To support the work and growth of the YTN, Marketing Humber work closely with a steering group of young talent who are passionate about the Humber region. The steering group meet regularly to share ideas, feedback and discuss future activity, including events and campaigns.
The steering group represents a diverse mix of professions and industries including, professional services, creative & digital, manufacturing, construction and education.
Steering Group members help to shape the strategy, along with the programme of diverse and engaging events and activities, delivered by Marketing Humber.
Press Officer, University of Hull
Having been born and raised in the city of Hull, Phil spent three years studying Journalism at the University of Sheffield, before returning to his East Yorkshire roots to join the Goole & Selby Times newspapers as a Trainee Reporter in 2015.
Phil went on to work as a Senior Reporter at the Hull Daily Mail, before becoming Business Editor at the paper – a role he served for two years.
Today, Phil is part of the Press & Communications team at the University of Hull, helping to promote and showcase the institution as a key stakeholder in the Humber region.
Throughout all of his career to date, Phil has been a passionate advocate of celebrating young talent across the Humber region, a role which is at the heart of his work at the University. He is also keen to highlight the variety of careers and opportunities on offer in Hull and surrounding areas, and help keep talent in the city.
Business Development Manager, Sowerby Chartered Accountants
Billie is a fully qualified Accountant who started her profession straight out of sixth-form after being offered an apprenticeship opportunity.
Having lived in the region all her life, she has a real passion for promoting the benefits of the Humber as a fantastic place to work not only because of the diverse range of industries in our unique part of the world but the incredible networking opportunities due to the friendly people in the area.
Currently progressing in her career with Sowerby Chartered Accountants in Beverley, Billie also sits on the steering group of the YTN, the board of the Hull Young Professionals and has been a finalist in the Hull & Humber Top 30 Under 30.
Senior Transport Planner - Local Transport Projects
I first came to the region in 2010 to study Geography at the University of Hull and have never looked back! I saw the potential in the area when I first came here and I was lucky enough to get a graduate job as a Transport Planner with Local Transport Projects (LTP) straight after university which allowed me to stay in Hull. Fast forward a few years and I’m now a Senior Transport Planner at LTP and primarily work on transport and highways matters associated with new developments.
I wanted to be part of the Young Talent Network to help tell the story about how great this region is to live and work in. It’s easy to criticise and take where you’re from for granted, but from an outsiders perspective I think there is a lot to shout about, and retaining and attracting young talent to the area will help it to become an even bigger future success story!Linked In
Assistant Development Manager - Shared Agenda
I grew up in the Humber region and am passionate about the area and promoting as a great place to live and work. I moved away to go to university however knew I wanted to return to the region to begin my career.
I got involved in the YTN whilst doing an internship at Local Transport Projects in 2017. I was put forward by my employer to be one of the founding members of the Young Talent Network and spoke at the Bondholder Breakfast YTN launch event in September 2017.
I continued to be involved in the group whilst completing my final year of university, and subsequently joined Shared Agenda as a Graduate Development Manager in July 2018. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time working for such a great company and in July 2019 gained a promotion to Assistant Development Manager.Linked In
Deputy Sales & Marketing Manager, Bostonair Group
I am responsible for looking after our brands marketing across the full group which includes Bostonair (Worldwide), Boston Energy (UK & Europe), Boston Renewables, Boston Energy Wind Power Service (USA) and Boston Rail. I work with our Head of Marketing to develop and deliver our marketing strategies and support business development.
When the opportunity arose to join the Young Talent Network steering group, I was in the process of building my own network and establishing myself in my role and this was the perfect opportunity to get involved and work with others in a similar position as myself. Since then I have been very keen to help promote the talent in the Humber region and to open up the opportunities that are available for young people, hoping to fill the gaps for business and personal development for those starting in their careers.Linked In
Sales Manager - Bio-D Company
At Bio-D we manufacture environmentally responsible cleaning products that are cruelty free, vegan and made with ethically sourced ingredients. My job is to develop the Bio-D brand working in partnership with our customers and helping as many people as possible to be kind to the environment when they are washing their dishes. I joined the Young Talent Network just over a year ago to support young talent in the Humber region. Since I arrived here 4 years ago this region has offered so many wonderful career opportunities that are harder to come by in larger cities. This, alongside the festivals, social activities and general quality of life, makes the Humber such a great place to live and work and I think that’s something worth shouting about!Linked In
Surveyor - Delaney Marling Partnership
I work as a Building Surveyor for Delaney Marling Partnership. My role as a surveyor varies and I am involved in all matter’s property from project management, dilapidation to residential surveys. We are also the surveyors for Beverley Minster! I joined the Young Talent Network as I felt it was important to promote the region and try to retain the talent in the area. It’s rewarding to work with a group of like-minded individuals who all want to achieve the same goal.Linked In