Net­work­ing body to fo­cus on prop­erty

Birmingham Post - - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY -

A NEW busi­ness net­work­ing group has launched in Birm­ing­ham for the city’s prop­erty and con­struc­tion sec­tors.

YEP Birm­ing­ham is part of the YEP Global group, which has 5,000 mem­bers in the UK and Dubai. The group is aim­ing to pro­vide a plat­form for en­trepreneurs, ris­ing stars and fu­ture lead­ers in Birm­ing­ham to build re­la­tion­ships, learn new skills and share ideas as well as host reg­u­lar events.

A launch event will be held in Septem­ber and the key­note speak­ers will be Tony Green, chief ex­ec­u­tive of Hor­tons’ Es­tate, and Frances How­ell, manag­ing di­rec­tor and head of cor­po­rate bank­ing at HSBC. They will be dis­cussing de­vel­op­ment, tal­ent re­ten­tion and the city’s abil­ity to pro­vide a skilled work­force.

YEP is also open to those sec­tors work­ing in tan­dem with the prop­erty in­dus­try such as le­gal, in­vest­ment and ac­coun­tancy.

Dean Hock­ley, com­mit­tee chair­man of YEP Birm­ing­ham, said: “YEP pro­vides a plat­form for in­di­vid­u­als to grow, start­ing at grass­roots level and help­ing build their pro­fes­sional net­works and de­velop their ca­reers.”

The launch event takes place on Septem­ber 19 at Revolu­ción de Cuba, in Tem­ple Street, from 6pm.

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