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Curry club offering free advice online

The Curry Club, an established networking service, is helping business professionals in the West Midlands stay connected and informed during the Covid-19 pandemic.


The service, usually paid for, is now providing free entrance to all online events giving people and businesses the opportunity to make connections and generate leads from their home or office.

In addition, a range of experts will be on the Zoom meetings offering free advice to all on the call. The new website encourages members to join their regional curry club group so that people can directly network with those closest to them.

The new online Curry Club was born out of the pandemic. Steve Kettle, founder of the Curry Club, said: “Helping our clients with free business advice from our panel of experts is a great way of helping our communities to get through this crisis.”

With many businesses closed, a panel of experts was recruited to provide free advice for the members at the online events. The experts are from a wide range of sectors including property, banking, insolvency, HR, accounting, financial and legal.

The expert panel includes several creditable banking and finance experts but also Vivek Singh, a nutritionist and founder of The Cinnamon Club, and Susan Kench, an experienced LinkedIn coach.

The Curry Club was established 38 years ago by three Mancunian banking professionals who decided that a monthly networking event with peers over a curry and a beer was an excellent idea, fostering a relaxed approach to business networking.

There are eight Curry Clubs running online with plans to open more over the next 12 months.

Visit to sign up for free

The next events in the West Midlands are on June 3 and 17.

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