Case study - Phebe Mason


Joining Next Generation Chamber has introduced member Phebe Mason to an exciting group of new friends and provided her with essential skills for the workplace.

Phebe, 27, is a PR & Marketing Executive at Ashley Riley Communications and joined Next Generation Chamber after her boss Ashley became aware of the benefits of the platform for aspiring young business people shortly after he joined Northamptonshire Chamber.

Phebe said: “Working in a small business I get lots of opportunities to work with business leaders from our clients’ firms but I don’t get many chances to spend time with people who are at a similar stage of their career to me.

“It’s been really good for me to meet other young people from local businesses through Next Generation Chamber. I probably wouldn’t have met them without the Chamber as they’re not necessarily the people who are representing their firms at other traditional networking events.

“I’ve made so many great contacts including Lucy Darnell from Home Instead East Northants, Tonina Ashby from Tollers Solicitors, Richard Abbott of Walkerpack Ltd and Ben Harris from Bluefish Office Products Ltd.

“It’s great to meet people from different industries and find that you have common ground with them. It doesn’t matter if I’ve had a long day I always look forward to networking at Next Generation Chamber and the personal development sessions.”

One of Phebe’s favourite events so far was a personal development session on Developing Resilience as a Leader led by Matthew Hatson of Nexus8.

She said: “The session was delivered really well and included advice on how to handle stress well in order to become a better leader. I still think back to that session now when I’m stressed and put the skills I learned then into practice.

“Next Generation Chamber is for the directors of tomorrow and it’s great that it exists to help people. There isn’t a lot out there for people early on in their career who are trying to find their way up the corporate ladder. Next Generation Chamber gives you the skills you need to become a great leader.”

Next Generation Chamber was created by Northamptonshire Chamber and Milton Keynes Chamber.

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