Some exciting FLBClub meetings coming up

The August meeting is the Summer Social

The next meeting of the FLBClub is the Summer Social on Thursday 1st August starting at 7pm at Buscot Mill, Brandy Island, Buscot SN7 8DA courtesy of Greg and Shirley Wheeler of Cotswold Boat Hire.

There will be a fabulous hog roast with assorted salads; ice creams on sale from Club member, Ray’s Ice Cream and musical entertainment from new Club member, Delores, Vintage singer. And, as in previous years, members and their guests can take free boat trips up and down the Thames. The Club does not have a licence to sell alcohol, so please bring your own drinks – wine, beer, soft drinks.

Breakfast at Cotswold Hoburne in September

Our September breakfast meeting will be on Thursday 26th September starting at 8am at Cotswold Hoburne, South Cerney. Our guest speaker will be Graham Dawson, the Horse Whisperer! He will be explaining all about Essential Leadership Skills for Small Business Owners and different ways to develop them. There will be a bit of informative fun with Graham’s Leadership Effectiveness Questionnaire.

A full English breakfast with tea/coffee costs £10, tea/coffee only costs £2 and the meeting is free. Booking is essential.

The FLBClub Business Awards Launch is in October

Once again, we will be holding the Business Awards and the Launch at Sudbury House Hotel, Faringdon. The Launch will be on Thursday 24th October at 7.30pm and you can meet previous winners, past sponsors and hear how being a winner or a sponsor has helped their business. Also details on how to enter the FLBClub Business Awards 2020.

Not to be missed – a tour of Arkell’s Brewery in November

The FLBClub is thrilled to have been invited to take a tour of Arkell’s Brewery in Kingsdown, Swindon. As well as the tour by Arkell’s Director, Alex Arkell, members and their guests will be able to enjoy a talk by Alex about Arkell’s Brewery, also be able to visit the Grape & Grain onsite shop and enjoy a few refreshments. This is likely to be very popular, so early booking is recommended.

A Christmas breakfast at Wrag Barn in December

Our December breakfast meeting will be on Thursday 19th December starting at 8am at Wrag Barn Golf Club, Highworth. Our guest speaker will be Wrag Barn’s co-owner, Verity Manners who will explain how Wrag Barn has diversified to keep up to date with changing times and also her involvement with Swindon Radio 105.5FM.

A full English breakfast with tea/coffee costs £10, tea/coffee only costs £2 and the meeting is free. Booking is essential.

Please book your place for all our meetings at or contact for more information. Please feel free to invite a guest or two and don’t forget to bring along your leaflets and/or business cards to hand out during the networking part of the meeting.

FLBClub Steering Group

The following members were elected on to the Steering Group at the AGM on Thursday 26th April 2018:

Helen Webb (Chair)
T: 01285 713300 ext 5319

Shirley Wheeler (Vice Chair)
T: 01793 727083
M: 07947 993784

Chris Roberts (Administrator)
T: 01285 712150
M: 0744 350 0744

Amelia Bishop (Committee member)
T: 01793 677555
M: 07903 686700

Andy Briggs (Committee member)
T: 01865 301705
M: 07977 936882

Andrew Garland (Committee member)
T: 01793 278653

Simon Hersom (Committee member)
T: 01285 711735

Zena Kennedy (Committee member)
T: 01793 861049
M: 07730 927888

Ian Lindsay (Committee member)
M: 07889 070623

Verity Manners (Committee member)
T: 01793 861327
M: 07879 626820

Please feel free to contact any of the members of the Steering Group if you have any queries, suggestions or concerns.



FREE for FLBC members!

The FLBC monthly Newsletter has always been one of the benefits of being a Club member – a place where you can advertise to other members what is going on with you and your business absolutely FREE OF CHARGE.

Now, the FLBClub are going one step further. The monthly Newsletter is still the place for members only to advertise their news, but it will now be delivered to non-members as well.

Around one thousand people on the FLBClub database will receive the Newsletter and learn more about our members and their businesses.

However, only FLBClub members will be allowed to advertise in the Newsletter, but around 1000 members and non-members will be able to read it.


As a signed up member of FLBClub, you will not have received an email from the Fairford & Lechlade Business Club asking you to confirm your agreement to be on our mailing list. This is because you already signed up to received information from the Club when you joined as a member. You have a legitimate interest in receiving information from us, so you do not need to do anything!

Fairford & Lechlade Business Club would like to make you aware that we have updated and changed our Privacy Policy in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You do not need to do anything about this as a member. It is for information only.

The new Privacy Policy can be accessed here at:

Please be assured that, as a member of the Fairford & Lechlade Business Club, we take your personal data very seriously.