20 May 2021

Marketing Humber's Young Talent Network (YTN) is celebrating the recruitment of three new Steering Group members.

Following an exciting year of virtual events and online campaigns, the YTN has recruited three new Steering Group members to support continued growth of the network by helping to shape its diverse and exciting programme.

The YTN is a professional and social network for all young talent in the Humber region. Not defined by age, the network aims to empower all ambitious individuals who are in the early stages of their career, by strengthening key skills and providing a platform to share knowledge and create meaningful connections.

The YTN is delighted to welcome Lana Grisina, Katy Robinson and Morgen Bates to its Steering Group.

More about the new members:

Lana Grisina, Principal Consultant, Smart Temporary Solutions:

Lana is a Principal Consultant at Smart Temps ( Smart Temporary Solutions ). Alongside David Kittney, Lana has set up Smart Temps and oversees and runs the day-to-day business specialising in manufacturing, engineering, FMCG, Warehousing & Distribution. 

Lana has moved to Hull 13 years ago, at a young age, and has started her career in FMCG, Manufacturing, and Warehousing as a production operative. Due to her language skills, she can speak fluently in 4 languages. Lana has secured her first job within the recruitment sector and has ten years of experience in this sector. 

Lana is passionate about the region and always supports people and guides them with the proper support and advice. 

Her mission is to change a perception of the temporary recruitment industry, help people find the right path and support them all the way along, and certainly retain the talent in Hull and Humber. 

Katy Robinson, Assistant Project Manager, East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

As a young woman in the construction industry it’s not uncommon for Katy to be the only female on a building site. After working in the industry for four years, starting out as an Apprentice, Katy is now working as an Assistant Project Manager and has worked on a variety of schemes including: housing, business centres and the construction of a new SEN school in the East Riding.

Katy both lives and works in the Humber Region and has a keen interest in the development of this area through construction and regeneration projects to make the region a better place. With the investment from both private businesses and grant funding, there are numerous opportunities for exciting new schemes - a big part of developing an area is through encouraging talented and skilled people into the region, which is why she wanted to join the Young Talent Network. 

Morgen Bates, Analytical Scientist, Smith + Nephew:

Morgen came to Hull for university, where he studied an integrated Masters in Chemistry. Since graduating in 2017, he has worked for two major employers in the region, including Smith & Nephew where he is currently employed as an analytical scientist working on wound care medical devices.  

Morgen loves the region's fantastic higher education options, culture, diversity and employment prospects. It's why he has chosen to live and work here. He believes we have some incredibly talented people in the area. Being part of a group that promotes the development and cross-disciplinary networking of professionals in the area is a fantastic opportunity!  


What does the Young Talent Network offer?

Being part of the YTN allows you to build a professional network of contacts, who are also passionate about the Humber region. The network encourages future connectivity across industries, the breakdown of silos, enhance regional impact and strengthen the future collective voice for the Humber region.

YTN events are designed for and by its members, focusing on:

  • Personal & professional development
  • Knowledge exchange
  • Social opportunities
  • Exclusive behind the scenes experience


What is the role of the Steering Group?

The Steering Group supports the growth of the network, meeting regularly to share ideas, feedback and discuss future activity.

The group represents a diverse mix of professions and industries, and members help to shape the strategy, along with the programme of diverse and engaging events and activities, delivered by Marketing Humber.

You can find out more about the Steering Group and its members here.


I want to get involved or share with one of my colleagues! How can I do this?

The YTN is always looking for young talent in the region to join the network, develop their skills, meet likeminded people and support its diverse programme.

To be a part of the Young Talent Network and be first to receive career resources and future event invitations, sign up here.

You can also keep in touch on social media: LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram, @YTNHumber 

The next YTN event is part of a series of Next Generation Events in collaboration with Top30 Under30, focusing on personal branding and taking place online on Tuesday 8th June at 9:15am – you can register your place for free here.

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