Showcasing the Best of Welsh Business

10th April – Cardiff
Cardiff Business Club Dinner – Tim Parker, Chairman of the National Trust


Cardiff Business Club’s business is, and always has been, connecting organisations and sharing inspiration via our members and our world class speakers. Established in 1912, our objective has always been simple: to offer an environment where members can connect with decision makers from across the private, public and charitable sectors to support and promote their businesses.

Cardiff Business Club is the leading organisation of its kind in Wales. Founded in Cardiff in 1912 and with HRH The Prince of Wales as its Patron, the Club holds dinners with speakers of international standing to address the members. These events are usually held in The St David’s Hotel & Spa in Cardiff between September and June.

Tim Parker, Chairman of the National Trust will be welcomed to the Club on Monday 10th April 2017.

Tim became Chairman of the National Trust on 8th November 2014.  He also took on the role of Chairman of the Post Office on 1st October 2015 and he is Chairman of Samsonite.

Tim has enjoyed a long business as CEO of several well-known companies. After a spell in the Treasury as an economist, he studied at the London Business School, and soon after was appointed as general manager of a subsidiary of Thorn EMI based in Chicago. In 1989 he led the management buy-out of Kenwood, the kitchen appliances company. Subsequently he has been CEO of Clarks, the shoe company, Kwik-Fit, the AA, and until recently, Samsonite, where he remains Chairman. Tim has been Chairman of Channel Nine TV in Australia and the Autobar Group, Europe’s largest vending company. He has also served as a non-executive director on the Boards of Legal & General, Alliance Boots and Compass Group. He is also a director and owner of the British Pathe film archive.

Sponsors of the event, the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales look forward to welcoming Tim Parker to the event held at St. David’s Hotel on Monday 10th April 2017.

The lectures which are given before each dinner are open to all. Membership of the Club entitles individuals to book places for dinner, subject to availability.

To become a member click here.

Click here to book onto the event.

Where: St. David’s Hotel
When: Monday 10th April 2017
Time: 6.15pm