Cocktail Making at the very cool Erpingham House.

Our July 4th informal networking event was on a beautiful, sunny evening in Norwich’s historic Tombland. Our members gathered for prosecco on arrival and canapés and some informal networking before listening to our first speaker of the evening Russell Evans, Managing Director of Bullards Gin. Russell gave an inspiring talk on the ‘Start Up Journey’ and how he first came across the brand in 1985 during his first job from University.

We then moved on to the cocktail making! We had three different stations, the first for Epringham House signature ‘porn star martini’ made with fresh passion fruit. Our second station was Bullards Gin and Tonic made with edible flowers and strawberries. Lastly, the classic Expresso Martini made with freshly ground coffee! After everyone had the chance to make the cocktails and have some very delicious vegan alternative garlic dough balls and hoisin “duck” pancakes we moved on to the last speech of the evening.

Loui Blake, Managing Director at Erpingham House spoke passionately on his own ‘Start Up Journey’, and the best advice he gave us on starting out - “work for someone you love/admire for free, more than once” in exchange for knowledge and connections.

The audience left the evening feeling very encouraged, inspired and slightly wobbly!

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