Pure Connectworking – getting back to basics!

Friday 23 July saw GM Business Connect resume hosting their Friday Afternoon networking events, this time at Hotel Brooklyn on Portland Street. Starting at 4.00pm it was a traditional slot in the networking calendar for business owners to wind down and end the week with a few drinks and the chance to meet new contacts […]

Virtual ConnectWorking

GM Business Connect have always been prolific networkers within the regional business community. So, when lockdown was brought in on 23 March we were hit pretty hard. After all, there is a difference between not wanting to go out to meet people and being told you cannot! We had partnership agreements in place with many […]

ConnectWorking Breakfast – bringing businesses together in Sale

February saw the inaugural ConnectWorking Breakfast at The Belmore in Sale, this was set up by Paul Mirage, Co-director of GM Business Connect Magazine. Paul saw the need for businesses to network in Trafford after he came up with the SaleTown Festive Quiz raising money for the Town’s Christmas lights. This event raised £2,500. Attending […]

City Centre Connectworking at the Manchester Marriott

November saw the First Friday Connectworking event take place at the Manchester Marriott Victoria & Albert Hotel – only a 5 minute walk from Deansgate and two minutes from Spinningfields. The hotel is a striking Grade II listed building in the city centre on the banks of the River Irwell. It features a choice of […]

City Centre Connectworking at Peaky Blinders

September saw First Friday Connectworking in the heart of Manchester at the infamous Peaky Blinders bar restaurant. A great place to visit for all fans of the gangster show. Although this month none of the guests were working for the underworld, well as far as we know. We started the evening all badged up and […]

Connectworking in City Centre Manchester

The aim of the event is to make business connections whilst socialising in great surroundings in the centre of Manchester, a chance to unwind and meet fellow business people where friendships are made and follow ups are encouraged to help your business. No membership, and no hard sell, just polite introductions. With every ticket sold […]

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 […]

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 […]

City centre business networking

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 […]

First Friday Connectworking

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 […]