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Buildings and infrastructure services of the future: NWSBQ event round-up

Sophie Taylor, our Marketing Apprentice, recaps on June’s NWSBQ event: Last Thursday was our second NWSBQ of 2016, with an all-female panel of construction industry experts giving us an overview of progress in the sector. Our first speaker, Cat Hirst, … Continue reading

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March 2016’s NWSBQ: Tackling food waste

Zero domestic food waste – it’s possible. The clear, punchy opening given by Dr Wayne Martindale of Sheffield Business School, and the sort of sky’s-the-limit thinking ideal for beginning an evening of ‘tackling food waste’. This event was this quarter’s … Continue reading

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December 2015’s NWSBQ: The harm in your office

Cool, relaxed, and captivating: the presenting style of Mark Shayler, hailed by some attendees as our best NWSBQ speaker yet. And, as co-speaker Tracey Rawling Church herself said, a tough act to follow! Massive thanks to both our speakers, who … Continue reading

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September 2015’s NWSBQ: Behaviour change and employee engagement

For September’s event, we welcomed Fiona Place, a Director of Anthesis, as the host of the evening. Ann was able to experience the event from a whole new angle – speaking alongside the inspirational Co-founder of Commercial Group, Simone Hindmarch-Bye. … Continue reading

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June 2015’s NWSBQ: Natural capital

From thundering rivers to the buzzing pollinators just outside your window, it’s time we started valuing our planet’s natural resources. And June’s NWSBQ was about this very thing: natural capital. Many thanks to all those who attended another successful evening … Continue reading

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March 2015’s NWSBQ: Roundtable notes

Here’s a brief synopsis of each discussion: Energy – should we count the cost in cash or carbon? The recession has made cash even more tight than ever, and at present there is a perceived conflict between the “treehugging” case … Continue reading

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March 2015’s NWSBQ: Making energy management core business

Our colleague from Oxford, Fiona Barker, summarises our March 2015 event. Thanks, Fiona! Our First NWSBQ of 2015 was held on the top floor of the City Tower providing beautiful views across the city of Manchester once again. Anthesis would … Continue reading

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December 2014’s NWSBQ: Reimagine, redesign – future thinking

The last event of 2014 was off to a flying start when the day remained hurricane-free (unlike this time last year…). Many thanks to Bruntwood for our wonderful venue yet again, as well as Axion Consulting for sponsoring the wonderful … Continue reading

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September 2014: Roundtable notes

Thanks very much to our hosts for supplying the notes below.

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September 2014’s NWSBQ: The circular economy

“It’s not rocket science”: some of Steve Wallace’s first words as he took centre stage to introduce the concept of the circular economy (CE) to everyone attending the third NWSBQ of 2014. As always, our attendees were treated to wonderful … Continue reading

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