Case Study: Management of Construction Industry Networking Club


East Midlands First Thursday Club was started in September 2002, to provide business-generating opportunities and a supportive networking environment for construction industry professionals. Emma Bennett from Emerald Business Bureau is a founder member of the Club and initially ran the Club whilst employed by a construction specialist, before setting up her own business and taking over management of First Thursday Club.

Our Role

Provide day-to-day management of the Club, including organisation and promotion of monthly meetings, communication with members, increasing membership and financial management.

How We Helped

  • Manage the member mailing list using online CRM software
  • Issue invites and reminders for monthly events and specialannouncements
  • Manage the Club’s finances, including invoicing members using online accounting software
  • Creating and maintaining theClub’s website and social media channels
  • Attending monthly events to meet and greet members and answer questions and queries about the club and membership
  • Organising meetings and events, including liaising with venues about costs, numbers and menu options
  • Ensuring the Club is GDPR-compliant and has all the necessary policies and procedures in place.

Our Client Says

Emma Bennett and Emerald Business Bureau have helped the East Midlands First Thursday Club to become one of the most respected and successful networking clubs in the area for construction industry professionals. Emerald Business Bureau’s effective administration of the Club ensures our finances are robust and we are consistently able to attract and retain new members.
Brian Ward, East Midlands First Thursday Club management team