A body of business and professional gentlemen meeting to create fellowship and promote business in and around Wisbech. The Club generally meets at the Mendis Restaurant, 22-23 Old Market, Wisbech, on the second Wednesday of every month.
Occasionally the meeting with be held at other venues such as the Rose and Crown, Wisbech
Meetings start at 7:30 pm for an 8:00 pm meal. In addition to the meal the meetings also feature a guest Speaker or presentation.
Speakers for 2015 have included Paul McVeigh (Ex Northern Ireland, Tottenham, Norwich and Burnley Footballer), David Palmer (Auctioneer), Sir Graham Bright (Cambridgeshire Police & Crime Commissioner), George Russell (McLaren / BDRC Formula 4 Champion) as well as speakers from within the Club itself.
The Club also organises a number of external club outings as well as a very successful Golf Day and Annual Ball.
A little History ....
The club was formed in January 1974 at a meeting at the Red Lion public house. Attended by Gerald Salter, Nick Gibson, Barry Judd, David Thomas & Bob Greenslade. An inaugural meeting was held in February 1974 at the home of Gerald Salter. Lunchtime meetings were then held at the Rose & Crown. In 1977 Bob Greenslade suggested a trade fair for the town. This was to be called Beepex. The first year was open to members only and opened by Major General Gill, CB.OBE.MC. Colonel 4th/7th Royal Dragoon Guards. The following years it was then open to all business's in the area and was opened by various celebrities such as Johnny Briggs, Don Estelle, Ruth Madoc and Emlyn Hughes. Beepex was organised by John Smith (Mr. Beepex) & sub-committee which ran for 20 years and at its peak a motor show was also held.