What is it?
The Cream Tea Club provides an opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere with other local businesses over a cream tea in a collection of South West venues.
Who it's for
Anyone in business, who owns a business or has an interest in business and who would like to come and get together with likeminded people!
A yummy cream tea, friendly conversation, prize draws, goodies, giveaways and the chance to explore some of the region’s best venues.
OUR NEXT NETWORKING EVENT
19th September 2019
3pm - 5pm
At The Duke of Cornwall Hotel, Plymouth
Join us for our next Cream Tea Club event at The Duke of Cornwall Hotel in Plymouth on Thursday 19th September 2019 with guest speaker Katharine Bourke from South West Growth Service.
Katharine will be speaking on “5 things I’ve learned from over 30 years in business: the last twenty of which have been based in Devon" including:
- The power of knowing who knows you
- How best to focus in this distracted world
- Communication tips
- Sources of intelligence
- Using perspective to solve problems with the aim of inspiring you to return to your business with at least one new way of approaching the challenges that every business owner faces.
A donation from the ticket price of £12.50 + VAT per person will go to our chosen charity for 2019, Shekinah.
Any questions? Drop us a line.
Our venues for 2019
Each Cream Tea Club event is hosted by one of our partner venues, showcasing some of the South West's best venues for corporate functions and hospitality.
You’ll find the famous Two Bridges Hotel perched in a stunning spot on the banks of the West Dart river in the heart of Dartmoor National Park. Step inside and you’ll immediately sense the history and charm of the place. Crackling log fires, squashy sofas, gleaming antiques and ticking clocks. Cream Tea Club host 7th February 2019.
Burgh Island Hotel is an iconic Devon landmark moored on its own tidal island. Built in 1929, extended in 1932 and now restored to its 30s glamour, it truly is a retreat out of time like no other. Located in Bigbury on Sea and surrounded by golden beaches, Burgh Island is widely regarded as one of the foremost places to see and experience Art Deco in Europe. Cream Tea Club host 4th April 2019.
At the plush St. Mellion International Resort enjoy a unique blend of contemporary style and unique 4-star facilities including an AA luxury hotel, leisure centre, Elemis day spa, tennis courts, a European Tour golf course, a brasserie and an award-winning, 2AA rosette restaurant. Cream Tea Club host 20th June 2019
The Duke of Cornwall is a stunning period hotel brimming with character and style. Built as Plymouth’s first luxury hotel in 1863, the Duke has been lovingly preserved and enhanced so that its unique Victorian Gothic splendour can still be enjoyed by guests today. Cream Tea Club host September 19th 2019.
Thurlestone Hotel is a luxurious, classic, family-run four-star hotel located on the beautiful South Devon Coast Line. Whether you are planning a celebration or looking for a relaxing break it’s the ideal place to unwind in style. Owned by the Grose family since 1896, guests have enjoyed its character, hospitality and friendly first-class service for more than 120 years. Cream Tea Club host 7th November 2019.
Our Corporate Partners
Thank you to our corporate partners who bring added value to our Cream Tea Club guests, with their professional advice and service. Our corporate partners will also be contributing to our events throughout the year, so make the most of the opportunity to get to know them better this year and to see how they can help your business.
As award winning web design & digital marketing specialists, we help build your project to give you results that are designed to last. We’re big on strategy, collaboration and long-term relationships. And, with a hand picked team who look at the bigger picture, we deliver creativity, inspiration and experience every time. We also run and promote the Cream Tea Club.
H.M. Williams are a down to earth accountancy firm based in Plymouth offering a comprehensive accountancy service to a wide client base. They can provide expertise and value for money across many financial requirements.
South West Growth Service (SWGS) have a passion for business and the South West and recognised a gap for the provision of high-quality business support, easily accessed and at a price that organisations can afford. Through our exceptional links across the South West we have developed this consultancy to deliver world class support to all sizes of business.
The Samphire Club is networking at its purest. Members – senior level individuals and corporate partners from the private sector – are encouraged to build relationships that may, over time, develop into business opportunities. Every Samphire Club event, from a select working breakfast to a drinks party at sunset, follows a perfect recipe, bringing shared values, interests, personalities and possibilities together in outstanding settings.
Lighthouse Financial Advice, a division of the Lighthouse Group, operate across the UK and conduct in-depth, personal financial reviews for individuals and businesses. We aim to help implement financial decisions in areas of savings and investments, insurance, mortgages and protection, amongst others.
Thank you to our Cream Tea Club Suppliers who provide their amazing products for our yummy cream teas.
Owens Coffee are an artisan West Country coffee supplier and roaster. We produce high quality, award winning coffee which is 100% Organic and Fairtrade. Our coffees are profiled, blended and roasted by us, therefore we are 100% in control of the quality, blend, freshness and flavour. We also will be providing tea for the Cream Tea Club events too!
Janner Jam is a Plymouth based company, making a range of sweet and savory preserves using delicious ingredients and no artificial additives. Janner Jam will be providing all the jam for this year's events.
Become a Partner of the Cream Tea Club
If you enjoy our Cream Tea Club events, then why not become more involved by becoming a Partner? Corporate Partners are exclusive to their sector and offered the following:
- 2 complimentary tickets per networking event.
- Promotion at each event by bringing along a pop-up stand or any other material.
- A partner page on creamteaclub.co.uk
- Advertising in our regular mailings
- Promotion on social media
- A PDF certificate to recognise becoming a partner of the Cream Tea Club
- Invitation to a partner lunch
Annual Partner of the Cream Tea Club - price given on application
It’s worth also remembering that by becoming a partner, you are supporting our chosen charity of the year. Donations are made from the income generated from our events and membership. NB. We have limited spaces available to become a partner of the Cream Tea Club
Our chosen charity of the year
A donation from the proceeds of the Cream Tea Club goes to our charity of the year. This year we have chosen to support Shekinah, a Devon based charity that provides opportunities for people affected by homelessness, drug and alcohol issues, offending behaviours or mental ill health.
Shekinah sees the person first, so they can work together to enable them to be the person they want to be.
They have a range of projects across a number of locations and provide a safe space for people to develop their skills, regain their self-worth and go on to live independent and fulfilling lives.
To find out more about Shekinah, their work or how to get involved, contact Soo Brizell or Laura Fraser-Crewes on 01752 203480, or visit the Shekinah website.
Want to know how you can support Shekinah?
There are so many different ways that you can get involved Shekinah. Whether it's helping to raise funds, or simply becoming a volunteer.
The Cream Tea Club - Dollops of Business Networking. An opportunity to network in a relaxed atmosphere with other local businesses over a cream tea in a collection of South West venues.
The Cream Tea Club is presented by "Made with Maturity" - web design and digital marketing specialists. We are a super-friendly award-winning team of creatives, building first class digital projects that deliver long lasting results. We’re big on strategy, collaboration and long-term relationships. And, with a handpicked team who look at the bigger picture, we deliver creativity, inspiration and experience every time.