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Welcome to the British Business Club Düsseldorf e.V.

Over 150 extremely excited members!

A Chairman's Welcome

20th April 2016

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Dear visitors to our website

Hello and welcome to the official web-site of the British Business Club Düsseldorf. In here you will find details of all our activities and plans, as well as reports on past events. We will do our best to keep you informed of all the things we are planning and what our future events are.

We have a “members-only” area which obviously is exclusively for members to join and communicate with one-another. Details of how to join this are explained in the membership page further on.

The British Business Club Düsseldorf has been active now since the 1950’s. It was originally called the British Businessmans Club and for many years was for male members only. That was thankfully changed approximately 10 years ago and we now have many women members. Anyone wishing to join the Club can do so and this is also explained in the membership page further on.

In the past, we have tended to concentrate on social events. From now on, we will be applying much more attention to business events and business related matters, whilst at the same time not neglecting the social side of our Club. You will be informed regularly of new events both business related as well as the social ones.

I hope you enjoy our web-site.

Andrew Gardiner
Hon. Chairman

NEW ! Past Events

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  • Steelsystems Web- und IT Dienstleistungen UG
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  • Let's Talk ITC
  • Homes Place Provinzialplatz Düsseldorf
  • Steuerberater Günter Schwaderlapp
  • ABD Business Center GmbH & Co. KG
  • Center for English
     
  • Rina Strauß Management Services
  • British Women's Club Club Düsseldorf e.V.
  • International Library Duesseldorf
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Committee

The Committee Members of the British Business Club Düsseldorf e.V.

Andrew Gardiner

Andrew Gardiner

Honorary Chairman View Details
Tam Pearce

Tam Pearce

Vice-Chairman View Details
Paul Stheeman

Paul Stheeman

Treasurer View Details
Vincent McCue

Vincent McCue

Secretary View Details
Clodagh Durkan

Clodagh Durkan

Committee Member View Details
Monique Kerslake

Monique Kerslake

Committee Member View Details
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Andrew Gardiner

Andrew Gardiner

Honorary Chairman

Andrew is the longest served member of the Business Club, having joined in 1972. He was born in Germany, his Mother being German, but moved to Edinburgh when 18 months old. He was educated in various parts of the UK, finally settling down in Hampshire. He joined NAAFI as a computer programmer and was posted to Krefeld in Germany in 1967. In 1981, he joined a German oil exploration Company based in Essen and retired from them in 1999. He has spent considerable lengths of time in Egypt. He is a very keen glider pilot and flying instructor.

Tam Pearce

Tam Pearce

Vice-Chairman

Tam Pearce was born in Scotland, Joined the British Army in 1983 The Royal Engineers, Tam is a qualified Engineer, as well as a qualified English Teacher, He became self-employed while serving. He left the Army in 2002, taking on MOD and several EU government service contracts, He now runs two small consulting companies as the director with many private companies as clients. This year was Tam’s 25th wedding anniversary. He is a keen mountain climber and mountain leader, and has been a Scout for 42 years running a Scout group in Ayrshire Barracks since 1992. His favourite pastime is holding whisky evenings and Scottish events.

Paul Stheeman

Paul Stheeman

Treasurer

Paul is not only Treasurer of the BBCD, he also is a Treasurer by profession. Since 2010 he is self-employed, setting up Treasury functions for corporations and start-up companies. It was also in 2010 that Paul joined the BBCD. Paul is a Dutch citizen who grew up in the UK and first moved to Germany in 1974. While spending most of his time in Germany since then he has also lived in Norway and the UK. Paul enjoys anything to do with wine and cheese, he travels extensively and since March 2015 enjoys spending time with his granddaughter.

Vincent McCue

Vincent McCue

Secretary
Clodagh Durkan

Clodagh Durkan

Committee Member

Clodagh is dual national British and Irish and still has a home in Dublin where she attended both UCD and Trinity College. Professionally a Telecoms Security and Security solutions manager, Clodagh has been in Duesseldorf and the club since 2012. She currently works for Vodafone Germany which is her fourth country with Vodafone following assignments in Ireland, Ghana and Italy. She enjoys hiking, sailing, cultural events, and some amateur golf when she gets time to practice.

Monique Kerslake

Monique Kerslake

Committee Member

Monique-Alexandra Kerslake lived in central London for two years and has since returning back to Germany continued Studying Humanities and eventually obtaining the Management Certificate from the British Business University.
Monique is trained in business and has branched in to the Dusseldorf Fashion industry working for Burberry for the last 8 years as Office Manager and Senior Payroll Officer.
As a descendant of the publishing von Schroedel-Siemau family Monique loves books. She has changed her riding boots to Golf clubs, also likes Art, Music, cooking and participating in either charity (Voluntary Service for refugee’s) or business groups.

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Activities & Events

The Club offers events and activities organised by the club and its members.
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BBCD ANNUAL GOLF CLASSIC 2016 Oct 1st Koseido
Business Networking Lunch 23rd September 2016 Hotel Nikko 13:00 – 14:00
We have now voted, whats next? – Professor Anthony Glees      19th September 2016
Business Networking Lunch 26th August 2016 Hotel Nikko 13:00-14:15
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Become a member

We believe in a diverse range of talent and personality brings creative skills and ideas to the club.

Networking

The Club also offers great opportunity to meet a variety of new people from different businesses. Join the club and exchange ideas, find out more about Business in Germany, find new partners and clients or even friends.

Social Events & Activities

At the British Business Club we offer an array of social events throughout the year from traditional British events for the entire family to Charity Receptions and friendly sport matches.

British Tradition

Of course the Club can be a comforting link with home as it can be difficult living abroad especially if you are not fluent in German yet. The Club allows you to meet up with others finding themselves in a similar situation and others who have experienced it in the past. Traditional events like Burn’s Night bring a little bit of British tradition to Düsseldorf.

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It’s here at last – for members only

Your committee has created an awesome members section which will help you to network with each other and stay updated. Members will receive more information in the next few days.

New Member's Section

Members can now communicate with each other in a brand new members only section.

Networking within the club

The Club will become more transparent for every member. Features such as an all new members forum with a chat section will give a variety of ways for members to communicate and network with each other within the Club.

Professional and Social

Stay up to date with activities, projects, jobs and support for new comers.

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Longest Membership in years

150

Members up to 2015

75

Events & Activities

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Club Tournaments

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Our Sponsors

We are proud to associated with the following sponsors. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, contact us via the contact form on this website.

ABD Business Center GmbH & Co. KG
Steelsystems Web- und IT Dienstleistungen UG
Steuerberater Günter Schwaderlapp

GETTING IN CONTACT WITH THE CLUB

The Club is open to everyone. If you need any information please use our contact form to get in touch and we will get back as soon as possible.