Business Breakfast round up: Thursday 16 June 2016



There was a great turn-out for the sixth SevernNet Business Breakfast, with 17 people, representing 13 different organisations, attending. Thanks go to Jac Blacker & Avonmouth Community Centre for hosting, and for supplying this month’s breakfast of baked goods, fruit & yoghurt.


We welcomed several first-time Business-Breakfasters – thanks for coming and we look forward to seeing you again • Cllr Don Alexander – newly-elected councillor for Avonmouth & Lawrence Weston • Richard Blunden, Moduflex • Simon Farmer, Babcock • Gillian Fletcher & Letty Aspey, University of Bristol Andy Hawkins, WASTECARE • Fergus Mooney & Sam Davis, UWE

Focus on circular economy

Kate Royston started the session with an introduction to the circular economy, a system that stresses the importance of
• best use of an area’s resources, including energy, water, materials, people & space
• opportunities between businesses and community
• local economic multiplying
• minimising environmental harm.

For the full powerpoint presentation click here

Next Kate introduced a Resource Exchange workshop – the following slides explain the process: resource exchange wshop  wshop wants  whsopmatching  wshop review

The workshop created a great buzz, with lots of small groups, interactions and informal discussions developing, and participants filling in slips with Haves & Wants.

To see the resources listed click here

Following the success of this session, we will include a Resource Exchange slot in further business breakfasts.

Other items

Upcoming SevernNet Forums and Events

Royal Portbury Dock Transport Gathering

Weds 20th July, 12:00, Wincanton

In It to Win It Avonmouth – Youth Apprenticeships, Employment & enterprise event

Tues, 26th July, 12:00 to 16:00, Avonmouth Community Centre

SevernNet Working Jobs Fair

Thurs 29th Sept 2016, 10:00 to 14:00, Shirehampton Job Club

Circular Economy Forum

Next date to be confirmed – check here for more info

Health & Safety Peer to Peer Networking

Next date to be confirmed – check here for more info


The session ended with more informal networking, and breakfast.

Next Business Breakfast

Thursday 21 July 2016

Focus on Supply Chain – who are you using to provide your services & products? What opportunities are there to connect with other businesses in the area?

Please register for the next Business Breakfast via Event Brite