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Looking for a break – Buy One Get One Half Price meal deal

Avon Lodge Café is running ‘The Buy One Get One Half Price’ meal deal on Thursday, Friday and Saturday until Christmas. So, why not head over with a friend or colleague for an ‘end of week’ treat. Avon Lodge Café is located on Third Way, Avonmouth BS11 9YP. Tel: 0117 982 7706. Opening times are Monday – 7am – 8:30pm, Tuesday – Thursday – 6am – 8:30pm, Friday – 6am – 7pm, Saturday – 8am – 12pm, Closed on Sunday.
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The Kickstart Scheme

The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create new 6-month job placements for young people (16-24 year olds) who are currently on Universal Credit and at risk of long-term unemployment. This is part of the government’s Plan for Jobs and aims to create hundreds and thousands of new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales. The first placements are likely to be available from November.Funding will cover for each job placement: 100% of the relevant National Minimum Wage for 25 hours a weekthe associated employer National Insurance contributionsemployer minimum automatic enrolment contributions There will also be extra funding to support young people to build their experience and help them move into sustained employment after they have completed their Kickstart Scheme funded job.Young people can find out more about the Kickstart Scheme at the jobhelp site. More information for employers is available here.
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Severnside Fitness Hub – planned opening 2nd Nov

Located on Fourth Way, Avonmouth, the Severnside Fitness Hub is planned to open on 2nd November 2020. To cater for the area’s shift workers opening hours (subject to any CV-19 restrictions) will be 24*7. Corporate Membership opportunities are being explored. If this is of interest, please get in touch with Carlton de Souza. You can find a ‘sneak preview’ below with these 3D images of Severnside Fitness Hub which is currently under construction. We welcome Severnside Fitness Hub as a new SevernNet member.
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Celebrate local business and ‘Trade Local’ – Virtual Business Breakfast – Th. 24-09-20

Date: Thurs. Sept 24th from 08:00 to 09:00.Venue: Zoom – link to be sent with Joining Instructions on 23rd SeptHost:   SevernNet There are a myriad of brilliant businesses and enterprises across Portbury, Avonmouth and Severnside and we’d like to do more to celebrate and promote you all. Please join us via Zoom. Let’s share our experiences of local businesses, big, SME and micro who can strengthen our circular economy and support our needs for materials, goods and services. Register here for September’s Business Breakfast This has been a difficult year for some and diversification and innovation may be critical. How can we better connect potential supply and demand; and understand the depth of capability and skills locally? How can we get to know our ‘hidden gems’? We’d love to hear about the ‘gems’ you’re working with; or what ‘gems’ you can offer others; and how we can work together towards a thriving circular economy. We look forward to seeing youas we kick off our Autumn/Winter Breakfast season Register here for September’s Business Breakfast SevernNet Virtual Business Breakfast’s are an opportunity to meet and collaborate with local businesses and stakeholders. There’ll be an opportunity for everyone to introduce yourself and your business. You’ll have to bring your own breakfast! Please note, we depend on our subscribing members to fund our work for you and the area. There is more information about Membership and a Membership Form here or you can join online here.
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Introducing Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd

We are Fowlers of Bristol (Engineers) Ltd., a well established manufacturing company located in Avonmouth / Bristol with good links to the M4 and M5 motorways. As an SME, we have a turnover of approx. £2 million and have 21 employees on our single site production facility. We are a sub-contract / make to print Engineering Company traditionally serving the Aerospace and Defence industries but looking to offer our services to other sectors due to the downturn in Aerospace/Aviation as a result of COVID-19. Our primary processes are CNC SHEET METALWORK, PRESSWORK, PRECISION MACHINING, WELDING & FABRICATION. This is complemented by 2D & 3D off-line programming which means we can take your designs / CAD models and import them directly into our manufacturing software. We can also work with you at the design stage to minimise cost and lead time during manufacture. Our manufacturing is supported by a Quality Management System which is accredited to ISO9001 and AS9100. We also have numerous customer approvals which include Rolls Royce, Eaton Aerospace, GE Aviation, Safran Landing Systems, Triumph Actuation Systems & MOOG Controls. If you would like more information or a visit to our facility then please contact a member of our sales team: Gary White – Sales & Engineering DirectorDebbie Barry – Sales & IT ManagerJacob Sprackman – Production Engineer (NPI) Sales email: sales@fowlers-eng.com. Website: https://www.fowlers-eng.com. We will respond promptly to any RFQ’s. Examples of our work
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Protective and Cyber Security Workshop for Maritime Industry in St. Andrew’s House, Thu. 13th June 09:00 to 12:00 & networking lunch – free to attend

Calling all CSOs, PFSOs, Cyber and Security responsible employees.
CSO Alliance ran their 48th workshop in Glasgow on Tuesday 21 May (comments and more here) and will be at Avonmouth – The Bristol Port Company – on Thurs. 13th June

Why Join:  
Get the latest insights on the continuously evolving criminal threats to our industry. Debate your concerns and issues and promote information sharing around your community.

Why Join:

£300 million lost by a maritime company from a single, random cyber attack

“There are more organised criminals in existence than soldiers in the Army” (according to NCA Director)

Current tensions with Iran focused around oil & gas shipping

Prevailing maritime terrorism threat in Southern Red Sea and SE Asia

Ongoing maritime piracy in several parts of the world

Maritime migration and stowaways presenting potential security risks

What does CSO Alliance offer?

Online communities of maritime security professionals
Secure online maritime crime reporting and collaboration portal

Employee expertise from Government, military and industry sectors

Providing awareness of current maritime security issues

Advice on effective security risk management

Agenda:  

 Maritime Crime Threats and Risk Management – Bruce Roberts, CSO Alliance Ltd (former Govt. Security Adviser)
Cyber Threats and the Airbus Cyber Security Perspective – Louisa Adams, Airbus Cyber Security
Radio Frequency Criminality (Insights into spoofing and jamming) David Sanderson MSC, NPCC Radio Frequency Crime Lead
Collaboration within the Maritime Security Community – Mark Sutcliffe, CSO Alliance Ltd

CSO Alliance has consolidated the day into one workshop so please join us for the morning workshop 9am to 12pm, followed by a networking lunch.

For more information visit their website  or simply click this link to register to attend the free workshop.

 

About CSO Alliance and Airbus Cyber

To date CSO Alliance Ltd has event managed 48 workshops around the world, bringing together key stakeholders such as CSOs, Port PSOs, PFSOs, and CISO, to foster collaboration and encourage incident reporting throughout the maritime security community.  Through ‘community through security’ we can be your one stop shop for your maritime security needs, sharing best practice and delivering timely, relevant threat information and subject matter expertise all from a secure, advanced online platform, weekly online publications as well as via our workshops. We relaunch this summer with a new enhanced platform, which will host our current CSO Alliance, Maritime Cyber Alliance as well as the new PFSO Alliance.

Airbus CyberSecurity protects governments, military, organisations, and critical national infrastructure from cyber threats, this experience they are sharing with the maritime sector.

 

We thank our global workshop series supporters Chenega, GAC, Navarino and Pole Star.

For further information contact info@csoalliance.com

Mark Sutcliffe MICS, Managing Director, CSO Alliance

T:  +44 (0) 1296 325700 , M: +44 (0) 7920112752, W: csoalliance.com

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Future Bright, removing barriers, encouraging your staff to progress – June’s Business Breakfast – Thurs. 20th

Date: Thurs. June 20th from 07:30 to 09:00.
Venue: The Presentation Suite, St Andrews House, Avonmouth BS11 9DQ
Host: Ways2Work/Future Bright

Interested in help to train your staff to fill your promotion opportunities?  Need help to remove other barriers preventing them from progressing with you?  If they are eligible for this WECA-funded project, then we may be able to help .

Join us at June’s Business Breakfast and find out more.

The agenda will include an introduction to Future Bright and the support available to your business and your staff.

We’ll also be learning more about how Ways2Work can help you recruit your staff and how our partners may be able to help increase diversity in your workforce.
Book your ticket now
SevernNet Business Breakfast’s are an opportunity to meet and collaborate with local businesses and stakeholders. There is plenty of time to network and a 30 second slot to introduce yourself and your business. Refreshments and light breakfast are provided.

 
About Future Bright
Future Bright is a pilot programme to encourage people who are working and receiving In-Work Benefits to work themselves away from those benefits and remove barriers to everyone’s advantage.  It runs till March and can make a significant difference to the individual’s earning potential and your business productivity/succession.  It is delivered by Bristol City, Bath & NE Somerset and South Glos Councils and, as with free money anywhere, there are eligibility conditions! futurebright.org.uk