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.

11 December
£5
Mar
Gin tasting
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Free
Jun
Networking breakfast
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Free
Sep
Fine dining
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Free
Dec
Christmas quiz
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Free

Our board

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

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.
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 sitting on the Boards of Durham City Aquatics and the County Swimming Association and is also an avid follower of football and rugby.
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.