Platinum Publishing Group


The Platinum Club was launched in 2010 as a networking club for people who don’t like networking.

That was slightly tongue in cheek of course, but there was a general dissatisfaction with the networking scene in the South East and, with networking being such a vital tool in marketing one's company, this had to be addressed. The Platinum Club is aimed at time poor business leaders who are looking for just one group to join that would satisfy all their needs - and the Platinum Club was born.

Efficient networking is not about selling but rather about building long-term relationships and this is the platform Platinum provide. The monthly event at the Grand Hotel in Brighton is a fully hosted Champagne cocktail party whereby the guests relax with fine Champagnes and exquisite hand-made canapés in luxurious surroundings whilst your hosts make relevant introductions throughout the evening.


There are no seated meals, no speeches, no sponsors - just a highly enjoyable cocktail party where one joins a room full of senior business leaders from some of the largest companies in the South East. In many instances, this is the only networking event that many of our members ever attend.

Not only valuable new contacts but it is a hive of inside information of who is doing what and between the membership, they know just about everything that is going on in the region.

We accept four members per sector and many of these are full and have been for the entire eight year history. There are still membership available and to find out if there is availability in your sector, please get in touch.


2018 event schedule

Venue: The Grand Hotel, Brighton

January 25th
February 22nd
March 22nd
April 26th
May 31st
June 28th
July 26th
September 27th
October 25th
November 29th
December 20th

For membership details please contact

Richard Kendall-Tobias

CEO Blue Diamond Security

“One of the positive aspects for me is that the hosts at the Platinum Club events always go out of their way to introduce people to one another and this keeps the flow of conversations going and avoids any tendency to just talk to people you already know. It is a networking event that really does encourage true networking. ”

Laurence Elphick

Managing Director, Juice 107.2

“The Platinum Club is a top event impeccably hosted and one of the few networking events I recommend other businesses should attend”

Caraline Brown

Founder of Midnight Communications

“I am not a fan of the usual networking formula but Platinum is definitely not the usual networking formula - l love it”

Chris Mansfield

Managing Director, Davenport Investments

“I have been a member of the Platinum Club for a couple of years now and it has always been fruitful and enjoyable, the perfect format for networking. Maarten Hoffmann is the consummate host and if there’s someone in the room you don’t know, then you probably will by the end of the night. I’d recommend it to anyone searching for quality networking and connection”

Beckey Sharpe

Harvey John Recruitment

“We have recently become members of The Platinum Club where we have met great people and even gained new clients already. Maarten is a great host and will always make sure people are introduced to each other. In amongst our regular monthly meetings, Maarten has arranged some fun 'off-site' events during the year such as a box at Brighton Races, Polo and an evening out on a Yacht. I would highly recommend The Platinum Club if you are looking to meet new businesses, in a relaxed and friendly environment.”

Kate Gibson

Managing Director, Pier Recruitment

“Platinum Club is a fantastic networking event, hosted within the opulent venue of the Grand Hotel Brighton. Platinum Club boasts everything you want from a networking event; it’s relaxed, social, friendly and fantastically organised. There is always a great turnout, which is a testament to the thought that has clearly been put into the event, behind the scenes…(and perhaps slightly down to the fine Champagne and delicious canapés). We have been attending Platinum Club for a few years now and will continue to do so for many years to come. Maarten is a fantastic host and is never shy to introduce attendees to each other! It’s a platinum award for Platinum Club from us!”

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