Turner & Townsend Director Elected New President of Nottingham City Business Club

Mark Deakin has been elected as the new president of the Nottingham City Business Club (NCBC) at the club’s recent AGM.

Mark has been a director of Turner & Townsend, who are an independent professional services company specialising in programme management, project management, cost management and consulting across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors, for the past fifteen years.  He runs the Nottingham office as well as having a regional role across the Midlands.  Mark has been working within the property sector for over 25 years as a chartered quantity surveyor and project manager.

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

Three new people have also joined the NCBC Council which runs the club.  They are Nicola Burley, commercial and development executive director at the National Justice Museum in Nottingham; Ian Roberts, founder director of global advisory firm SLR Consulting and associate director of Notts County Football Club and Charlotte Moreland, managing director of training company NHTA.

Mark said: “It’s an absolute honour to take up the presidency of Nottingham City Business Club in its 93rd year.  I look forward to working with the new council to build on the Club’s many years of success by increasing its reach and prominence across the city and the wider region, and provide a clear voice for Nottingham city businesses.”

NCBC is the oldest business club in the UK outside London, having been in existence for over 90 years.  It provides a forum for business people from the greater Nottingham area to meet to hear from influential members of the local business community and generate commerce.