About Us

This is networking with a difference: no membership and no category exclusivity.

Imagine a dinner party with great speakers and you, seated next to interesting, informed guests  – and you have an idea of the experience!  Come and join us, meet new people and have your say book now


Rebecca Charlton is a TV presenter, NCTJ accredited journalist, author and voice artist. Rebecca has written two books on cycling with Bloomsbury publishing and can be found presenting and commentating on channels including Eurosport, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky. As well as contributing to a number of magazines on all things fitness Rebecca is an event host and public speaker.

In 2018 Rebecca was the lead presenter on ITV’s coverage of the OVO Energy Women’s Tour of Britain and lead reporter on the Tour of Britain in September and will be back on these prestigious races for 2019. In addition, Rebecca can be found regularly hosting rounds of the HSBC UK National Road and women’s series on Eurosport as well as using her knowledge to commentate on the action.

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About Us: Established 15 years ago, Sandi Goddard’s Room Upstairs lunches are a relaxing and friendly way to meet other business and professional women. They are inclusive and engaging.

Our lunches provide a place where you can meet trusted advisors, build strong relationships, ask for help, introductions and advice. If this is what you are looking for – then TRU is for you!

Our ‘members’ are women from diverse sectors: clever and inspirational women who head up companies and departments including legal, financial, IT, creative, management, fashion, travel, digital, change management, coaching and all points in  between.

Whether you are the director of an international organisation, a senior City professional or setting up your first business, you will have something to share with each other! And at The Room Upstairs you can ask for that impossible introduction, advice or other dream request. And we limit numbers – that way you are able to talk to everyone!


“These events really work!”

“Thank you … for your fantastic follow-up. By way of feedback, I joined other groups who say they will do this, only, the email never materialises. You stand out as you consistently forward everyone’s requests to the group.”

“Just to let you know that I have managed to get speakers for my events thanks to your lunch.”

“I have two new clients. Both referred by women I met at your lunches.”

“Thank you. I met with your speaker and we are now providing mentoring for her clients.”

“I just wanted to tell you … I invited someone I met at your lunch to speak at an event. She was fabulous, you need to ask her to speak at TRU!”