A network of young professionals
in and around Durham, UK.
Our goal is to provide open, inclusive and accessible opportunities for young professionals to connect with one another locally. Initially, we aim to hold four informal events every year.
Private dining in Durham
The Durham Boathouse 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
You’re invited aboard Durham’s
most individual venue, the Prince Bishop River Cruiser for an evening of networking and entertainment. More »
Private dining in Durham
Hotel Indigo 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Come and join us for a three-course meal at the beautiful, newly opened Hotel Indigo, all in the name of networking! Hotel Indigo have put together a bespoke menu for Durham Young Professionals to enjoy.
Alex is a Corporate Banking Manager at Handelsbanken, based on Old Elvet in the centre of Durham. He has had a varied banking career both in terms of different financial institutions and also geographic locations having commenced his career in Manchester and settled in Durham via a number of years in Leeds. In terms of interests outside of the office, Alex greatly enjoys spending time with his family and friends as well as being a keen cyclist.
Caroline works at Handelsbanken, in individual and corporate banking.
Caroline has been involved with various sports - from running and figure skating to football and cheerleading (yes, it is a sport!). Never wanting to be dissuaded by a challenge, Caroline climbed Kilimanjaro in 2010, despite hating proper walking, just because someone told her she couldn’t.
Daniel heads up Concision, a specialist business writing and message company and recently founded The Poetry Company. He read law at Balliol College, Oxford, and subsequently theology. He enjoys public speaking, and recently gave a TEDx talk on ‘How concision might save your life.’ In his spare time he enjoys good coffee, cycling and kayaking.
David is a partner at Swinburne Maddison with particular expertise in property litigation. He has had a varied career, including time as cruise staff on board the Queen Elizabeth II. Away from the office, David enjoys spending time with his young family, devotes a great deal of his free time as Chairman of the Durham City Amateur Swimming & Water Polo Club and is also an avid follower of football.
Jake's role within Handelsbanken is an Account Manager Support. He is based out of Durham branch which is situated on Old Elvet in the centre of Durham. He arrived at Handelsbanken straight from University in 2015. Jake completed an internship at Handelsbanken Sunderland before securing a full time role in the bank. Jake then moved to Durham branch in 2018.
Sarah is a solicitor in the corporate department of Swinburne Maddison with wide experience in corporate and commercial law. Sarah enjoys going to the gym, walking in the Lake District, cooking healthy recipes and nights out with friends.
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