GM Business Connect Magazine celebrated its 4th birthday this year with Greater Manchester’s business community. It raised an incredible £3,000 for three chosen charities.

Titled as ‘Connectworking’ Lunch, it brought together an amazing mix of the very best business leaders from the Greater Manchester business community.

Most know GM Business Connect as the B2B Magazine that ‘connects’ businesses. They are all about networking, grassroots meeting and greeting and, when over 100 business people take the time, effort and investment to get together on a Friday afternoon, they ensure the event is all about raising profiles – not just of the three charities supported by the event, but for every single person that puts on a badge and gets themselves noticed at what they like to think as a great tribute to free business networking.

The event started with free reception drinks on the unique rooftop 5-a-side pitch known as Heaven. This was a great space for networking and Manchester Three Rivers donated and served gin and tonics to a thirsty crowd.

After moving downstairs to the Stadium Suite, Co-Director Paul Mirage from GM Business Connect Magazine welcomed everyone, introducing former Forever Manchester President Phil Jones MBE who has been involved with the Connectworking Lunch from the start. Phil then took compère duties and introduced headline sponsors Together Money, who in turn welcomed everyone and gave a quick overview on how Together Money engages with charitable groups and organisations.

After a two-course lunch, it was on to introductions to GM Business Connect’s three chosen charities, including our very own Cheryl Hill!

Over £3,000 was raised in the afternoon and this was equally shared to all three great Manchester charities. We’d like to say a huge thank you to GM Business Connect Magazine and all attendees of it’s Connectworking Lunch – the money we receive will now help us support community activity across Greater Manchester.

You can view the event on GM Business Connect’s website.