Business Breakfast 21 January 2016

SevernNet Business Breakfast launched to a flying start!

The SevernNet Business Breakfast launched on January 21st with around 30 people representing a variety of local businesses, large through to micro! With an inspiring welcome from David Brown from The Bristol Port Company, an overview of the ports activities; and an opportunity for everyone to talk about their business, this was an event with time to network, and not to be missed!


We were delighted that David Brown, TBPC’s Chief Operating Officer was able to welcome us to the event. He stressed the need for businesses locally to work together, and to support the local community. David is also passionate about bringing young talent into our businesses through apprenticeships.


John Chaplin, Director External Affairs and Special Projects at TBPC, provided an interesting overview of the Ports activities, available here


With apprenticeships in mind, we were introduced to Will Lansdown, an inspiring local role model. Will started life as ‘a bit of a tearaway’ but his abilities were spotted during the port’s apprenticeship recruitment process. Despite a few stormy periods Will saw the apprenticeship through and has recently been promoted to the Health and  Safety Department. He’s very grateful for the opportunity he’s been given and proud to be part of The Bristol Port Company.


Dr. James Lott from Working Knowledge emphasised the value of the positive choice that young people make to launch their career through apprenticeships.




SevernNet Business Breakfast got off the ground with great support from Brand51 (a local Marketing Company) and our hosts The Bristol Port Company, and will continue through 2016.

To ensure the continued success of SevernNet and it’s initiatives such as the SevernNet Flyer Shuttle Bus service (launched in January), we encourage businesses to become members. We’d like to welcome our newest member, Wessex Bus. More information about membership here.

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