April/May 2019

City Centre Business Networking

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.

etc. venues had the whole floor, and guests were taken on a tour including a huge space with art tech design in the centre of Manchester offering great meeting rooms and events. We were also treated to freshly prepared food from their own onsite chefs.

Everyone who books on our event receives a Forever Manchester Tombola ticket with a chance to win some great holidays and other prizes drawn by the charity. The winner of the business card draw this month went to Martin Howe of B2B finance and he accepted the GM Business Connect bottle of Bordeaux from our great hosts Julie Armstrong and Nikki Bettison of etc. venues.

March then saw us in what we call the home of Gin. Atlas Bar on Deansgate has over 400 types to taste. Again we enjoyed Jeffrey’s tonic mixed with the Gin which went down well as always, so much so we carried on networking outside in the award winning beer garden. Once again we were looked after by Patrick the Manager and staff, with some great food courtesy of the Atlas Bar.

The business card draw prizes this month were won by Bryn Atherton of Allseas Global (afternoon tea courtesy of The Lowry Hotel) and the GM Business Connect Bordeaux was won by Kyle Blythe from All Star Lanes. Special thanks to www.jeffreystonic.com for supporting our events and of course our hosts for making this happen, and of course money raised from every ticket sold also goes to a Tombola ticket in support of Forever Manchester.

The next upcoming events will be on 5 April at The Botanist, Deansgate and then 3 May at The Alchemist, Spinningfields. All events are available through Eventbrite, we hope you can join us!

Foe more information contact Paul Mirage on 07708 987518 paul@businessconnectpublishing.co.uk

Atlas Bar First Friday Connectworking
Bryn Atherton, Paul Mirage, Kyle Blythe
Atlas Bar First Friday Connectworking
Nikki Bettison, Martin Howe, Julie Armstrong