Black Pearl Spring Dinner

Black Pearl Spring Dinner

Black Pearl Spring Dinner

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THURSDAY 29th MARCH 2018 | 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Held in a private dining room at the Oriental Club in London W1, the evening begins with pre-dinner drinks and an opportunity to meet your fellow guests. In true Oyster Club style, relationships are formed without pressure, in a sociable and relaxed setting. This is networking at its most sophisticated and elegant.

The evening continues over a delicious three-course meal overseen by the Oriental Club’s Michelin rated Executive Chef, Wesley Smalley. If you haven’t eaten at the Oriental Club before, then you’re in for a real treat.

During the evening you will make some genuine, meaningful business connections – and the bonus is, you’ll enjoy yourself at the same time.

We are delighted that after dinner we will enjoy a presentation from the heart, from Penny Power OBE on the topic “Business is Personal”.


For the past 20 years Penny has evangelized, trained, consulted and built businesses ensuring that businesses embrace the ability to socially connect online and offline in their leadership, words and culture. An early pioneer in the social networking world, Penny created the world’s first business social network in 1998, Ecademy.  Preceding LinkedIn by 4 years, many of us were members.    This grew into a global network that reduced the isolation and provided skills for small business owner’s and leaders.  Awarded the OBE in 2014 for this contribution, Penny then spent 3 years in the digital skills sector, notably building a new Apprenticeship in Digital Marketing and helping 1000 young people into jobs.

Today Penny is pioneering a change in offline networking, building The Business Cafe as a destination across UK High Streets. Bridging the skills gap and providing networking and digital skills in real-time so people can achieve these needs in ‘their gaps’ during their working day. Her mission is to reduce loneliness in self employment which in a survey suggested that 83% of sole traders are lonely. Additionally, Penny and The Business Cafe operation will increase the productivity of small business through the provision of free digital software onboarding and awareness.

Whether you are an old friend of the Oyster Club, or new, we look forward to welcoming you to this very special event.

Dress code: Black Tie

Time: 6:30pm to 10.00pm

Price: £149.00 fully inclusive of pre-dinner drinks and three-course meal with wine.


Business relationships and friendships are built on trust, reciprocity and a genuine commitment to caring for each other. The ultimate pinnacle is to become ambassadors for one another. Our connections are extended by making personal and valuable introductions.

The Oyster Club is unique in that if you’ve not attended an event before then you do need to be invited by someone who has,  so if you would like to come, please ask . It clearly isn’t for everyone, but if our ethos resonates with you, then it probably is just what you have been waiting for.

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Tanya has managed to gracefully organise some of the most successful business professionals from all parts of England into a comfortable setting. I particularly enjoyed the mix between socialising and connecting with professionals in the same field on a business level, thank you Tanya! Robert Maisel - DFA Intercultural Global Solutions LLC 2016-07-24T20:54:51+00:00 Robert Maisel View Full →
As a student of history, for me Tanya creates a networking environment reminiscent of the salons of Emerald Cunard and her circle. Tanya is the epitome of warmth and gracious welcome, combined with a focus that reminds all that business can be both profitable and pleasurable. P J Van Zetten - Travel Counsellor  2016-07-24T20:53:48+00:00 P View Full →
The Oyster Club is the best business networking event I’ve ever been to x1,000. Jean Bevan - Bevan Kidwell LLP 2016-07-24T20:46:49+00:00 Jean Bevan - Bevan Kidwell LLP
I was struck by the high level of professionalism of The Oyster Club and the fact that Tanya has made it possible for her members and guests to connect in a friendly, fun, low-pressure environment. Peter Milligan - Corporate Psychologist 2016-07-24T20:50:44+00:00 Peter Milligan - Corporate Psychologist
Tanya has redefined networking. In fact, it is not networking as I have ever experienced it!
I would urge any individual or business to attend the Oyster Club. The organisation of the event and the quality of the attendees is first class and makes for great networking. Tanya is a great host and does her best to introduce people and keep the energy high during the meeting. Mike Nightingale - Personal View Full →