The Club first gathered in 2005 to provide an opportunity for ‘People in Business’ in Richmond and the surrounding areas to meet. The Club was founded by John Hamblin a local Chartered Accountant a director of Feltons until he retired and Chris Lacey of Barclays Bank who responded to an observation that there were no similar gatherings as those held in Teddington and Twickenham.

The lunches were soon established at La Buvette and supported by the patron Bruce Duckett. The concept was to provide a two course luncheon with liquid refreshment in a lunch time scale 12.30 till 14.30 hours. This allowed an opportunity for interested business people to come and meet ‘Colleagues in Business’ in a time out informal environment from their offices. Historically great friendships and business connections have been established over the years and remain to the present day as well as embracing new enthusiastic ‘People in Business’

The Club’s administration has always been performed by Sally Higgins who provides a good link to all the members and interested parties.

Simplicity has always been the key;

The Membership year runs from 1st January till 31st December at a fee of £25.00. This provides you with access to the Members Area and Directory on the website, the diary of lunches for the year and a list of attendees after each lunch with email addresses.

Calling notices for Lunches and Newsletters are sent out regularly once you are on the mailing list which may be requested by filling out the contact form.

Reservations are made by email. Tickets are not issued and payment is required on the day.

Reservations can be made using the contact form.


Page Sponsors are renewed annually in August. Each logo box has a ‘click’ facility to the website of the sponsor. If you are interested in taking a box then please contact us.

Sponsoring a Lunch – Promote Your Business / Organisation

Lunches can be sponsored (details are available from the Chairman or Secretary). The sponsor can promote their business or organisation via the lunch menu – calling notices, a short presentation at a lunch, as well as an email flier sent to the directory listing.