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About Generation Next

We’re a group of forward thinkers, providing young professionals across the East Midlands with experiences and opportunities to take them as far they want to go.

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Powered by East Midlands Chamber, the leading business representation organisation in the region.

East Midlands Chamber has a membership base of more than 4,300 professionals from various sectors and industries. We aim to support businesses and business people through lobbying and campaigning, workforce training, development, and helping companies realise their international trading ambitions through a range of market-making activities.

Become a member

Generation Next is a membership service for young business owners and employees aged between 18 and 35. We believe in building futures by connecting likeminded professionals and helping them thrive through our programme of monthly events.



Our networking events give you the opportunity to connect with likeminded individuals and make potentially valuable business contacts in a relaxed environment. You can also link up with a mentor through our mentoring scheme to boost your professional development.



Get inspired and develop your skills with unique insight from business leaders based in the East Midlands, which we welcome as our guest speakers and bloggers.



At our webinars, we will welcome industry experts to teach you the skills and knowledge you need to get where you want to go.



Engage with our board of champions and shape our membership offering, while also accessing opportunities to get involved in lobbying activity to make your voice heard by the region’s decision makers.

Meet the team

We are a passionate group of forward-thinkers, providing individuals across the East Midlands with the skills, experience and opportunities to get them where they need to go. Get in touch with a member of Team Gen Next.

Lucy Robinson

Director of Resources at East Midlands Chamber

Zoe Waistell

Head of Marketing at East Midlands Chamber

Kate Nemeth

Events Officer at East Midlands Chamber

Jasmine Thompson

Marketing Officer at East Midlands Chamber

Katie Marshall

Graphic Designer at East Midlands Chamber

Elina Strautmane

Social Media Executive at East Midlands Chamber

Shaping our network – The Generation Next champions

The Generation Next board champions are a group of forward-thinking and talented young professionals from across the East Midlands that take an active role in the development of our activity and profile.



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