Club Industry is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

History Lesson

History Lesson

During the next year, we'll be featuring some interesting articles online focusing on the industry during the past 25 years. These articles are in celebration of our 25th anniversary, which is officially October 2009. However, we began our celebration last month with an article about the magazine's history.

Throughout the next year, we will look at clubs from each of the almost three decades we've been around, as well as programming trends, marketing trends, design trends, technology advances and important people in the industry during the past 25 years.

Our hope is that this special online section will give everyone a great appreciation for the industry in which they work. And, obviously, it can help them see trends, triumphs and mistakes of the past so that we might be able to predict future trends, build upon past triumphs and prevent repeating mistakes of the past.

Because there are more clubs in the industry than we could ever cover, we are providing a place on our 25th anniversary page for owners of club companies to share their company's history with our online readers, too.

For more details, go to You'll be able to read the stories and photos we've posted so far and add your own history as well.

Hide comments


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.