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Kerri Saxby welcomed 70 guests to the May meeting, which was sponsored by the Robin Hood Theatre. She also took the opportunity to thank everyone for their good wishes in her new role as the Chair of Newark Business Club.
erri announced that Totally Locally is holding a meeting on Thursday 17th May at the Town Hall. Starting at 5.30pm (until 7pm) all independent local retailers are welcome.
All those attending the Business Club meeting were asked to check their details on the Newark Business Club website and to add or amend as appropriate. Any local business or organisation can be included within the website directory. Visit for more information.


The Robin Hood Theatre is a small public theatre situated at Averham, just outside Newark on Trent. It was built in 1914 and became a public theatre in 1961.

Seating just 150, the theatre has built a reputation for producing professional, high standard entertainment and 90% of tickets for every performance are always sold. This year’s performances include ‘A Bunch of Amateurs’, ‘Oh What a Lovely War’ and ‘Crown Matrimonial’. For a full list of performances and ticket availability, visit
The venue has undergone extensive refurbishment with a large bar, foyer and exhibition area in addition to the auditorium. For those businesses that are looking for something a bit different, the theatre offers a range of opportunities – from sponsorship of a performance to a great location for a seminar, team or corporate meeting.

Anthony Rosevear, Assistant Chief Operating Officer of Sherwood Hospitals, gave a positive and upbeat presentation about Newark Hospital.

Passionate about the hospital, Mr Rosevear gave some interesting facts and figures:
  • The hospital has 300 staff and 200 volunteers.
  • It sees 500 urgent care cases and 3000 outpatients a month.
  • In recent performance figures the hospital achieved results from 98% to 100% across the board.
  • It has been voted the 11th best hospital nationally for staff engagement.
  • 90% of staff would recommend Newark Hospital as place to receive care.
  • The hospital is offering more and more services that allow local people to access the treatments locally, rather than having to travel further away.
  • A £1million has been invested in the electrical infrastructure and theatre air handling systems at the hospital.
  • Services are being developed that will see Newark Hospital become the preferred choice for specialist treatments including breast reconstruction following cancer, orthopedic procedures, gynecological services, and hand and wrist surgery.

Mr Rosevear shared a video with the Business Club that had been made with the help of staff, demonstrating the passion and commitment of everyone involved in making it our hospital.

Reverend David Pickersgill of The Church of St Mary Magdalene in Newark introduced himself and outlined his vision for the church and his hope that we can all work together to help rejuvenate elements of the town.

The Business Club Action Group meets once a month to consider items that may help or hinder Newark’s economic vibrancy and to respond accordingly on behalf of the town’s business community.
Led by James Fountain, this includes planning applications, road and rail transport and issues such as the current sewer works. The next meeting is Monday 23rd May for anyone interested in being involved. Further details are available on the Newark Business Club website –
Graham Allen announced details of a gala charity concert being held at Newark Palace Theatre on 1st June.
In aid of Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and East Midlands Intermediate Care Scheme, the concert features DMU Gospel Choir (as seen on Britain’s Got Talent), Newark Rock Choir, Cranwell Military Wives Choir and the Belvoir Wassailers. Tickets are available for £15 from Newark Palace Theatre.
Whether you’re new to the area or you’ve just established you own business, Newark Business Club is always keen to welcome new members.
We’re an open group of supportive, approachable and passionate business people representing a range of different disciplines and organisations from across Newark and the surrounding area.
Our next meeting will take place at the Everyday Champions Centre in Newark on Friday 4thMay, 7am-9am. Entry is £7 and includes free tea and coffee, with breakfast rolls available to purchase during the break.
Can’t wait to get involved? Follow us on Twitter or join in the conversation on Facebook, just search Newark Business Club UK.
In the meantime, you can find out more about the club and sign up to receive our newsletter via the website
Want to raise the profile of your business? Contact Simon Shaw, Club Vice Chair, to find out more about sponsoring a meeting or visit the website.
In addition to 10-minutes in front of a range of businesses, we’ll use your logo and business details in our marketing materials.
As well as a feature in the Newark Advertiser and our newsletter, we’ll give you a shout out on social media and share images of your presentation before, during and after the meeting.
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