Photos thanks to Chelsea Shoesmith Photography
Record numbers turn out for Bramhall Moxie Mingle business networking event.
Moxie Mingle Networking Events hosted a record-breaking evening in Bramhall village last week, with representatives from more than 50 local businesses congregating at Italian restaurant Piccolino to meet and mingle.
Kicking off at 6pm, the low-key networking event brought together dozens of businesses from in and around Bramhall, including Leighton Snow Estate Agents, Sue from Modiste, Kate from I Love Cheadle Hulme, Sarah Cash from Cambridge Weight Plan, Penny from Keller Kitchens and dozens more!
Businesses attended from the surrounding areas, too, including Hazel Grove, Offerton, Marple and Wilmslow, with all kinds of industries represented, from accountants and photographers to semi-permanent makeup providers.
Guests enjoyed a complimentary drink on arrival and scrumptious Italian canapes throughout the evening, all washed down lots of engaged conversation.
Wendy Green, Founder of Moxie Mingle Networking Events, I Love Bramhall and I Love Cheadle Hulme, commented:
“Last night was amazing – nearly a Moxie record breaker, in fact! We have a brilliant local business community and it was wonderful to see so many faces last night – both regulars and newcomers.
Thank you to Piccolino for hosting so many local businesses – and of course, for the delicious nibbles!”
A professional social networking group, Moxie Mingle runs to a pay-as-you-go format that requires no hard sell, no referrals and no commitment. The next event is set to take place at the Hesketh Tavern in Cheadle Hulme on the afternoon of October 17th – click here to book your place!
Photos thanks to Chelsea Shoesmith Photography
For our June Mingle, Moxie headed to Bramhall’s very own contemporary Italian-with-an-edge restaurant and bar, Tre Ciccio.
Tre Ciccio has completely reinvented and optimised the space known in past incarnations as Mercato, Public Market and Beluga (some of which will be familiar names to our regulars) delivering an airy and vibrant destination for Bramhall and beyond.
Moxie kept it local again as we celebrated our 7th business birthday in style, with a fabulous Mingle at Notcutts, Woodford Garden Centre in Woodford. Notcutt’s made this an event to remember, treating us to fizz and a vast array of tempting treats to showcase the restaurant’s many, many talents.
Moxie LOVED our last Mingle at Cheadle Hulme’s own cookery school and event space so much that we’ve been itching for a return fixture… our brunch Mingle, if anything, was even better than the last one! Now approaching their first birthday, At the Kitchen, on Warren Road in Cheadle Hulme, is SO much more than just a cookery school – although, of course, it’s a fabulous cookery school!
Moxie hits the ground running this new year, with TWO mingles in January, the first being a visit to the Village Hotel Club, Cheadle. Conveniently located slap bang between Cheadle and Cheadle Hulme, the village benefits from a green leafy location, plenty of parking and easy access to the travel network.
It was beginning to look a lot like Christmas when Moxie headed back to one of our favourite haunts, Gusto Restaurant and Bar on Station Road in Cheadle Hulme. Gusto, however, was looking very different following its stylish new refurbishment and reinvented menu…
We were given a warm welcome by Alex and the Gusto team and treated to a drink at the bar. The fizz began to flow, and along with it, the relaxed and chatty conversation for which Moxie is renowned.
On Thursday, Moxie returned to one of our favourite venues to mingle, the Rose Room at the Alderley Edge Botanist. Always a pleasure, it was lovely to be greeted by Josie like old friends and to be welcomed into the delightful rustic interior before heading up to the idyllic first floor Rose Rooms. The space, although always beautiful and roomy, has been opened up somewhat and it’s easy to see how lovely it would be for all manner of functions.
Moxie positively jumped at the chance to mingle at Oddfellows on the Park, the sumptuous new 22-bedroom hotel on Bruntwood Park, which connects Cheadle Hulme and Cheadle. New life has been breathed into the long-unloved Bruntwood Hall – but with total respect to its history and heritage. The result is a masterpiece, bringing the past to life in a very current way.
One of Cheadle Hulme’s newest businesses, At The Kitchen invited us to Mingle with them yesterday. Moxie LOVES local so we jumped at the chance. At the Kitchen is not just NEW – it’s also VERY different.
At The Kitchen is the brainchild of well-known cook and food stylist, Angela Boggiano and husband Craig Robertson, a food photographer of great repute. If you’ve EVER read a cookbook, you’ll have seen his work!
Moxie stayed local this time, with a visit to one of Cheadle Hulme’s coffee shops, SK Eight. Sk Eight, however, is a coffee shop with a difference – it’s a social enterprise, and all profits go straight back into the local community. That doesn’t mean it’s any less excellent than Cheadle Hulme’s other eateries – the ethical Grumpy Mule coffee is superb and the locally-sourced food just as good (let’s just say we weren’t the only ones to stay for lunch…)
An other-worldly and unashamedly Romantic (with a capital R) environment, The Botanist’s Rose Room is a beautiful escape from the bustle of the street below – and the busy day generally. Perfect for meetings – or assignations – there’s an equally stunning ante-room if anyone needs a little more peace and quiet. All the Minglers were feeling the love today and the atmosphere was as friendly and welcoming as ever. Several newbies were suitably impressed – and most agreed that Moxie delivers a very refreshing change from high-pressure, referral-driven and industry limited networking groups.
Moxie first mingled at the Stanneylands almost a year ago – and we were blown away then. The building and interior were stunning and the landscape around it almost idyllic – despite its close proximity to the A34, the airport and civilisation generally. The Stanneylands really does deliver the best of both worlds. We could only imagine what the planned refurb would achieve – and couldn’t wait for our sneak preview and guided tour!
Last Thursday, Moxie Mingled at the fabulous Keller Kitchens showroom at home here in Bramhall – where we were also treated to a champagne tasting mini masterclass thanks to the Cracking Wine. Let’s face it, all the best parties end up in the kitchen. Who says networking’s staid and boring? You’re doing it wrong!
Last week, Moxie visited the incredible new Colony event and business space development, conveniently located on Altrincham Road, just on the outskirts of Wilmslow. The Colony is a sympathetic, yet contemporary, addition to the rolling Cheshire countryside and that setting makes it a perfect location for this unique combination of luxurious offices and professional business space.
On Thursday 28 September – just two weeks after spending a most enjoyable morning networking at the Botanist, Alderley Edge – Moxie were thrilled to be heading over to the newest acquisition to the Botanist family, in Didsbury. Nestled just off the busy Wilmslow Road, on School Lane, the Botanist Didsbury is cool yet welcoming and thus another perfect Moxie venue.