It was the dawn of a new era with the first meeting of a breakfast club for young professionals in the business world.
Legal eagles from regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors became early birds when they hosted the inaugural Rise & Shine event.
Jimmy’s Iced Coffee co-founder Jim Cregan was the guest speaker at the fully booked get-together at Flamingo all-day café in Winton, Bournemouth.
Senior associate solicitor Henrietta Frew, who organises Rise & Shine with associate solicitor Maria Evans and solicitor Rebecca Bennett, said: “It was a great start for the new breakfast club.
“There was a tremendous buzz in the room with young professionals and rising stars of the local business world from many different types of businesses chatting away and networking.
“Jim shared insights from his entrepreneurial journey and proved to be an inspirational speaker to get Rise & Shine off to a flying start.”
Rise & Shine aims to help young professionals and those climbing the career ladder to connect with like-minded individuals, develop working relationships and build a network of contacts.
Jim said: “It was great to speak at the first Rise & Shine event and meet lots of enthusiastic and talented people starting out in business.
“There was a wonderfully positive vibe with everyone keen to get to know each-other and see how they can help one another in the future. A fantastic way to start the day!”
The next is on Rise & Shine breakfast club is on Thursday May 26 at 7.45am at Flamingo in Winton, Bournemouth.
The focus will be on ‘Stress Management and Wellbeing’ with a guest speaker from Dorset Mind.
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PICTURE: Speaker Jim Cregan from Jimmy’s Iced Coffee, centre, at the new Rise & Shine breakfast club with organisers from Ellis Jones Solicitors. They are, from left, Lauren Day, Georgina Wright, Rebecca Bennett, Maria Evans and Henrietta Frew