The EAGB exists to help each other.  If that sounds like a philosophy you can support, come to a meeting.


Meet other business leaders in a relaxed but professional environment to forge the relationships that will help you to grow personally and professionally.

THE NEXT MEETING: September 14


The running order is a bit different this month:


12:00 Reception

12:30 Lunch

14:30 Mikado (guided networking)

15:15 close


Why not join us?


£98 +VAT for members

£110 +VAT for non-members






Sophie comes from a strong fashion background.  Her father, Serge, introduced Christian Dior to the UK in the early 1950s, creating their first licensing deals.  Her mother, Simone, was milliner to the crème de la crème of British Society, and is the only French woman to have been awarded two Royal Warrants, one from the Queen and one from the Queen Mother.


In 1981, Sophie started Tie Rack.  It is there that she met her husband, Richard.  The pair left to create Sock Shop in 1983, taking the company public in 1987.  In 1988, Sophie received the prestigious Veuve Clicquot Businesswoman of the Year Award, as well as the Marketing Woman of the the Year Award.


In 1989, inspired by their two toddlers, Sophie and Richard launched Trotters, a chain of childrenswear shops selling clothes, shoes, toys, books and with a hairdressing salon in each of the six shops. 


Meet other business professionals in a friendly environment




12:00 The Mikado, our unique networking workshop, opens the afternoon.  It offers a mix of one to one discussions, tips, and a chance to ask for help, advice or specific introductions.


12:45  At our pre-lunch Drinks Reception, 30 minutes of open networking offer the chance to meet or catch up with more exceptional people.


13:15 A superb 3 course meal with wine is served.  With planned seating and small tables, there are more opportunities for introductions and discussion.


14:30 (appox) We have first-rate speakers who share their knowledge with us.  The talks are like mini master classes and you can always take away a little nugget of information.


15:15 Close




We meet at the beautiful Dorchester Hotel on Park Lane in London. 


With its elegant rooms, delicious food, and central location, it provides the ideal environment for a relaxed meeting.


The service is impecable, and the ambience is relaxed.




We have a terrific variety of speakers from the world around us, and not just business.  In the past year alone, we've had someone from a think tank, a foremost economist, an artist, restaurateurs, an aquaculturalist, and a scientist who grows marijuana for a living.


Here is who we have lined up for the coming months:


May 8- Dr Michael Crawford, world renowned for his research into brain development and mental illness


July 11 - Dr Jane Halper-Hayes, president of Republicans Overseas, and member of the Trump transition team











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