As predicted, Bowcliffe Drivers’ Club Members’ were out in force for our second cheese themed Members’ Evening held on 8th December. Alongside guests, we welcomed Judy Bell MBE of Shepherds Purse Cheeses and Johnny Pearson from Bowcliffe’s wine merchant, House of Townend to the sumptuous surrounds of the Drivers’ Club for an evening of cheese talk and tasting.
Yearly Archives: 2015
High-profile entrepreneurs James Lambert OBE, Lawrence Tomlinson and Jonathan Turner – who have built their companies to a legendary status – shared the secrets of their success with Yorkshire business leaders at a one off seasonal charity event last week at Bowcliffe Hall.
Earlier in the Year, the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awarded the Blackburn Wing the ‘RIBA Yorkshire Award 2015’ and ‘Client of the Year 2015’ to Jonathan Turner and the Bayford Group. Last week, key members of the architect community and notable figures from RIBA were invited to a behind the scenes talk and tour of the award-winning development.
For those of you who have met Jonathan, there’s more than a little of the ‘swashbuckling’ about him. Overflowing with energy, charm, enthusiasm and known for his penchant for putting the cat amongst the pigeons and causing complete chaos to the best-made business plans with the introduction of a new-fangled business ideas – Jonathan Turner is a man who knows how to make money, and have fun doing it.
We sat him down and held his attention (for as long as possible) to try and find out a little more about his way of doing business.
Following the unprecedented success of our first Drivers’ Club Members Evening in September, we’re delighted that Judy Bell MBE from Shepherds Purse Artisan Cheeses will be joining us for our December event.
A gutsy and passionate entrepreneur, Judy started Shepherds Purse in 1987 and is now regarded as one of the UK’s leading independent cheese producers, with no less than seven artisanal cheeses and over 250 awards to the company name.
We’re delighted to let you know that our lovely Morning Room, situated on the ground floor at Bowcliffe Hall, has been lovingly renovated, restoring it to its former glory.