Business Networking for the Construction Industry


Our Networking Events are held at Belgo Bar & Restaurant in Nottingham


We hold our events at lunchtime on the first Thursday of each Month

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The East Midlands First Thursday Club is an informal business networking forum exclusively for Construction Industry professionals and has been running successfully since 2001.  With members including Consultants, Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Suppliers and Manufacturers, it’s informal approach over lunchtime allows members to discuss the region’s  Construction Industry with one another and raise the profile of their respective business within the Midlands.

The Club counts amongst its members many of the premier players from the region.

Our monthly meetings provide a unique opportunity for members to network and make new contacts with key people within the Construction Industry.

The club is organised and managed on a non-profit making basis by our Managing Members.

The Managing Members’ aim from the outset has been to enhance the profile of the region’s Construction market and create a forum of like-minded people.

August 2019


Due to the Schools summer holidays there will be no event in August.

We will return on 12th September.

The Managing Members look forward to seeing you in September and hope you have a lovely summer.

Our Venue & Host is: 

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Belgo Nottingham,

9 Weekday Cross,



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Special Event

16th October 2019


Horse Racing at Colwick Racecourse


The First Thursday Club will be horse racing this Autumn and would love for you to join us.

We have a limited number of tickets, which will be sold on a strictly first-come-first-served basis.


Contractors, Architects, Engineers, Consultants (Civil & M&E), Quantity Surveyors, Suppliers and Manufacturers.  Senior members of staff only.

Date & time:

12.30 – 2.30pm on the first Thursday of every month. (except August when there is no event)


Invitation only, member company sponsored buffet lunch where like-minded construction individuals discuss regional developments, projects and issues. The member company benefits from the marketing at the event and are able to advertise their services as part of the sponsorship cost.


Starts from just £105 for a six-month membership or £180 for an annual membership.  Fee per individual per company to cover administration of the club and any non-sponsored events.  Cheques are to be made payable to ‘East Midlands First Thursday Club’.

Contact Emma Bennett by email for more information.

Managing Members

The East Midlands First Thursday Club is managed by a group of seven local volunteer business’.

Our Managing Members are all well-respected companies in their own fields of expertise.

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