Special twilight networking event for Champions Next Generation event

Coventry and Warwickshire’s up-and-coming business influencers and entrepreneurs will share the secrets of their success at a special twilight networking event hosted by a Coventry institution that is developing its own future leaders.

Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP) will host its spring Champions Next Generation event next week, featuring an assembly of speakers from across the business, fashion, medical and performance industries, all with a strong connection to the region.

The free event will take place at Eden Girls School on Stoney Stanton Road on Thursday, May 19 from 5.30pm-7.30pm. Places can be booked via bit.ly/3MbJSY0.

Speakers for the spring Champions Next Generation event include Sean Rose, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce; Ashley Raynor, Coventry-born fashion designer and Owner of Wear Milo’s in FarGo Village; Dr Khamees Elbayouk, Junior Doctor at University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire; and Louis Lewinson, the Coventry-based Choreographer and Creative Director.

Hawwa Hussain, Coventry’s first young poet laureate, and student at Eden Girls’ School, will kick off proceedings with a poetry reading.

Her work has been featured as part of Coventry’s UK City of Culture celebrations, including at the premiere of Ivor Novello winning composer Nitin Sawhney’s Ghost in the Ruins, commissioned to mark the 60th anniversary of the consecration of Coventry Cathedral.

The Next Generation Champions aims to highlight the skills and talent that is emerging and active in the Coventry and Warwickshire region.

It provides a platform for collaboration and community among young business people in the region, dovetailing the Coventry and Warwickshire Champions, which sees hundreds of business leaders from all industries gather throughout the year to hear local success stories.

Eden Girls School, which opened in 2014 and is part of Star Academies, is a faith-based secondary school for girls which welcome applications from families of all backgrounds.

It aims to promote a culture of educational excellence within a caring and secure Islamic environment enriched with the values of discipline, mutual care and respect, extending into the wider community.

Nic Erskine, Executive Director for Coventry and Warwickshire Champions, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting our Next Generation Champions event at Eden Girls School with a fantastic line-up of speakers.

“This event is all about the next generation, so while we want to share their success with people of all experiences in the region, we are encouraging guests to bring along a young colleague or peer to show them how strong and diverse the up-and-coming business community is in the region.

“We can’t wait to get started, and look forward to seeing familiar faces, and plenty of new ones, on Thursday, May 19.”

For more information and to book your place, visit www.coventry-warwickshire.co.uk

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