Committee Profiles

The Next Generation Committee Members are be responsible for managing the performance of the Chamber’s activities and representing the interests of the members. As ambassadors they promote the Chamber’s aims and objectives as appropriate across the business community.

Nina Gandy

Corporate Partnership Fundraiser, Cynthia Spencer

I have worked for Cynthia Spencer since 2019. I find my job really rewarding to see first-hand what a difference support that the local business community give makes to patients and their families. I really enjoy meeting and building relationships with so many different people. I believe that Next Gen is a platform where people can thrive with the support of other likeminded individuals. The world has changed a lot over the last 2 years, so have our jobs and the way we work too. It important to understand how this has had an impact on people and how the world of business, personal development and relationships can reconnect and move forward once more amongst young business people across the county. I am looking forward to be part of that journey.

I am originally from Essex but, I have lived in Northamptonshire since I moved here for university in 2009 – it is now very much my home and I feel passionate about what the county has to offer. I am a keen runner and walker, and in my spare time I am often signing up to run half marathons and most recently a marathon. I also love a good country walk and if there is a pub at the end of a walk, that is an absolute bonus!

Imran Ilias

Paralegal & Future Trainee Solicitor, Wilson Browne Solicitors

I’m a 25 year old from Milton Keynes. I graduated from Aston University in 2018 with an LLB Law degree and then completed the Legal Practice Course with a combined MSc in Law, Business and Management in 2020 from the University of Law in 2020. I currently work for Wilson Browne within the Commercial Litigation team and am due to qualify in May 2024. I pride myself in providing clients with innovative solutions to their legal issues within a cost-effective manner.

I’ve always enjoyed interacting with new people. I set up my own society during my undergraduate days and I am proud to say the society is still running, growing each year and even collaborating with other universities. I love knowing I was able to create a platform for young people to network. I’m looking forward to working with the Next Generation committee to encourage young professionals to network, aid their business development and create contacts with future business leaders of tomorrow. Outside of work, I love playing football and I support Liverpool. I have recently started learning how to play golf.

Jamie Cochrane

Associate, PBC Business Recovery & Insolvency Ltd

Hi. My name is Jamie and I am Northampton born and bred.

I am an associate at PBC Business Recovery & Insolvency Ltd. We provide financial advice and solutions to both businesses and individuals who are struggling financially. We know that dealing with these issues can be difficult and very stressful. Our approach is friendly, professional and effective. The service we provide is based on a proven history of dealing successfully with businesses and individuals both locally and nationally.

I’m looking forward to working with the committee particularly to focus on continuing and improving the CPD program which I have thoroughly enjoyed.

Outside of work, I am a keen rugby fan and Northampton Saints season-ticket holder. In 2015, I attended half of the games in the Rugby World Cup.

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