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Dec 10

Festivus for the Rest of Us – Christmas Networking Lunch

10/12/2019 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm


A Christmas Networking Celebration for Scotland’s Creative Self-employed, Sole Traders, Portfolio Careerists & Freelancers

Join us for what promises to be the most useful and entertaining networking event of 2019. Festivus for the Rest of Us Christmas lunch is a networking party for those creative entrepreneurs going it alone or working in small teams to come together and celebrate all they’ve achieved this year with a group of like-minded peers, whilst enjoying pain-free networking for new opportunities (making it a tax-deductible occasion!)

Guests can expect all the usual Christmas lunch shenanigans including scrumptious two-course lunch and a glass of fizz at BAAD’s A’Challtainn, as well as, advanced access to the guest list, secret Santa gift exchange networking, curated seating for optimal schmoozing, prize-filled crackers and a room full of potential clients and collaborators, plus Santa Claus himself!


Your scrumptious 2 course Christmas lunch includes:

Choose from our meat or vegan main course options:

  • Free-range turkey / sage & onion stuffing / salt baked parsnips / creamed sprouts / pancetta / chestnut
  • Torched leeks / curried carrot mash / za’atar / pickled chillies / coriander

And enjoy a decadent dessert of Chocolate crèmeux / roasted coffee ice cream / candied hazelnut / salted caramel


12:30 Check-in and enjoy a glass of fizz while you find your seat (next to someone especially selected for you to network with!)

13:00 Main Course served (traditional turkey dinner or vegan selection)

13:30 Secret Santa networking session (exchange your conversation-starting £7 gift!)

14:00 Dessert served (Don’t be shy, dig in!)

14:30 Santa delivers prize-filled crackers opened

15:00 Santa photo opportunity and networking continues

16:00 Carriages

Additional Info

  • CEC Members get a 20% discount on tickets
  • Guests are kindly asked to bring a conversation-starting Secret Santa gift valued at no more than £7
  • The dress code is holiday finery or whatever makes you feel white-hot
  • Remember to bring business cards and elbows ready to rub, this is a business event after all


Don’t Book Your Christmas Lunch Until You Read This!


12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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A’Challtainn Fish Restaurant and Bar
54 Calton Entry
Glasgow, Lanarkshire G40 2SB United Kingdom
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