Quite simply we are a bunch of people from the property, construction, development and FM industry sectors who like to get together with like minded souls once a month for a beer, networking, a glass of wine, networking, food, networking, a larger, networking and generally a good time.
We are not formal, we don’t charge you to attend or for the food and although the Club times were 1pm to 3pm that is now extended as many members arrive just after noon and we are usually still going strong after 5pm.
There are no formal bits except a few words form our sponsor for the day and, of course, the splendid card draw with a prize of indeterminable value.
Our relaxed attitude extends to visitors and guests and at each meeting there are around 60 guests who we hope will become members.
Perhaps we should say something about membership as many ask about the process and application forms.
There are none.
Membership costs nothing and bestows no members rights on you, there are no committees, no AGM, no voting on anything and there is no nonsense as our magnificent Chairman, Brad Bamfield, rules as a benevolent dictator.
You may hear Rule 12b quoted but its precise wording and meaning is lost in antiquity and we rely on our Chairman to interpret it as he sees fit, on our behalf. That his interpretation varies with each meeting and during the meeting is evidently due to Rule 12a ……
We have Chairman Brad, and 3 Vice Chairmen, Mark (senior VC), Tessa and Tim, but in the best dictatorial tradition they are unelected (some say unelectable) and are not often seen in the same room together.
So how can you join? Well like the A Team and to paraphrase
If you want to network, if no one else can help, and if you can find us, maybe you can join the Doyle Club. …
Or of course you can request an invitation here
You can also join our Linked In group but this web site is our main conduit of information.
Of course plying the Chairman or any Vice Chairman with libations will have no effect whatsoever and will not influence the membership committee to look favourably on your application. However, please feel free to try – one day a potential member will get lucky.
So who are the noble and august paragons of virtue who work unstintingly for the benefit of the members, these fine gentlemen and ladies who run, manage and promote the finest network club in the UK?
Find out more about the committee here