Following the success that the Business Catalyst Club has generated since launching in Leeds in January of this year, Founder and Director Graham Shiers has made the decision to launch the Manchester Business Catalyst Club to meet the demand of businesses and entrepreneurs in the North West region.
The Business Catalyst Club promotes business growth by creating beneficial relationships, bringing together entrepreneurs, investors and decision-makers to share new and exciting opportunities.
Launching on the 25th October in Manchester, the quarterly invitation-only lunch events, are designed to bring added value to an extensive network of business contacts by facilitating new commercial and professional introductions.
At the same time, the Lunch provides an effective platform for a select number of companies seeking growth capital to showcase their proposals to members and guests – many of whom are business angels, private investors and institutional lenders.
Proposals are considered from start-ups to more established trading businesses, with the focus on strong, scalable ideas and profitable ventures, rather than on any specific industry sector.
Graham Shiers has built a solid reputation for encouraging entrepreneurial values, emergent talent and stimulating business development and growth alongside funding services with particular focus on the Northern business community, acting as a trusted source of introduction between new and existing business contacts.
Commenting on the launch he said: “The demand from entrepreneurs and professionals from the Manchester region attending our Leeds event was just too great to ignore and the interest we have had for the inaugural Manchester Lunch has been incredible. The lunches are a great way to provide entrepreneurs and decision-makers with a dynamic, yet friendly environment where they can share ideas, information and new business opportunities with like-minded individuals at the right level and Manchester is the perfect location.
We have made over 500 business introductions and connections so far this year, have over £12m of deals currently in negotiation and have raised over £1,500 for local charities. We can’t wait to do the same in Manchester.”
The launch event is almost sold out and will take place on Thursday 25th October at an exclusive Manchester City Centre restaurant venue. Attendance is available to decision makers from all walks of business life including entrepreneurs, MDs, directors, business partners and owner managers.
To find out more about The Business Catalyst Club, obtain an invite or find out more about membership please visit www.BusinessCatalystClub.co.uk