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Gourmet Food and Wine Networking Dinner at the Modern Pantry

The NZ Business Women’s Network invites you to the second networking dinner of 2010. The evening will include a delicious meal at NZ owned restaurant The Modern Pantry, the opportunity to listen to and be inspired by Janiene Bayliss, owner of Te Mara Estate, as she shares her story, and talks us through a wine tasting with Te Mara Estate Wines.


When: 6.30pm – 8.30pm Monday, 5th July 2010

Where: The Modern Pantry, 47-48 St John’s Square, Clerkenwell, London 
Pricing: The ticket price is £27 per person and includes a welcome drink, two courses and wine tasting with dinner. There will be a cash bar on the night for anyone who would like to order additional drinks.

There will be lots of opportunities to connect with other women attending on the night, and Maggie Eyre, specialist trainer in presentation skills and CEO of Fresh Eyre will lead us through a structured networking exercise.

The Modern Pantry
Chef and owner Anna Hansen was the winner of the UK New Zealander of the year 2010. Anna’s culinary philosophy is driven by the desire to please and excite the palate by renewing everyday cooking with modern ingredients and global inspiration. Anna has specially selected our menu for the evening.

To get a space you will need to be in very very quickly. There will be no paper tickets, once we receive your payment via secure server via paypal you will be added to the door list. Confirmation that we received your payment will be immediate after paying by both email and onscreen.


Spring Networking Dinner

Picture_38The NZ Business Womens Network’s event on 17th May at Suze in Mayfair was outstanding with a full house and a vibrant atmosphere.  The evening began with a welcome drink and non-stop networking, then we sat down to enjoy a beautiful meal with a kiwi flavour from NZ lamb rump to Hokey Pokey ice cream.  

The evening began with a welcome by Maggie Eyre who is an outstanding speaker with the ability to entertain, make guests feel comfortable and bring everyone together. Maggie introduced three members of the network, Samanatha Webster from Australasian Recruitment Company, Carolyn Aish from KiwiKate and Anne Timpany from On Tap Plumbers, who did a brief rundown of their backgrounds with interesting tales about how they came to settle and start-up their own businesses in the UK.

The highlight of the evening was a thoroughly inspiring presentation by Zoe Dryden from Second Base who achieved a lot at a young age and gave up an amazing salary and high profile job to help others in Nepal.  

The evening ended up with a lot of business cards passed, new friends made and excitement from the winners of the door prizes. Picture above - winners drawn by Zoe Dryden and announced by Maggie Eyre.

Thank you to the women who made the night inspiring and fun, and the companies who donated door prizes to support us.

Zoe Dryden
Maggie Eyre
Samanatha Webster
Carolyn Aish
Anne Timpany

Anna Hansen named New Zealander of the Year (UK) 2010!

NZer_of_the_Year2Anna Hansen, chef and founder of The Modern Pantry restaurant has been announced as winner of the prestigious New Zealander of the Year (UK) Award 2010.

Anna has been a wonderful supporter of the NZ Business Women's Network and has made the Modern Pantry available for events, and we congratulate her on this achievement.

The awards are held annually by the NZ Society to recognise an outstanding contribution made in enhancing New Zealand’s profile in the UK. Held in the penthouse of New Zealand House on March 24th and sponsored by Air New Zealand, the 2010 award was presented by Scott Carr, Air New Zealand’s General Manager for Europe.

The New Zealand Business Women's Network will be holding a series of networking dinners over summer and our July dinner will be held at the Modern Pantry so watch this space for dates and details!


Main picture: Anna Hansen and Esther Jessop, Winner of New Zealander of the Year (UK) Award 2009. Above: NZ Business Women Anna Hansen, Romy Brandeis, Deborah McBrearty, Jacqui Wales, Bronwen Horton and Michelle Inder.

All photographs taken by NZ Business Women's Network member and professional photographer Miriam Ingram.

Anna's award in the press:

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