Falling on the same week as the “saddest day of the year,” our first business breakfast of 2024 is dedicated to spreading positivity, fostering sustainability, and enhancing wellbeing for the creative business community. Discover uplifting success stories and recent advances in sustainability, reminding us that positive change is not only possible but happening right now.
All BCI members are eligible for concessionary rate tickets.
Gain insights and inspiration from the remarkable Mike Barry, Former Marks & Spencer Sustainability Director, as he explores the transformative power of sustainability.
Let go of seasonal gloom and replace it with a burst of energy, optimism, and fresh perspectives for the year ahead alongside a sustainably-sourced breakfast.
Connect with like-minded professionals, cultivate new collaborations, and lay the foundation for a successful and sustainable year.
This event is free to Future Leap members and coworkers, and open to everyone.
8am – 8:20am – Breakfast and Networking [Including Virtual Attendee Networking]
8:20am – 8:30am – Welcome and Housekeeping
8:30am – 8:45am – Keynote from Mike Barry
8:45am – 8:55am – Positive Story 1 – Ed Garrett and Issy Cheung, The Discourse – Celebrating the Environmental Impact of Purpose-led Clients (Bubblelife, CEPRO and Frank Water)
8:55am – 9:05am – Positive Story 2 – Peter Smith, Head of Change and Sustainability, Bristol Sport – Project Whitebeam
9:05am – 9:15am – Positive Story 3 (to be announced)
9:15am – 9:45am – Q&A
9:45am – 9:50am – 60 Second Positivity Pitches
9:50am – 9:55am – Close
9:55am – 10:30am – Optional Further Networking [Including Virtual Attendee Networking until 10:10am]
Meet The Speakers!
Mike is a leader in sustainable change. One of the pioneers of green business in the corporate world he helped to develop, launch and implement Marks and Spencer’s ground-breaking sustainability programme, Plan A. During his career he has shown exceptional drive, integrity and personal resilience throughout periods of management change, takeover battles and challenging trading. He has developed excellent leadership skills and has demonstrated his ambition and passion to build a more sustainable future. Upon leaving M&S he formed mikebarryeco ltd in order to support organisations across society and the economy to deliver sustainable change.
Ed Garrett – Managing Director & Founder
Having worked in the creative industries for over 15 years, and in business development and recruitment roles for nearly 10, Ed brings a unique blend of creativity and commercial expertise to The Discourse.
Ed founded the agency (formerly Garrett Creative) in 2017 and continues to run the business – leading on strategy, growth and design effectiveness. His creative work prior to the agency in electronic music has given him a unique insight into marketing to younger audiences.
Isabella Cheung – Creative Director & Co-Founder
The driving force behind our creative team, Issy continues to take our agency and the organisations we work with to new heights through her love and passion for branding.
A coveted D&AD New Blood Award winner, Issy has worked with brands across the UK and Asia. She specialises in brand strategy, research, design and activation, and brings a level of expertise and drive to the team that continues to be invaluable.Book here
Future Leap gives organisations the space, knowledge, contacts & tools to accelerate their sustainability journey & progress towards net zero.
Introduction to Unreal Engine – 3 day course Bristol
Clifton Campus, University of Bristol, Bristol
Are you interested in learning Unreal Engine? Do you want to advance your career in the creative tech industries or are looking to enter the creative tech industries? Do you live or work in the Bristol/ Bath area? Do you identify as being from a group or groups currently under represented in the creative tech industries?
If yes, please check out the details of the new 3 day MyWorld Introduction to Unreal Engine Training course – its free of charge but you need to sign up soon to be considered for a place.
Future Leap Media Studios Open House
Future Leap Clifton, The Old Chapel, 16 Oakfield Rd, Clifton, Bristol BS8 2AP
Attention to all those in the creative industries! Be part of our 3-day Open House at Future Leap Clifton, where we are excited to open the doors to our new Media Studios. Book a complimentary 2-hour booking slot in either the Film Studio or Podcast Studio!
Join us on the 27th, 28th and 29th February to explore these incredible studios. This is a golden opportunity to test our state-of-the-art facilities located in our environmentally friendly Clifton hub.
Culture is not an Industry launch with Justin O’Connor
Bookhaus, 4 Rope Walk, Bristol BS1 6ZJ
The Digital Cultures Research Centre (DCRC, UWE) are delighted to host, alongside the Moving Image Research Group, UWE, Prof. Justin O’Connor for the launch of his new book, Culture is not an industry: Reclaiming art and culture for the common good.