It was good to attend the inaugural launch of Iventya’s open evening for Innovation Community North West. Businesses came together at their headquarters at Birchwood Boulevard in Warrington to meet staff and talk about their innovation funding service ‘Innovate UK Edge’ and their ‘Scaleup’ programme. Headed by CEO Aldo De Leonibus, the business networking event showcased Inventya’s vision for their support of businesses seeking growth through innovation. Their approach offered businesses the opportunity to leverage their expertise in raising finance, exploiting strategic and international networks, and commercialising new products and services. Guests were treated to pizza and wine, whilst listening to an inspiring talk from Eileen Donnelly, Director of Ripple & Co, on her personal journey and vision on how best to run a business. Inventya Ltd plan to invite businesses back to HQ for more business networking events in the future.
To find out more visit inventya.com or call 01925 551 662
MPostcode Business Hub (MBH)
In August Business Connect attended the MBH August business networking event at the Mercure Manchester Piccadilly Hotel on Portland Street in Manchester. There was a great turnout of businesses, enjoying the networking and making new connections at the Manchester City Centre Hotel. Pictured with the latest Business Connect Magazine is Sales Manager Wes Wilson from the hotel.
Visit mpostcode.co.uk or call 0161 505 1054
August saw Business Connect Magazine attended the first FM North networking event to take place at their new venue The Lawn Club situated in the heart of Spinningfields, Manchester. This fast growing network group was sponsored by A2R Personnel, who specialise in recruiting for the FM, Healthcare and Agricultural sectors, and luxury gift hamper company EZ Hampers. The event was attended by over 70 professionals from the facilities management, cleaning and construction industries. FM North takes place on the 4th Wednesday monthly and new sponsors can really benefit by getting involved.
Connectworking at Rasassi
September saw Business Connect Magazine bring a number of our advertisers, contributors and prospects in business from all sectors together. They were personally invited as guests to Rasassi Restaurant in Altrincham. We went back to basics and everyone introduced themselves and their business, so we all knew who was in the room. Owners Palani Kandaswamy, also owner of Mailboxes Etc in Altrincham, and business partner Siva, both entrepreneurs in their own right, opened their doors to our guests for private dining and a chance to network with amazing Indian food and drinks.
This was an invite only event and guests made the most of it with non-stop relationship building whilst tucking into starters, mains, and going home with a takeaway, all courtesy of the owners. The restaurant was taken over and re-opened in March 2022 just after the pandemic and since then it has gone from strength to strength. Palani commented: “Siva and myself have a lot of experience with the hospitality sector, and we’re enjoying an increase in covers week on week.”
Enjoy Rasassi – visit: rasassionline.com or call 0161 928 1430