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THE BUSINESS COFFEE CLUB

Weekly ‘Business Coffee’ Wednesdays 8-9am & 7-8pm  〉 Monthly ‘Business Grind’ last Thursday of the month 7-9pm

A professional membership club for collaborative discussion on business challenges in an inclusive and confidential environment.  For leaders, aspiring leaders, or those simply having a desire to improve their strategies in the workplace.

The Business Coffee Club is a safe and confidential space for fellow members to discuss business with their peers.

With a diverse member network discussions provide balanced views and opinions all in the spirit of collaboration and betterment.  Join us to benefit from a network of like minded business professionals with quality, thought provoking discussion, all for the price of a coffee.

The Business Coffee Club

Focus workshops

Online forums

No commitment

Low monthly cost

Who are we?

The Business Coffee Club is a professional private membership club for all types of business. Whether you are a business owner, senior executive or someone seeking personal development. Our regular member group sessions, focus groups and premium sessions provide environments to develop, share and educate on all manner of topics.

Our club objective centres on the collaborative sharing of ideas, strategy, policy and process improvement. We operate a strict code of etiquette. This provides a safe space for free thinking and collaborative personal and professional development.

‘Chatham House Rules’ apply to all aspects of the club. Information disclosed may be used to inspire other content but without the identity of the source.

Professional private membership club

Once part of this professional private membership club, the details you choose to add will be available on our members directory. Only members have access to view. You can choose to either display your business and contact details or not appear on the directory.

We understand that an outcome of your membership may be new business relationships and referrals. We believe this should happen naturally through relationship building. As such, we operate a ‘no direct selling, self promotion or recruitment’ rule. This is designed to remove pressure of having to pitch or refer. Our meetings are concise, and focussed on useful and quality conversation. Members join to learn, to share, to develop and to help shape strategies of the future, not to be sold to or recruited.

We operate a no “lock out” policy – as we believe that peer interaction often challenges the mind for the better of all. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their position, industry or background.  The only caveat to the above, and we make very clear from the start. If you currently represent a Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) or Network Marketing business, please note direct selling or self-promotion is not permitted in our group sessions. Therefore, this may not be the club for you.

Professional private membership club

How does the membership work?

All members of The Business Coffee Club pay the same low monthly rate of just £3.50 per month.  Joining the club is as simple as submitting the registration form online.  There is no ongoing commitment or minimum membership term. If you decide it’s not for you, just drop us a message and we will cancel your subscription and close your membership portal.

When you join The Business Coffee Club, you will receive access to the online members portal. Your portal includes various resources and blogs, plus access to our exclusive Slack channel, LinkedIn & Facebook groups.  Using your portal you will be able to book and attend (via Zoom) the weekly ‘Business Coffee’ and monthly “Buiness Grind’ focus group sessions.

Later this year we will be introducing a series of ‘Business Blend’ challenges that will consist of various 4 week programmes to develop specific areas of knowledge and skills. The Business Blend challenges will incur a variable cost, based on the topic, duration and host.

There is no obligation to attend workshops or to contribute in the online forums, however we hope you will be pleasantly surprised by the supportive and inclusive environment if you do.

What happens at the weekly ‘Business Coffee’?

A friendly welcome! These are free and exclusive to members wishing to register attendance. The business coffee, is your chance to meet other members. The coffee takes place via Zoom on a weekly basis.  The sessions last an hour, introducing topics for deliberation, facilitated by the nominated chair on the day. Depending on the number of attendees, we make use of the polling facility and breakout rooms. These rooms enable focus interest groups on one particular angle, or generic discussion to ensure everyone is catered for. We then return to a single room to share conclusions and opinion.

We welcome our members to help direct the club’s topics, and members are welcome to be as active or passive as they choose.  This includes the opportunity to host a ‘business coffee’ or focus session, in a subject matter area of their interest.

Business Coffee
Business Coffee

A friendly welcome! These are free and exclusive to members wishing to register attendance. The business coffee, is your chance to meet other members. The coffee takes place via Zoom on a weekly basis.  The sessions last an hour, introducing topics for deliberation, facilitated by the nominated chair on the day. Depending on the number of attendees, we make use of the polling facility and breakout rooms. These rooms enable focus interest groups on one particular angle, or generic discussion to ensure everyone is catered for. We then return to a single room to share conclusions and opinion.

We welcome our members to help direct the club’s topics, and members are welcome to be as active or passive as they choose.  This includes the opportunity to host a ‘business coffee’ or focus session, in a subject matter area of their interest.

What happens at a Business Grind workshop?

Business Grind

These are free and exclusive to members wishing to register attendance. These are 2 hour (via Zoom) workshops, hosted by a member on a chosen subject and take place once per month. The ethos is to create a relaxed environment,  where we encourage questions and sharing of ideas and opinions.  The workshop themes are pre-advertised, so you know in advance which workshops you’d like to attend.

We welcome member contributions. So, if you’d like to volunteer to facilitate a Business Grind workshop on a specialised subject (or topical agenda) then do get in touch.

All workshops are to be delivered virtually. However, where safe and prudent to do so, we may also look into quarterly sessions in person to provide additional collaboration opportunities.

Can you tell me more about the Business Blend Challenges?COMING SOON

The Business Blend challenges will be run at various times during the year. They will take place over a 4 week period, with a mix of presentation, challenges and remote support (via Slack, e-mail or live video).

The challenges will be focussed on a specific area of business. These include Strategic, Financial, Sales & Marketing, Recruitment etc. They are designed to provide guidance, practical application and demonstrate instant results with respect to progress.

A full list of topics will be made available in due course, as we near the launch of the Business Blend challenges in the Autumn 2020.

Business Blend
Business Blend

The Business Blend challenges will be run at various times during the year. They will take place over a 4 week period, with a mix of presentation, challenges and remote support (via Slack, e-mail or live video).

The challenges will be focussed on a specific area of business. These include Strategic, Financial, Sales & Marketing, Recruitment etc. They are designed to provide guidance, practical application and demonstrate instant results with respect to progress.

A full list of topics will be made available in due course, as we near the launch of the Business Blend challenges in the Autumn 2020.

Who facilitates The Business Coffee Club?

Professional private membership club

This professional private membership club is run by Ovate Limited, a Business Strategy and Business Coaching Consultancy. With over 30 years of strategic experience, we understand how important peer to peer relationships are. Through collaborative discussion and free thinking, we know first hand how important this method is for successful business development.

After many visits to traditional business ‘networking’ and ‘sales’ events, we realised there was often something missing.  The Business Coffee Club’s primary focus is on personal and professional development.  We do not provide classroom based training courses or belong to an accredited body (there are plenty of excellent options available already).  We do however set out to educate, challenge and learn from our peers and we would encourage every member to do the same.

What does a membership involve?

Before you join The Business Coffee Club, we recommend you read through the information on this site regarding the club ethos and member etiquette.  Once part of this professional private membership club, you can contribute as much or as little as you like, we hope you will use your membership benefits to their full extent.  With a low monthly cost and no commitment, just using our social forums can give you access to a number of useful topics and threads if you prefer to not join the focus workshops.

To maintain a great experience during your membership, we do enforce a member etiquette that must be adhered to by all members. Each member is asked to sign and agree to this as part of the Terms and Conditions. If any member is found to be persistently contravening our club etiquette, they are likely to be removed from all club activities and their subscription cancelled. You can view the full membership terms and conditions here.  There is no minimum term to your subscription.  If you wish to cancel, simply send us an email to hello@thebcc.co.uk  and providing it is no less than 7 days before your next payment is due, then you will pay no more.  You can view our full membership terms and conditions here.

Join for the price of a coffee

The monthly membership for The Business Coffee Club is just £3.50/month (Incl VAT), per member, with no minimum commitment. View our full membership terms and conditons here.

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Contact

Have questions?

Drop us a message and we’ll be happy to help!

Email: hello@thebcc.co.uk

Phone: +44(0)800 612 7386