April saw First Friday Connectworking at The Botanist on Deansgate, Manchester where our host Rebecca Brenchley served Didsbury Raspberry & Elderflower Gin in the front room. Steve Frehley of Jeffrey’s Tonic provided flavoured tonics to accompany the Gin. The Elderflower tonic went down a storm! This was again pure business networking and everyone who books on First Friday Connectworking receives a Forever Manchester Tombola ticket with a chance to win some great prizes drawn by the Charity. It was great to welcome The Pentone Family Gin Company who gave out samples of their Gin,
Our next two events couldn’t be more different. In February we tried something new and held it in etc.venues at Eleven Portland Street. Situated on the 8th floor overlooking Piccadilly Gardens, we networked all evening with kind support from Steve Frehley of Jeffrey’s Tonic bringing along their range of tonics. We enjoyed with gin, and some of us tried it with Bacardi, which went down well. Of course other drinks were available for guests.
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December and January saw two brand new venues hosting the GM Business Connect First Friday Connectworking event.
The December event was hosted by Barclay’s Eagle Lab at Bruntwood’s Union building overlooking Albert Square and the Town Hall.
January saw us welcomed at Manchester Hall on Bridge Street, at their sumptuous Library.
December was great to see the facilities Barclays were offering the Manchester business community. We were shown around by Matthew Priestley, Ecosystem Manager,
Spread over either side of City Centre Manchester, October and November saw First Friday Connectworking take place at two brand new venues.
The October event was hosted by Grand Pacific situated on Spring Gardens, who welcomed everyone with Gin on arrival then food. For November we moved to All Star Lanes in the Great Northern building – taking over their private party room know as Jungle Room, complete with private bowling lanes. They laid on some amazing food and hospitality.
August and September saw GM Business Connect’s First Friday Connectworking event start to move around Manchester showcasing new venues.
The two dates were hosted at Atlas Bar on Deansgate, famous for stocking over 300 brands of Gin and being adjacent to Deansgate Locks – famously convenient for Manchester City Centre businesses to meet up after a busy week. Owners Elaine and Mark Wrigley welcomed attendees with a free glass of premium Gin and Tonic, plus complimentary nibbles.
First Friday started off with Forever Manchester,