YOUNG entrepreneurs and businessmen and women are being encouraged to join a networking session straight from work next week.
The 40 Under 40 group will meet at the Old Lodge, Minchinhampton, near Stroud from 5.30pm on Thursday, January 24.
The group was set up for younger entrepreneurs and business leaders of the future in the Five Valleys.
It is a not-for-profit venture and aims to attract a regular membership of around 40 people to create flexibility so it doesn't intrude into family and leisure time.
A spokesman said: "There is no fee to join, and meetings follow a very informal format with everyone simply chatting over a drink, every other month."
Anyone planning to come along or bring new members are welcome to contact Catherine Green at WSP Solicitors, 3/7 Rowcroft, Stroud on 01453 847 209 to give an idea of numbers.
More details about the group are on its Facebook page.