East Riding marketing agency Forward & Thinking (F&T) has shown its support for the Hull and Humber’s Top 30 Under 30’s Programme for the third consecutive year.

The ‘Top 30 Under 30’ recently launched its 2022 programme and F&T announced it will once again be a Principle Partner in support of the programme as it enters its sixth year.

Former programme participant and 2019 winner Natalie Downie, managing director at F&T said: “I am a huge advocate of the programme and I understand firsthand how it nurtures talent and develops future leaders. My own career has gone from strength to strength since completing the programme and I’m delighted that F&T is able to support it as Principle Partner once again. The programme aligns with our values and is a fantastic way for us to show our support for the region's talented future leaders. As Principle Partner the programme helps us to raise our profile as a local employer and gives us the opportunity to recognise talent. I personally cannot speak more highly of Top 30 Under 30 and its amazing LEAP Programme.”

The brainchild behind the scheme is recruitment entrepreneur Simon Jones, who has developed the programme to offer invaluable professional development and personal growth opportunities to the region's top young talent. Building better communicators and strong future leaders the programme helps participants to transition from good operators to good managers and leaders. The year-long programme is high impact and delivered in a way that makes the sessions vibrant and challenging to generate real outcomes.

The Humber economy is on the up, and offers the business community several, significant opportunities. For business to grab a hold of opportunities it's important to develop our region's talent which is why F&T is backing the Top 30 Under 30 for the third consecutive year.

Talking about the programme, founder, Simon Jones said: “I am delighted to welcome back Forward & Thinking as a Principal Partner for the Hull & Humber Top 30 Under 30s. It has been a pleasure working initially with Nat as a winner in 2019, and then with Forward & Thinking as a partner since 2020. To work with an organisation that wants to invest in the region’s talent, and represent the Hull & Humber region so positively, is what the scheme is all about, and I am excited to showcase Forward & Thinking alongside our other partners throughout our activities in 2022.”

Having worked hard to change the narrative around careers and opportunities in the Humber. The Programme relays a positive narrative to the next generation and works hard to ensure that the region doesn't lose talent to alternative areas of the country unnecessarily.

This scheme showcases that careers, opportunities, prosperity and success exists for our region’s talent, right here in the Humber and provides opportunities to promote the Hull & Humber talent pool.

Find out more about the programme designed to showcase the rising stars and their stories, helping raise ambition and foster aspiration in the next generation online at www.top30under30.co.uk/