It’s a continuing dilemma isn’t it? Where should we take our clients for lunch? The short answer is, of course, somewhere-
- They’ll enjoy- feel relaxed, honoured and ‘at home’.
- Won’t get them fired- so nowhere too expensive, or un-pc.
- Doesn’t make you look desperate to impress- Definitely never ‘The Ivy’ then.
Here’s a really interesting piece by style guru,Peter York, in the Sunday Independent from the UK. A little background and some subtle insight into why you might and might not benefit from joining a private member’s club as a place to host meetings lunches and dinners.
I’ve often thought, and occasionally been taken to, private member’s clubs in London. They seem to offer great convenience and the chance to impress, but I’m still unsure. I used to belong to the Institute of Directors until I realised that it put me firmly in ‘Group 3’ so I resigned and saved myself a fortune in the process.