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Social Business Network that celebrates its 10th anniversary next month is setting course for a Royal Charter in 2020.

Founder Penny Power said “that Ecademy is aiming to become The Chartered Institute of Networking (CION) and evolve Networking into a fully fledged profession to match that of a degree course”.

“We look forward to seeing the emergence of the Chartered Networker to sit alongside the Chartered Director, the Chartered Marketer, the Chartered Surveyor and the Chartered Accountant” Power said.

Ecademy does not intend to achieve this accolade on its own and plans to work with UK and International business and education partners to achieve the objective of professional recognition for Networking.

Penny Power went on to say “it is a huge challenge for Ecademy and its partners to earn a Royal Charter but we believe over the next twelve years it can be achieved”. was founded over a family lunch February 7th 1998 as a place for business people to learn, network and develop their careers. Over 300,000 people visit the website each month source: Google Analytics. In addition there are 500 face to face Networking events a month around the globe. Ecademy has members in all 222 countries recognised by Google Analytics.

Many of the world’s best Networkers use Ecademy including Dr Ivan Misner Founder of BNI in 1985 the world’s largest business network.

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