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Leicester Tiger’s Business Club is back at Mattioli Woods Welford Road, giving you the opportunity to connect with local and national businesses. Sponsored by Mattioli Woods, the Business Club has two remaining in-person networking lunches.

Our first in-person event kicks off with guest speaker Simon Weston on Monday, May 24 starting at 12pm, followed by David Haye on Wednesday, June 30 starting at 12pm.

Business Club with Simon Weston

Date: 24th May 2021
Time: 12pm
Guest Speaker: Simon Weston
Location: Mattioli Woods Welford Road

When the RFA Sir Galahad was destroyed in the Bluff Cove Air Attack during the Falklands War, in 1982, on board was Simon Weston, Welsh Guardsman. Simon was severely injured, sustaining serious burns to 46% of his body. He has become well-known across the United Kingdom and abroad for his struggle to overcome his injuries and redefine his role in life, and his message is one of achievement, of triumph in the face of adversity, and of seizing the moment and succeeding.

Following his injuries, Simon's road to physical, spiritual and mental recovery saw him active in a number of highly successful ventures including 'The Weston Spirit', a Liverpool-based young people's charity. His charitable work earned him an OBE in the 1992 Queen's Birthday Honours.
He was honoured as one of the top 100 Welsh Heroes in 2004, and in 2014, in a survey conducted by Freud Communications, Simon was voted top of the UK's Heroes Index, naming him the Nations Favourite Hero.

Simon's story has been well publicised, and he has been the subject of five major BBC Television documentaries: Simon's War, Simon's Peace, Simon's Triumph, Simon's Return and in April 1999, Simon's Journey.

Simon presented reports for ITN covering the 90th Anniversary of the end of the First World War and in late 2011 he returned to the Falklands Islands to film a documentary to help mark the 30th Anniversary of the Falklands War in 2012.  In the 2016 New Year's Honours Simon was awarded the CBE for his charitable work.

A successful businessman too, Simon currently runs his own security business in South Wales and is a director of Zappawoo, parent company of start-up Zap Escapes, specialising in selling holidays to those with accessibility requirements.

Business Club with David Haye

Date: 30th June 2021
Time: 12pm
Guest Speaker: David Haye
Location: Mattioli Woods Welford Road

David Haye is the recently-retired boxer who became a household sporting name after first becoming the world cruiserweight champion and then heavyweight champion of the world, defeating the largest man in boxing history in the process. Haye was full of charisma and personality both in the ring and in the build-up to his fights and showed an astute eye for business by ensuring his promotional antics created sell-out arenas. He is now a promoter, media pundit and oversees various businesses.

Membership Price £100 per membership + VAT:

  • One place at each of the remaining two events
  • Two-course meal for each lunch event
  • Member option to invite up to two new business introduction guests for each event 
  • Networking opportunities at every event
  • Listing on the Business Club event page
  • Priority booking for other club events