WMEMP was begun in early 2016 and is a free to join network for those in the early stages of their heritage career in the West Midlands. It has grown into a vibrant network of over 200 members and supports knowledge exchange, skills building and resource sharing. It exists for emerging professionals to establish themselves by making meaningful connections with colleagues across the sector from different backgrounds, disciplines, and institutions. To facilitate this, WMEMP functions on the principles of peer support and collegiality. It is managed and maintained by a voluntary committee who are dedicated to pursuing the shared interests of its members.