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Cherchez Manchester

We are currently looking for a new host partner in Manchester City Centre. If you or someone you know could offer a room for use once a month, then please get in touch. You will have a promotional lead here on the Manchester Page with links to your own website etc, and regular mentions in our newsletters. Contact us here.


TIME: 12 noon till 2.00pm
COST: £10 Members; £12.50 non-members. Includes unlimited tea and coffee.


By partnering with one venue, it’s simply a case of confirming the dates for the coming months, and then all you have to do is turn up! You will know exactly where you’re coming to, at what time and on what date every month. So much easier for you.

All the details you need are right here. Just use the buttons below to book your places and we look forward to seeing you very soon!




Monday 15th April 2013

My goodness, I really thought I followed a sensible and healthy diet! I do eat sensible and healthy foods, but I never realised how what I choose to eat and when could affect my general well-being so much. I know all the ladies present felt the same.

After listening to nutritional therapist, Karin Elagar, with her top 5 tips to relieve stress and boost energy, it was seriously like a light bulb had been switched on. Karin really knows her stuff and she was generous with her knowledge and insight into diet and nutrition, and happily answered many questions from the ladies. Read what some of them had to say below….

“….just wanted to say thank you for Monday’s meeting – I thoroughly enjoyed it and it was lovely to meet you and the other ladies. I found the session really informal and relaxed which was great and the session from Karin was really interesting. I can certainly see the benefits of the group and will be recommending it to the Tangerine PR team.”

“This is my 3rd meeting with Cherchez and every meeting has been informative, interesting and friendly - so much so that I’ve decided to join and I’m looking forward to our next meeting. Thanks Helen.”

“The group was friendly and welcoming, and Karin’s presentation was first-rate – interesting and entertaining with something that everyone could take away and use to improve their own and their family’s nutrition. I will certainly be putting future events in my diary!”

“Interesting talk from Karin – learnt some important things to improve my diet! Nice informal environment for networking and support.”


11th February 2013

This month we were joined by Lynne Cramb MCIPP(dip), Payroll Director at DTE Business Advisors, who addressed the issue ‘Real Time Information – Are you ready?’.

Lynne informed the ladies that HMRC are introducing a new way of reporting PAYE called RTI (Real Time Information). From April 2013 employers will be legally required to report employee earnings in real time. This means that information about all PAYE payments needs to be submitted online to HMRC as part of the payroll process each time a payment is made to employees, replacing the Employers’ Annual Return submitted at year end.

It was a very interesting and lively discussion with many, many questions! I’m hoping that the ladies present all went away a little wiser about the subject. I know that Christine Lewis from No Limits certainly went away happier. Not only did she learn a lot from the session, she also won the bottle of fizz in the business card draw!!

“Very interesting and informative presentation from Lynne Cramb”

“Enjoyable and useful afternoon. Lovely atmosphere and great format. Will definitely come again”

“Loved the meeting. Great people. Relaxed atmosphere. Great information. Learned loads”

“Enjoyed meeting people. RTI talk very interesting. Look forward to next meeting”.


10th December 2012

“Mary’s event was brilliant. So engaging. The best workshop I have been to in years!”

Just one of the fab comments from our meeting where Mary Murtagh was our guest presenter. Boy oh boy, Mary can certainly pack a ton of information into half an hour!!

She began by asking each delegate about their business and immediately identified a news-worthy story in each of them. As she then continued with her condensed “masterclass” for writing a killer press release, there was frantic scribbling all around the table and plenty of time for Q&A along the way. The session certainly brought out the entrepreneurial spirit in all of us and I for one am looking forward to reading some great stories in the press in the coming weeks and months from our Cherchez ladies!

We rounded off our session with the business card draw which saw Mary take home a well-deserved bottle of fizz, and Aisha Ahmed from Sale Dental Spa win an evening for 10 people in one of the private booths at the Genting Club in January!

In addition to all of that, each delegate received vouchers for special offers at the venue too, including 2 for 1 in the restaurant during January. YUM YUM!!

And Finally…………… we have another two new members which is always good news!


9th & 16th March 2012

WOW - we were thoroughly spoiled this month at Selfridges. Kate Dagnall and her colleagues at Clinique were absolutely lovely and they pampered our ladies throughout the lunchtime as well as giving expert advice on skincare and make-up techniques.

All our ladies were greeted with a choice of cold drinks and treated to a superb platter of mini rolls, wraps and scrumptious cakes throughout each session.

Everyone loved their goody bag full of Clinique treats and the lucky winners of our Business Card Draws were Sue Bailey and Emily Thomas who each walked away with the Clinique gift bag full of stunning products.

The feedback below speaks for itself…………

“Very welcoming and informative. Enjoyed meeting the group and the staff of Clinique who were particularly helpful and obliging”

“Great event. Lots of new ideas and products to experiment with. Again I met some lovely dynamic ladies. Thanks Helen”

“Really fun event. Made some interesting contacts. James was fab!”

“Great format. Nice and relaxed and informal with interactive activities”

“Lovely and informal with a nice mix of ladies”

“Good networking mix. Informal and plenty of time to chat”

“Lovely food. Good contacts. Fun afternoon!! Thank you”

“Really good event. Great fun and some useful tips!”

“A great informative day with Clinique - has educated me on what I should be buying, not what I think I should. Contacts for my new business superb.”

“It was a lovely treat for a Friday lunchtime – thank you so much for organising it! I was particularly pleased to have won the business card raffle – what a great prize! It was my first experience of Cher Chez and I will certainly be back!”

“Thanks for Friday, I really did have a lovely afternoon and met some great contacts!”


20th January 2012

What a lovely time we had at Holiday Inn Express, Oxford Rd, thanks to Jacki Beardmore and her colleagues. A big thank you too to Rachael Ireland at Tangerine PR for putting us all in touch and making Cherchez 20.01.2012 happen. It was a great start to the New Year.

On the day we were welcomed with tea, coffee, water and juice and then enjoyed tucking into a variety of delicious sandwiches and warm entrées. There was a great mix of ladies who are regular Cherchez-goers and some new faces too.

Jo Booth led the session by inviting members to volunteer marketing issues they were experiencing to the group. As a team everyone pulled together to make achievable suggestions and resolve the issues. The energy levels and support offered were very encouraging. The talk was informal and comfortable, each person offering their own techniques and advice. It provoked some very interesting questions and conversation.

In the business card draw, Sylvia Gautier won a complimentary night’s stay (including breakfast) at the hotel and Caroline Cowan walked away with a bottle of fizz for the weekend. Overall we had a great networking session and a lovely support network is developing which we hope will continue at future Cherchez meetings.

“Enjoyable, friendly and very welcoming”

“Good location, good size group with potential for referrals”

“Brilliant afternoon of networking and lunch! Great group of women - good fun and very useful!”

“Very nice and informal”

“I really enjoyed today’s event. Delegates come from different backgrounds which is great. Well organised and thanks for the gluten free meal!”