Being nominated for an award is pretty cool. Being invited to a nominees evening for said award is even cooler – so off we went to Red Door in Manchester to mingle with our fellow COMBA17 nominees.

The COMBAs, otherwise known as the City of Manchester Business Awards, is hosted by Downtown in Business, and after being nominated for the Social Media Presence of the Year award we were delighted to be invited to meet other nominees and enjoy a few sparkling cocktails.

Red Door is located in the heart of Deansgate. Once you go down the stairs you enter a room with atmospheric lights and a bar in the centre with a generous selection of drinks. From cocktails to beer, wine to spirits, Red Door was the ideal and intimate venue for this event.

It was great to be able to mix with other businesses in Manchester including Tunafish Media and Adsertor and everyone we had the pleasure of talking to was very polite and friendly.

Meeting in a bar and chatting over drinks was just like an evening with friends. Even though we are in competition, everyone was in high spirits and clearly couldn’t wait for the awards ceremony next month.

Thanks to Downtown in Business and to Red Door for hosting this event and inviting us along, we had a fantastic time representing huddled.

There’s still time to vote and if you want to vote for huddled to win Social Media Presence of the Year among other categories including Digital & Creative Business of the Year, please click here.

For Twitter updates, use the hashtag #COMBA17  and don’t forget to check out our video below.