Curry King Charan Gill MBE has launched The Paragon Club, a new business network. The Glasgow-based entrepreneur has identified a gap in the market for an informal business networking facility in the city and aims to enhance the opportunities for people to get together to discuss business issues on a regular basis.
The Paragon Club will appeal to a wide membership, reaching out to corporate, professional, managing partners and other decision makers within a broad range of companies and organisations. Its aims are to promote business in the city, central belt and west of Scotland through a variety of events throughout the year.
Councillor Steven Purcell, leader of Glasgow City Council, will be the keynote speaker at the Clydesdale Bank-sponsored launch and inaugural lunch (Friday, 26th February), providing an insight into business opportunities in the city. There will be an opportunity for a Q&A session with Councillor Purcell after the lunch.
Mr Gill, one of Scotland’s most prolific entrepreneurs and business role models and vice-chairman of The Entrepreneurial Exchange, said, “The Paragon Club is open to all senior decision makers in business – and that’s the difference between Paragon and other business networks. I have a passion for exchanging ideas and information with both established business people and budding entrepreneurs.
“This new networking club will offer the Glasgow business community a high-level platform on which to enjoy robust discussions with like-minded individuals. The Glasgow business scene is fast-paced and constantly changing – we need to be in a position to grow with it and make decisions quickly. The Paragon Club will help foster new business relationships as well as assist economic recovery throughout 2010.”
A key component of The Paragon Club is its online business networking facility – at www.theparagonclub.co.uk – whereby members can use this framework to develop their own networks with fellow Paragon Club members.
The launch lunch – and future meetings – will take place at Slumdog Bar and Kitchen, the vibrant, new restaurant that opened in Sauchiehall Street in 2009, marking Mr Gill’s return to Glasgow’s culinary scene following the sale of his Harlequin Restaurant empire.
Another component of The Paragon Club going forward will be its round-table Captain’s Table series which will bring together small groups of business people, generally from specific sectors, to discuss a pertinent business topic over a curry at the Slumdog Bar and Kitchen venue.
The Paragon Club offers a variety of networking formats, ranging from an informal monthly Beer & Curry Night to the more structured Captain’s Table sponsorship opportunity which enables corporate members to sponsor a business debate over dinner for 10 to 12 guests around their chosen topic, chaired and hosted by Charan Gill.
For more details go to www.theparagonclub.co.uk or telephone 0141 333 9933.
For further information please contact Charan Gill at tel 0141 334 4633
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Date 26th February 2010