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

Construction Industry Networking 15th Birthday

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.


September 2018

AECOM’s Brian Ward joins First Thursday Club management team

New Managing Member - Construction Industry Networking

Our Venue & Host is: 

Construction Industry Business Networking Christmas 2017

Belgo Nottingham,

9 Weekday Cross,



Construction Industry Networking 15th Birthday Event

Construction industry networking group, East Midlands First Thursday Club, has welcomed long-standing member Brian Ward to its management team to bring new ideas and to help with the continuance of the Club going forward.

On his recent appointment Brian said: “I’ve been a member of First Thursday Club for many years and it is a really valuable network for construction professionals. I’m keen to be more involved and I hope to play an active part in the day to day management of the group, as well as introduce a few new ideas to help shape it’s future success.”

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Special Event: 


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.

17th October 2018


Horse Racing at Colwick Racecourse


To celebrate the end of our 15th year of Construction Industry Networking, we will be attending Nottingham Racecourse’ Construction Day.

East Midlands First Thursday Club October 2018 Raceday - Construction Industry Networking

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