A total of £500 was raised for the One In A Million Children’s Charity at the first meeting of Yorkshire’s new Business Catalyst Club.
The Business Catalyst Club was launched in Leeds to promote business growth by creating beneficial relationships, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and decision-makers to share new and exciting opportunities.
Their quarterly invitation-only lunch events are designed to bring added value to an extensive network of business contacts by facilitating new commercial and professional introductions.
Entrepreneurs, investors and guests at the lunches are asked to participate in a voluntary charity draw, with the winner then nominating the charity of their choice to receive the donation.
At the first event, held at Manahatta Greek Street, in Leeds, Rehan Ahmed, Director of Kingsland Business Recovery Ltd, chose Bradford-based One in a Million which creates pathways in life for disadvantaged young people, through Sports, the Arts and Enterprise.
Guests heard from Insider Media editor Ian Leech about the regional business scene and Gary Hibberd of Yorkshire Cyber Security firm Agenci, who gave advice on GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into force in May.
Business Catalyst Club Director Graham Shiers said: “We were delighted with the response to our launch event. It was really rewarding to see so many quality business people embracing the chance to develop useful new relationships and sharing in a number of exciting opportunities across the room. And thanks to the fantastic generosity of guests we were also able to support a very worthwhile local charity”.
The next Business Catalyst Club lunch will take place at a chosen venue in Leeds on Thursday, May 17.