A network of young professionals in and around Durham.

Our events

Our goal is to provide open, inclusive and accessible opportunities for young professionals to connect with one another locally. Each year we aim to hold four main events.

8 April
Book
£12
Jun
Networking breakfast
TBA
Tango
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Free
Jun
Gin tasting
TBA
Butterfly Rooms
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Free
Sep
Fine dining
TBA
Hotel Indigo
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Free
Dec
Christmas quiz
TBA
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Free

Our board

Our board are committed to creating local networking opportunities for young professionals in Durham.

Megan Brunskill
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Megan is an Individual Banking Manager at Handelsbanken, Durham branch. She specialises in personal banking and mortgage advice. She graduated from Newcastle Uni studying Maths & Psychology before commencing her banking career at the Morpeth branch of Handelsbanken, and has also spent a year in London working at the Chiswick branch of Handelsbanken. Outside of work Megan loves to spend time with her family, friends and dog Willow.
Steph is an Audit and Accounts senior at Clive Owen LLP, based in their Durham office. She graduated from Newcastle University with a degree in Mathematics before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. Outside of work she is a keen hiker and enjoys spending time with friends, family and her new Corgi puppy.
Alexander Druce
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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.
Charlotte Excell
Charlotte is a solicitor at Swinburne Maddison. Previously, she worked as a Paralegal and Trainee Solicitor in the commercial property and corporate departments of another regional firm. Outside of work, Charlotte loves to travel and in 2012 spent a year studying in China and travelling South-East Asia.
Ashley Garthwaite
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Ashley is a Trainee Solicitor at Swinburne Maddison LLP where she has worked for the last 3 and a half years. Ashley started her Training Contract last May in the Residential Department and has recently moved into the Litigation Department to work alongside the former DYP member, David Low. Outside of work Ashley loves to read and travel, and is not embarrassed to say is a big Harry Potter fan!
Andrew is a Graphic Designer and Web Developer at Concision, a specialist business writing and message company. He studied English Literature and History, then Classics, and is a passionate writer. When he’s not busy creating things, Andrew enjoys hiking, exploring and reading.
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.
Nicola Coleman
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Nicola is a Senior Manager at Clive Owen LLP, based in their Durham office. She specialises in audit and accounts, working with clients across a wide range of sectors. She graduated from Durham University before qualifying as a Chartered Accountant. Nicola is a keen football fan and enjoys days out with friends and family.