Business Networking Club

Upon becoming Chairman of The Clifton Club, Mike Beesley, created a business networking event unlike any other, which has become an incredibly successful and popular feature of The Club`s social calendar.

Our Member Business Networking Club encompasses an “On The Sofa With…” interview, hosted by Mike Beesley, who discusses some professional and personal success stories with some of Bristol’s most successful business personalities, who are also Members of The Clifton Club. The evenings are designed to inspire and educate our Members, what ever stage of their professional career and the sell-out attendances at these events speak for themselves. Over the course of live events, (pre-pandemic), at The Clifton Club and online events via Zoom, our community of professionals has grown substantially. The Club has been privileged to have many successful and powerful business personalities speak at our events, below you will find some highlights of our networking events and if you click on an image, you will discover more information about our guests, hosts & sponsors:

Our Hosts, Sponsors & Photographs




On The Sofa With...

Peaches Golding OBE
HM Lord-Lieutenant for the County and City of Bristol

Dr John Manley
High Sheriff of the County of the City of Bristol

Andrew Billingham
Managing Director YTL Arena Bristol

Julian Telling
Investor & Pilot

Alice Peacock
Managing Director Alastair Currie Events

Heather Frankham
Business Owner & Investor

Mark Kelly
Managing Director, Ashton Gate Ltd.

Andrew Banks
Founder, Alfaholics

Mimi Avery
Brand Ambassador, Avery’s Wine Merchants of Bristol

Stephanie Wheen
CEO & Founder, Gympanzees

Andrew Scott
CEO Ascot Group (Holdings) Ltd

Prof. Bhupinder Sandhu OBE, DSc, MD, FRCP, FRCPCH
Consultant Paediatrician and Gastroenterologist

Gregory Perdon
Co Chief Investment Officer, Arbuthnot Latham & Co. Ltd.

Jack Elliott
, Co-founder of The Coronavirus Student Response Network (CSRN) & 180 Degrees Consulting Bristol