Another Moxie mingle
networking event, another room full of people talking, laughing and connecting…
And where better for that to happen that in Cheadle Hulme’s beautiful Hesketh Tavern
? Flagship of the Almond Family Pubs
, the Hesketh was founded in 1894 by William Hesketh.
The popular community pub was reimagined and reinvented in 2017, so the Hesketh’s trademark excellent food and drink are now matched by the beautiful interior, which still honours much of its tradition.
This was another busy, busy Moxie. It’s always wonderful to meet so many new people – but really gratifying to see so many old friends, too. With Moxie’s unique brand of informal, no pressure networking, it’s easy to forget it’s all about the business and many people leave with new friends and acquaintances just as much as professional contacts – and who better to do business with? Some new-to-Moxie minglers expressed concerns about networking, some had had unpleasant experiences elsewhere, some were quite anxious. They all enjoyed the afternoon and were pleasantly surprised. Perhaps the Hesketh’s delectable carrot cake helped a little, who knows? Cake’s never a bad idea, let’s face it.
The Moxie chatter began as soon as we started, only briefly pausing for Wendy’s typically entertaining intros. Despite feeling very under the weather on many levels, Wendy introduced everyone perfectly with almost no hiccups. This lack of pitch-pressure is just one of the reasons we all love networking with Moxie
. Kate, Marketing Manager of Almond pubs, then spoke about the pubs and their values – as well as their fabulous food and festive offerings.
Sadly, the much anticipated Jingle Mingle, planned for 28 November at Gusto
, has had to be postponed as Wendy will be recovering from surgery. We all wish Wendy the speediest of recoveries (and would expect nothing less). But, Wendy, do as you’re told – REST! We will still get together for an informal gathering on that date – watch this space for details.
In the meantime, connect
, and LinkIn
; keep the conversation going and we will see you soon.
Photos thanks to Chelsea Shoesmith Photography