We’re delighted that Nisbets is hosting November’s Business Breakfast at their National Catering Equipment Centre in Avonmouth. Join us for November’s Business Breakfast! Thurs. Nov. 24th from 07:30 to 09:00 Venue: National Catering Equipment Centre Hosted by: Nisbets Book your ticket now using the ‘Register’ button below. We look forward to seeing you. Register for November’s Business Breakfast here
Date and Time: Th. July 21st – 07:30-09:00Host: The Bristol Port CompanyWhere: The Bristol Port Safety & Training Centre, St. Andrew’s House, St. Andrew’s Rd., Avonmouth. BS11 9DQ Please join us to hear about the 5G logistics trials that took place at the Port and locally in May, including improvements to the lights at the junction of St. Andrew’s Rd and Kings Weston Lane; and a presentation and a chance to discuss the Vision for Severnside being developed by S. Glos. Council with communities of interest. Book here to come along and join us on the 21st
South Glos. Council is working with the local community, town and parish councils, and businesses, on a strategic infrastructure led masterplan for Severnside.The aim of the masterplan is to develop a locally informed vision to help shape the future of Severnside in the medium and long term, up to 2050. It will build on all of the different strengths that the area has. The plan is now in its public engagement phase and we encourage you to take a look and comment before the 24th July 2022. The website is here. You can also download a pdf of the exhibition boards here (3Mb). This Vision for Severnside will be presented and discussed at the July Business breakfast which will be held at The Bristol Port Company’s Safety and Training Centre in St. Andrew’s House, Avonmouth on Th. July 21st. Come and join us. Book here.
The Merchant Navy Welfare Board looks after seafarers coming to Portbury, Avonmouth and Sharpness. They have a centre at Portbury which provides support to Portbury and Avonmouth. This is a very important facility, providing much needed support to seafarers, many of whom are away from their homes and families for extended periods of time.The team at the Port of Bristol Seafarers Centre provide a lifeline to these key workers whose role is critical to the UK Economy. They offer a place to rest away from their ships for a few hours, stock up on sim cards, warm clothes and other provisions. We’re very grateful for the hospitality provided at June’s Business Breakfast and the insights’s into the team’s work. If you’d like to support the organisation or learn more, please check out this link.
Weds. June 15th from 11:00 to 13:30 including buffet lunch Venue: PBA Club, Nibley Road, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 9XW Organised by: SevernNet, supposted by NEBES We held our first Trade Local Day on June 15th with local businesses coming together at the PBA Club. It was a great success and we thank everyone who was able to attend. We understand everyone who attended benefitted, gained new business contacts, and are keen for us to hold further events. We’re introducing a Trade Local section to the SevernNet website and will be developing this further over the summer. We’ll be running our second Trade Local Day on Thurs September 15th 2022. Please pencil in the date in your diary. You can book your place here now. Be part of our vibrant business community. We look forward to seeing you on the 15th September!
Many thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the success of the November Business Breakfast. In particular: Kurtis and Phil at Severnside Fitness Hub for hosting – it was a great venue and a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the value of this facility in Avonmouth, particularly its 24*7 availability. You can download their flyer here.Alex and colleagues from YTKO for the presentation and funding the breakfast. We’re looking forward to encouraging as many businesses as possible to participate in the North and East Bristol Enterprise Support (NEBES) scheme over the coming months to March 23. You can download their flyer here.David Hatherall for delivering the all-important breakfast sarnis from Avon Lodge Truckstop. The site also offers a café, off-site catering and meeting facilities. We look forward to a breakfast there in 2022.Jo Sergeant from Avonmouth Community Centre for helping out with tables and chairs. We look forward to your hosting in Januray. It was agreed that in 2022 we must: Put greater focus on promoting the enterprises (micro to multi-national) across Portbury Avonmouth Severnside, enable the SevernNet website to be the ‘go to’ place for business connections and opportunities to ‘buy local’ supported by an easy to find and use business directory. We also encourage more businesses to join and get involvedRun a quarterly event (either instead of or complementary to) the Business Breakfasts focused on ‘match-making’ opportunities and needs and wants across the area. We also discussed and shared ..: Andy Murray provided a whistle stop tour of everything going on at Bristol North West Foodbank including the Space for Makers Woodworking Hub. Check it out.Cllr. Don Alexander advised that there is an opportunity for a £10k grant for a business with an interest in occupying an empty shop in Shirehampton.Paul Tippins from Professional Hygiene Servicestalked about the importance of finding avenues for local marketing and the important role SevernNet can play in facilitating cross-selling between enterprises. He would also be delighted to supply your enterprise!Wayne Boakes (Wessex Water) highlighted the plight of the Avon Centre providing riding facilities for the disabled. It is close to collapse due to the impacts of Covid and has launched a crowd funder to raise £50,000.We welcomed Adrian Davies from Avon Fire and Rescue Service who is the new temporary Station Manager.Peter Tyzack reminded us about the Pilning & Severn Beach Parish Council Neighbourhood Plan, Jubilee and Centenary celebrations in summer 2022. To join our Business Breakfast in January 2022 book here.
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July Business Breakfast – Thurs. Jul. 22nd 2021 from 08:00 to 09:00. We were delighted to be joined by Stephen Peacock. Stephen is an Executive Director at Bristol City Council responsible for Regeneration & Growth. We’d like to offer our thanks once again to Stephen for taking the time to join us. It was much appreciated. We hope that the event has helped understanding of the area and of the opportunities we all have to work together; and we look forward to further discussion. SevernNet presented a ‘Future for Portbury Avonmouth Severnside’. We welcome any comments or thoughts you may have on this; and would like to use it as a basis for developing a collaborative shared vision and for discussion around place making. Do please get involved and get in touch (email@example.com). We discussed the Bristol One City Economic Recovery and Renewal strategy which was published in October last year. Here’s a link. This includes Avonmouth as one of Bristol’s seven priority places. The aim is to develop an area based economic strategy for Avonmouth which maximises the locational advantages and sectoral strengths It’s good to see that there are many shared goals and aspirations between the SevernNet presentation and the strategy above; and the recognition that more needs to be done to break down some of the silos created by local authority (LA) boundaries, and within LAs themselves. We need to see better integration between the needs of Transport, Employment & Skills and Circular Economy and how they can come together to support placemaking and strengthening the community. Progressing the Portbury Avonmouth Severnside Transport Strategy must also be seen as a priority, along with the M49 Junction, and the need for orbital as well as radial routes to support the area. Please follow up with us if you would like to discuss further and/or get more involved; and thanks to everyone who attended for a very worthwhile event. The next Business Breakfast is on Thursday September 23rd. Our guest will be Dan Norris, the newly elected Mayor of the West of England Combined Authority (WECA). The link to sign up is here. Please join us.
One of the best business decisions I have made in recent years was to hire an apprentice.Weston College: “We’re seeing increased demand from employers looking to build their team for the future, so we’ve committed to creating 300 apprenticeships in just 100 days.” For more information contact Dave Crew at Weston CollegeWhy not upskill a current employee?Anyone can be an apprentice, even if they are already employed by you. By upskilling current staff, you can eliminate the cost of recruiting and training someone new and allow current employees to gain new skills and knowledge and keep your staff motivated, as well as promoting internal progression and reducing staff turnover.For more information contact Simon Arnold at City of Bristol CollegeGift your apprenticeship levyApprenticeship levy transfer is an excellent way to encourage potentially lost Apprenticeship funding to stay or be imported locally.For more information contact Steve Gale at Western Training Providers Network Workforce for the Future … see separate post