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The Very Early Lunch Club is your first choice for business support and networking in Cambridge and Newmarket. We host monthly social and business eventso n the first Friday of every month that are designed to be a fun and informal way to meet like-minded business people and potential clients within the region.Venue: Anglesey Abbey, Lode CB25 9EJ - 07.20 for open networking and finishes 09.30. Includes a choice of breakfast.

The Very Early Lunch Club

Providing business support and networking

to business owners in Newmarket and Cambridge
Membership is free

 

 

 

Venue: Anglesey Abbey, Lode Cambridgeshire CB25 9EJ

Start time 07.20 for open networking and finishes 09.30. Includes a choice of breakfast.


With sometimes over 70 attendees it is best to book early by emailing cambridge@thebestof.co.uk

 

 

Table hopping - you move tables at least twice

so you can meet more people over breakfast

 


 

What is the Very Early Lunch Club?

 

Founded in 2004 and taken over by The Best of Cambridge in 2008, The Very Early Lunch Club is a business networking group which was established to offer business support and networking opportunities for Cambridge and Newmarket companies in an informal and relaxed environment.

 

By creating chances for likeminded local business people to meet, connect and move forward together, the group is dedicated to nurturing new business relationships with similar decision makers from a variety of different industries.

 

As part of The Best of Cambridge, the region's leading business directory, the group is able to offer a unique combination of services that have been individually developed to help your business grow and enjoy increased exposure within the region's business community:

 

  • An affordable, effective marketing strategy including online presence, leafleting, networking and events

 

  • Ongoing support through promotion of success stories, keys events and business news

 

  • An increased profile within the region by association with The Best Of - one of the leading online business groups that effectively combines local presence with extensive national capability

 

  • Exclusive member offers

 

  • Powerful online presence reaching over 1 million business users each month

 


 

When do The Very Early Lunch Club meetings take place?

 

Breakfast meetings take place on the first Friday of each month at the Anglesey Abbey in Lode, between Newmarket and Cambridge. Please email The Very Early Lunch Club via cambridge@thebestof.co.uk to reserve your place

 

Who attends the meetings?

 

Attendees are likely to be key decision makers such as owners or directors from across a broad section of industry based in the Cambridge and Newmarket area.

 

How will the group develop over time?

 

The Very Early Lunch Club is rapidly becoming the most popular business support and networking group within the Cambridge and Newmarket areas with business people from all sectors attending each month with a view to establishing new contacts in the region, share knowledge and grow.

 

What is different about The Very Early Lunch Club?

  • We don't charge a membership fee

 

  • There is no obligation to attend every meeting

 

  • You are welcome to bring guests

 

  • There is no obligatory referral scheme - they are willingly offered!

 

  • Unlike many networking groups, The Very Early Lunch Club loves table hopping and you move tables many times throughout the morning in order to meet a variety of different people during breakfast

 


 

Want to know more?

 

Please call Ian Clemson, founder of The Very Early Lunch Club, on 01638 745 286 to find out about the business support and networking opportunities for your Newmarket business.

 

 


 

What The Early Lunch Club Attendees Say

 

"...I would certainly recommend it to people who are interested in learning and expanding their own business." - Kerstin Meson-Smith - www.Tyrrellandcompany.co.uk

 

"The Very Early Lunch Club succeeds in combining a well organised, professional meeting without being too formal." - Philippa Hull - Hot Desk

 

"I'm just writing a quick note to say thank you for putting on such a good event today. I've been to quite a few networking meetings recently and was starting to feel a little jaded. The Very Early Lunch Club was a refreshing change and the mixture of people was excellent. The venue was also of a high quality. I'm looking forward to the breakfast barbeque!" - Garin Rouch

 

 


 

Please remember to mention The Best of Newmarket when contacting The Very Early Lunch Club - your first choice for fun, relaxed, effective business support and networking in the Newmarket area.

© The Best of Cambridge

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In January 2013, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

A unique networking event that gives an excellent opportunity to meet with and get to know a good number of people

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In January 2013, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

An excellent event. Well worth attending. I learnt something new and shared a story or two- always a good thing.

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In January 2013, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

An enjoyable and very worthwhile morning which was both relaxed and informative

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In January 2013, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

A fantastic way to pitch to many interesting business people at a breakfast meeting with a difference. Recommended - I will be back!

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In November 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

Because the location was perfect and it was very well organised. the people were friendly and the speaker was spot on.

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In May 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

Gary's talk was excellent. I made lots of notes and plenty to think on.

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In May 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

The VELC breakfast networking group is a good mix of faces both familiar and new. Brilliantly and effectivley organised.

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In May 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

A great networking event. I really enjoyed Gary's talk - lots of useful information.

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An excellent networking event. Very slick format maximising opportunities to meet relevant people. A good speaker with practical tips.

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In May 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

We met our third largest customer through thebestofcambridge

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In May 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

A great meeting as usual. Lots of new people to meet and a great speaker

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

I just wanted to drop a short email to say thank you for being so welcoming at this morning's event. I thought the format was really good and everyone was very welcoming. I will definitely be back.

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

A fantastic morning. I felt motivated, inspired and met some amazing people. Very sociable and a great venue

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

Fabulous atmosphere, very useful for making new connections and aiding the growth of your company. Good food interesting presentations, people - what more can you ask for?

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

A great mix of people in the room, some existing customers and some potential customers. Great venue, splendid breakfast (good job it’s only once a month) and well organised.

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

Interesting, made contacts, got ideas and advice. The speaker was very good and it was a fun exciting start to the day.

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

Definitely on of the best networking events in Cambridge - friendly, focussed and fun! Highly recommended!

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

Thanks for the networking event and the excellent presentation. Very relevant, very useful ... I look forward to seeing you again.

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

Fantastic venue with great food and lovely people. Ian Clemson welcomes everyone with a huge smile and is a great host. Quality speakers and excellent networking has VELC top of the list for affordable and effective networking in Cambridge... a must for business owners.

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

I enjoyed the meeting. Good to swap tables and a very good guest speaker. Good venue too

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

"I first met Ian at the Very Early Lunch Club, when I attended based on a colleague's recommendation. As a commercial photographer, I receive almost all of my business through referral, and therefore I am quite careful about the networking events that I attend regularly. I was impressed from the start with how well organized the event was, and also how well Ian knew the people who were attending. He took the time to introduce me to several people, which resulted in on going business relationships that have been quite valuable to me.

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

I very much enjoyed the networking meeting on Friday. I have diaried the next meeting .

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

Having attend VELC for the first time I need to praise you on a fantastic event, probably the best networking event I have ever attended.

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

Really enjoyable events and very well organised. Good speakers and a good chance to catch with those you know and meet those you don't!

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In February 2012, said about The Very Early Lunch Club

A brilliant monthly event, speakers are motivational and relevant. The businesses in the room make excellent contacts. Thoroughly enjoy and more importantly I get business from attending

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Make new connections and increase business with the Very Early Lunch Club

Make new connections and increase business with the Very Early Lunch Club

  • 29th January 2013
  • Author: Ian C
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The VELC is back on February 1st 2013, with National Trust spokesman Richard Todd and plenty of opportunities to meet like-minded Newmarket business people.

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