Grosvenor Casino
Rose Kiln Lane

Venue Information: Grosvenor Casinos' restaurants offer an array of contemporary and delectable dishes and drinks, all served in a relaxed and welcoming environment. Whether full meals such as our delicious mushrooms, goats' cheese, spinach and roasted cherry tomatoes stone-baked pizza or small plates such as slow-cooked tender pork ribs, there is something for everyone.

All our meetings are now taking place via Zoom, and limited to just 24 attendees!

Dingley's Promise is our Reading group nominated charity:

Dingleys Promise Final logo
Dingley's Promise delivers life-changing support to under-5's with additional needs and disabilities, and their families. We believe in the best start for every child and offer support and advice for mainstream settings. Visit

Our Group Legends

Woods Russell logoDawn Waters - Woods Russell
Esemdee logoAndras Tasi - Esemdee
HRI Jedi logoGail Pearson - The HR Jedi

Meet the Team

Group Director

Gail Pearson - Group Director

NAME: Gail Pearson
SERVICES: The HR Jedi offers full HR services and support function designed to remove the HR workload from businesses in order for you to concentrate on your business development i.e. make more sales. Not all businesses can afford to employ a full time HR professional and some that do are not getting the best value for money.
BRIEF BIO: HR services, recruitment and selection, employment contracts, job descriptions, employee records, Handbook, policies, dealing with your poor performers, GDPR advisory, Interim and projects all undertaken and retained options available.
T: 07464 833553
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Group Support Mgr

Marce Colucci

NAME: Marce Colucci
COMPANY: Colucci’s Ltd
SERVICES: We work with our trade customers to create a memorable experience for their guests by supplying quality wines, expertise and incomparable service.
BRIEF BIO: Love wine and teaching others how to explore new wines and really enjoy the endless options available.
T: 0118 988 8806
M: 07888 929569
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Networking Buddies

Deb Mason - Networking Buddy Reading

NAME: Deb Mason
SERVICES: Deb has a wealth of business support knowledge gained from working in the corporate sector as well as public and private SME’s. Deb offers expertise in Social Media Management and Strategy, Business Administration Support, Planning, Organisation, Diary Management, Research, Travel Arrangements and Event Planning with an aptitude in problem-solving and strong communication skills. Deb is also a marketing and social media consultant with a passion for helping businesses reach and connect with more customers - and ultimately grow - by getting their marketing and social media right.
BRIEF BIO: Deb is recognised for thinking outside the box, assessing operational needs and developing solutions to save costs, improve revenues, and drive customer satisfaction. She is resourceful and well-organised and works with small businesses and sole traders to remove the worry of looking after the day to day administration tasks which are so vital to ensuring the efficiency and profitability of a business. This allows business owners to have more time to focus on working in their business, developing, and growing it to ultimate success
T: 01344 573153
M: 07814 972069

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Regional Director

John Gower - Regional Director

NAME: John Gower
SERVICES: Local Magazine and Direct Marketing.
John is passionate about connecting local businesses and has Been running Omni Local for 5 years.
T: 07898 870 870
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Area Director

NAME: Phil Strachan
COMPANY NAME: Strangebrew
SERVICES: Branding, Identity and Design Consultancy
T: 07770 753975
BIO: I am a Business and Brand Alchemist and I add value to Businesses and Brands of all shapes and sizes by helping them to stand out from the crowd. I do this by getting them to 'Think Brand - not bland' and by stopping them from just jumping on the blandwagon and risking becoming the bland that time forgot.

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Area Ambassador

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Upcoming Meetings