Mike Kendrick, chairman of the Friday2Lunch Network, said: '˜Our aim is to inform and entertain. No one has to stand up and give a pitch but attendance gives the opportunity to meet many local business and professional people in an informal and relaxed setting.
'˜A friendly and inclusive atmosphere is one of the main reasons that we continue to thrive and grow and are now one of the longest established groups in the area.'
The Friday2Lunch Network is the relaunched Southeast Hants Business Lunch Club, which was established in 1994.
It meets every second Friday at the Quayside, Portsmouth Harbour Yacht ClubÂ at 12.30pm. There is no membership fee, meetings cost Â£15 includingÂ Â lunch. To book email [email protected]
The September meeting saw 30 guests enjoy a talk from Gary Jeffries, chairman of the Solent LEP. Last month, Sandy Hopkins, chief executive of Havant Borough Council and East Hampshire District Council, spoke about her role in local government.