June/July 2019

City Centre Business Networking

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, plus Bohemian Enterprise who are importers of flavoured Rum and treated us to their banana rum cake – very tasty! The winner of the business card draw this month was won by Paul Warrilow from TorFX who won GM Biz Connect’s bottle of Bordeaux. All attendees received a Forever Manchester Tombola ticket where they had the chance to win a 3-night trip for two to Barcelona.

May saw us at The Alchemist, Spinningfields where our superb host Kerry Woods gave us truly the VIP treatment. On arrival we were served Chase Pink Grapefruit & Pomelo Gin, then it was down to networking and finding out what everybody did as a business – and how we could help them with our contacts. Then came two huge platters amazingly presented, featuring the Alchemist’s new menu. We were then treated to some amazing new cocktails courtesy of the Alchemist, followed by discount vouchers handed out by host Kerry. We’ll definitely be returning soon to try more cocktails and the excellent new menu. The winner of this month’s business card draw for the bottle of GM Biz Connect’s bottle of Bordeaux was won by Lewis Kemp of Lightbulb Media based in Spinningfields. Many Connectworkers stayed on after 6pm as we had much to talk about. Everyone who booked a ticket received a Forever Manchester Charity Tombola ticket, where they have the chance to win a 3-night trip for two to Gibraltar.

The next First Friday Connectworking will be on Friday 5 July at the iconic Great John St Hotel, if you haven’t been before you will be amazed at this boutique style venue with Gin on arrival or wine and mini fish & chips. To book see Eventbrite – tickets £15. Hopefully see you there!

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

Paul Warrilow, TorFX
Lewis Kemp, Lightbulb Media

Kerry Woods, the Alchemist