Curry networking night raises cash for a good cause

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A BUSINESS networking event saw contacts made and money raised for a good cause over delicious dishes of curry. 

The monthly networking event Curry Business, organised by marketing firm Tillison Consulting, was held in Southsea for the very first time last week. 

Curry Business networking event - hosted by The News, in association with Tillison Consulting.'Various businesses, staff from The News and Tillison Consulting enjoying the night.'Picture : Habibur Rahman

Curry Business networking event - hosted by The News, in association with Tillison Consulting.'Various businesses, staff from The News and Tillison Consulting enjoying the night.'Picture : Habibur Rahman

The News was the special host for the night, which saw 12 business professionals enjoy a mouth-watering buffet at Kassia in Osborne Road.

Mark Tillison, managing director at Tillison Consulting, said: ‘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, said: ‘It was a pleasure to host the Curry Business 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.’

The night also raised £60 for the Rowans Hospice.

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, said: ‘We are delighted that Rowans Hospice was chosen as the charity of the month for Curry Business.

‘With only 13.5 per cent 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, which is based in Waterlooville, has 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. 

For more information go to tillison.co.uk