Wednesday, 6 December 2017

New Year Resolutions, important changes for GPN in 2018.

Dear Members,

It was debated whether or not to make GPN free and attract some but detract others or more exclusive that may bring the same conclusion.

However over the last few years, we found that making it cheaper and going to more affordable places did not bring any more members, in fact quite the contrary.

We are a group of Gay Professionals who actually like their comfort, good wine and food, comfortable surrounding and great people.

So we are going more exclusive and start 2018 in style at the Savile Club. 

The Savile Club was established in 1868 by a group of the most distinguished writers and artists of the time. Its home is a fine 18th Century house in the heart of Mayfair, whose air of elegant exclusivity reflects the uniquely creative ambiance which is preserved in the Savile Club of today.

Dress code (for Members and Guests)

The Club has no formal dress code, other than a rather undefined rule of not offending other members, so although for example jeans and trainers are not permitted and a jacket is required (except in very hot weather when a notice will be posted on the board), a tie is not de rigueur.
It reflects of course on the price since we  pay for room hire and more expensive wines and include canapés.

The choice (this may change pending new menus in 2018) is 

White Burgundy: Macon-Uchizy and Bordeaux: Chateau Beauregard-Ducourt.

  1. Beef and Mustard/Horseradish Profiteroles
  2. Vichyssoise Demi-Tasse
  3. Tiger Prawns in Filo Pastry
  4. Warm Scrambled Egg and Smoked Salmon Vol au Vents
  5. Mixed Vegetable Quiches
  6. Goujons of Sole and Chips with Tartar Sauce.

The price will be £49.50 and includes a small fee towards the running of GPN.
GPN is a non for profit membership organisation operating since 2010. The excess from the membership fees after food, drinks and room hire pays for the website, promotion, organising, stationary including the badges, transport & banners, guests and guest speakers. 

Members who have already paid for the year, there is no further charges except that we now will meet bimonthly and up to five times a year.

By hiring private rooms, we can talk and make the occasional presentation without the noise associated with cheaper venues.

As we did over the last few years, drinks will all be included, (up  to a point though!).

Please keep checking this blog as this is where special offers and other events from affiliated organisations are posted on a regular basis.

If you have not yet done so, please consider joining us at and please spread the word about the Gay Professional Network. Sharing it with friends, colleagues and the wider world helps us to grow and expand.

The Gay Professional Network is a really good way to meet like minded people for business or social reason. All very nice people in a relaxed atmosphereI incite you to keep in touch and nurture the contacts you make as you never know when they might come useful. 

The Gay Professional Network is your platform to promote your cause, your business, venue and yourself. It  helps your further your business or career and makes meaningful business and social contacts. You get connected, proactive and productive. 

Get connected, productive & proactive with GPN, The LGBT platform to promote your causes, companies, venues & businesses.

As always, I'd like to hear your thoughts and feedback about the events and your online experience too through our Facebook Group and our LinkedIn Group.

I very much look forward to seeing you again soon in 2018 and I wish you and your family the very best for Christmas and the New Year.
Yours ever,


Jean-François Dor
Gay Professional Network

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