Generation Next champions

Shaping our network

Our 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.

Meet the champions

Chair – Daniel Nikolla

Merx Marketing

Vice-Chair – Scarlett Canavan

Business and marketing manager at ER Recruitment

Amber Siddall

Student and graduate engagement manager at the University of Derby

Benjamin Wileman

Leasing consultant at Select Car Leasing Burton-on-Trent

Beth Bearder

Legal director at Halborns

Byron Burghart

Divisional director at RBC Brewin Dolphin

Ella Sheppard

Senior associate at Freeths

Ewan Johnson

Student at the University of Derby

Harsh Shah

Knowledge transfer partnership associate at East Midlands Chamber

Joshua Leach-Aslam

General manager at Ocean King

Leila Halilovic

Director & sales solution consultant at With Leila

Nicole Perkins

Procurement officer at Futures Housing Group

Preethi Kang

Commercial manager at Qinesis

Rikan Patel

Director at Business 2 Business

Ruby Birks

Partnership manager at Purpose Media

Generation Next ambassadors

The ambassadors work with the Generation Next team and champions to promote key developments and activities with our members.

Adam Kay

PR & content manager at Twycross Zoo

Alicia Anderson

National account manager at Reuseabox

Ashley Evans

Operations manager at EFKA Frame Solutions

Blu Hardy

Marketing executive at Hardy Signs

Daniel Burke

Private investigation at Delta 74 Private Investigations

Finlay Riggott

Business analyst at Cosy Direct

Fraser Annis

Founder and director at Anniseeds Ltd

Karishma Karia


Kulraj Singh Johal

Supply chain officer at EEM

Kyra Thompson

Resource and materials coordinator at Futures Housing Group

Liv Wheatcroft

Content creator apprentice at Purpose Media.

Lucy Hilton

Digital marketing executive at Cosy Direct

Matt Robinson

Chartered financial planner at Brewin Dolphin

Matthew Hitchcock

Senior cost manager at Rider Levett Bucknall

Rebecca Cliff

Employer engagement marketing executive at Nottingham Trent University

Sophie Henwood

Solicitor at Geldards LLP

Verity Mitchell

Head of fundraising at Base 51