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Biz Hive Next Gen Ready to Launch

Posted by Social Change on 2017-06-19 00:00

Save the date for this brand new network for young professionals and entrepreneurs

Young professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners in North East Lincolnshire have joined forces with The Business Hive to create a dedicated networking group for the next generation of business leaders.


Biz Hive Next Gen, which has been established with the full support of e-factor's enterprise support club, is a brand new informal network that encourages ambitious entrepreneurs, freelancers and those working their way up the career ladder to connect. After months of planning by The Business Hive and the Steering Committee, which is made up entirely of young professionals in North East Lincolnshire, Biz Hive Next Gen will officially be introduced to the business community at a launch party in July.


Adam Aisthorpe, Senior Solicitor at Wilkin Chapman and member of the Biz Hive Next Gen Steering Group, said: “Biz Hive Next Gen is all about coming together on an informal basis to build relationships, share knowledge and to create opportunities. Our target demographic are those between the ages of 18 and 40 or in the early stages of their careers, and our events are aimed at broadening our membership’s network of contacts.


“Ultimately, our aim is create a diverse membership, bringing like-minded local people together to share and collaborate on ideas, start new ventures and build friendships that could last a life time.”


Joining Adam in the Steering Group is Liam O' Leary, Managing Director of Laser Red, Paul Tofton, Partner, and Alex Shreeve, Senior Accountant at Forrester Boyd, Lindsay Cowie, Freelance Writer and Blogger, Ellie Goldby, Recruitment Consultant at Root2 Recruit, Emma Cox and Jasmin Powles, Client Services Administrators at e-factor and Laura Lougher, Solicitor, and Joshua Briggs, Senior Solicitor, at Wilkin Chapman.


Lindsay Cowie said: “I am so excited to be a part of this new group. The Business Hive has always been very supportive to me as a freelancer, and now this network especially for younger people in business is another way to meet like-minded individuals, and to hopefully create new opportunities and successes between us all.


“The launch party is a chance for us all to meet up and make those initial connections, and then we'll have a series of fun, engaging events throughout the year to keep that support growing.”


Mark Webb, Managing Director said “The Business Hive is delighted to give all the support we can to this exciting initiative. The steering group who are driving this are examples of the wealth of entrepreneurial and innovative attitudes that exist in the young entrepreneurs and business professionals of N E Lincs, and we know there are hundreds more out there just like them!

“Whatever we can do to encourage and support their growth and success, has got to be  a great thing for the future of the area.”


The Biz Hive Next Gen launch party takes place on Wednesday 19th July, 6pm to 8pm at Tale of Two, Cleethorpes. Young entrepreneurs and professionals in North East Lincolnshire, who are looking for inspiration, support and business connections, are encouraged to attend. Booking is essential, so please call 01472 242667 or visit