On November 21st, 2018, Tillison Consulting brought monthly networking event Curry Business to Southsea for the very first time.
The November edition of the event was hosted by Portsmouth’s daily newspaper The News at Kassia. The 12 business professionals in attendance enjoyed relaxed networking over a mouth-watering buffet of Indian dishes, all while helping to raise £60 for the Rowans Hospice.
Curry Business is organised by the team here at Tillison Consulting, who are dedicated to creating a fun and casual twist on a professional networking atmosphere, with proceeds from each evening going to a deserving local charity.
Mark Tillison, Managing Director at Tillison Consulting, says: ‘Not only was it the first Curry Business ever in Southsea, and the first one we’ve held in Portsmouth in more than three years. It was excellent to see plenty of new faces among some of our regular attendees and take advantage of the networking opportunities that Curry Business always presents.’
Kimberley Barber, Business Editor of The News, says: ‘It was a pleasure to host the Curry Business Southsea event. It was a nice event that saw lots of new contacts made. Thanks to Tillison Consulting for arranging and to Kassia for the wonderful food.’
Rowans Hospice provides care to people living with a life-limiting illness and their families and carers in Portsmouth and South East Hampshire. This care can start from diagnoses, through end of life and on into bereavement.
Julie Strutt, Marketing Officer for Rowans Hospice, says: ‘We are delighted that Rowans Hospice was chosen as the charity of the month for Curry Business. With only 13.5% of our funding coming from the Government, we rely on support from our local community to help us to continue to offer our services. We are very thankful to The News for choosing us for this excellent event for business networking.’
Eight Curry Business events were held this year in locations including Fareham, Wickham, Waterlooville, Chandler’s Ford, and Southampton. Through Curry Business, Tillison Consulting have raised a total of £978 in 2018, benefiting charities such as Breast Cancer Haven, No Limits, I Am Super Capes and The Murray Parish Trust.
Curry Business will be returning in 2019, with events currently being planned across the South Hampshire area. Click here to receive updates about future events via the Curry Business mailing list.
Picture: Habibur Rahman/The News