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Economic Recovery & Renewal across Portbury Avonmouth Severnside

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 (info@severnnet.org). 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.
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Apprentice and Skills News

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
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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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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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New bus services from Sunday 6th September

Two new services started Sept 6th serving Severn Beach and Western Approach / Central Park.Download the poster here.Download Service 10 timetable here. Also displayed below.Download Service 12 timetable here. Also displayed below. We hope that these services can improve accessibility to employment across the area. We welcome any feedback on these services. Service 12 – Severn Beach & Cribbs Causeway … Bristol Parkway – Monday to Sunday Service 10 & 11 – Monday to Friday Service 10 & 11 – Saturday and Sunday
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Thriving at Work … May’s Business Breakfast topic on Th. 17th May 2018

Come and join us at May’s Business Breakfast on Thurs. May 17th from 07:30 to 09:30.

Our theme this month is Thriving at Work.

Venue: The Bristol Port Company, St. Andrew’s Way, St. Andrew’s Rd, Avonmouth, Bristol, BS11 9DQ

Our experts will be discussing Recruiting and Retaining skilled staff; and enabling Mentally Healthy workplaces. These are both vital topics for many businesses across our area.

We will be joined by:

Kristal McNamara, Director, Flexology

Come along, join the discussion and find out more. Book your ticket here.

 

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.
Come along, join the discussion and find out more.

 

Please note that Business Breakfasts are free to attend for SevernNet members. Non-members may attend two Business Breakfasts before joining. There is more information about Membership and a Membership Form here.

 
About Flexology
Kristal and her business partner have a background in Senior Management roles in Business. When looking for a new challenge they realised there’s a huge lack of options for those that want flexibility, with less than 1 in 10 roles advertised in this way. The research they completed showed a huge demand for flexible working from candidates, therefore they launched Flexology. They help clients close their skill and talent gaps, finding talented professionals, who are looked for full and part time roles, offered with flexibility.