Adam Harris of bear IT has asked that I send over details about two business event our organisation is running this summer. Both events are business/sport celebrity events. If you need any further information on any of the events, please call me on 0115 833 5194and I will be happy to give you more details!

After the tremendous success of the IBA’s last business networking where well over 250 business people attended. We are pleased to announce, another special event “Business & Sport Networking Evening – Celebrity Sports Drive!" with Mercedes Benz of Nottingham, with complimentary "Buffet". The special event is where the Independent Business Association, has teamed up with Mercedes Benz of Nottingham, to celebrate their prestigious headquarters in NG2, and the future development opportunities the company will bring to Nottingham.

The evening event is being promoted by the IBA in association with Mercedes Benz of Nottingham and their customers from the East Midlands. Already, we have had great response from the business community and senior officers from Nottingham City and County Councils wishing to attend. The IBA is expecting another high turnout of businesses supporting and backing this active promotion of business in Nottingham.

“Celebrity Sports Drive"

The first  event is a special Celebrity Sport & Business Networking event – “Celebrity Sports Drive!" sponsored by Mercedes Benz – Nottingham.

The evening will be hosted by the Colin Slater MBE ‘The Voice of BBC Radio Nottingham’ and will feature major sporting personalities from Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club, Nottingham Rugby Club, Nottingham Forest, Notts County and Nottingham Panthers. There will be free "Buffet" and supported by a host of “Local Sporting Legends" who will be representing a whole range of sports, the evening will commence at 6.00 for 6.30 start! The event is on Thursday 24th July at the impressive Mercedes-Benz location on Enterprise Way, at the NG2 Business Park. Mercedes Benz has plans for a "Charity Smart Car Sprint- Car Pull” the chosen charity will be in aid of the "The Lord Taverners" on:

We are expecting a very high turnout of businesses and places are limited places, we cannot stress the important of a RSVP reply! Just contact me on 0115 833 5194 or e-mail back. If you would like a space for a ‘Corporate Banner’ with table, there is a small donation fee of £25 The money will not be collected by the IBA, but should you be interest, please let me know and I will pass on more details nearer the date.

"Charity Sports Personality Golf Day"

The IBA Sports Personality Charity Golf Day, in aid of “Cerebral Palsy Sport” and will be held at Rufford Park & Country Club on the 29th September 2008. The Golf Day will have a formal evening with meal, presentations, prizes and an opportunity to meet and hear sporting stories from a host of “Local Sporting Legends” who are adding their personal support for Cerebral Palsy Sport! Main sponsors will be Mercedes Benz of Nottingham!

Formal Dinner, Presentations & Prizes

Hosted by: Colin Slater MBE “The Voice of BBC Radio Nottingham”

Introducing: “A Host of Local Sporting Legends”

Roy McFarland
Former England and Derby County Captain

Les Bradd
Leading Goal scorer for Notts County

Darren Bicknell and Basher Hassan
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club

Tony Lormor
Newcastle United – Mansfield Town – Chesterfield – Notts County – Lincoln City

Devon White
QPR – Bristol Rovers – Notts County

Bryan Steel
Olympic Silver & Bronze Cyclist

“Supported by other Local Sporting Legends”

Sponsored by:  Mercedes Benz of Nottingham

Kind regards


Stephen Wakeling
IBA Chief Executive

Independent Business Association (IBA)
IBA House
29 Lake Street

         0115 833 1458       or          0115 833 5194

Back to the blog

Need Support?

Our friendly team are ready to provide you with the right IT solution