I am so excited to be a part of this new group. The Business Hive has always been very supportive to me as a freelancer, and now this network especially for younger people in business is another way to meet like-minded individuals, and to hopefully create new opportunities and successes between us all.

The launch party is a chance for us all to meet up and make those initial connections, and then we'll have a series of fun, engaging events throughout the year to keep that support growing.

Lindsay Cowie - Purple Swirl


I wanted to be involved to reassure and demonstrate to the next generation of business people that there is local support available to assist both with their self-development and business aspirations.

As Forrester Boyd’s youngest Partner I am pushing the accountant stereotype which often prevents the next generation from asking for professional advice. Together I feel the group can ensure that experiences shared and advice given is relevant and appropriate for the needs of the millennials.

Paul Tofton - Forrester Boyd


I have attended many Business Hive events including First Tuesday Networking and understand the difficulty that the younger generation experience when walking into a room of business people, especially if those business people are older than you.

Age is often a barrier to networking and I wanted to be involved to help others like myself to build relationships with like-minded people who can help each other in business.

Alex Shreeve - Forrester Boyd 

I agreed to be part of the Biz Hive Next Gen because it provides the opportunity to socialise and network with like-minded young professionals and entrepreneurs in the area. As far as I am aware, North East Lincolnshire lacks a forum specifically aimed at young professionals across a range of businesses and I am excited to be part of something which has the potential to be fun as well as useful!

Laura Lougher - Wilkin Chapman


I chose to support the Biz Hive Next Gen because I believe business is all about knowing people. Having strong connections to other local business professionals and entrepreneurs is a great way to expand your network as well as increase and share your knowledge with others. You are the sum of the people you surround yourself with, so I hope that putting all of the young local business talent in one place will mean everyone benefits.

Liam O'Leary - Laser Red
Biz Hive Next Gen is all about coming together on an informal basis to build relationships, share knowledge and to create opportunities. Our target demographic are those between the ages of 18 and 40 or in the early stages of their careers, and our events are aimed at broadening our membership’s network of contacts.
Ultimately, our aim is create a diverse membership, bringing like-minded local people together to share and collaborate on ideas, start
new ventures and build friendships that could last a life time.
Adam Aisthorpe - Wilkin Chapman
Chair - Biz Hive Next Gen