City chamber doubles in size

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Sheffield’s junior chamber of commerce has more than doubled its membership in six months to become the second largest outside London.

Membership of the organisation, now known as Junior Chamber International Sheffield, or JCI Sheffield, has increased from just 28 at the start of the year to 70.

President Kate Senter, who is also internal communications manager at the Sheffield offices of law firm Irwin Mitchell, said: “This is a fantastic achievement and demonstrates the value of JCI and its role in supporting young business professionals in the area.

“We have members from across the business community including legal, financial, engineering, also creative and digital sectors.

“It’s important to have this representation of sectors to provide young professionals with wider and more diverse opportunities.”

JCI Sheffield’s success comes as the organisation prepares for the JCI UK National Convention in November.

The event will bring 1,000 delegates in their 20s and 30s to Sheffield, for a weekend of training, personal and professional development, at the Royal Victoria Holiday Inn Hotel.