Gen-E - Young Professionals Networking Event

Event Details

Friday, 28 January, 2022 -
18:00 to 20:00
Norwich Junkyard Market, St Mary's Works, Norwich NR3 1QA
Member Rate: 

£15 + VAT - this includes a drink from a selection of beers, wines, spirit mixers and soft drinks

Non-Member Rate: 

£15 + VAT - this includes a drink from a selection of beers, wines, spirit mixers and soft drinks

We're kicking off 2022 with another exciting GEN-E event! As the vision for Co.Next continues to grow, the Norfolk Chambers are delighted to once again be partnering with Trendy Grandad Creative Agency to connect, inspire, engage and impact the young business community, giving them an opportunity to share knowledge and make important connections.

Gen-E is the first of a unique range of offerings from the Co.Next series. Each of these events will host a guest speaker to deliver an engaging presentation on a relevant matter, as well as plenty of opportunity for attendees to network with others. The guest speaker for this event will be Nathan Lomax, Director and Co-Founder of Quickfire Digtial.

We will be hosting our Gen-E event at Junkyard Market in Norwich, this time with a bit of a twist! Expect Après Ski vibes with boozy hot chocolate and lots of amazing food vendors!

Due to high demand, we will be releasing tickets for this event on a first-come first-served basis on Friday 21 January at 8:30. To register your interest, please contact Rose Steward on

Who's it for?

Young professionals based in Norfolk who are wanting to connect with their local business community.

Cancellation policy

We have a maximum of 100 places on this event. Should you be unable to attend, we won't be able to offer you a refund but can move your booking onto one of the other Gen-E events (dates to be released). Please notify us if you are no longer able to attend in writing to


17:30/18:00 – Arrival drinks and networking

18:30 – Welcome and presentation from guest speaker Nathan Lomax

19:00 – Networking and drinks 

20:00 – Close

Sponsored by Trendy Grandad Creative Agency

Trendy Grandad are a creative agency who specialise in creating video content for corporate businesses who want to be Trendy! They make corporate, cool, attractive and contemporary. They make Grandads Trendy. Their collective experience spans across the last 10 years, producing commercials for companies such as Barclays, Aviva, Woodfordes Beer and The Big C.

Stokely Howard is the co-founder of Trendy Grandad, a creative agency that specialise in creating video for corporate businesses that want to be Trendy! Stokely heads up creative, sales and marketing at Trendy Grandad whilst pursuing his passion for helping young businesses owners, young inspiring entrepreneurs & young creatives across the UK.

Partnered with Junkyard Market

The Junkyard Market is a global street food and drink market, housing a cluster of stalls serving forward-thinking street food with high-end cocktails. Their aim is to transform under-used spaces into buzzing day and evening street food markets.

Attendees are able to dig into globe-spanning dishes from many of the best traders locally and beyond - everything from Turkish flatbreads to chicken wings, to Asian fusion to Mac & Cheese. The bar offers ranges from locally brewed beer on tap to award winning wines by Harper Wells to high-end cocktails sourcing local ingredients crafted by their in-house specialists.

The ever-changing background music catered to a diverse range of tastes, along with DJ-led evenings to target a wide demographic.

Featuring guest speaker Nathan Lomax

Nathan Lomax is the Co-Founder and Director of Quickfire Digital and he is leading innovation in the area of ecommerce here in the UK.

He started his agency at 18 straight from school, then rebranded to Quickfire Digital four years ago.

Both on the business front and within the community, Nathan is relentless in his drive to succeed and, while doing so, help others.

He has won numerous awards and most recently picked up the Rising Star Award in the European Agency Awards. He has also been awarded in the Rising Star category in the UK Agency Awards. Nathan has been recognised as a BIMA 100 Rising Star. BIMA 100 seeks to recognise the individuals who are shaping the future of Britain’s digital industry.

He is the driving force behind Quickfire Digital’s growth and their collaboration with larger and larger e-commerce brands across the world. His work ethic is unmatched. He wants commercial success for his business - but this is never at the cost of others.

Nathan is a firm believer in helping others, hence his roles as a mentor to various businesses and students across the county.

At this event he will share his journey to date, his formula for building reciprocity, his blueprint for scaling and re-shaping your career and more. 

COVID Co.nfidence – Cancellation Policy

If you have to cancel at short notice due to Covid (ie because you have symptoms, have a positive test or have to self-isolate) we will be happy to offer you an alternative event at a later date with no cancellation fees.

* We are doing everything we can to bring you this event in January by following government COVID guidelines. However, due to the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, we may have to postpone this event at short notice if circumstances arise that are out of our control.  All staff members of the Norfolk Chambers of Commerce will take a Lateral Flow Test prior to the event, and should anyone have a positive result they will not attend.

We would highly recommend you taking a Lateral Flow Test prior to the event, and if you feel unwell or have any COVID symptoms please stay at home.


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Norfolk Chamber is renowned for organising high quality businesses events and caters for every person and business. Our 70 events are attended by over 3,000 delegates each year with all including the opportunity for networking.

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