Late last year, I was approached about setting up a new networking group in Cambridge. Young Entrepreneurs in Property (or YEP for short) is a networking organisation for young people working in property, aspiring to be the future leaders and entrepreneurs of our industry. Unlike other property networking groups, YEP welcomes professionals from all disciplines in our business, from architects and engineers, to PR consultants and planners, and many more.
YEP has existed in London for a number of years, and I was really excited about the prospect of bringing a similar networking opportunity to Cambridge. Like many of my committee colleagues at YEP Cambridge, I work on projects across the whole of the East of England, and Cambridge is a really exciting area to be working in at the moment.
Last month, Young Entrepreneurs in Property Cambridge was launched at Espresso Library. The event was completely sold out, and 100 guests from all areas of the property industry took the opportunity to get to know each other in Cambridge. We heard from Alistair Dunsdon, Bidwells, and Robert Timmins, Cambridgeshire County Council, both fellow committee members, and heard a thought-provoking talk from Paul Morrish, chief executive of LandAid, YEP’s charity partner.
We felt privileged that so many people had come out to support our first event, and are already working towards our next event before Christmas. Mince pies and champagne anyone?
Emma Benson is an Account Manager in our Chelmsford office, and committee member of Young Entrepreneurs in Property Cambridge.