Bid to boost Lincoln’s young business world

A new business group called Lincoln Young Professionals has started with the future of Lincoln’s economy at its forefront.

Andrew Tucker, who moved to Lincoln only four months ago, has started the group with the intention of expanding chances for young people within the business world.

Tucker (pictured) said: “Lincoln Young Professionals is aimed towards providing opportunities for young people in Lincoln. I feel that Lincoln is great for students, but doesn’t accommodate as well for graduates or entrepreneurs.

“I started it with the concept to form a collective of young, career minded individuals who want to succeed in business.

“Right now, my short-term goal is to get as many people to join in.”

Aspirations and goals

The group was first created on Facebook on August 10 and its immediate aims will be decided collectively by all those who join.

“Facebook has been a great way in creating interest. The growth of the page has been really organic and it is wonderful to see it attract a number of people.

“I have great ambition for this venture and believe that, with the involvement of people, it could be just what Lincoln needs. With people from all different avenues of business hopefully joining, it has the potential to change a lot.

“Currently, the group’s short-term objectives are to be decided. The long-term result will be whatever we choose it to be as a group.

“I am excited to see the results and I am very happy how quickly it has grown. I will give it my best shot and hope that people will want to get on board with what I am trying to do.

“Anyone is free to come along to the meet and greet and it will be an informal and casual event to really kick off the group.”

For anyone interested in Lincoln Young Professionals, there will be a meet and greet session on August 18, downstairs at The Apple Tree on the High Street at 8:30 pm.