Special Days

Everybody wants to feel like they’re doing something important; that what they do makes a meaningful and positive contribution to the world around them. It can be hard to think this when you work in a bar, it’s traditionally a low-skilled, low wage job, used as a way for students to make a little pocket […]

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Craft fair: Made in M32

I was astonished by the range of talent on display at the Made in M32 event last weekend. It’s amazing to think of all of those front doors of Stretford, behind which people are crafting away, creating  these beautiful things in front of the TV. Hundreds of tiny little factories churning out gorgeous handcrafted things […]

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July/August tastings

After the success of our first rounds of takings there’ll be a repeat of the entire boozy process over the next couple of weeks – with some twists on the tastings for so that anyone keen enough can do both tastings of their favourite spirit and still taste 6 entirely new spirits. Tickets are still […]

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Whisky tasting 4th June

The first whisky tasting will be on June 4th from 8pm (within spitting distance of Father’s day…) in The Common Room at Sip Club. It will be an introduction to whisky and whisky tasting run by Manchester’s whisky shop. I’ve done a few tastings with this company over the years and they’re always awesome fun […]

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Networking

Networking is a necessary evil for a start-up, so I hear. One is let lose on a roomful of other small business hopefuls, all grasping for new business and the chance to try out their newly refined elevator pitches. I’ve never come across a group of people with such a tendency to stare one in […]

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