Power Lunch Club organises Charity Business Networking Event

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    PRESS RELEASE – For immediate release
    Friday, 25th July 2008

    Power Lunch Club organises Charity Business Networking Event

    The Power Lunch Club announced today that they have been asked by the Scottish charity The Thistle Foundation to organise a Charity Business Networking event on Thursday the 30th of October.

    The event, which will be run in association with Express, By Holiday Inn, Picardy Place, Edinburgh will attract nearly 100 businesses and aims to raise over £2500.

    Although the main focus of the event will be on business networking there will also be various raffle prizes available; one of the star prizes will be the use of a Bentley motor car for the day, kindly donated by Bentley Edinburgh. Along with the car, there will be various European short breaks to win and several others prizes being donated by Edinburgh businesses.

    Gordon Dow, Managing Director of the Power Lunch Club said, “This will be the second time we have had the honour of running the event for Thistle. The previous event in March this year was great success and we are confident that we can improve on that. Our aim is not just to raise funds for the charity, but to also ensure that the businesses that come along to what will be a fun afternoon get the full benefits of networking together.

    Our partners for the day, Express, by Holiday Inn ensure that we are always looked after when we are at their venue and we are delighted to be working with them again for this event.

    We have been overwhelmed by the standard of prizes that companies have already donated and it clearly reflects the value and high regard these organisations have for the charity.”

    Louise Blaikie, Fundraising Manager, for The Thistle Foundation said, “We are excited that once again, Scottish businesses will be networking together to help raise funds for our charity. Thistle was very pleased when the Power Lunch Club agreed to organise the event as they made the last one a great success.

    We know that they will attract a high calibre of businesses to come, ensuring a very effective and highly enjoyable event for all concerned.

    The monies raised on the day will go toward the important work of the charity. That is the creation of tailored services designed to support disabled people and those with long term health conditions to leading as full and active and as independent lives as possible.”

    For more information about this event, please email [email protected] or visit the website site at www.powerlunchclub.co.uk

    Posted: Jul 25, 2008 By: Power Lunch Club Member since: Jun 18, 2008
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    A wee update to this event is that we have secured a very funny lady, Susan Morrison to host this charity event...it will be her second time doing this for us(see below).

    Also because if you would like to attend...please let me know...we are limiting the event to 100 business, but focusing on PLC members first....but if you want to attend...just PM me. You could win a Bently Motor car for the day...could you imagine the neighbours faces!!

    Hosted by TV and Radio Personality Susan Morrison,
    One of Scotland’s Top Comediennes
    and MC of The Comedy Club​

    "Susan Morrison - the Glaswegian wit for whom the word feisty was invented"
    Scotland on Sunday
    Susan, a frequent contributor to BBC Radio Scotland and regularly makes appearances on "The Fred MacAulay Show". Going from strength-to-strength, using her energetic brand of comedy to good effect in presenting 'Where's your head at?' on Scottish Television; as warm-up artist for a succession of BBC TV recordings and her sharp, cutting satire in the popular live topical comedy show, A Kick Up The Tabloids, as well as regular key appearances at the Glasgow International Comedy Festival. A big, big talent in an unfeasibly small frame.

    Kind regards


    Packed full of credit crunch busting companies
    Made with 100% genuine Scottish businesses
    Full of natural networking goodness
    High in quality organisations
    Posted: Aug 11, 2008 By: Power Lunch Club Member since: Jun 18, 2008
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    A wee reminder if you would like to come to the charity business networking event to help raise funds for The Thistle Foundation....several UKBF'ers already are.

    Below is our most recent marketing email, which include weekend breaks to Milan, Belgium and Czech Republic.

    We are aiming for 100 businesses and we have 70 already.

    It will be a great afternoon, as it the second time we have organised this.

    Charity Business Networking Event Gets Even More Prizes…

    Hosted by Susan Morrison
    One of Scotland’s Top Comediennes
    Radio Personality and MC of The Comedy Club
    "Susan Morrison - the Glaswegian wit for whom the word feisty was invented"
    Scotland on Sunday
    Susan, a frequent contributor to BBC Radio Scotland and regularly makes appearances on "The Fred MacAulay Show"

    If you are up for raising funds for the Thistle Foundation, a business networking lunch, fantastic raffle prizes and a right good laugh, come and join the other 100 or so companies who will be doing exactly the same thing.

    What do I get for my booking…?

    Included with your booking, there will be wine, a buffet lunch, networking with 100 businesses a full delegate list and the 5 complimentary tickets for the first raffle

    · Limited edition black and white print, donated by McIntosh Photography, mcintoshPhotography - Coming Soon!
    · John Lewis Gift Vouchers, donated by Clear Blue Design, Web Design, Graphic Design and Database Development by Clear Blue Designs, Edinburgh
    · The Royal Yacht Britannia (Family ticket), donated by Donated by The Royal Yacht Britannia, Welcome to the official website for The Royal Yacht Britannia
    · Swarovski/sterling silver jewellery set in whatever colour the winner chooses, donated by from dizaTIARAS, Handmade tiaras and jewellery
    · A signed original Jim Barker Cartoon of your choosing, donated by Jim Barker Cartoon and Graphics Jim Barker Cartoon Artwork and Graphic Design from Scotland
    · Fortnum and Masons Gift Box with champagne and chocolates, donated by Sandler Training Sandler Training
    · Champagne dinner for in the Paris Restaurant of Le Monde restaurant, donated by Le Monde Restaurant Boutique Hotel Edinburgh Scotland, Scottish Luxury Hotel Rooms Edinburgh
    · 2 Tickets for the Witches of Eastwick, donated by Edinburgh Playhouse, www.edinburghplayhouse.org.uk

    Will there be more…?

    Yes on the day you can also purchase tickets on the day for our Gold Raffle and have the opportunity to walk off with some amazing star prizes, which include the following:-

    · 2 nights stay at the Holiday Inn Milan, Italy
    · 2 nights stay at the Crowne Plaza, Brussels, Belgium
    · 2 nights stay at the Crowne Plaza, Prague, Czech Republic
    · More to be announced…

    Where will it be…?

    The Express by Holiday Inn, Edinburgh City Centre, Picardy Place (Opposite Edinburgh Playhouse Theatre)

    When will it happen…?

    Thursday the 30th of October: 12:00 – 14:00, then linger and network for the afternoon.

    What will happen on the day…?

    12:00 – Welcome drink and networking
    12:20 – Introduction by Susan Morrison
    12:30 – Buffet lunch served and networking commences
    13:30 – Talk by Louise Blaikie of Thistle foundation
    13:35 – Raffle prizes picked and announced by Susan Morrison
    13:45 – More networking
    14:00 – Close

    What will it cost…?

    The total charge for the event will be £30 (Plus a 4.5% booking fee)

    What will be raised by the PLC and the Express by Holiday Inn…?

    We aim to raise over £2000 on the day for Thistle. So we want to thank you in advance for your support and look forward to seeing you on the 30th of October.

    Right, how can I book myself of colleagues on to this event…?

    That’s easy, just click here and send us a email….we will do the rest. Come along and not only donate to charity, but network with your friends.

    How can I find out more…?

    By emailing or telephoning any of the following individuals:-

    Gordon Dow, (PLC) [email protected], 0844 884 9943
    Debbie Anderson (HIE) [email protected], 0131 558 2312
    Louise Blaikie (The Thistle Foundation) [email protected], 0131 656 9935

    If you would like more information about The Thistle Foundation and it’s important work, then please visit their website at The Thistle Foundation - Services and resources for supporting disabled people in Scotland
    Posted: Oct 7, 2008 By: Power Lunch Club Member since: Jun 18, 2008
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    We have had more donations for our charity event this week!!

    Hope it's pf interest, we have a few places left....but closing the list tomorrow.

    ***New Star Prizes Added***
    ·[FONT=&quot]Jaguar X-Type car for the Day – Donated By Cruize Hire (Make the neighbours jealous)[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]Hat Box, stuffed full of exclusive Edinburgh Based “Coco Chocolates”, valued at £100, Donated by Translate Scotland (Pamper your loved one, no forget it, keep them for yourself)[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]2 Night Stay, Holiday Inn, Florence, Italy (A romantic weekend break for you and yours)[/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]2 Night Stay, Holiday Inn, Milan, Italy (Imagine yourself, sipping Italian wine in Milan][/FONT]
    ·[FONT=&quot]See Below For Even More...[/FONT]
    Posted: Oct 27, 2008 By: Power Lunch Club Member since: Jun 18, 2008
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