Nottingham City Business Club announces guest speaker for legendary Christmas Lunch

Toyah Willcox

Nottingham City Business Club has announced its guest speaker for its highly-anticipated Christmas lunch, with much-loved singer, actress and presenter Toyah Willcox unveiled for the 2022 event.

Nottingham City Business Club was established in 1924 and is well-known for the quality of its monthly lunches – with guest speakers covering a range of business topics and subjects of local interest.

The Club’s Christmas events have become legendary for their festive feel and attracting a wide range of celebrity guest speakers. Previous years have seen Gyles Brandreth, Christopher Biggins and Eddie ‘The Eagle’ Edwards take centre stage.

The Club celebrates its 99th Christmas lunch on Friday 9th December and has confirmed that Toyah Willcox will be its guest speaker for the event.

An energetic, passionate, motivational and stimulating speaker, Toyah believes that reinvention is the key to career survival. She also believes that new challenges keep you young at heart. In a career spanning over 43 years, Toyah has had 15 top 40 singles, recorded 29 studio albums, appeared in over 40 stage plays and made 25 feature films.

As an actress, Toyah has also appeared in countless TV dramas as well as being a hugely successful TV and Radio presenter. Toyah and Roberts Sunday Lunch on YouTube has been a huge worldwide hit and has amassed over 110 million views.

Toyah recently received critical acclaim for her role as Alice in the movie Give Them Wings and her 1981 gold album ‘Anthem’ recently re-entered the charts after a 41 year break.

The event is being supported by headline sponsor and NCBC member Inventya, as well as corporate sponsors Blueprint Interiors, Chino Latino and Barrister Link along with annual Club sponsors Buckles Solicitors and drinks sponsor Elizabeth Michael Associates.

The event will be hosted at the Park Plaza Hotel on Maid Marian Way in Nottingham with registration, drinks and networking from 11:30 and lunch at 12:30 – which includes a three course meal with coffee. The event will finish at 15:30 with the option to continue the conversation at The Castle Pub. This event is open to both members and guests.

For more information on the event and to secure your place, visit