In addition to our business activities, we have built up an enviable reputation for our business-cum-social events, not least regarding the Speaker Dinners we organise most of which (but not all) are Black Tie occasions.
Past speakers have included Sir Edward Heath, Sir Peter Ustinov, Enoch Powell, Nigel Farage, Ranulph Fiennes, Jeremy Paxman, Shami Chakrabarti, Pete Waterman, Esther Rantzen and Sir Trevor McDonald.
How many each year on average8
What is normally included
Three-course meal + coffee (and often a pre-dinner cocktail). There is usually a guest speaker.
The types of venues people can look forward to visiting
Chester’s leading hotels (Abode, Chester Grosvenor, Crowne Plaza, Mercure Abbots Well, The Queen, Rowton Hall Hotels)
The features and benefits of attending
Club Dinners have a strong ‘informal’ element – including the Black Tie gatherings – and provide members with the opportunity of inviting Clients/Suppliers and other business contacts to enjoy a relaxed, unceremonious evening out.
Upcoming Dinner Events
From Battlefield to Boardroom
Jay Allen served in the British Army for over 12 years as an Advanced Trauma Medic, until a series of incidents saw him eventually discharged in 2004. However rather than use this as an excuse to ‘give up’ he has gone on to become a global award-winning motivational speaker, author and businessman. Since leaving hospital,…
|Time: 12:00 pm|
|Place: Rowton Hall Hotel, Chester|
Past Dinner Events
Speaker Dinner | Speaker: Sir Malcolm Walker CBE
Sir Malcolm Walker CBE to be guest speaker at CBC President’s Dinner Founder and Chief Executive of Iceland Frozen Foods plc The Club is very pleased to announce that Sir Malcolm Walker (Founder and Chief Executive of Iceland Frozen Foods plc) has agreed to be Guest of Honour and Speaker at this year’s President’s Dinner….
|Date & Time: 18/10/2017 7:15 pm|
|Place: The Queen Hotel, Chester|
The Real Junk Food Project
Adam Smith is the founder and co-director of a visionary, multi-award-winning initiative called The Real Junk Food Project (TRJFP). The Club and the Crowne Plaza Hotel Chester are joining forces in this innovative ‘Pay As You Will’ event, the first of its kind in Chester. Established in December 2013 to revolutionise the disposal of avoidable…
|Date & Time: 20/09/2017 7:15 pm|
|Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel Chester|
2017 AGM/Charity Cheque Dinner
Following our long-time custom and practice, the Club’s 2017 AGM/Charity Cheque Dinner will be held at Chester’s Slow Boat Oriental Restaurant (courtesy of Club colleague John Nicholson and restaurant director Francis Ting) on Monday 10th July 2017. This event – one of the highlights in the CBC calendar – has three elements: A sumptuous Chinese banquet…
|Date & Time: 10/07/2017 7:15 pm|
|Place: Slow Boat Restaurant|
Casino Dinner Cruise
Celebrate the longest day by joining us on a Casino Cruise! The Club celebrates the Summer Solstice by setting sail for a Las Vegas-style Fun Casino Cruise… Aboard The Mill Hotel Restaurant Cruiser! Free Casino Games played, from your table, between courses… Great prizes to be won. Four Course Meal (5 Starters, 5 Main Courses…
|Date & Time: 21/06/2017 7:00 pm|
|Place: Mill Hotel Restaurant Cruiser|
2017 Charity Chester BALL - The Roaring Twenties
Come and join us at one of the best nights in Chester’s social calendar! An evening of fun, fine food and frivolity all in the name of raising much needed funds for some of the most deserving Charitable causes in the Chester area. Black Tie & Posh Frocks or, perhaps, something daringly ‘Roaring Twenties’! •…
|Date & Time: 13/05/2017 7:00 pm|
|Place: The Pavilion, Chester Racecourse|
Club Dinner | Guest Speaker: Steve Leonard
Steve Leonard studied veterinary science at Bristol University Veterinary School. In the final year of his degree, the BBC approached the college to film a group of final-year students. Originally seeing the idea of appearing on TV as “a bit of a laugh,” he agreed to participate in the filming. The series, Vets’ School was a…
|Date & Time: 26/04/2017 7:15 pm|
|Place: The Adobe Hotel, Chester|
The CBC President’s Dinner
The Club is pleased to announce that the controversial, provocative and, above all, entertaining journalist and broadcaster Quentin Letts has agreed to be guest of honour and speaker at the 2016 CBC President’s Dinner . Letts has made his Fleet Street reputation through writing for The Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Oldie and New…
|Date & Time: 24/11/2016 7:30 pm|
|Place: Crowne Plaza Hotel Chester|
Club Dinner | Guest Speaker: Olivia Langton-Forsyth
In the dying years of apartheid, a most extraordinary story hit the headlines. Agent Olivia Forsyth – better known to the CBC family as Olivia Langton, wife of our much-missed Club colleague, Eric Langton – had escaped from ANC imprisonment in Angola. Upon her return home she was feted as a hero by the government….
|Date & Time: 19/10/2016 7:15 pm|
|Place: Mercure Abbots Well Hotel Chester|