It was a morning of celebration as more than 70 people attended the 10th anniversary breakfast meeting of the Ealing Business Club.
Formerly known as the Ealing & Acton Business Club, the group held its special anniversary event on 6 December 2023 at Ealing’s prestigious Pitzhanger Manor House where members networked and heard from special guest a Lord Commissioner of the Treasury Joy Morrissey MP as well as seeing for the first time the new branding for the club.
Ms Morrissey, the MP for Beaconsfield was previously a Conservative ward councillor for Hanger Hill and actively involved with the business club.
Proceedings for the morning started with Ealing Business Club chairman Councillor Julian Gallant welcoming all those who attended. Councillor Gallant then introduced Ms Morrissey.
Speaking to the packed audience, Ms Morrissey said: “It’s wonderful to be here and to see so many friends. I visit different groups and associations all over the country and different people and this is one of the most unique. It pulls in small business, large business, different parts of the community charities, all coming together to have that uniquely Ealing, or West London focus, and it’s fantastic. You’re lucky to have such amazing counsellors. Here you’ve got Seema Kumar and Julian Gallant and so if you do need anything locally, they are the people to ask. And they do serve this community so well.
Ms Morrissey added: “I love Ealing, and it’s, it’s one of the most inclusive and welcoming places you can live in West London. It’s really fantastic to see all of you.”
As well as Ms Morrissey speaking, guests also heard from Clare Gough, director of Pitzhanger Manor & Gallery who gave attendees an insight into the Manor which was designed by renowned 19th century architect Sir John Soane.
Trisha Stewart, director of Ealing Business Club also gave members an update on the successes it has achieved over the past 10 years and how they are looking forward to further growth with more speakers, networking opportunities and help and support members show to each other.
Concluding the breakfast meeting, Rich Raw from creative agency Raw Brothers also explained and showed how the Ealing Business Club new look was created.