A new business meeting forum, ‘The 1905 Club’, has been launched by Newbury Racecourse. It aims to provide networking opportunities for businesses across Berkshire and the Thames Valley, a region ranked only second after London as the largest contributor to the UK economy.
The inaugural meeting of the Club, which is named after the year in which the first races were held at the racecourse, takes place on 1 April and will feature broadcaster and former jockey Mick Fitzgerald, who won the Grand National and the Cheltenham Gold Cup.
Julian Thick, Newbury Racecourse’s chief executive said: “We are proud of our history and our heritage and also our strong links to the Berkshire community and see this new concept as a way of encouraging both the established and up and coming business in the area to get together, but also to have a bit of fun together in a special environment.”
Scheduled to coincide with first class race days, Club attendees will receive lunch, afternoon tea, tips for the races, and the opportunity to hear from expert speakers and presenters.
Newbury Racecourse conference and events head of Sales, Tracy Skinner, said: “The 1905 Club will make an important contribution to businesses large and small. Through combining business networking with exciting race days, we will offer an innovative opportunity to Berkshire businesses and further support the growth of the county’s economy.”
1905 Club membership will include an annual membership badge for racing fixtures, with access to the Members Suite.
Newbury Racecourse can host 1,000 delegates in its Grandstand Conference Suite and is one of the South of England’s most prestigious venues for weddings and outdoor events.