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.


Our board

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

Yasmin Ali
Yasmin is a Trainee Solicitor at EMG Solicitors Ltd. She graduated from Northumbria University with a MLaw degree. She has previous experience working in Residential Conveyancing and Commercial Property and is shortly due to commence her seat in the Family department. Outside of work Yasmin enjoys travelling and being outdoors, as well as kickboxing where she has nearly mastered a flying roundhouse kick!
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.
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
Linkedin icon
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 heads up Concision, a specialist business writing and message company. He studied Classics and is a passionate writer. When he’s not creating things, Andrew enjoys fellwalking, roadtrips and reading.