New president for Nottingham City Business Club

Ian Roberts and Mark Deakin

Ian Roberts, a founding director of environmental consuting firm SLR Consulting, has been elected as the new president of the Nottingham City Business Club (NCBC) at the club’s recent AGM.

Roberts is an associate director of Notts County Football Club and for four years he was a regional councillor for the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Richard Cooper, senior consultant at financial planning firm Jamieson Christie has been re-elected as vice president and James Simmonds, a partner at the Nottingham office of chartered accountants, UHY Hacker Young was re-elected as treasurer.

Roberts said: “It is an honour to become president of the club, having enjoyed being a member for a number of years. I hope to focus on marketing the club playing on our heritage and unique offer but very much looking to the future. The club wants to continue providing interesting and relevant speakers and we are looking at a number of initiatives on how we can add additional value to our members. I would also like to pass on my thanks to Mark Deakin our outgoing President.”

NCBC is the oldest business club in the UK outside London, having been in existence for over 90 years.