CEO of the National Videogame Arcade announced as NCBC guest speaker

Iain will be exploring with guests the tension between the business and creative communities in the region, and how they can work together for the benefit of the city.

The event will take place on Friday 17 November at the Park Plaza Hotel on Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, from 11.45am.

The National Videogame Arcade is located in Carlton Street, in Nottingham, and is the flagship for the National Videogame Foundation – a not-for-profit organisation that aims to develop the role of videogames in current culture, education and society.

The museum in Hockley is the UK’s first dedicated centre to videogames and was opened in March 2015. Guests to the centre can learn about the history of videogames as well as play on consoles and games from throughout the ages.

It is funded by revenue generated by visitors, hospitality and events, as well as generous patrons of the foundation.

CEO, Iain Simons, was part of the team that created the arcade – which has enjoyed great success since opening.

Previous to working with the foundation, Iain has worked as a musical director, journalist, lecturer, festival director and curator.

Speaking ahead of the event, Iain said: “I am extremely excited to be attending NCBC’s November lunch event as the guest speaker. As an organisation working with Nottingham, it is important to explore how we can always better the city and work together across different industries. It is a great opportunity for the National Videogame Arcade.”

Nottingham City Business Club was established in 1924 and its membership comprises of senior representatives of the local business community.

The club holds monthly lunch meetings for members to meet fellow senior business people in the city, with different prominent guest speakers featuring at each event.

President of the club, Mark Deakin, added: “We are very pleased that Iain will be joining us at the event and we’re looking forward to listening to his presentation and finding out more about the arcade and the work that is happening in Nottingham.”

The November event will take place at the Park Plaza Hotel, on Maid Marian Way, Nottingham, on Friday 17 November 2017, with registration beginning at 11:45am. Tickets cost £27.50 for members and £39.50 for non members. To book a place, visit the NCBC website: