Canterbury Young Professionals here to stay in 2012

Despite the ongoing aftershocks in Christchurch, the Canterbury Young Professionals (CYP) believes the outlook for the city’s many young professions is bright.


CYP aims to provide its members with opportunities to foster professional networking through business and social events.

"With professional firms now widely spread across Christchurch we feel CYP has a greater role than ever in uniting young people in the early stages of their career", says Andrew Riches, Chair of the CYP.

"CYP is an organisation that aims to bring together those beginning their profession in Christchurch to network and meet one another in a fun social setting"

Three launch events are planned at local bars around the city to give people a feel for what it’s all about:


Thursday 9th February

6pm onwards

Revival, 92 - 96 Victoria Street

Thursday 16th February

6pm onwards

The Volstead, 55 Riccarton Road (behind St Pierre’s Sushi)

Thursday 23rd February

6pm onwards

Carlton Country Club, 1 Papanui Road


"CYP runs a variety of events throughout the year, from casual end of month drinks, cocktail parties and our annual ball to informative business based events with our professional sponsors, Anderson Lloyd, BECA and ASB."




Notes to Editor:

  • Members pay $30 annually – providing discounts to all events and keeping you up to date with what’s happening in CYP
  • Contact CYP at or
  • To speak to Rachael Thacker – phone 021 020 36673