professionals just 17

At the Nottingham City Business Club’s latest monthly lunch, the 86 year-old son of the club’s founder and former president, John McMeeking, met its youngest attendee to date, 17 year-old entrepreneur, Dan Miller.

The meeting is symbolic of the club’s long history of bringing together senior business people from across Nottingham to share and learn from each other’s experiences. Founded in 1924, it celebrated its 90th anniversary last year and is the oldest business club outside London.

Dan Miller, founder and managing director of Young Professionals, a Nottingham-based networking and careers training service for students and young people, said: “The Nottingham City Business Club is a long-established forum through which generation upon generation of local business people have helped one another to success. It’s from this concept that I founded my own business and so it was a real pleasure to chat with John at the lunch.”

The club has hosted monthly lunches with speeches from prominent local business figures since its conception. 2015 is no exception, with Alistair Cunningham, East Midlands Agent of The Bank of England speaking on 17 July; David Robinson, brand president at Speedo International on 18 September; Steve Thomas, managing director of strategic development at Experian PLC on 16 October and Karen Bowes, Vice-President of International HR at Capital One on 13 November.

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