We have grown from a handful of friends at the bank to over 100 members across the Midlands.

We have grown from a handful of friends at the bank to over 100 members across the Midlands.

Lunar Network Birmingham
Lunar Network

Lunar Network started off as a group of 60 members from the Bank in Birmingham and soon expanded to attract over 100 more members externally.

In a matter of months, we are now a strong platform in Birmingham promoting Networking, Career and Personal Development for Professionals, Business Owners & Entrepreneurs.

For Professionals this is a great platform to raise your profile outside of your workplace, build on your networking skills and confidence, as well as meet new people outside of your usual circle. Especially with the increase in Young Professionals now relocating and working in Birmingham.

Business owners benefit from connecting with other businesses, keeping up to date with what is happening within the local community, meeting people who may be ahead in their business achievements and learning from them. We are lucky to be supported by inspirational leaders in the community who speak at our events, this is a great opportunity to ask them questions and to learn from their strategies.

This is a fantastic platform for growth. We hold regular events, some are sector specific and others are general networking events to bring all of our groups together.

Some sector specific events we hold via our groups:
- Banking & Finance Network
- Medical & Healthcare Network
- Legal Network
- Education Network
- IT & Engineering Network
- Accelerate Women

See our events pages to join our next events. This is a Membership Network, Lunar Network members enjoy FREE unlimited access to participate in all of our events.

*We are regularly seeking inspirational speakers to present at our events on topics which would be useful for both personal development, and in the workplace. If you would like to take part please contact us. 

Lunar Network Birmingham

Welcome to Lunar Network!

Thank you for visiting us at Lunar Network.  We are a membership network connecting professionals, graduates and small businesses together across the Midlands. 

We aim to engage with more professionals across the Midlands to further our work inspiring and upskilling individuals from different diverse backgrounds. Lunar Network is open to all professionals from different backgrounds, it is important to us that our network is made up of mixed members so we can continue to learn from one another. With this in mind we would really encourage more Women and BAME individuals to join as we have identified there is not enough development opportunities available within organisations.

During the current Covid pandemic and Lockdown we have started to focus on organising more online virtual and outdoor networking activities to continue our work as events indoors are currently not possible. There is also an urgent need to support professionals with positive mental health and wellbeing activities over this difficult time whilst everything has come to a standstill and we spend long periods of time indoors at home. Outdoor activities is another area where there is a lack of diverse representation from women and BAME. We hope to put on regular activities to engage and encourage participation from these groups as well as being recognised as an inclusive network for professionals.

Our Story

Our story started off in 2016 as a small group of friends working at the largest global Bank in management roles. We felt there was a lack of internal activities and networking groups to bring together people from different parts of the business and different diversities to network, share, learn and polish up their general skills which would help us with career progression into senior leadership roles. 

There were no programmes in place to support Women or individuals from BAME backgrounds and this was something we were very keen to have available. Many of us have come from backgrounds where Women had not previously completed education beyond secondary school, nevermind working in industry, so having more opportunities for skills building, confidence and mentoring was important to us. This was something we felt large corporate organisations to today do not understand.

We started organising small events internally to bring colleagues together across all our Birmingham offices. Over time we grew to organising events externally to reach more professionals from different corporate and private organisations across Birmingham.

Over the last few years we have reached over 100 women alone with our work who have not attended any events like this previously. This has been fantastic achievement for us to get more people out and engaged in personal development activities and greatly received by the community.  We are grateful for the support of everyone who have participated in our events and speakers who have volunteered their time to join us.

There is still so much more work we can do to help more women and individuals from BAME communities in positive ways and are always looking for more people to join and support us. 

Please support our work by Following us on Social Media and sharing our Social Pages with your Friends and Family to get involved!

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