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Past events

Breakfast with David Drew

We are pleased that David Drew, MP  for Stroud,  will be speaking at our next breakfast meeting on 23rd October 2017. Location The Imperial, Stroud. Tickets will be available via eventbrite Tuesday 26th September.

What really works in marketing? Chris Isaac

Tuesday 1st November 2016

The Imperial Stroud 7.45-10. Chris Isaac of the Isaac Partnership will be speaking about the marketing and presentation of your business.

We at Stroud Business Club have always been impressed with the work of the Isaac Partnership. As an example we like the way Chris is set up to challenge our thinking.

“We don’t believe in hiding behind jargon, or saying yes for the sake of saying yes, we challenge people’s thinking and always push to do the very best we can, which clients always find refreshing”.  Sourced from Isaac Partnership Website, About Us Page.

Tickets are available. Put the date in the diary.


Previous events

Held yesterday on 6th September our last event was a thought provoking session hosted by the Business Advisory Team at Randall & Payne. We were introduced to the concept of Patrons and a cycle of continuous review and improvement. Worth checking them out at

Tuesday 6th September 2016 at The Imperial Stroud 7.45-10 Driving Profitable  Growth. Speakers Will Abbott and Richard Gray. Cost of event including breakfast £15.

Our speakers are from the Business Advisory team at Randall & Payne. They will deliver a 30 minute session entitled Driving Profitable Growth

With the holiday season over, now is the time to focus on your business plans for the next 12 months. Will and Richard work with owner managers to develop successful and effective strategies to drive profit and growth. They will share practical tools and tips that will challenge your thinking and help you achieve more in your business in the year ahead.

Will and Richard are experienced in delivering Government backed high growth programmes for SMEs and regularly provide Advice Clinics at the Growth Hub. Richard is a fellow of the Institute of Sales and Marketing Management  and an accredited practitioner of Motivational Maps. Will is an accredited Mindshop Facilitator, Certified DiSC trainer and Chartered Accountant. Both have a wealth of experience in addressing the key issues faced by SME’s – People, Sales and Profit.



7.45 – Arrival. Networking. Tea and Coffee

8.00 – Networking over breakfast

8.30 – Guest Speakers – Will Abbott & Richard Gray “Driving Profitable Growth”

9.00 – Stroud District Business Club update and programme for the year

9.15 – Close (optional further networking until 10)




Past Events from this year

Monday 4th July 2016. Our Annual General Meeting

The Bear Hotel, Rodborough at 6.30pm. Our speaker is Nick Bowkett of Stroud Auction Rooms.

An excellent event and very well attended. A big thank you to Nick Bowkett from Stroud Auction Rooms who gave a very entertaining and informative talk.

A new programme of events for 2016/17 will be posted shortly.

Monday February 8th 2016 – 7.45am Location The Imperial, by the train station
Breakfast Introductions. A broad invite to anyone who would like to present to the business club attendees. This is your opportunity to update us on what your business, charity or organisation can do. There will be a prize for the person who finishes their presentation closest to the 2 minute deadline. email

Monday March 21st 2016 at 6.30pm – Evening visit to Renishaw in Wotton-under-Edge
It will have been 3 years since the club visited the Renishaw plant. In that period 3D printing has hit the headlines and the value of the Renishaw business has continued to grow. They remain a large local business and key player in the area’s economic destiny. Find out more with the Stroud Business Club.