Curry Business is a monthly event for local businesses to meet and enjoy a curry and a chat. Meet new businesses and support local charities whilst enjoying good food.
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.
If you gain some business from it, consider it a bonus.
Curry Business is hosted monthly in locations across Hampshire, Surrey, Dorset and London. The venue, supported charity, and the host changes each time. We ask the restaurant for a 20% discount (it’s a pretty large, mid-week booking) which is donated to the chosen charity by the host, along with any additional donations attendees may wish to make.
The event is coordinated by Mark Tillison, supported by a local host at each venue.
John McMurray-Williams of Innovate Creative, who hosted the Curry Business event for March 2018, said: “We were delighted at the turnout on the evening and it was a pleasure to see so many of our customers, partner agencies and other friends of the business in attendance. Raising nearly £300 for a local charity was the icing on the cake. As a business we are very much on our own journey and it can be a bumpy ride at times. By helping the kids at Romsey Young Carers we have hopefully helped them along their own journey in life and into the future.”
Upcoming Curry Business Events
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Can I bring a friend?
Yes, absolutely. They’ll probably have a better time if they are in business or work in one locally, but the more the merrier.
Do I have to come every time?
No. No pressure to attend any or all events, just choose the ones that suit you best.
What if I have special dietary requirements?
Just let us or the restaurant know in advance, most will accommodate reasonable requests.
Does it matter if there is already someone in the group doing what we/I do?
This is a social networking event first and foremost. We are a friendly bunch. There are no limitations on exclusivity.
How can my charity be considered as a beneficiary?
Simply contact Mark Tillison
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 get in touch with our Curry Business King Mark Tillison.
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 month’s Chandler’s Ford Curry Business event was hosted by Innovate Creative in support of Romsey Young Carers and a brilliant sum of just under £300 was very kindly raised. With 40-50 diners, we had ace company and top-notch Indian curries at the Hiltonbury Farmhouse.
February 2018 – This month’s Waterlooville Curry Business event was hosted by Tillison Consulting, in support of Breast Cancer Haven and a fantastic sum of £100 was very kindly raised. With 20 diners, we had ace company and top notch Indian curries at our very own Shalimar!
January 2018 – This month’s Southampton Curry Business event was hosted by Town or Country, in support of The Murray Parish Trust and £150 was generously raised. With 15 diners, we had superb company and delicious Sri Lankan curries at Uptons of Bassett!
November 2017 – This month’s Wickham Curry Business event was hosted by Advantage Business Centre, in support of the charities Cafe Imbizo and The Highland’s Hub and at least £170 was generously raised. With 20 diners, we had brilliant company and tasty food at Kuti’s of Wickham!
October 2017 – This month’s Chandler’s Ford Curry Business event was hosted by Peter Green , in support of charity Cancer Research UK and at least £90 was generously raised. The food was fantastic, as was the lovely company we all had!
September 2017 – This month’s curry business event was hosted by Tillison Consulting, in support of the charity Breast Cancer Haven. We returned to the Shalimar Restaurant in Waterlooville. A very generous £60 was raised! The food was awesome, as was the company. Thank you to everybody that attended.
June 2017 – This month’s curry business event was hosted by Affordable IT and sponsored by Russell Streeter, in support of the charity New Beginnings. It took place at Coriander Lounge in Southampton with 22 diners. A very generous £145 was raised! The food was awesome and in abundance, with the the restaurant being attentive, and very generous by treating us all to lychees for dessert.
May 2017 – This month’s curry business event was hosted by Advantage Business Centre, in support of Cafe Imbizo and Mugshot Coffeehouse. It took place at Kuti’s Indian restaurant in Wickham and a very generous £180 was raised and split for the two charities! Raffle prizes included bottles of wine donated by Kuti’s, a meal voucher for renowned local Brasserie, Clifford Brown’s and high tea at Mug Shot Fareham.
April 2017 – This month’s curry business event was hosted by Town or Country in support of Trinity Winchester. The food was absolutely scrumptious at Gandhi’s Indian restaurant in Winchester and the event earned a very respectable £176 for the charity. Thanks for a great night everybody!
March 2017 – This month’s Waterlooville Curry Business event was hosted by South Downs College, in support of charity Creating Chaos. The students of the college did a great job of the Indian cuisine, whilst the guests were remarkable at networking. Their generosity achieved a handsome £260 for charity too. A good night, thanks all!
February 2017 – Eastleigh Curry Business was kindly hosted by DA Training and Consultancy in support of the Two Saints charity. Thanks to a successful turn out of 27, lots of networking, and a charity raffle the event raised £157.50.
January 2017 – Guests of our January Curry Business threw the January detox aside to make this event a successful one. Our first Curry Business of 2017 was hosted by The Grand Harbour Hotel in support of the Wessex Heartbeat charity. The event raised a very respectable £125 for the nominated charity. Thank you all.
December 2016 – Our kind host for the December curry event was Nigel Prior of Advantage Business Centre. We had a great night of networking and magic tricks at Kutis of Wickham. The strong, generous turnout meant that we were able to raise £240 for local charities Cafe Imbizo and The Highlands Hub.
November 2016 This Curry Business event was spent at Natraj in Romsey thanks to our kind hosts, Pure Human Resources. The evening was in support of local charity, Romsey Young Carers and as a result of a great and generous turnout we raised £130 and a couple of laptops!
October 2016 Curry Business returned to The Shalimar in Waterlooville hosted by our good selves, Tillison Consulting. The food was of its usual mouth-wateringly high standard, and the evening was full of great chat and networking. We are also happy to have raised £125 for local charity, Smile Support and Care.
September 2016 Hosts The Guildford Hub arranged a successful event at Maloncho in Guildford. It was a great night of networking with the benefit of us raising money for local charity, Disability Challengers.
September 2016 Another successful Southampton curry event hosted by Town or Country who arranged a splendid Thai meal at Kuti’s Royal Pier in support of Ronald McDonald House Southampton. Those that attended not only enjoyed fabulous food, and networking but went home with some amazing raffle prizes too. The great turnout and involvement of all led to an impressive £240 being raised for the charity.
June 2016 The Southampton curry event was kindly hosted by Jessica Holding of The Royal Southampton Yacht Club in support of its charitable trust. We enjoyed splendid Indian food provided by the chefs of the Yacht Club. The evening was a most enjoyable networking event, and with a strong turnout of 27, we raised £135 for the charity.
May 2016 Thank you to our host Tim McMillen of profound for an enjoyable and successful Curry Business at The Balaka, Winchester. Some 37 turned out to join our evening of business networking and, as a result, we raised a much-needed £185 for the Winchester Young Carers charity.
Apr 2016 Curry Business Wickham was held at the wonderful Kutis, hosted by Nigel Prior. It was a very entertaining evening of networking and magic tricks with an amazing £275 being raised for The Highlands Hub charity.
Mar 2016 The Shalimar Restaurant lived up to its usual high standards for Curry Business hosts Tillison Consulting. The event saw a good turnout, with faces old and new, for an evening of networking giving support to the Smile charity, who were very grateful for the £150 raised.
Feb 2016 Thank you to our host GWA Cars for a most pleasant curry evening at Jewels Indian Restaurant. The impressive turnout made it a successful evening of both networking and fundraising. A generous £215 was raised for the nominated charity Hypermobility Syndromes Association thanks to the proceeds from the food and a fun raffle.
Jan 2016 Curry Business saw a successful start to the new year with the Romsey event, thanks to Pure Human Resources. Some 35 people joined together at the Natraj for great food and lively chat. A much needed £175 was raised for the nominated charity Romsey Young Carers.
Nov 2015 Curry Business Farnham was a most enjoyable evening spent at Darjeeling Restaurant, hosted by The Farnham Hub, thank you. Both the food and chat were flowing and the nominated charity, Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, received a kind donation too!
Nov 2015 It was lovely to see such a great turnout at The Ghandi in Winchester, our hosts Town or Country Serviced Apartments did a great job. The evening was buzzing with great conversation, great food and great company. We are very proud to have raised a massive £263 for Naomi House and Jacks Place, which will provide 14 hours of valuable nursing. Fantastic, thank you!
Oct 2015 A very well attended evening with great food at Kuti’s Restaurant, Wickham. It was great to see some new faces, meet new people and raise £150 for The Highlands Hub in the process. Thank you Nigel Prior for hosting.
Sept 2015 A very pleasant evening of food and networking hosted by Portsmouth Football Club in aid of the Pompey in The Community charity. It was lovely to see some familiar faces and raise a little money for charity too.
June 2015 Thank you to Fhoke for hosting what was a “buzzing” evening of social networking at Suan Thai Restuarant. The food was amazing, Thai made a very pleasant change which we thoroughly recommend. The well attended event made a fabulous £195 for the Jane Scarth House charity too!
May 2015 Thank you to our host of Curry Business Guildford, Joanne McGowan of Act One Adventures, for organising a great evening of laughter and chat. The food and company at the Rose Valley was most enjoyable and had the added bonus of raising a much needed donation for The Rainbow Trust.
May 2015 It was great to see lots of new faces at Curry Business Chichester. Thank you to Chichester College, The Goodwood Restaurant and the catering students for hosting such an enjoyable evening of food and networking in aid of their VIP Breakfast Club.
Apr 2015 The Curry Business event in Southampton, hosted by Nick Keogh, was a lively evening of networking at Kuti’s Brasserie which was enjoyed by all, with the added bonus of raising an amazing £260 for local charity The Countess Mountbatten Hospice.
Mar 2015 We enjoyed a jovial evening of networking at our usual Winchester haunt The Balaka. The evening was kindly hosted by Tim McMillen of Profound with our charitable proceeds going to the local charity The Countess Mountbatten Hospice.
Feb 2015 hosted by Tillison Consulting in support of The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation. The wonderful buffet put on by The Shalimar was enjoyed by all and helped raise a respectable £130 for the chosen charity.
Jan 2015 hosted by Linda Huckle who did a great job of getting so many along for our first curry night in Camberley. We raised a fantastic £110 for Disability Initiative whilst networking and enjoying great food.
Jan 2015 hosted by Aaron Butson of Chichester College in support of Tyler’s Trust. We raised an amazing £290!
Nov 2014 A great night hosted by Tim McMillen from Alniro in support of Winchester Young Carers, who support children and young people aged 8-17 who care for a member of their family with a long-term illness or disability, raised over £700.
Oct 2014 Nigel Prior from Advantage Business Centre hosted a great night at Kutis in support of The Highlands Hub. Thanks to a great turn out we raised around £250 for the charity and had a great meal to boot!