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January 2018

Tarquin McDonald, Bath Rugby

January 22 @ 12:00 am - 2:30 pm
Royal Crescent Hotel,
Bath,
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We're delighted to say that our first Bath Life Business Club of the new year is with Tarquin McDonald of Bath Rugby. Please note: all recent Clubs have sold out. And this is set to be amongst the most compelling yet… What are the plans for the Rec? How grand is the vision for the club and the ground? And just what is it like being chief exec of Bath Rugby..? All this and so much more will be revealed…

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November 2017
£50

Tim Warren, B&NES Council

November 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Royal Crescent Hotel,
Bath,
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Our Bath Life Business Club on November 27 promises to be one of the most unmissably fascinating yet. It’s with Tim Warren, the Leader of B&NES. It is bound to sell out so please book right here, right now if you fancy it. Imagine having the responsibility for Bath – actually, Bath & North East Somerset. Imagine also having to cope with the complexities of budgeting for huge national cuts with major local effects. Or with the difficult of prioritising the…

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October 2017

Tom Lewis, The Guild

October 16, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Royal Crescent Hotel,
Royal Crescent
Bath, BA1 2LS
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Emergent tech and creative businesses need premises. They’re one of the most important business growth areas for Bath. Hence The Guild’s stunning success: from a start-up itself in 2013 to a thriving, bursting-at-the-seams membership of 175+ companies. What’s it like catering for fast-growth companies? How is the ripple effect of the digital economy affecting all businesses? How does Bath’s commercial property scene need to adapt to the needs of these companies? For all this and much, much more, come along…

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September 2017

Bath Half, Andrew and Mel Taylor

September 11, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Royal Crescent Hotel,
Bath,
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The Bath Half is a much-loved Bath institution which has raised many millions for charities – national and local. But it’s also a massive logistics and marketing exercise, with many thousands of people pouring through the streets of Bath and huge media coverage. What is it like creating this afresh every year? What are the challenges of putting on a huge event in the city of Bath? And how do husband and wife team Andrew and Mel Taylor work together…

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July 2017

Nigel Huxley

July 31, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Royal Crescent Hotel,
Bath,
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Our next speaker Nigel Huxley has an unrivalled view of Bath business. Until very recently, he was Branch manager of Waitrose and Chairman of the Bath BID. As he leaves to go to some place called Bristol, he’ll be our next Bath Life Business Club speaker. What’s it actually like working within the John Lewis Partnership? What are the challenges running Waitrose in Bath? How has the Bath BID evolved in his time – and what would he like to…

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June 2017

Simon Wear

June 19, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Royal Crescent Hotel,
Bath,
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What’s it like founding a highly-successful business like Shift Active Media in Bath on belief, hope, experience and contacts – rather than with bucketloads of money? And then for it to grow so rapidly that within barely a few years it has attracted a £7m – yes! – investment from Eurosport’s owners Discovery Communication and will be yomping up to 150 people in short order? The Play Sports Group which includes Shift is one of those remarkable Bath success stories…

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May 2017

Lord MacLaurin

May 15, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Royal Crescent Hotel,
Bath,
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We are very pleased to announce that our next Bath Life Business Club on May 15 is with the extraordinarily-experienced former chairman of Vodafone and chief exec then chairman of Tesco, Lord MacLaurin. All our last Bath Life Business Clubs have sold out, with many on the Waiting List. So if you wish to go, please do book now. This promises to be a fascinating insight into business on a large scale. What are the key learnings from a life…

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March 2017

Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport

March 27, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Royal Crescent Hotel,
Bath,
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Our next Bath Life Business Club is with Bristol Airport’s chief executive, Robert Sinclair. The Airport is one of the most strategically important businesses in the wider south west region. So this one promises to be a fascinating insight into a company which is obviously large, but also growing strongly, with powerful ambition to attract seven million passengers this year and which partners with many local and regional businesses. What’s it like running a business of this scale? How do…

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March 2016

BBC: Martin Roberts

March 7, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Royal Crescent Hotel,
16 Royal Crescent
Bath, Somerset BA1 2LS United Kingdom

How do you calibrate ambition? How can you harness celebrity for charity..? Join us on March 7 for a special Bath Life Business Club with Homes Under the Hammer presenter, Martin Roberts. He is aiming to place a copy of an NSPCC-backed book that he’s written and published into the hands of all Year 5 and 6 (9-11 year olds) in the UK. He’s trialed it successfully in Bath – now the small matter of the rest of the UK…

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December 2015
$50

Dick Jenkins: Bath Building Society

December 7, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
The Royal Crescent Hotel

Following in the wake of the inimitable Sharron Davies (if you missed it, you missed an absolute treat!), the next Bath Life Business Club is on December 7th. We’ll be hearing from the great local independent that is the Bath Building Society and its boss, Dick Jenkins. This is the last Club before Christmas and is sure to be popular. We’ll be discovering the secrets to long-term success (since 1904!) and how a fleet-of-foot local independent business has flourished in…

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