Young Professionals in Construction enjoys packed first event

YPiC launch event (external)The first networking event from new group Young Professionals in Construction (YPiC) was a roaring success, as more than 100 people attended the gathering at the Edinburgh offices of commercial law firm Maclay Murray & Spens (MMS).

YPiC was set up to address the lack of forums for young professionals in the construction sector to meet and build the relationships needed to take their career to the next level.

Confirming the appetite for such a network, YPiC has gathered 250 names on its mailing list since being launched less than a month ago. The collaboration between MMS, BAM Construction and 3DReid, which each represent a different segment of the construction industry, is believed to be the first of its kind in Scotland.

YPiC launch event (internal)Linzi Coates-Hedalen of MMS, said: “After many meetings, debates and questions about whether anyone would turn up, it was great to see so many young professionals from the construction and engineering sectors join us and make our maiden event a success.

“The attendance, and the further interest YPiC has attracted in just a short time, proves there is a need for a relaxed forum for young professionals in the construction industry - whether it be professional services, contractors or the design team - to network with their peers.”

YPiC is already planning its second event. Visit for more information and to sign up to the mailing list.

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