A NETWORKING event without the hard sell in Bolton is certain to raise some good cheer.

Marketing firm Tao Digital and Northern Monkey, in Nelson Square, have teamed up to present the debut of Business Over Beers next Tuesday, from 6pm.

Matt Tomkin, of the St George's House outfit, hopes the concept, thrashed out over a few pints with the brewery's Ryan Baile and Liam Convey, will became a regular fixture of the borough's business calendar.

Matt said: "It's open to business decision makers only and will cost £20 for the whole two hours.

"The aim of this event is to bring like-minded business people together in a friendly social environment with no pushy sales tactics or hidden agendas.

"You can make new connections or even to re-connect with old peers too."

Northern Monkey only launched in 2017 and has already collected a gold award in the SIBA independent beer awards.

National recognition has also been forthcoming for their chocolate porter, Underdog.

For tickets to the event go online to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/business-over-beers-tickets-62248523008