The organisation that brings together the Black Country’s young professionals has appointed two new chairpersons.
Jamie De Souza, a newly-qualified solicitor at Higgs & Sons, and Charlotte Wood, a newly-qualified solicitor at WH Law, will jointly share responsibility of managing all activities for Future Alliance – which represents the more youthful members of the Alliance 4 the Black Country and Black Country Chamber of Commerce.
Ms Wood said she and Mr De Souza were looking forward to widening the focus of the organisation with a view to growing its membership.
She said: “The group was originally set up because most networking events were dominated by more senior professionals and it was felt that an organisation made up of those starting out on their careers would help young professionals establish their own network of contacts to call upon as they moved up the career ladder.
“While it has been extremely successful, we want to move beyond being just a networking organisation but also get involved in more CSR work which hopefully widen the profile of the organisation and help recruit more members.”
Mr De Souza added: “I am really pleased I have been elected to jointly chair Future Alliance. The group officially launched in September 2009 and has been set up to promote the Black Country’s professional sector by bringing together high fliers and future leaders.”