Cumbria Times
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1:00 AM 2nd March 2024

Where Business Meets Golf: A New Concept In Golf Networking For The Yorkshire Business Community

Nikki and Stephen Foster
Nikki and Stephen Foster
Bringing together the best of networking and golf in a competitive, season-long format, the Clubhouse Leaders’ concept provides individuals with the opportunity to grow and enhance their business contacts, whilst competing in a series of nine rounds of golf throughout the 2024 season.

This whole season of opportunity will drive deeper relationships than are possible at one-off events. The business has been set up by powerhouse duo, Stephen & Nikki Foster. They each have over two decades of building their business networks within the region. Stephen is Corporate Development Director for full-service global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, and Nikki is Sales & Partnerships Director for Leeds based digital marketing agency Spike.

“We both have exceptional experience in both networking and golf, and, having attended many corporate and charity golf days, we wanted to take all the best bits and roll them into a formal membership network. We understand what it takes to deliver professional events, yet with a relaxed atmosphere and we are excited to encourage business deals within our brilliant Yorkshire community," commented Stephen.

“We have always wanted to work on a project together; having been married for over 20 years we know how to get the best out of each other. We have discussed various business ideas over the past decade and it’s exciting to have settled on something that complements our professional roles so well.

“This first month has been a whirlwind, we have generated a lot of interest and already have over 20 members signed up. We are optimistic for a large community in Yorkshire; which hopefully will ultimately become just one of many, regional Clubhouse Leaders’ franchises said Nikki.

A Member Directory is being created which will provide full details of all members to be shared within the Clubhouse Leaders Community. The Clubhouse Leaders team will be on hand at events to facilitate direct introductions where requested, and can put members in teams with the specific individuals that are of the most interest to them.

There will be no forced business pitching, this is about developing natural relationships in a relaxed environment.

Anyone looking to join the Membership Network needs to get involved quickly as the first event is on 10th April at Selby Golf Club.