August/September 2018

The innov8 Live Garden Party

Businesses from across Greater Manchester came together for a very special evening at the end of June for a night of gin cocktails and business networking at Hotel Football’s Heaven. This included a Massive Prize draw worth thousands of pounds that was won by one lucky business in a game card draw.

This was the first ever innov8-Live event, a new series of events to help businesses connect with new suppliers, partners and clients. The event was attended by a number of partners who were encouraged to bring banners and promotional material, as well as great turnout of high profile Greater Manchester businesses.

L-R Rick Moorhouse, Karen Garrattley, James Caldwell

As well as taking part in a game card draw for the one big prize, each attendee were given tokens to exchange at the Gin Bar which was organised with event partner Atlas Bar, who served an array of gin cocktails. The drinks went down fantastically in the party atmosphere and the team at Atlas were sharing their in-depth experience of over 380 different Gins that the now famous “GinBible” venue currently holds in Manchester.

The event included a huge prize draw for one lucky attendee who completed the game card on the evening winning the below range of prizes. The lucky winner was Karen Garrattley from COS BookKeeping, who won the following fantastic hoard of prizes: 2 x Bottles of Vintage Wine / 1 x Premium Bottle of Gin / 4 x Business Books / 1 x Bluetooth Speaker / 1 x Partner Package at the next innov8-Live Event / 2 x Tickets to both days of the International Social Media Conference / 2 x Tickets to the Greater Manchester Business Awards / 1 x Nights Bed and Breakfast for two people at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly / Afternoon Tea for two at the Monastery / A custom made Tea set from Hendricks Gin / 1 x quarter page advert in the next GM Business Connect Magazine.

At the end of the evening we were treated to a live set from one Manchester’s best live event entertainers, Rick Moorhouse, who brought the event to a close with a live music set to put the icing on the cake. Innov8 Director James Caldwell commented on the event: “We want to thank everyone who came up to the team at the end of the evening and who made us aware of how much they enjoyed the event. The sheer number of attendees who have already registered for the next innov8-Live on September 28 at Hotel Football, confirms to us that we definitely put on a great event.

“This is a fresh and successful new look at ways of engaging businesses across Greater Manchester, and feedback received during the event definitely confirmed that we achieved this with lots of the partners confirming that they had received plenty of enquiries and the attendees having a fantastic night.

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