Bright Network

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Bright Network
Industry Social media
Headquarters London
Area served
United Kingdom
Key people
James Uffindell (CEO)
Rachel Spedding (Marketing & Operations Director)

Bright Network is a career-oriented network of university students and graduates in the United Kingdom.[1] It holds employability workshops, networking events and recruitment fairs in Central London.


Bright Network was founded by James Uffindell in 2007.[2] It was launched in 2010, and has worked with Allen & Overy,[3] Goldman Sachs,[4] Innocent Drinks, The Mind Gym[5] and KPMG.[6]

In March 2011, Bright Network attracted investment from a consortium of angel investors.[7] The company's board includes Michael A. Jackson, venture capitalist and former chairman of Sage Group,[8] and Zach Miles, former CEO of Vedior. Jackson is Bright Network's chairman.[2]


Bright Network launched its professional social networking website in October 2009 which was originally developed by the then CTO, Adam Hadley. The networking site was released to students and graduates in early 2010 with a series of soft launches. Candidates applying to join the Bright Network are required to have at least 320 UCAS points (or equivalent), and are expected to be studying at, or have graduated from, a top university.

Bright Network holds events for its members network with professionals in the industry. These include Bright Evenings, where a panel of experts from a selected industry gives talks to the attendees, and the Bright Festival, an annual event held in Central London, consisting of a Commercial Law Network, Technology Network, Investment Banking Network and an employers' fair.[9] Members network with representatives from major banking, consulting and legal firms.[10]


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  2. ^ a b "Social recruitment site Bright Network secures £300k in Angel funding | TechCrunch". Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
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  8. ^ "Sage UK Ltd - Software & Solutions for Every Business". Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
  9. ^ "Bright Network - YouTube". Retrieved 18 August 2016. 
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