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.