The 1896 Club - Nov 2017

Event Details

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017 -
08:00 to 10:00
Directors Lounge, Norwich City Football Club, Carrow Road, Norwich, NR1 1JE
Member Rate: 

Invite only (available to managing director or CEO level, paying the 50+ employee membership rate)

Non-Member Rate: 

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  • Ian Watson, Start-rite

Norfolk Chamber has created a new forum where senior business leaders have an opportunity to meet other key influencers to discuss and share experiences and opinions on a quarterly basis.

Hear from our guestspeaker Ian Watson, Chief Executive of Start-rite, the first boss from outside the founding family will be speaking at about the brand journey to modernise the oldest British shoe manufacturer. This 225-year-old business, which carries a royal seal of approval, is a household brand that now needs to evolve to compete in an exploding industry, driven by technology and design innovation. Ian comes from a background of running private equity-owned brands and has recently located from Germany.  

‘The 1896 Club’ named after the date of incorporation of Norfolk Chamber of Commerce, is an exclusive gathering for Norfolk business leaders with over 50 employees. 

The event will be hosted by our President Jonathan Cage, Managing Director, Create Consulting. There will be plenty of time to network with peers over breakfast and a lively debate on the challenges that large businesses face in Norfolk. 

Invitation ONLY

This event is invite only to managing director or CEO level above membership rate with 50+ employees. To check if your business qualifies or if you would like to upgrade your membership please contact Jason Williams, Business Manager on 01603 729704 or email 


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