Our fourth Business Lounge took place on Thursday 2 May 2019 and it was a huge success!
Hosted in the Willoughby Suite at the stunning Alderley Edge Hotel, we were joined by around 60 guests from local businesses who truly made it a night to remember.
The event was co-hosted by IntroNW’s founder and matchmaker, Annabel Hannam and sought to mix a wide range of individuals to help cement and create working (and sometimes personal) relationships and widen networks.
The Business Lounge was founded in 2018, with the aim of creating a relaxed, friendly and welcoming environment for people to create connections without any pressure or uncomfortable introductions.
Business Lounge has gone from strength to strength and we are thrilled with the level of interest that the events now attract. We have professionals who have committed to attending every event and we also always have lots of new faces as word spreads.
We like to give businesses the opportunity to showcase what they do in a 5 minute ‘spotlight’ if they wish to do so. There is absolutely no expectation for any of our guests to do this, but we always welcome volunteers.
On Thursday, Dee Drake, founder of The Toy Appeal explained to our guests her story, and how she goes out of her way to help thousands of children each year to experience a Christmas with presents that they would not otherwise receive. Dee and her husband work extremely hard throughout the year to fundraise and then, in December, a huge team of volunteers comes together to pack up Christmas sacks full of toys for children to open on Christmas Day.
We hosted a business card raffle at the event which raised a total sum of £228.63 through the generous donations from our guests. There was a host of prizes on offer, including a bottle of champagne, an afternoon tea voucher kindly donated by the Alderley Edge Hotel and a wonderful surprise donation from Sara Wilson, Manager of Hastens in Wilmslow.
The next Business Lounge is due to take place in September 2019. The finer details are yet to be confirmed but if you would like to be added onto the invite list then please contact our Rebecca Ranson via email.
The exclusive guest list for May’s event has now been circulated to all of the attendees, however if you would to contact any of the organisers / venue, please find their contact details via their respective websites below:
- Annabel Hannam, Intro North West (Co-Host)
- Lucy Wilson, Alderley Edge Hotel (Venue)
- Dee Drake, The Toy Appeal