Clifton Club Business Networking Club – “On The Sofa” Round 3

28th June 2022 - 18:30 to 22:00

Clifton Club Business Networking Club – “On The Sofa” Round 3

Tuesday 28th June, 2022 6.30pm onwards

Meet and engage with your fellow Clifton Club members whilst learning more about members interesting careers and life experiences.

This exceptionally successful Business Networking Club became a part of The Clifton Club fabric bringing together our “working” members regularly to network and grow mutually beneficial relationships. Our second “on the sofa” featured Clifton Club members Stephanie Wheen and Ashley Leon who shared their life and career experiences to date. This was attended by 60+ Clifton Club members and their guests who enjoyed the hospitality provided.

The format is simple; on arrival you will receive a complimentary glass of wine before moving into the dining room where we will have two Clifton Club members “on the sofa” who will be interviewed by past Chairman Mike Beesley. Taking no longer than an hour you will be given the opportunity to ask questions before retiring to the bar for refreshments and a complimentary buffet.

Two more current Clifton Club Members have agreed take part and share with us their life and career experiences;

First up is Jerry Barnes. Jerry founded the Bristol Private Equity Club (BPEC) in 2016. This initially had 5 other members who are experienced investors in growing businesses. This has now grown to nearly 100 members and in the first 5 years has invested over £10m in more than 30 local start-ups. BPEC is now the major Angel group in the South West and is playing a significant role in Bristol’s commercial success. Jerry is also the Managing Director of Bristol Private Office Services (BPOS) a multi-family office providing strategic advice and administrative services.

Previously Jerry headed up Smith & Williamson’s Private Client Tax Department in Bristol and was the main contact for their Family Office service in South West. He also previously worked for Saffery Champness for 28 years, where I was made a partner in 1990. In 1996. Jerry is past Chairman of the The Clifton Club, a proud Cornishman, he is a member of the MCC and a keen follower of country pursuits.

Second up is Dr Mark Mason MBE. Mark is a serial entrepreneur; mentor, chairman, charity trustee, angel investor, university governor and hot air balloonist. He has set up and sold three businesses, a digital marketing agency called Mason Zimbler, an app development business called Mubaloo and an R&D Tax Credit business called Forrest Brown. He is currently a Director of Bristol Private Equity Club and has a couple of active non-exec roles.

The Event on the 28th June is sponsored by Cazenove Capital

Can you please email back by return if you are planning on attending to If you would like to bring a guest please let me have their name for the guest list.

Kind regards,

Katherine Grant
Membership and Marketing Manager