Duncan Cheatle established the Prelude Group in 2000 as a learning and consulting service to help businesses scale. Having spent a lot of time networking, Duncan became frustrated with the choice of events on offer. Instead of meeting genuinely experienced entrepreneurs at these events, he and his peers met people who wanted to sell to them or were at too early a stage to offer valuable advice.
Recognising an opportunity, Duncan arranged a dinner for eight entrepreneurial friends in a private dining room, where he hosted an open discussion. They learned so much and they proved so popular that they increased in regularity. In 2003, The Supper Club was born.
The Club has now hosted over 3,000 events and supports entrepreneurs at every stage of their journey, from scale to sale and beyond. Adapting to their evolving needs and busy lives, it helps them spend their time more wisely. Members value the quality of our events, curated content, and dedicated account management, which helps them scale.
We now run forum groups in London, Manchester, Leeds and Birmingham and are extending our reach all the time.
I went to a lot of networking events before launching The Supper
Club and eventually realised, they were all the same...loads of people in a room and, personality aside, they all wanted to sell – to get your card and sell you a service. What appealed to me was to cut all of that out and get a group of people in a room whose agenda was not to sell, but to share experiences.Duncan Cheatle, Founder, The Supper Club
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“The Club offers a valuable forum where entrepreneurs can meet and share their ups and downs in complete confidence. I have always left a Supper Club event feeling that I have gained something that will help me and my business – and hopefully been able to offer something useful to others around the table.”