Dollops of Business Networking

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!

What's included

A yummy cream tea, friendly conversation, prize draws, goodies, giveaways and the chance to explore some of the region’s best venues.



Friday 17th November 2017

3pm - 5pm

At Fistral Beach Hotel


Guest speaker:

This event will be a joint event with John Harvey from The Samphire Club, who will also be our guest speaker. There is an opportunity to stay overnight at the hotel following the event for £99 (bed and breakfast) or £159 for dinner, bed, and breakfast (per standard room). Bookings can be made direct with the Fistral Beach Hotel Tel: 01637 818295. Quote 'Cream Tea Club' when making your booking.


A donation from ticket price of £12.50 + VAT per person will go to our chosen charity for 2017, Jeremiah’s Journey.


Tickets coming soon...

GDPR, Business rates and EPC's - Thursday 30th November 2017 09.30-13.00

New Continental Hotel, Plymouth


Delivered by one of our Corporate Partners, Vickery Holman, and Amanda Williams, from Sapphire Consulting Group Ltd, the workshop will be divided into two sections. Vickery Holman will be providing us with an insight into business rates and how we can minimise our liability. They will also be bringing us up to date with changes to Energy Performance Certificates. Amanda will then be providing us with an overview of GDPR and what practical steps we should be taking in preparation for the new regulations.

There will be plenty of opportunities to network throughout the morning as well as during the Cream Tea served at Noon!



Previously this year we ran two workshops with our corporate partners. The first was at Moorland Garden Hotel in May with Kath Bourke from South West Growth Service and Clare Stirling from Made with Maturity. Topics included Practical Tools for Growing your Business, and Social Media Best Practise. 

Our second workshop took place at Boringdon Hall Hotel in July with Vic Williams from the Audacious Company who provided an interactive LinkedIn training session and Ashley Smith from H.M Williams who looked at Understanding Accounts for Non-Finance Managers. 

A donation from each workshop ticket price goes to our chosen charity for 2017, Jeremiah’s Journey

Any questions? Drop us a line.

Our venues

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.

Buckland Tout Saints

Buckland Tout-Saints Hotel

Whether you are looking for a luxury country house hotel feel, or for more contemporary accommodation, Buckland's 16 bedrooms can cater for all tastes. Cream Tea Club host 21st January 2016.

Crowne Plaza Plymouth

Crowne Plaza Plymouth

The Crowne Plaza Plymouth has seven modern meeting rooms, ballroom, free WiFi, audio equipment and projectors making hosting business presentations and conferences simple. Cream Tea Club host 2nd March 2017 (held in brand new Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar and Grill).

The Bedford Hotel

The Bedford Hotel

The Bedford Hotel is a warm, welcoming and historic hotel in the heart of the market town of Tavistock. Luxury rooms, award winning dining, and distinctly decadent afternoon teas. Home of the cream tea and Cream Tea Club host on 20th April 2017.

Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh

Hotel Endsleigh is a Grade I historic house set in 100 acres of fairytale woodland, follies and grottos created by Humphry Repton. The Duke of Bedford, who owned a third of Devon, chose this spot for his fishing and hunting lodge. Hidden on the edge of the Dartmoor, many of the 18 bedrooms have magnificent views of the gardens, the river Tamar and beyond into Cornwall. Cream Tea Club host on 8th June 2017.

Kitley House Hotel

Kitley House Hotel

Kitley House Hotel is a  500 year old country house set in the heart of the South Devon countryside making it the perfect destination for a relaxing and enjoyable break. The hotel, positioned in 600 acres of unspoilt pasture and woodland provides a perfect venue for year around short breaks, holidays and exciting themed breaks. They also offer a wonderful setting for weddings and private celebrations. Cream Tea Club host on 14th September 2017.

Bovey Castle - luxury hotel, golf and spa

Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle is History, Excitement, Glamour and Adventure. Located in the heart of Dartmoor National Park in Devon, Bovey Castle rests in 275 acres of beautiful countryside and rolling valleys. Cream Tea Club host 24th November 2016.

Million Cove Hotel

Mullion Cove Hotel

Situated on the Lizard Peninsula in South Cornwall, Mullion Cove hotel stands on the cliff top overlooking the harbour and fishing cove with uninterrupted sea views. Cream Tea Club Cornwall host 29th September 2016.

Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall

Dartington Hall is the largest medieval house in the West of England and possibly one of the most romantic wedding venues in the South West. Cream Tea Club host 15th September 2016.

Moorland Garden Hotel

Moorland Garden Hotel is located on the edge of Dartmoor National Park in South Devon and is only a short drive from Plymouth. Cream Tea Club host 30th June 2016.

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 workshops 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 in 2017.


HM Williams

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.

Lighthouse Workplace Solutions

Lighthouse Workplace Solutions

Lighthouse Workplace Solutions, a division of the Lighthouse Group, helps businesses in Devon and Cornwall through locally-based Lighthouse advisers, supporting employers with their auto-enrolment pension schemes in a cost-effective manner.  


South West Growth Service

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.


Vickery Holman

Vickery Holman are the largest firm of Property Consultants in the South West, with over 50 staff across our three offices in Truro, Plymouth and Exeter.

Made with Maturity

Made with Maturity

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.

If you're interested in finding out more about becoming a Corporate Partner of the Cream Tea Club, please do get in touch.
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Our Suppliers

Thank you to our Cream Tea Club Suppliers who provide their amazing products for our yummy cream teas.

Trewithen Dairy

Trewithen Dairy

Happy Healthy Cornish Cows. Makers of the finest Cornish Clotted Cream, Cornish Milk and Butter. Trewithen Dairy donates all the cream and milk for this years Cream Tea Club and provides goodie bags at each event.
Plymouth Tea

Plymouth Tea

Plymouth Tea are passionate about the history & tradition of tea. They produce a range of teas & have recently launched Devon's first tea plantation growing their own tea. For the Cream Tea Club they provide a selection of teas to drink & offer tea tasting too.

J. B. Preserves

J. B. Preserves

J.B Preserves produces award winning local preserves to suit discerning taste buds, from tiny 55ml hexagonal jars of jam and marmalade for cream teas or breakfasts, to retail size jars of jams and chutneys for farm shops, tourist outlets and busy catering kitchens.

Become a Friend of the Cream Tea Club

If you enjoy our Cream Tea Club events, then why not support more closely by becoming a friend. Friends will be offered the following:

  • 2 complimentary tickets per year which can be used at our networking events run during the year (Five in Devon, one in Cornwall)
  • 1 complimentary workshop ticket
  • A short listing on
  • An advert in one mailing during the year
  • An initial mention on social media (Facebook & Twitter), then a mention when prompted by the friend on our social media accounts
  • A PDF certificate to recognise becoming a partner of the Cream Tea Club

Annual Friend of the Cream Tea Club - £100 plus VAT

It’s worth remembering that by becoming a friend or partner, you are supporting our chosen charity of the year, Jeremiah’s Journey. Donations are made from the income generated from our events and membership. NB. We have limited spaces available to become a friend of the Cream Tea Club

See our Friends   Become a Friend

Our charity of 2017

A donation from the proceeds of the Cream Tea Club goes to our charity of the year. In 2017 we have chosen to support Jeremiah's Journey, an amazing self-funded local charity for grieving children, young people & their families.

Jeremiah's Journey
Jeremiah's Journey

We aim to ensure that children, young people and their parents/carers in Plymouth and the immediate surrounding area have support at a sad and difficult time. This may be because someone special has died or a parent has a terminal illness (the Stepping Stones Project).

We believe that no child or family should feel alone in their grief.

Our work is centred around children, young people and their families who are grieving and we always aim to do our best to help them through a difficult and uncertain time. Families need support at different times and may be facing lots of challenges. We are respectful of each child and their family’s individual experiences and circumstances. We will be creative in our work and strive for excellence in all areas of the charity.

Want to know how you can support Jeremiah's Journey?

There are so many different ways that you can get involved with Jeremiah’s Journey. Whether it’s jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft; organising your own bake off or simply becoming a volunteer/friend.

Get involved

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 marketing specialists. We’re a super-friendly team of creatives, who give special attention to knowing you and your business. We create beautiful websites and develop effective marketing to get your business seen and heard in all the right places.