Newport Business Club has evolved over the past 15 years. The club was re-launched in 2004 with the help of a number of sponsors, and business clients, under chair and current committee member Janet Harris, as The City of Newport Business Club. The new club was designed to best reflect the economic basis of the new City-Wales’ youngest. The club recognises the importance of small and medium sized enterprises (SME) to the economy of the city and the significance of the growth of both new technology based and leisure industries to the future of Newport. Former Chairmen include Marketing guru Jonathan Deacon, Accountant Kara Williams, Insurance Broker Neil Underwood and PR Consultant David Barnes, Newport City Council Officer Janine Dance. Our current Chairman is Dan Goulding, Business Development Manager at Monmouthsire Building Society.
The City of Newport Business Club takes pride in the pure variety and quality of the speakers it attracts and the range of subject matter covered from motivation to sport business support to training and also a fair splash of humour.
Only 4 Men Aloud, Part of Tim Rhys-Evans MBe legendary choir
Rob Frowen, Economic Development Manager, Newport City Council
Adam Jones, Welsh Rugby Legend
Justin Edinburgh, Newport County AFC Manager
Simon Weston, Falkland’s War Hero and Veteran
John Brooks, Media Guru
Mike Ruddock, Former Wales Rugby National Team Manager
Ken Hams, BBC TV Beyond Boundaries
Ted Johns, Institute of Customer Service
Roger Pride, Director of Marketing, Department of Enterprise Innovation and Networks at the Welsh Assembly Government.
Ruth Badger, Runner Up, BBC’s The Apprentice
Tony Wright, Real Radio DJ & Fundraiser
Scott Quinnell, Ex-Rugby International & Dyslexia Awareness Campaigner
Kate Coleridge, Welsh National Opera
Jamie Roberts, Wales, British Lions and Cardiff Blues rugby player
James Sommerin, Executive Head Chef at The Crown at White brook, near Monmouth and The Crown at Celtic Manor Resort
Rod Woodward, Leading Welsh comedian
John Stirling, Ryder Cup committee member
Derek Bevan, International Rugby referee great