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Building futures, helping you thrive.

A network to support young professionals and the next generation of business leaders in the East Midlands.

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Join our vibrant, diverse community to connect with likeminded people, develop your skills and open the door to new opportunities.

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Our vibrant and diverse community aims to connect you with like-minded people, to help develop your skills and open the door to new opportunities.

Become a member

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Connect

Build your network through our range of formal and informal networking events.

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Learn

Cultivate your personal and professional skills via our dedicated programme of educational workshops, blogs and resources

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Grow

Be inspired by business leaders and experts who share their unique insights at our events

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Influence

Be the voice of the next generation of leaders in the East Midlands, help shape policy and contribute to our communities

What our members say

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“I know looking back at my career I would have really welcomed a network like Generation Next. The project is here to support the next generation of business leaders in their career journeys. Whether you are looking at getting your next promotion, thinking of starting your own business or you are just looking to develop your knowledge, experiences and meet likeminded connections, the network can help you build your future within the East Midlands.”
Lucy Robinson, Generation Next lead and Director of Resources at East Midlands Chamber

Upcoming Events

Our events programme will connect you with likeminded individuals and develop your skills and knowledge to get you where you want to go

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Oct 15
Recovering from the Effects of Covid-19

Thursday 15th October | 3:30pm | Microsoft Teams

Recovering from the Effects of Covid-19

Thursday 15th October | 3:30pm | Microsoft Teams

Reports suggest that professionals aged between 18-35 have been the hardest hit by the repercussions of the Covid-19 lockdown. There is still a lot of uncertainty around what the ‘new normal’ will hold and many are left wondering ‘what’s next?’. For this Generation Next session, we will be hearing from the Chamber’s very own, Director of Policy and External Affairs, Chris Hobson, who will talk us through the state of the economy as we look to the road map of recovery. Chris will also provide some insights into up-to-date schemes, including the Government’s ‘Plan for Jobs’.

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Oct 29
Why your Money Matters

Thursday 29th October | 2:00pm | Zoom

Why your Money Matters

Thursday 29th October | 2:00pm | Zoom

At the ages between 18 – 35, retirement may feel like a long way away but the decisions you make today, tomorrow, this month and year will have a profound impact on the future direction of your finances, lifestyle and your ability to retire when you want, not when you can. We will look at five simple steps everyone can follow to create a personalised financial plan, with the aim to spend those ‘golden years’, with sand between your toes, and holding a pina colada!

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Oct 26
Musical Bingo

Monday 26th October | 11:00am | Zoom

Musical Bingo

Monday 26th October | 11:00am | Zoom

This is a fantastic networking opportunity for young professionals – between the ages of 18 – 35 – to meet new connections while having fun in a laid back environment. If you need a break from your busy Monday morning, this online event will be an ideal way to relax but also add an opportunity to create positive connections with Team GN and its members.

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Nov 04
Creating your Personal Brand as a Young Professional – postponed

Wednesday 04th November | 10:00am | Teams

Creating your Personal Brand as a Young Professional – postponed

Wednesday 04th November | 10:00am | Teams

This event has been postponed. Further details will be released soon. Nowadays, professionals change their jobs on many occasions throughout their career. They must constantly train for, and adapt to, their changing workplace environment. Increased competition, digital transformation and the impact of Covid-19 are, among other factors, reasons as to why creating a personal brand is essential for young professionals.

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