Scottish entrepreneur and philanthropist Duncan Bannatyne, one of the successful business people who made his name on the BBC “Dragons’ Den” TV show, is supporting a new introductions and event business in Monaco, set up by his future wife Nigora Whitehorn.
Ms Whitehorn founded Global Singles Events at the beginning of 2017 and its first Riviera event will be held in Monaco on Tuesday, March 21.
“Although I am very lucky to have Duncan, and we are soon to be married,” Ms Whitehorn, who always dreamed of being a matchmaker, told Monaco Life, “I do know it’s not always easy to go out and meet new people if you’re single.”
Remembering her own single days and how there weren’t many events allowing other single, professional individuals the opportunity to gather in a relaxing and easy atmosphere, Ms Whitehorn, who turns 37 on St Patrick’s Day, added “”I want to enable people on their own to have somewhere where they can go to make new friendships, and perhaps more, and this is what I am aiming for with Global Single Events.”
There is no membership fee to join Global Single Events and anyone over 18 can attend, but in signing up and paying a reasonable admission cost, guests confirm that they are genuinely single and unattached and are of good character.
Tickets (€20) for next week’s Riviera launch at LÉTÉ RestoClub (18 Rue de la Piscine) include a free glass of champagne and canapés, as well as cabaret entertainment, and are available via Facebook.
Ms Whitehorn became engaged in May 2016 in Monaco, when Mr Bannatyne proposed at the Buddha Bar after dating for ten months.
“Duncan and I love Monaco and wanted to host the first of our events here, and the wonderful LÉTÉ Club is the perfect venue,” Ms Whitehorn enthused. “Monaco is an amazing place with some wonderful nightlife, but nowhere specifically designed for single people to relax, have fun and meet new people.”
Mr Bannatyne, 68, commented: “Although Nigora and I are no longer single, we appreciate that the opportunity to help singles meet people with the same outlook is important. Global Singles Events aims to introduce genuine single people to one another and to provide an exclusive service to create new friendships allowing people to enjoy life’s treasured moments together.”