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MMB Private Lunch Club launches in Huddersfield

A new quarterly debate forum – and networking opportunity – has been launched in Huddersfield.

Following its success across other regions, including Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield, MMB magazine – a glossy, informative read for working parents – has partnered with Katie Mallinson, MD of Huddersfield-based Scriba PR, to bring the popular MMB Private Lunch Club to the town.

Aimed at mid-senior level decision makers in the Kirklees and Calderdale region, the inaugural event took place at The Manor House in Lindley, where 15 invitees were encouraged to discuss and debate ‘the secret to a thriving workplace’.

Over a two-course lunch, the afternoon – chaired by Katie – touched on a variety of topics linked to the theme, including the ingredients required to create a buoyant workforce, whether the answer to this lies in leaders or people, and if it is possible to recruit specifically for leadership.

As discussions unfolded, the role of tech in a thriving workplace was also brought up, and like-minded people – from a range of organisations in the area – all provided their thoughts and opinions on the issues raised, leading to a valuable and thought-provoking chat.

Katie said: “I liked the format of the previous events held in other areas of the UK, and wanted the chance to give the people in the business community of Huddersfield a voice, and put us on the map, in this currently turbulent economic climate.

“We talked about some hard-hitting topics throughout the two-hour event, but this was all carried out in a truly relaxed environment, enabling attendees to have their say in an informal setting. The atmosphere truly worked, and the calibre of the ideas shared across the board was fantastic.”

Founder of MMB, Abbie Coleman, said: “It was an inspiring event – Huddersfield really does have a part to play in the Northern Powerhouse, with some exciting developments in the ipeline.

“My main reason for orchestrating these lunches was to get the right people around the table to bounce ideas off each other. It’s not about selling anything, but instead is focused on networking with – and learning from – the like-minded business community, and discussing issues surrounding resilience, in the present day.”

To read the full report of the event, please visit:

The second MMB Private Lunch Club in Huddersfield is set to take place on 5 June at The Manor House. The topic for discussions is Taking calculated risks – is there a secret formula?

Attendance – costing £50 and including a two-course a-la-carte lunch – is by invitation only, but to register your interest, please contact

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