Second Mini Exec Club launches for business-minded young people in Lincolnshire

On 15 November 2017, The EBP launched the second programme of its Mini Exec Club at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Lincoln. The 18 mini execs, selected from schools across Lincolnshire, were brought together to meet their mentors; senior business leaders who are committed to nurturing future business talent.

RAF Red 2 Flight Lieutenant, Jon Bond was the guest speaker and provided attendees with insight into his own career journey in the Royal Airforce and his new position as Red 2 in the RAF Red Arrows.

The Mini Exec Club was set up in November 2015 in partnership with Streets Chartered Accountants and Langleys Solicitors LLP. Based on and supported by the Lincoln Exec Club, the scheme pairs young aspiring professionals with mentors from the Lincolnshire business community, allowing the worlds of business and education to interact in a focused and meaningful way.

Elaine Lilley, Chief Executive at The EBP, said: “We are delighted to launch the second programme of our Mini Exec Club. Mini Exec Club plays an important role in supporting the development of confidence and skills in local young people, and we are grateful for the expertise of some of Lincolnshire’s most experienced business leaders.”

James Pinchbeck, Marketing Partner from Streets Chartered Accountants, said: “It’s great to celebrate the launch of Mini Exec 2018 and to begin the journey in shaping so many potential future business and organisations’ leaders in the making. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to draw on the knowledge of business leaders, who can help support the career direction and give invaluable advice.”

Kate Hindmarch, Employment Partner at Langleys Solicitors LLP, said: “We’ve been involved in the programme from the start and I cannot recommend it to other businesses enough. It’s a fantastic opportunity to help support and inspire young people, giving them a real idea of what the corporate world is like.”

Since the programme launched in 2015, the mini execs have been given rare insights into the world of work at top levels, staying in touch regularly with their mentors by email, telephone and workplace visits. They have also benefited from support with university and job applications and even work experience placements. 

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