YEP Global, the networking organisation for the property and construction industries, is launching in Birmingham for the first time.
YEP's Birmingham chapter will join its existing 5,000-strong membership of professionals in the UK and Dubai, and will provide a platform for entrepreneurs, rising stars and future leaders to build relationships, learn new skills and share ideas.
Launching on Wednesday 19th September with a special event at Revolucion de Cuba, YEP Birmingham is opening its doors to anyone involved in the property and construction sectors in the city. This also includes those that work alongside these sectors, such as legal, investment and accountancy.
The launch event will include talks from keynote speakers Tony Green, Chief Executive of Hortons Estate and Frances Howell, Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking at HSBC, both of which will be discussing development, talent retention and Birmingham's ability to provide a skilled workforce.
Dean Hockley, Graduate Surveyor at Carter Jonas and Committee Chair of YEP Birmingham, said: "We're introducing a network with international reach to bring together Birmingham's young property professionals, and we want to see as many people as possible join us for our launch. YEP provides a platform for individuals to grow, starting at grassroots level and helping build their professional networks and develop their careers.
"Birmingham is Europe's youngest city and has a thriving property sector, making YEP a natural fit to join other cities including London, Manchester and Leeds which already have established and successful YEP networks."
Organised by its newly-formed committee, YEP Birmingham will host regular events, providing informative and educational sessions alongside social networking and dinners.
Representing a cross-section of organisations and professions from within the city, the YEP Birmingham committee consists of: Dean Hockley, Committee Chair and Graduate Surveyor at Carter Jonas; Charlotte Bloomfield, Senior Associate at Eversheds Sutherland; Mark Hipwell, Design Coordinator at LMJV (HS2); Raj Sanghera, Senior Quantity Surveyor at AECOM; Louise Bennett, Marketing Executive at Gateley; Adam Wood, Regional Manager at First Title; Jeremy Boothroyd, Management Surveyor at Horton's Estate; James Foster, Commercial Manager at RPS Group; Matt Walker, Group Marketing & PR Manager at Colmore Tang Construction; James Rollason, Associate at PMP Consultants; and Hannah Griffin, Assistant Director at EY.
Coming out in support of the organisation, YEP Birmingham’s launch event is being sponsored by Gateley Plc, Carter Jonas and Tang Interiors.
More information and tickets to the launch, which takes place from 6pm on Wednesday 19th September at Revolucion de Cuba, are available online at www.yepglobal.com/yep-birmingham