Review of Summer Networking BBQ, Manchester

Thursday 22 August 2019

The event was well attended by both members and non-members and was sold out a week before the event.

We were lucky with the weather as the rain cleared so that people could sit outside and make the most of the terrace.

The venue was a good size with a private bar and external terrace. Due to earlier bad weather during the day the food and drinks were brought inside. Guests seemed to prefer this as the food was left out for longer so people could return for seconds if needed. Guests were very complimentary of the food and the venue provided boxes for any leftovers to be taken home to reduce wastage.

Our former chair, Chithra Marsh held a short speech to encourage new members and we held a business card raffle which was presented by our sponsors at Clifton Gray. A number of non-member guests noted that they would like to become members following the event.

Guests were networking during the event and noted that the crowd was friendly and open. Feedback was generally positive.


Event Feedback

‘We had an excellent evening at the BBQ.  It was a great opportunity to meet a variety of new people in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

The food, venue and company were all wonderful.

Well done for organising a great event!’

Kate Dougherty


‘It was a good event , good organization, good atmosphere and good food . The ladies were really friendly, however, the location wasn’t clear on the website. It was a little confused because the event was in Duke 92 and the website indicated Castlefield Rooms.’

Maria Bueno

Walker Sime Ltd 

‘The BBQ was my first WiP event and won’t be the last. I was welcomed from the hosts as soon I walked in and all of the attendees were very friendly.

Good mix of people there from all areas of the industry – all of whom were keen to meet new people and grow their network.

Great food, plenty of prosecco (always a bonus!) and overall a lovely evening.’  

Ellie Farrell

London Belgravia Brokers



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