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 ten year history. There are still membership available and to find out if there is availability in your sector, please get in touch.


2020 event schedule

Venue: The Grand Hotel, Brighton

January 30th

February 20th

March 19th

April 30th

May 21st

June 25th

July 30th

September 17th

October 22nd

November 26th

December 17th


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”

David Waddell

Managing Director, Harvey John Recruitment

“Having attended most networking events in Brighton, The Platinum Club is the standout event for business professionals. No presentations, no formalities, freedom to work the room and all done with a glass of Champagne in your hand! Maarten is a great host and not only makes you feel comfortable if you're new to networking but will ensure that you're introduced to the guests you want to be introduced to!”

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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