Aberystwyth Business Club is a dynamic and active group of passionate business people who operate in the town of Aberystwyth.
The Business Club was formed in 1999 by a group of business people in Aberystwyth and aims to support local charities, be a pressure group for issues affecting the town and provide an effective networking environment for business people.
Since 1999 the organisation has given funds totalling over £120,000 to more than fifty charitable causes.
Members contribute an annual fee of which the majority goes towards its charitable fund and the remainder goes to pay for meetings and meals. As well as its commendable charity work, the club provides businesses with excellent opportunities to network and socialise with like-minded business people.
Current Chair Eddy Webb said, “What I really like about being a member of Aberystwyth Business Club is that I get to work with others to help make a difference to the people of Aberystwyth, whilst enjoying valuable networking meetings and social events.”
The Club is a registered charity and its objectives are; ‘to distribute and pay its money and other assets (whether capital or income) to such charitable organisations or for such purposes which provide for the general benefit of the inhabitants of the town and region of Aberystwyth in such manner and in such proportions as the executive committee think fit and to such national charitable organisations as the executive committee think fit.’
In 2016 the Business Club held a Charity Dinner with singer Trystan Griffiths. The event was a huge success and enabled the Business Club to raise £3,500 for HAHAV – Hospice at Home Aberystwyth Volunteering
In 1998 the idea for the organisation was first discussed by Tony Bates, Gareth Rowlands and Meurig Lewis. It was proposed that an organisation of one representative from twenty separate firms in Aberystwyth should be set up as a pressure group/think tank in respect of the issues affecting Aberystwyth and its environs.
Representatives were to be businessmen and women who had proved themselves to be successful business persons over a period of years and who had also shown themselves in various ways prepared to look at the ‘bigger picture’ from the local perspective. Representatives from the public sector were not to be involved, except to address the organisation from time to time. The organisation was to have a second very important function, mainly the raising of about £10,000 per annum for charities with a local connection.
Many members present at the original meeting are still involved in the Business club today.
Become a Member
Details on how to become a member of Aberystwyth Business Club can be found on the Club’s website at