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.
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!
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.
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
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.
There’s no pressure to attend any or all events – just choose the ones which suit you best.
Just let us or the restaurant know in advance – most venues will accommodate reasonable requests.
This is a social networking event first and foremost. We are a friendly bunch, and at Curry there are no limitations on exclusivity.
Simply contact Tom Hughes.
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.
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 suport 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, Southampton. 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.
November 2015: We had an evening buzzing with great conversation, great food and great company at The Ghandi in Winchester, which was hosted by Town or Country and raised £263 for Naomi House and Jacksplace. Our second Curry Business of the month raised money for Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Care, with The Farnham Hub once again hosting an evening at The Darjeeling.
September 2015: A very pleasant evening of food and networking with some familiar faces was hosted by Portsmouth Football Club in aid of their Pompey in The Community charity.
May 2015: It was great to see lots of new faces at Curry Business Chichester, which was co-hosted by Chichester College, The Goodwood Restaurant and its catering students in aid of their VIP Breakfast Club. Later in the month, Joanne McGowan of Act One Adventures organised a great evening of laughter and chat at The Rose Valley, Guildford, raising a much needed donation for The Rainbow Trust.
April 2015: Nick Keogh hosted a lively evening of networking at Kuti’s Brasserie which was enjoyed by all, with the added bonus of raising an amazing £260 once again for The Countess Mountbatten Hospice. In the same month we also enjoyed a pleasant evening of networking hosted by Zoe Griffiths at the Mimosa, Camberley in support of local charity The Lisa May Foundation.
February 2015: We hosted Curry Business ourselves this time around, and he wonderful buffet put on by Shalimar, Waterlooville helped us raise a respectable £130 for The Diabetes Research and Wellness Foundation. Later in the month, Curry Business Guildford was hosted by Joanne McGowan at The Rose Valley Indian restaurant, with a party of 17 enjoying a meal in support of Shooting Star Chase.
January 2015: With the help of host Aaron Butson of Chichester College, we raised an amazing £290 in in support of Tyler’s Trust. At our second Curry Business of the month, host Linda Huckle did a great job of getting so many along for our first Curry Business event in Camberley, Surrey, where we raised £110 for Disability Initiative.
November 2014: Tim McMillen from Alniro hosted a great night which raised more than £700 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. The second Curry Business event of the month was hosted by The Farnham Hub at The Darjeeling, Farnham, where we raised £150 for The Bishop’s Meadow Trust.
October 2014: Nigel Prior from Advantage Business Centre hosted a great night at Kuti’s of Wickham in support of The Highlands Hub. Thanks to a great turnout we raised around £250 for the charity and had a great meal to boot.