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Curry Business Networking Events

Chat. Chow. Charity. Join Team Tillison at our Curry Business Networking Events

Hungry to meet with local businesses? Got an appetite for supporting local causes? Launched in 2014, our Curry Business networking events are one of Hampshire’s most enjoyable business meet ups.

Covid-19 Update

We will be postponing all future Curry Business Networking Events until the Coronavirus pandemic has stopped and it is safe to start them again.

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Organised by the team here at Tillison Consulting with the help of a different host each month, Curry Business is dedicated to business networking, but with a distinction.

Hosted in restaurants and venues across Hampshire, Curry Business is all about getting together with Hampshire-based business owners and relaxing over delicious Asian food and drink, all while raising money for a deserving local cause.

There are no subscriptions, no memberships, no fees, no commitments – it’s a social evening with no agenda other than to enjoy the company of other businesses, and if you gain some business from it, consider it a bonus!

Upcoming events





Shalimar – Waterlooville – 6 Year Anniversary Event


Rivaaz – Lymington

Why you should come to Curry Business

Social Networking

Having been to plenty of business networking events before setting up Curry Business, we noticed that they often disregarded any social element to the evening. We will ensure that you make plenty of contacts, but in a relaxed atmosphere with no obligation.


With each event, we raise money for a deserving local charity. Since we launched Curry Business in 2014, we’ve raised in excess of £5,500 in aid of causes including The Rowans Hospice, Pompey in the Community, Smile Support & Care and Breast Cancer Haven.

Great Food

Some days you just can’t beat a curry, and in Hampshire we’re spoilt for choice with the wealth of great restaurants and curry houses. From Indian and Thai to Chinese and Indonesian, each Curry Business event is a refreshing culinary experience.


Get Invited to Future Curry Business Events

What makes Curry Business different is there’s no pressure, no 60-second pitches and no punishment for not attending. All networking is organic and natural, allowing people to really get to know the people behind the business.

If business owners want a relaxed, out-of-hours networking event, then Curry Business is the event for you…

George Goodband - Founder & Managing Director, Affordable IT

It was a great opportunity to raise funds for charity and enjoy a social networking over great food.

Rachel Denham - Director of Sales at Chilworth Manor

To be a member of staff that works on the ground with young people and to be invited to network with a great amount of professional people who are able to support us and raise the amount of money they did in a short space of time is amazing.

Catherine Garton - Sexual Health and Wellbeing Worker, No Limits


Can I bring a friend?

Absolutely! They’ll probably have a better time at Curry Business if they are in business owner or work for one locally, but the more the merrier.

Do I have to come every time?

There’s no pressure to attend any or all events – just choose the ones which suit you best.

What if I havespecial dietary requirements?

Just let us or the restaurant know in advance – most venues will accommodate reasonable requests.

Does it matter if there is already someone in the group doing what my business does?

This is a social networking event first and foremost. We are a friendly bunch, and at Curry there are no limitations on exclusivity.

Does it matter if there is already someone in the group doing what my business does?

Simply contact Tom Hughes.

Can I host a Curry Business event in my area?

Feel free to host and organise your own event, Curry Business is not exclusive to Tillison Consulting. However, if you would like us to attend and help with the organisation, please get in touch.

Previous Events

May 2019 – Winchester was the destination of our May Curry Business event. Those that joined us and our guest hosts Charles Hope Apartments enjoyed great company and mighty fine Indian cuisine at the Gandhi Restaurant and raised a very respectable £85 for The Rainbow Centre charity.

April 2019 – Team Tillison returned to their home base of Waterlooville, with MD Mark Tillison hosting Curry Business once again at Shalimar. 15 diners enjoyed some of the most delicious curry Hampshire has to offer and raised £75 for Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance. Read more about Curry Business Waterlooville on our blog.

March 2019 – We teamed up once again with Pure Human Resources to bring Curry Business back to Romsey by popular demand. Diners enjoyed delicious Asian cuisine and cocktails at Koh Thai Tapas, all while raising £110 for Youth In Romsey. Read more about Curry Business Romsey on our blog.

February 2019 – Curry Business came back with a bang with Nigel Prior of Meon Valley Neighbourhood Watch hosting the first event of 2019 at Kuti’s of Wickham, Fareham. More than 20 Hampshire professionals came together for an evening of great food, even better business networking and raising £200 for The Highlands Hub. Read more about Curry Business Wickham on our blog.

November 2018 – Curry Business returned to Portsmouth for the first time in three years with a Southsea debut at Kassia. Portsmouth’s daily newspaper The News took on hosting duties and our party raised £60 for the Rowans Hospice.

October 2018 – For the second time in 2018, Town or Country hosted an Indian feast at Kuti’s Brasserie, Southampton, where we managed to raise £123 for the Wessex branch of Breast Cancer Haven.

September 2018 – After a summer break, we took on hosting duties ourselves as we returned to Shalimar, Waterlooville to chow down and raise £80 for KIDS‘ work at the nearby Smile Centre.

June 2018 – Affordable IT took on the role of hosts once again for a evening of delicious Indian food at Bayleaf Kitchen, Southampton. With 15 diners in attendance, we were able to raise around £65 in aid of I Am Super Capes.

April 2018 – Team Tillison was joined by 15 diners for an evening hosted by the team at Chilworth Manor, Southampton. After a delicious Indian meal in the idyllic surroundings of the hotel, more than £100 was raised for Southampton-based young people’s charity No Limits.

March 2018 – This Curry Business event in Chandler’s Ford was hosted by Innovate Creative in support of Romsey Young Carers and a brilliant sum of just under £300 was very kindly raised. With more than 40 diners, we had ace company and top-notch Indian curries at the Hiltonbury Farmhouse.

February 2018 – We took it upon ourselves to host the latest Waterlooville Curry Business event, returning for a delicious Indian meal at Shalimar. The evening was held in support of Breast Cancer Haven, for whom 20 diners helped raise a fantastic sum of £100.

January 2018 – Town or Country returned to host the first Curry Business event of 2018. With 15 diners, we had superb company and delicious Sri Lankan curries at Uptons of Bassett, Southampton, raising £150 for The Murray Parish Trust.

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