The not-for-profit Lincoln Business Club is celebrating a decade of networking opportunities with over 500 members and a charity fundraising total of over £10,000.
The voluntary organisation, which provides networking opportunities for the city’s business community, blew out the 10th anniversary candles at its Annual General Meeting on July 25.
The club was founded in 2004 by a group of local businessmen and women and currently has over 500 members.
It has held over 100 meetings which have attracted over 5,000 delegates.
Alongside this, the club is continually thinking of great ways to raise money.
Regular donations are given to good causes in the local area, such as KIDS Strut, the Pelican Trust and St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.
City of Lincoln councillor and honorary lifetime member, Eddie Strengiel, explained how the club came into being: “When I became Mayor in 2004 I got together with Keith Alexander, Brian Logan, Rob Bradley and Steff Wright to see if we could launch a business club in Lincoln.
“They were very supportive and with the help of other local businessmen and women the club was born.
“We also received great amount of support and assistance setting up the club from Keith Girling, the Chairman of the Newark Business Club.”
Julie Taylor, the current Chair and the founder of Gti Consultancy Ltd, added: “We have such a wide variety of businesses from an array of industries as part of our membership base and it was great to see so many of them at our AGM on Friday.
“Each and every one of them has been instrumental in growing the club and ensuring we can continue to donate generously to charity.
“We’re also getting more involved with the local authorities to ensure the opinions of local businesses are voiced and taken in to consideration.”