Behaviour Change and Consumerism

18th October | 8am-10am | Bristol (Clifton)

Join us for this business breakfast in the lead up to the seasonal holidays to discuss behaviour change and consumerism.

Future Leap Clifton, The Old Chapel, 16 Oakfield, Bristol, BS8 2AP 

Free to Future Leap members

Consumerism is at the crux of many of the environmental challenges that we now face.

What do we know about techniques that stop, and encourage, sustainable behaviour?

How can we watch what we sell, creating purpose-led businesses with internal behaviour change strategies?

How can we watch what we buy, creating mindful purchasing behaviour?

As the seasonal holidays draw ever closer, join us to discuss consumerism and behaviour change…and how we can make sustainable choices more accessible for all.

We are welcoming speakers from Six Agency, Quirk Solutions and Beagle Button.

We have reduced our capacity so you can be mindful of each other’s space. We ask all physical attendees to not attend if showing any covid symptoms.

Daniel Hemsley, Co-Founder, Beagle Button

Daniel will be speaking on “Why don’t consumers make sustainable choices?” 73% of people say they want to make more sustainable choices but very few actually do. Why is that and what role can technology play in helping bridge the gap between intention and action? Our recommendation engine has put 50,000 sustainable alternatives in front of eco shoppers, we’ll share what we’ve learnt and what actually moves the dial on sustainable consumption.

Laura Millar, Six Agency

Laura will be speaking about the two sides of consumerism; Watch what you sell & watch what you buy. She will discuss why as businesses we need to be purpose-led, but also as individuals we need to understand the behavioural biases which some businesses use to make us buy what we don’t need.

Chris Paton, Managing Director, Quirk Solutions

“How to address complexity”

Creating the psychological safe space for teams to generate diversity of thought and identify solutions is essential in such a fast moving and uncertain world. In this short talk, learn how gamification can help unlock that potential.


8am – 8:30am – Breakfast and Networking 

8:30am – 8:40am – Introduction

8:40am – 8:45am – Daniel Hemsley, Co-Founder, Beagle Button

8:45am – 9:00am – Laura Millar, Six Agency

9:00am – 9:15am – Chris Paton, Managing Director, Quirk Solutions Ltd

9:15am – 9:40am – Q&A

9:40am – 9:45am – 60 Second pitches

9:45am – 9:50am – Close

9:50am – 10:00am – Optional Extra Networking and Coffee 

10:00am – 10:15am – Optional Tour of Hub [or further networking]

Meet The Speakers!

Daniel Hemsley, Co-Founder, Beagle Button

Daniel began his career as a management consultant, he left the corporate world following a new year’s resolution to reduce his consumption of single use plastics to launch a zero-waste subscription business before founding Beagle in a bid to take conscious consumption mainstream.

Laura Millar, Six Agency

Laura is a Senior Sustainability Strategist at Six, with 10 years of brand and communications strategy under her belt, Laura spotted an opportunity to use her skills to help businesses transform for the better. So she went back to university and completed a Climate Change Science and Policy Masters degree. Since then at Six she worked with the like of bp, BAM, enfinium and S&P Global Commodity Insights to help them navigate & communicate about the energy transition and make the shift to the ESG-centred world of tomorrow.

Chris Paton, Managing Director, Quirk Solutions

Chris is a specialist in the field of gaming, transformation and culture change. He has lectured on the London Business School Executive Education programme, as well as given talks in New York, Berlin, Cannes and London. Published in the Harvard Business Review in 2010 & Strategy Magazine in 2018, Chris also has an Amazon #1 Best Selling book ‘Purposeful people’, with all proceeds going to Charity. In his former career, he spent 18 years in the Royal Marines, culminating in being Head of Afghan Strategy to the David Cameron Government. Having established Quirk Solutions 10 years ago, they have since supported clients such as Expo 2020, Waitrose, Shell, the NHS and Drax Group through far-reaching transformation and change, or launching new products and services.

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Opportunities, Suggestions and Conditions

Future Leap Clifton is a unique listed building, which means it has some restrictions we cannot change. Access to the event room is wheelchair accessible, but large wheelchairs may not fit. Please contact us if you are arriving in a wheelchair and wish to check if your wheelchair will fit. If it does not, we are happy to provide you with virtual attendance.

Please let us know at least one week in advance if you require closed captions or have any other accessibility needs, this includes wheelchair users.

If you require a complimentary carers/assistant ticket, please email at least one week in advance and we will be happy to support you!

Physical Attendees: It is important we look after each other and keep safe. Please do not attend if you have any covid symptoms. Physical attendees must adhere to all safety guidelines sent in advance of the event.

Most of our events are available on demand here, however this does not include opportunities to network, take part in the discussions or do a 60 second pitch!

We will share your name, job title & company with the other event attendees for this event only. If you don’t want this information to be shared please let us know when you have purchased your ticket.

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We have included a £1 carbon offsetting fee to all paid event tickets in our commitment to being carbon neutral in our operations. You can find out about our chosen charity here.

Agenda and speaker changes sometimes happen out of our control. We reserve the right to make these changes at any time.

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