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It took me two years before I decided to go ahead and give Social Circle a try. After being concerned about going on my own, it turned out I was worried over nothing. They’re the friendliest bunch on Earth.
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Social Circle

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After 10 years of Social Circle, we are launching our new website and company brand. The logo you see here represented us successfully for the last 10 years. However, being an evolving and exciting company, we are always looking to the future. To expand our business and increase our membership, we feel the new website encompasses all we are trying to achieve.

Get to know Social Circle

Hi, I'm Steve and I'm the founder of Social Circle. Having moved from Scotland to Manchester in 2006, I found myself having to build a brand new social life from the ground up. It quickly dawned on me that my position could not have been a unique one: there must have been others who had lost their Social Circle and whom had to start all over again. I wasn't wrong.
For over a decade, Social Circle has been helping people just like you find your 'social feet', whether you have just moved to Manchester, you're recently single, your friends have entered that coupled up stage, or you're simply looking to meet new and like-minded people.
Read more on our about us page.

Social Circle is different!

Social Circle is a group of individuals who develop friendships and share good times. We drink together, walk together, we go on holidays together.
Don't like to drink? No problem.
Don't like to walk? That's fine.
We provide a diverse range of events, so that you can pick whichever events suit you, allowing you to meet people who enjoy the same interests and activities.

Unlike any other social groups online, Social Circle includes a huge range of events free to our members: regular cinema trips to see the latest films, fitness classes and cultural and social events - the list goes on.
In addition, you will meet many like minded people, share great new experiences, and make memories that will last a lifetime.

Our members trust us

We are an established company, now in our second decade of connecting people in Manchester. In that time, Manchester and its increasingly diverse venues have become second nature to us. We also work with a number of local businesses and national chains, such as The Slug and Lettuce and Yelp, ensuring that we provide you with the very best of experiences.
Unlike other groups that we have seen come and go, we don't simply offer a bunch of random events with two or three individuals who may or may not turn up. We run a business and therefore it is in our interest to be interested in YOU. This is why we provide over 100 organised events a month, giving you a ready-made social calendar to dip in and out of whenever it is convenient to you.
We have a team of experienced and competent hosts that make you feel welcome at every single event. Each of our hosts began just like you...wanting to meet new people and curious as to what this Social Circle” is all about. They understand how it feels to walk into an event for the very first time and will do everything they can to make you feel at ease, including meeting you before the event should you request it.
Countless members have walked into a Social Circle event over the years and have walked out with a smile on their face; new friends, a new social life, and renewed confidence.

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Meet the founder

Steve, the founder

My name is Steve and I have made it my mission in life to make you feel connected. Originally from Scotland, I travelled around the world and ended up on this city's doorstep. The problem is that I didn't know a soul. I was single and my children were north of the border. When I organised an event to meet new people, I saw how much others were benefiting. The personal satisfaction it gave me to see friendships form and blossom grew into my life's purpose. Today, that purpose exists stronger than ever.

You can find out more about me and the rest of the team here.

Why it works

Burlesque lessons at Social Circle

Countless members have walked into a Social Circle event over the years and have walked out with a smile on their face; new friends, a new social life, and renewed confidence. We're not a dating agency but we're proud of the fact that we have seen a number of marriages in Social Circle. Each one developed from a simple hi when meeting for the first time at an event. Most friendships remain platonic, but when you increase your Social Circle, your personal and professional opportunities begin to open up. Best of all, here is where lifelong friendships are made.

Rest Assured...

We completely understand. Feel free get in touch with any queries you may have. Or if you feel that you would prefer to try us out first, simply click here for a taster event.