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Irwin Mitchell Looks To Future With Networking Initiative

Futures Network Supporting Young Professionals In Sheffield And Beyond


National law firm Irwin Mitchell has revealed how its nationwide initiative aimed at encouraging and facilitating networking among young professionals is proving a success across the firm’s office footprint.

The Futures Network is run by junior lawyers at the firm to provide unique networking opportunities for up-and-coming talent at businesses operating in cities served by Irwin Mitchell’s offices.

The initiative has already proved successful across a number of Irwin Mitchell’s offices with unique events in Leeds, London, Manchester and Sheffield attracting rising stars in industry and the professional services sectors. The latest event, held earlier this month, saw guests taking on the challenge of racing in a Segway Grand Prix at the Magna Science Adventure Centre in Rotherham.

Upcoming events include a cocktail-making and beer-tasting event at Irwin Mitchell’s Leeds office on 21st October, while wine- and champagne-tasting events are being held at the firm’s Manchester and London offices respectively in November. The wheels are also in motion for a number of further events throughout next year following a very successful first year which included a curling competition in Sheffield and quiz night in Manchester.

Expert Opinion
“Networking is such valuable tool in today’s business environment and it can create some fantastic opportunities not only in terms of meeting new people and building relationships, but also learning more about the local business community and having fun in the process.

“The events organised by the Futures Network have been a great success so far and we are delighted to be involved with helping tomorrow’s business leaders come together, often to take part in some unusual activities!

“We are hopeful this is just the beginning and we look forward to introducing more of industry’s rising stars into the Futures Network.”
Ciaran Dearden, Associate

To find out more about the Futures Network initiative and get updates on upcoming events, please contact the following representatives for each of our offices:

Leeds: David Cowgill
Manchester: Keely Ryan and Ailsa Anderson
Birmingham (as IMConnected): Cairo Nickolls and Natalie Barnes
London: Paul Smith
Sheffield: Ciaran Dearden and Natasha Guthrie

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