The Club, often referred to as PCD, was founded by David Bell as a response to a lack of quality networking opportunities for the private wealth sector. There were many events in London but not enough that brought together a high quality group of people for the purposes of networking in a high quality environment. When bringing people together over dinner there is a different dynamic to the event which guests appreciated.
Our events provide a platform for professionals to make new contacts in a relaxed and social environment. As a membership club, it provides a number of touch points between guests which is essential for successful business development. It is efficient for our busy members to catch up with many high quality connections in one place. The group has developed over many years to a point where we have a global footprint.
PCD is run by two directors:
David Bell has a background in tax & financial planning with Dixon Wilson, Merrill Lynch and Lombard Odier. He has always enjoyed networking and organising events. During his time in banking, he worked on intermediary business development strategy and understands how business is referred between professional advisors. As a tax consultant, he has developed a client base purely from referrals from other advisors. He has a substantial following on Linkedin and is interested in how social media can be used to drive new business and raise profile.
Sophie Bell is the finance director of PCD. She is a chartered accountant and previously worked with David setting up a networking group for young professionals in London. She specialised in forensic accountancy and also has expertise of the charitable sector.
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