Celebrating the New Zealand Business Women’s Network 5th Birthday!

13 tables of food and wine, 4 mins and a giant roomful of New Zealand women, where else could I be than the New Zealand Business Women’s Network 5th birthday!

Kiwi delights from Sanza

Kiwi delights from Sanza

Sometimes in London you just need a bit of a taste of home, whether its food or friendships. I’m glad to say over the last year I’ve decided to branch out and be more involved with Kiwi’s in London and last week was a perfect example of how fantastic it can be.

The New Zealand Business Women’s Network

Founded by a fantastic Kiwi lady – Bronwen Horton in 2009, the group has now grown to over 1000 business women. I’ve been involved in the group for a few months now. More recently I’ve been asked to volunteer my photography services for a Writers Evening event and being one of two photographers for the networks 5th birthday. It’s a great pleasure to be involved in and give back to the network.

They hold monthly coffee meetups where I’ve met a range of ladies from different industries that really make the evening interesting. I go purely to meet new people and catch up with some I’ve met in the past, it’s always great to hear Kiwi’s making a difference in the world, wherever they are.

The incredible venue at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London

The incredible venue at the Grand Connaught Rooms in London

The 5th birthday was an incredible celebration of NZ foodies and wine connoisseurs, each in charge of a table where they provided a 4 minute tasting of their services. It was fast and furious, but so much fun. Some of my favourites were there – such as my bi-monthly fix from Sanza (okay sometimes more often), the incredibly tasty chutney’s from Newton and Pott (I sense an addiction starting there) and the unique tastes from the Modern Pantry, oh and the new Crosstown Doughnuts that just opened up – just to name a few!

The collective Dairy

The Collective Dairy – yummy yoghurt deserts

Native Superfoods

Native Superfoods

Angels In My Kitchen

Angels In My Kitchen – I wish I’d managed a few more chips with traditional Kiwi dip – can never get enough of that!

The Modern Pantry - incredible flavours

The Modern Pantry – incredible flavours

Yealands wine

Yealands wine – amazing taste wine that taught me I do like more than just Sav’s!

Crosstown Doughnuts - another obsession in the making for me

Crosstown Doughnuts – another obsession in the making for me

Man O'War Vineyards

Man O’War Vineyards

Karma Cola

Karma Cola

Ozone - for all your coffee needs

Ozone – for all your coffee needs

The Provenance Butcher - yum!

The Provenance Butcher – yum!

Suze Kitchen

Suze Kitchen

Newton & Pott - incredible Kiwi style chutneys!

Newton & Pott – incredible Kiwi style chutneys!

Thank you to all the restaurateurs and wine merchants that came to the New Zealand Business Women’s Networks 5th Birthday and especially to Bronwen whose smile never fades and does an incredible job at organising events to help New Zealand women in the UK grow professionally and also make awesome friendships in the process.

If you would like to find out more or join the network visit https://nzwomen.co.uk/.

And if you’re after even more Kiwis (that aren’t just women) the NZ Society UK is another great organisation that does fantastic things and holds great events. They also happen to have the best view from their penthouse suite – where many events are held) that looks out over London! They are online at http://www.nzsociety.co.uk/.

Advertisements