Rallying cry for Yorkshire professionals

23 November 2016 .......  Alistair Callander, Mark Burns Kenton Robbins and Victoria Tomlinson speaking at Ward Hadaway who hosted the inaugural event of the Collaborative Professionals Network, a group which will act together to promote professional services in Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson
23 November 2016 ....... Alistair Callander, Mark Burns Kenton Robbins and Victoria Tomlinson speaking at Ward Hadaway who hosted the inaugural event of the Collaborative Professionals Network, a group which will act together to promote professional services in Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson
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A new body has been created to encourage professionals to work together to promote Yorkshire as a great place to live and work.

The Collaborative Professionals Network (CPN) has been established to shout about the world class professionals who have established a base in Yorkshire.

The group aims to provide a forum for informed debate about the major issues facing the region’s economy.

The group was formed as a result of a partnership between The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales, Leeds Law Society, The Institute of Directors, the Chartered Institute of Taxation and Association of Taxation Technicians, the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce.

Earlier this year, CPN hosted an event featuring Sir Clive Woodward, who is the former head coach of England’s rugby union team and also served as Team GB’s director of sport. During his speech at Leeds Beckett University, Sir Clive outlined how the “teamship” approach revolved around “creating an environment so good that everyone wants to be a part of it and nobody ever wants to leave”.

Karen Eckstein, a legal director of Bond Dickinson, who is one of the founder members of the CPN, said: “We hope to expand the reach of CPN once we have set up a formal group, to allow other professional bodies and business groups to take part. The CPN is all about collaboration, working together for the benefit of business and professionals in Yorkshire.”

The next CPN event, about the art of successful networking, will be held at PwC in Central Square, Leeds on Wednesday, July 5 from 6pm and will feature ‘soft skills’ expert Sean Costello.

For more information about CPN contact Karen.Eckstein@bonddickinson.com

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