Why Home Grown Is The Place To Be For Business Leaders
Home Grown is not your usual exclusive members’ club in London. We recognise the importance of creating a community for business leaders to thrive.
Here’s five reasons why Home Grown is the place to be:
Unrivalled access to business leaders
We have a vault of the brightest minds in business, our community is made up of up and coming entrepreneurs to affluent investors.
Priya Guha MBE, NED, Advisor & Venture Partner in technology and innovation
“I’d encourage female founders to leverage their network and nothing beats face-to- face events, and it’s great to see those happening at Home Grown”
Anthony Tasgal, Author/Speaker, Strategist and Director.
“We are all crying out for opportunities to bump into other people, to spark ideas off them that make us happier, more fulfilled and more imaginative: Home Grown is a forum for just this creative serendipity
Omer Shaikh, Principal Partner, RF Capital Partners
“Home Grown has proved invaluable as a private home from home when coming down to London for key business meetings with us. The results speak for themselves and we have successfully completed over £75m of new investment for our clients in 2020, plus are on track to top £100m in early 2021.”
“I love the vibe at Home Grown. Everyone’s so warm and gives off the impression that they genuinely care about the place. The standard of service is incredible. Events are great value, the speakers are great sources of valuable information. It’s a brilliant place and I look forward to spending more time here.”
While helping successful businesses is our primary focus, we recognise the importance of supporting bright minds in the early stages of creation as well.
In 2021, we held our Green Shoots Competition and one of our finalist, Fussy, received capital and resources to kick start their business. Last year, they appeared on Dragon’s Den for additional funding and received an offer from Deborah Meaden and Peter Jones for £50,000. Their Dragon’s Den party was held in Home Grown. Another one of our finalists, Medtech startup rareCan, an app with information and tools to help patients with rare cancer types manage their life, received invaluable resources from our entrepreneurs. rareCan has been selected for the highly competitive Startups 2023 awards and they are going through their third funding round.
Carefully curated list of events
Our list of events are well curated to cover personal and professional development. We have events centred around wellness, finance, infrastructure/property, community, leadership, talent/skills and markets. Our events focus on the categories of high net worth individuals and provide insights and opportunities for our leading experts to share their knowledge.
Some of our key events include:
Highly successful entrepreneurs/founders come down to share their business story, insights, challenges and answers questions from our guests.
Past Rockstars include:
- Peter Roberts, Founder of Pure Gym, the business’ current valuation stands over £600 million
- Richard Farleigh, Angel investor, and panellist on Dragon’s Den with a net worth of £160 million
- Tamara Lohan, Co-founder of Mr and Mrs Smith, the business has completed over a £230 million in Sales.
- Simon Woodroffe, Founder of Yo! Sushi, as of 2018 it was valued for £81 million.
- Nick Wheeler, Founder of Charles Tyrwhitt, has a net worth of over £427 million
- Kelly Hoppen, Founder of Kelly Hoppen Interiors, estimated net worth of over £50 million
- Jo Fairley, Co-Founder of Green & Black’s, estimated net worth of over
- Charlie Mullins OBE, Founder of Pimlico Plumbers, estimated net worth
- Rob Shaw, co-founder of Jack Wills, estimated net worth
We have recently brought hosted our first Rockstar on the Road series in Manchester! Click here for a quick video of the event.
Crocodile Lair in partnership with SFC Capital
SFC Capital is leading early-stage investment firm providing capital and support to British start-ups. We host the crocodile lair series, where handpicked rapidly growing innovations from SFC’s portfolio come to Home Grown to pitch their businesses for more funding.
Supper for Six
Supper for Six is one of the events synonymous with Home Grown. Members are allowed to invite an additional guest to a blind supper with other members. This results in a table of business leaders from different fields put together to network and get to know more about each other. This ingenious and delicious idea allows potential professional relationships and partnerships to form.
F*ck Up Club
Fuck-up Nights is an event series that shares stories of professional failure. Each month at Home Grown we get three to four people to get up in front of a room full of strangers to share their own professional fuckup. The stories of the business that crashes and burns, the partnership deal that goes sour, the product that has to be recalled, we tell them all.
According to the Ultra-High Net Worth individual (UHNWI) report, one of the top three focuses of high net worth individuals is property. At Home Grown, we recognise that, which is why we have a whole category focused on infrastructure. Often, we invite down researchers from top property estate companies i.e. Savills and property estate CEOs to share market projections and and trends for our members and guests to capitalise on.
Home Grown Investor Series
Our quarterly series focuses on a range of different financial and investment topics. The event provides ample opportunity to bring your questions to the table, and hear from esteemed speakers whilst bringing together the entrepreneurs and investors within the Home Grown Community. In the past we were joined by representatives of Octopus Ventures and Fourth Ventures.
Past events images: Home Grown Club (@homegrownclub) • Instagram photos and videos
Bespoke venue spaces for professional and personal meetings
We have a list of spaces that can accommodate anywhere from 2 guests to 100 guests for all sorts of professional events, e.g. annual general meetings, product launches, client pitches and presentations, management meetings, conferences, networking events and many others. Our members get preferential rates for all venues booked. This is the perfect place to make a last impression of clients and friends.
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British culinary cuisine and plush bedrooms
Our restaurant serves quintessentially British cuisine with an experimental twist. Our chef creates seasonal dishes that are raved about and our dedicated in-house pastry chef, Kasia, makes the finest desserts just for our guests.
Hamachi yellow tail, both charred with miso and toro tartare,
crispy rice cake, spring salad, yuzu ponzu
Whipped milk panna cotta, toasted meringue,
burnt honey and ginger
We offer 35 bedrooms of different sizes that have been carefully designed to be visually appealing and provide the highest levels of comfort. We have a reception service available 24 hours a day, our front of house staff executes exceptional service and nothing less. Many members have raved about the excellence in our customer service and whenever they’re in London, we’re their first pick for accommodation.
Exclusive access to members benefits
Our members are given preferential treatment when booking events and venue spaces at competitive rates. Additionally, all members get complimentary one-on-one sessions with business accountants and auditors, recruitment firms, corporate lawyers, wealth management companies and discounts for valet parking, health assessments, luxury cruises and many more.
View our benefits at: https://homegrownclub.co.uk/membership/
For many of our members, the membership is priceless and pays for itself with a amazing community of business leaders and partners. If you believe that you would be a great addition to our community, contact our membership team to discuss options at firstname.lastname@example.org
Home Grown is the private members’ club that provides entrepreneurial pioneers with unique resources to unlock the true value of their business potential…
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A one-stop-shop for entrepreneurs and investors. What really sets Home Grown apart is their members’ events which provide access to valuable insights and support scaling founders on their growth journey.Richard Farleigh, Entrepreneur and Former BBC Dragon's Den
It’s always a delight to meet, network and entertain amidst the generally relaxed vibes that radiates throughout Home GrownGladstone Small
Home Grown is immersed with an overflowing energy, unrivalled facilities yet the club has a certain uniqueness.Luke Reed
What a special delight and home from home! I stay here whenever I come to London and their Scale-up events are on the money.John Courtney
We are all crying out for opportunities to bump into other people, to spark ideas off them that make us happier, more fulfilled and more imaginative: Home Grown is a forum for just this creative serendipity.Tas Tasgal
Home Grown is more to me than just my office in London. It’s a community. It’s a place to network with other business people. But most of all it’s got that super friendly and positive vibe that you just can’t wait to get there each time.Neil Thompson