Networking Redefined

Unwind, Connect, Grow – The Greek Way.

Welcome to The Big Fat Greek Club

Beyond the Boardroom: A Greek Odyssey of Networking

What is The BFGC?

The Big Fat Greek Club is more than just a networking event; it’s a vibrant community where business and pleasure blend seamlessly under the warm embrace of Greek hospitality.

Born from a conversation between two visionary leaders (Penina Shepherd & Kyriakos Baxevanis) in Brighton’s bustling business landscape, the club offers a unique space where community thrives, genuine connections are forged, and collaboration flourishes.

Who is it for?

BFGC is designed for business leaders, entrepreneurs, and professionals who crave a more meaningful and enjoyable way to network. 

It’s perfect for those who believe that the best business relationships are built not just on transactions, but on real connections and shared experiences.

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What Sets Us Apart?

Unlike traditional networking events, The Big Fat Greek Club emphasizes relaxed, friendly interactions in an atmosphere filled with Greek food, music, and the joy of togetherness.

Here, pitches and presentations give way to conversations and camaraderie, making every meeting an opportunity to not just exchange business cards, but to truly connect and create lasting bonds.

Why Join?

  • Experience Authentic Greek Hospitality: Enjoy the warmth and welcoming spirit of Greece right here in Brighton.
  • Forge Meaningful Connections: Meet like-minded professionals in a setting that encourages open, genuine interactions.
  • Elevate Your Networking: Move beyond the conventional networking model to one that is both enjoyable and effective.
  • Discover New Opportunities: Every gathering is a chance to spark new ideas, partnerships, and opportunities.

Our Purpose

At the heart of The Big Fat Greek Club lies a simple yet profound purpose: to transform the traditional business networking landscape into a vibrant community where genuine relationships bloom. Inspired by the legendary Greek ethos of ‘philoxenia’ – the love of strangers – our club is dedicated to fostering an environment where every meeting is an opportunity for growth, connection, and discovery.

We believe that the foundation of successful business ventures isn’t just about transactions; it’s about the people, the stories, and the shared experiences that enrich our professional and personal lives. Our purpose is to create a space where laughter flows as freely as ideas, where every handshake is the beginning of a friendship, and where the spirit of community strengthens with every gathering.

By uniting Brighton’s diverse array of talents, innovators, and thinkers under one roof, we aim to ignite a movement that celebrates the joy of connection. The Big Fat Greek Club is more than a club; it’s a testament to the power of coming together, breaking bread, and building a future where business is personal, and connections are eternal.

Join us, and be a part of this extraordinary journey.

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The Big Fat Greek Club is a unique networking community in Brighton that blends the rich, warm hospitality of Greek culture with the dynamic world of business networking. It offers a platform for business leaders and professionals to connect, share, and grow in a relaxed and friendly environment.

The club is open to all business professionals, entrepreneurs, and leaders looking for a refreshing approach to networking. Whether you’re a startup founder, a seasoned executive, or someone passionate about business growth and connections, you’re welcome to join us.

We meet once a month at Nostos, offering a perfect blend of delicious Greek cuisine, engaging conversations, and an opportunity to meet like-minded individuals.

Unlike traditional networking events, we focus on creating a warm, inviting atmosphere where genuine connections are prioritized. Our events are characterized by great food, relaxed conversations, and a sense of community, steering clear of the formal pitches and presentations.

Attending The Big Fat Greek Club gives you the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with other professionals in a setting that encourages open dialogue and genuine interactions. It’s an excellent way to unwind, gain insights, discover new opportunities, and enjoy authentic Greek hospitality.

Booking your spot is easy! Visit our booking page here, select the date of the next event, fill in your details, and secure your place. We look forward to welcoming you.

Please refer to our booking page for the latest information on event costs. We strive to keep events accessible, with details available on our website.

Absolutely! We encourage members to bring guests who might be interested in the club. Just make sure to include your guest’s details when booking your spot for an event.

Expect an afternoon filled with delicious Greek food, engaging conversations, and the chance to meet and network with a diverse group of professionals. Each event is designed to foster connections and explore opportunities in a welcoming setting.

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BFGC Menu

May 10, 2024

Sharing starters

Pita bread

Mix spreads

Politiki salad – Greek cabbage salad

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Revithia me Melitzanes- Braised chickpeas, aubergine, cherry vine tomato sauce, vegan aioli.

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Mains

Hake a la polita with egg lemon sauce

Yemista – stuffed peppers and tomatoes with rice, raisins and pine nuts

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