A new, exclusive networking club – 1880, named after the year the SLTA was founded – has been launched by the Edinburgh & South East LTA.
Graham Blaikie, Chairman of Edinburgh & South East LTA, explained: “We’re always trying to create new opportunities for people to meet up in relaxed surroundings and network on a local level.
“If you’re a member of the SLTA, you will automatically become a member of 1880 at no additional cost and if you are not an SLTA member, there is a one-off joining fee of £50.
“While it’s likely that most members will be involved in the licensed trade, it’s not a necessity.
“You can be in any part of Scotland – you don’t need to be in our area although my hope is that other LTA areas see what we’re doing here and decide to create their own 1880 Club in their area.”
Members will benefit from:
- Quarterly invites to lunch (costing just £30 per person, wines included)
- The chance to socialise and network at an Edinburgh & South East LTA member’s premises afterwards
- The opportunity to build new friendships and learn more about wine
- Regular updates and offers via our newsletter
Graham continued: “If you’ve got good food and good wine, there’s no better way to get to know people better.
“You might find yourself sitting next to someone who passes on useful snippets that you didn’t you know about which can help enhance your business – that’s the beauty of this type of networking.
“We’re not trying to reinvent the wheel or compete with the 49 Club, we won’t ask you to buy raffle tickets – we’re a networking club where the focus is on fine dining and good wine.”
The next event takes place at Twenty Princes Street, Edinburgh on November 12 – contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.