We were founded in 2009 by Steve Sutherland, who came upon the idea when he moved from Scotland to Manchester.
Like many people who relocate, Steve struggled to build his new social network from the ground up.
Making new friends in your twenties is effortless.
In middle age Steve found it very daunting.
He founded Social Circle to help grow his own network of friends, but to make it easier for others in the same boat.
Over the years we've had hundreds of people from across Greater Manchester join us and find their 'social feet'.
Some people join because they have recently separated and are looking for a fresh start, others just want more adventure in their life.
More recently we've had lots of new members join because they have felt lonely and isolated during lockdown.
They have felt intimated about going out again, and value the safety blanket we offer via our introductions and our
health and safety policies.