Former MP, The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke to speak at NCBC January event

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke CH QC, who was the Member of Parliament for Rushcliffe from 1970 to 2019, will be the guest speaker at the next Nottingham City Business Club event taking place on Friday 17 January 2020.  His talk will be entitled “What Next, following the General Election and Brexit”. 

Kenneth Clarke held several Ministerial offices in the Governments of Margaret Thatcher and John Major – as Secretary of State for Health, Secretary of State for Education and Science, Home Secretary and Chancellor of the Exchequer.  He also served as Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice and Minister without Portfolio within the Coalition Government of David Cameron.

As the Member of the House of Commons with the longest continuous service (49 years), he also became Father of the House from 2017 until his recent retirement from Parliament.

Richard Cooper, president of Nottingham City Business Club added:  “I wanted to start the New Year with a guest speaker that could add real value with their insights into what the future may hold, so I am really pleased that we have been able to secure Ken Clarke as our first guest speaker of the year.  It is likely to be a very interesting, thought provoking and entertaining lunch. ”

The event will take place at the Park Plaza Hotel, on Maid Marian Way, Nottingham with registration beginning at 11:45am. Tickets cost £27.50 for members and £39.50 for non-members. To book a place, visit the NCBC website:

Nottingham City Business Club was established in 1924, with its membership comprising of senior representatives of the local business community. The club is sponsored by national law firm Buckles, who have an office in Nottingham city centre.

The club holds monthly lunch – meetings for members to meet fellow senior business people in the city, with different prominent guest speakers featuring at each event.  The next event is on Friday 21 February.