Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals Platform

Young Entrepreneurs and Professionals Platform (YEPP) is a new TBCCI initiative set up to bring young Turkish and British entrepreneurs and professionals in the UK to the forefront in the economic and social development of and bilateral relations between the two countries. YEPP aims to provide a platform for members of the young Turkish and British entrepreneurs and professionals for networking and information sharing in the social and business life of the Turkish-British communities. YEPP was launched at the TBCCI Networking Evening at the Becket House premises of Ernst & Young on 9 September 2015, the 36th Anniversary of the founding of the TBCCI. The Guest Speaker was His Excellency Abdurrahman Bilgiç, the Ambassador of Turkey to the United Kingdom.

YEPP will seek to provide opportunities

  • to further the professional and entrepreneurial development of its members;
  • to develop YEPP members’ awareness of working in relation to self-employment and small business creation;
  • to enable YEPP members to experience real life business settings;
  • To assist YEPP members to participate in the setting up and running of a real business.

For YEPP Management

  • Membership
  • Sponsorship
  • Events
  • Admin
  • Apprentice Schemes
  • Award Schemes
  • Workplace Experience
  • Newsletter-Articles
  • Social
  • Recruitment

Project-Initoative Working Groups by Sector

  • IT – Technology
  • Finance
  • Construction
  • Manufacturing
  • Law
  • Insurance
  • Business Set up
  • Energy
  • Culture – Arts
  • Health – Pharmaceutical
  • Food
  • Cosmetics
  • FMCG

YEPP Founding Members

Emma Edhem, CC Chairman TBCCI
Yavuz Sökmen CEO TBCCI
Zeynep Dereli Executive Director, APCO Worldwide. TBCCI Director
Gülfem Gören Senior Administrator, TBCCI
Duygu Gözeler Vice President, Asset&Wealth Management MEA coverage, Deutsche Bank AG
Deniz Nadiri Audit Director & Head of Transition Centre of Excellence, Ernst & Young LLP
Ayşegül Sabancı Senior Procurement Manager | Fit Out | ISG
Burak Borahan Head of Wholesale Marketing. Walgreens Boots Alliance
Greg Moffat Head of Business Development & Client Relationships at Thomas Eggar
Melda Ekmen L&D Consultant and Executive Coach, Mira Consulting
Hakan Candaner MD, Computer Clinic
Zeren Koçak Founder, Turkish Translation London

YEPP Membership
YEPP Membership is open to Entrepreneurs and Professionals aged 18-30. The annualk subscription is £60 + Vat. To apply for YEPP Membership or for more information, please contact us at