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09 January 2017

A Year in Young Professionals - 2016

Before we get too stuck in to 2017, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the highlights of being a member of Coventry and Warwickshire First Young Professionals in 2016.
A fantastic range of social events

We had lots of fun building relationships through social events in 2016. We began with a curry at former Chair Gus Bhandal’s pub, going to on the annual CII quiz, a trampoling social at JumpIn Warwick and of course our annual Christmas dinner! These social events are a real committee team effort but special thanks should go to Dan Smith and Holly Brain, our Social Officers.
Donating £1,500 to Myton Hospice

Paige award
Our ‘Charity of the year’ runs to the same timings as the tax year, so in April we were delighted to be able to give Myton Hospice a cheque for £1,500 representing funds raised from a number of fundraising events. These included the wolf run, Halloween quiz and table football. Joint Charity Officer Paige Howitt was instrumental in our fundraising work leading to her winning Charity Fundraiser of the Year at a local awards ceremony.
Our first ever rounders win!

Rounders 2016
After playing an annual rounders match with the Young Lawyers for a number of years we finally won! Around 50 attendees turned up to have a go at this fun summer event.
A new mentor scheme cohort

Lots of work was put in by our mentor scheme co-ordinator, Kelly Schofield, alongside Keith Boxley from the main CW First group, to ensure that a new cohort could join the mentor scheme. This time round we had eight pairings and had a launch event at Wright Hassall.

We hope that 2017 will be just as action packed. We kick off with the YoungPro awards run by CW First and hope to bring you a quiz, football tournament and CPD seminars along with our usual networking sessions.