Lord’s cricket ground in London played host to the UK’s largest speed networking event, recently, that was attended by 600 business leaders who met hundreds of teenage students to discuss career advice.
The event, organised by the Mayor’s Team London volunteering initiative, in partnership with Marylebone Cricket Club’s Community Development team, gave 13-15-year-olds the chance to learn from the UK’s tech experts, creative leaders and entrepreneurs.
There was representation from Twitter, British Airways, ASOS, Harrods, The British Library and Christie’s Auction House at the event, all sharing their insights with students in speed networking sessions lasting four minutes.
MCC community development manager, Laura Brown, said: “It was a privilege for MCC to host this event at Lord’s, and it was a great success. We’re delighted to be working closely with Team London on events such as this, which adds to our existing work with a number of local organisations to help provide opportunities for local young people seeking employment and careers advice.”
Boris Johnson, The Mayor of London, said: “It is absolutely vital that we give young Londoners the right knowledge and skills to compete in the global marketplace. What better way for schoolchildren to find out about the range of careers (than this event)?”