Leasing Professionals

Leasing Foundation to host next Young Business Finance Professionals network in Manchester

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The next venue for the Young Business Finance Professionals network will be The Albert Square Chop House, an iconic venue in the heart of Manchester, on September 20.

The meeting, the first for the network outside London, is a chance for future business leaders to network and meet some of the leading figures in the industry, including Leasing Foundation Fellows and board directors, while also getting expert insights into career development.

The event follows the highly successful London gathering earlier this year, when more than 100 young professionals attended the free networking and insight session.

The next London event will be November 20 at The Hoxton Holborn.

The YBFP network was created by the Leasing Foundation as a network for high-calibre young business finance professionals.

It is supported by a related LinkedIn group that provides resources such as profiles of industry professionals, including newly-appointed executives and established industry leaders.

The Leasing Foundation has also announced the steering group for the YBFP network.

Its members are Carl Daufer (Santander Asset Finance), Emma Tydeman (Alfa Systems), Alex Cooper (EFT Finance), Charlotte Harford-Webb (Siemens Financial Services) and Paul Smuts (Lombard Technology Services).

The group is supported by Leasing Foundation board directors Nathan Mollett (Metro Bank) and Graeme Chisholm (CBC Resourcing Solutions).

Mollett (pictured) said: “The north west has always been a hotspot for asset finance professionals in the UK, so it’s the obvious next step in the development of the network to head north. We’ve proven our model in London and we’ve refined the format and content to deliver maximum value. We’re excited to bring the network to the north and help more young finance professionals build valuable networks that support their careers.”

Attendance is free, but spaces are limited, so delegates are urged to sign up now. If all places are taken, potential delegates can be added to a waiting list.

Book here for the free Manchester meeting