In The Loop: Business Breakfast

  • Thursday, 9 July, 2020 - 07:45 to Thursday, 9 July, 2020 - 10:30
  • Future Leap, 1-3 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AA
  • Bristol
  • The Future Economy Network
  • any business interested in different ways of implementing circular economy into their practices. anyone interested in circular economy or waste. students, teachers, employers, built environment, food waste, foodies


What are the basic principles and practice of circular economy? How can organisations implement circularity, and how do those methods differ for across sectors?

Come along to this business breakfast to hear how others have created circular business practices in their goal towards becoming sustainable.

The Future Economy Network invites WSP, Lettus Grow and Network members Michelmores and Interface to speak at this event.

More information to be announced.

Tim Danson, Environment & Sustainability Project Manager, WSP
• What is a ‘circular business’, anyway?
• Delivering circular action on major infrastructure and buildings projects
• The growing suite of tools and processes
• What WSP expects next in industry

Jack Farmer, Co-founder and Chief Scientific Officer at LettUs Grow and Ellen MacArthur Foundation Circular Economy Pioneer alumni
Jack will explore the controlled environment agriculture industry’s potential system integrations with renewable energy, anaerobic digestion and other waste management systems. The talk will address the successes and challenges of aquaponics, where aeroponics fits in, the potential for co-location and off-grid systems, and what this could mean for the future of food.

07:45 - 08:10 - Registration and Breakfast
08:10 - 08:20 - Introduction
08:20 - 08:35 - WSP - Tim Danson
08:35 – 08:50 - Michelmores - Rachel O'Connor
08:50 - 09:05 - LettUs Grow - Jack Farmer
09:05 - 09:20 - Interface - Becky Gordon
09:20 - 09:45 - Q&A
09:45 - 09:50 - 60 Second Pitches
09:50 - 09:55 - Close
09:55 - 10:30 – Optional Networking

Meet Our Speakers!

Jack Farmer, Operational Lead, LettUs Grow
Jack Farmer is the Co-Founder and Operational Lead of LettUs Grow, a startup using innovative aeroponic technology to design the next-generation of indoor farms. Their mission is to reduce the waste and carbon footprint of fresh produce by empowering anyone to grow delicious food near its point of consumption.
He’s a passionate advocate for the use of social enterprise policy, and the circular economy to bring about a more sustainable future. Jack specialises in controlled environment agriculture and its use as a means to reduce agricultural pressures upon natural ecosystems.

Tim Danson, Environment & Sustainability Project Manager, WSP
Tim has more than 20 years’ experience of a wide range of sustainability and environmental projects. His specialisms include sustainable design and construction of civil infrastructure and buildings, circular economy and sustainable resource management, and development of bespoke sustainability toolkits.
Tim’s capabilities are founded upon a career spanning a diverse spectrum of technical environmental and sustainability fields, in which he has developed both pragmatic and common-sense skills for delivering high quality and balanced solutions.
In the last decade, Tim has worked on a wide variety of major linear infrastructure and other built environment projects, providing circular economy, material resources and waste advice, as part of a wider approach to delivering sustainable outcomes. He was Lead Author for the IEMA Guide to Materials & Waste in EIA, and for the new DMRB standards on Sustainable Development in Design (GG103) and for the pilot content for assessing the impact of materials and waste within EIA (LA110) for Highways England. Tim established and now leads the Planning & Advisory Task Force for Circular Economy at WSP.

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