AMAGAZINE's 20 Hottest Startups Networking Event

Find out what happened at AMAGAZINE’s Manchester’s 20 Hottest Startups Networking Event sponsored by Engage Hub.


For our latest networking event, AMAGAZINE once again brought together the A-Family: our network of influential Manchester professionals. This time, the focus was on AMAGAZINE’s Manchester’s 20 Hottest Startups. 

Manchester is famed for its entrepreneurial spirit, so for A-Magazine’s autumn issue, we wanted to recognise some of Manchester’s most exciting startups and hear the stories of their founders. At our event, we welcomed teams from our Manchester startups along with some of the city’s most influential professionals for a night of celebration and connection at Rosso Restaurant & Bar.

Rosso played host to our guests for the evening, decked out in stunning white festive decorations. The A-Family were treated to Prosecco and delicious canapes courtesy of Rosso.

We loved helping to connect people from a huge range of industries across Manchester. Professionals from finance and fashion to recruitment, tech, and hospitality came along to spend the evening with us.

During the night, we heard from our social-savvy sponsors Engage Hub, an agency dedicated to social media engagement and influencer marketing, about the amazing work they’re doing for Manchester businesses and international brands.

We loved finding out about new projects our startups are working on since being featured in AMAGAZINE and learning about the great work they’re doing for our city.

We’re proud to have helped connect so many great Manchester businesspeople and to welcome some new faces to the A-Family. We can’t wait to do it all again at our next networking event in early 2019!

If you’d like to get involved with AMAGAZINE’s future networking events, please email info@amagazine.co.uk.



Rosso Restaurant & BarMasa Prastalo from Tate DigitalChloe Cotard from Jolie Studios and Remi AkandeDomain Esdale from NeighbourhoodNoelle Batema and Jacqui BlandMasa Prastalo from Tate Digital and Dan ShidlowAmy Harrison from 20 StoriesXavier Caballe and Rebecca Tessler from JD StudioCarma Masson from playground and Amy Brown from Love CreativeStephen Powell from Viper, Domain Esdale from Neighbourhood and Craig Davies from ViperStephen Powell and Craig Davies from ViperAlex Keenan from PadoqMatthew Jones from Pomegranate ConsultingLiam Manton from Didsbury GinAmy Brown from Love Creations and Carma Masson from plagroundMatthew Jones from Pomegranate Consulting and Eddie Lewis from Final StageCharly Booth from Engage HubSam Fry and Jess Ludlam J'adore ModelsMartha Moore and Amy Buckle from Roland Dransfield and Antonio Giansante from BGNMartha Moore and Amy Buckle from Roland DransfieldEddie Lewis from Final Stage and Matthew Jones from Pomegranate ConsultingAlex Keenan from Padoq and Richard Brown from BeastroSteven Spencer from Wrapp AgencyGlyn Jones from Ultimate FinanceFranky Rousell from Jolie Studio and Matt Bird from We Are GntlmenDomain Esdale from Neighbourhood and Matt Bird from We Are GntlmenChloe Cotard, Franky Rousell and Araitz Harmens from Jolie StudiosCraig Barclay from Cube StaffingLauren Ridgway from Harper Innovations and Bethany Lee from A-MagazineDan Shidlow, Martha Moore and Amy Buckle from Roland DransfieldDavid Newton from BGNMatthew Jones from Pomegranate ConsultingNoelle Batema and Jacqui Bland from BroadstoneNatalie Wilson, Ashley Openshaw and Charly Booth from Engage HubCarma Masson from plaground.Charly Booth, Natalie Wilson and Ashley Openshaw from Engage HubAmy Brown from Love CreativeLauren Ridgway from Harper InnovationsBethany Lee from A-MagazineCraig Barclay from Cube Staffing and Richard Brown from BeastroCharly Booth and Ashley Openshaw from Engage HubChloe Cotard and Araitz Harmens from Jolie StudiosRichard Brown from BeastroLibby Witherden from Solid Ground

All photos by Carl Sukonik, The Vain Photography


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