1st August 2015

Hello listeners. Today we welcome to the Swindon in Business section of the blog a post about another networking group.

In recent weeks I’ve published a post about JCI Swindon – Junior Chamber International and Women mean Biz of which I’m a member. But this one features a new group, one member of which is my friend Little Miss Cakemaker.

YEN Swindon - http://www.yenswindon.co.uk

YEN Swindon

So who are YEN?  Good question. YEN are the new kids on the business block and are an informal group created with the intention of motivating, inspiring and supporting business owners and budding entrepreneurs between the ages of 16 and 35.

The business minds behind YEN Swindon are Samantha Whittingham (founder of Little Miss Cake Maker), Emma Phipps (founder of Beau Tie`) and Marcus Lilley (founder of Futr Social).

Members of YEN (Young Entrepreneurs Network) meet up informally over coffee or drinks every week, usually at the vibrant Baila Coffee & Vinyl in Old Town. Members can also continue conversations and share inspirational and informative links through the private Facebook group. Samantha explains “We’ve created a platform that brings young people together so they can achieve their goals and aspirations whilst having lots of fun and being surrounded by like-minded individuals.”

Set to launch at the beginning of September, YEN will have a subscription membership package featuring a bevy of bonuses. Amongst these will be: ‘free coffees at the regular informal meetings, shared ‘co-working space’ days, access to their collaborative expertise and continuous motivation & support. ‘

They’ve got lots of plans in the pipeline and have industry experts getting involved to offer inspirational talks and mentoring sessions.

There’ll also be quarterly social outings. Possibly on a charabang to Bangor with a crate of beer.* Though I suspect it would cost more than a pound now…

Anyway – now you know a bit about the YEN team it’s time, to paraphrase the intro of R4’s ‘The News Quiz’ – to meet the team:

If you’ve a yen to know more about YEN and its founding fathers (and indeed mothers) you can:

Visit their website: http://www.yenswindon.co.uk

Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/YENSwindon