About us - Prelude

About us

At Prelude we want to make Britain the most enterprising nation in the world…because we believe that where entrepreneurship thrives so too does inspiration, innovation and employment which ultimately will make Great Britain even greater. We believe the best way to achieve this is by helping entrepreneurs – often the ‘unsung heroes’ of our economy – and their teams to be more successful. We support them through action, not words.

Our story

Prelude was founded by Duncan Cheatle in 2003, when he and a group of peers became bored with the choice of networking events on offer. Instead of meeting genuinely experienced entrepreneurs at these events, they were often left talking to someone who wanted to sell to them or were too early stage to offer any real value.

So, Duncan arranged a dinner for eight entrepreneurial friends in a private dining room, where he hosted an open discussion. They were all blown away by what they learnt in just one evening and insisted they meet again the following month, and The Supper Club was born!

Since then, we have continued to support entrepreneurs and their teams through the development of Speaker Boutique and Growth Programmes to ensure everything we do creates value and helps our members to grow their businesses faster. We created The Directors Club in 2015 to meet demand from members of The Supper Club for a peer learning environment for their Directors.

We run events and deliver programmes that facilitate the sharing of insight and knowledge that will ultimately support long term growth in individual businesses and collectively across the economy as a whole.

Work with us

Our team is passionate about what we do and about the part enterprise has to play in Britain’s future. We are always on the lookout for talented people who share our passion for supporting entrepreneurship, so if this sounds like you then please send us your CV and Covering Letter.

Proud to support

We are also a proud supporter of the Dame Kelly Homes Trust, who use the unique skills and attitudes of world class sports people to transform the lives of young people facing disadvantage, and support athletes as they transition from sport