Better Business: Removing Your Barriers to B Corp

22nd November | 8am - 10am | Bristol and Online

Join us for this hybrid business networking and seminar breakfast to remove your barriers to B Corp.

Future Leap Bishopston, 1-3 Gloucester Road, Bristol, BS7 8AA (and Online)

Free to Future Leap members

The B Corp movement is growing exponentially, as companies recognise their responsibility to balance people, profit and planet.


Many organisations wish to become B Corp certified, but come across barriers that hinder their progress.


Whether your barriers are top-level management buy in, multi-departmental decisions, data collation, financial restraints or lack of support – Future Leap and Ecosurety invite you to this hybrid business breakfast to learn how to overcome these hurdles.


Wake up with a sustainably-sourced breakfast, meet and network with likeminded organisations, and get inspired to become a purpose-led business yourself.


Content will include advice applicable to small and large businesses, and B2B and B2C businesses.


This event is kindly sponsored by Ecosurety with speakers from Ecosurety, Hubbub and Seacourt.

More information to be announced.

Future Leap offers a spacious, covid-compliant event space with MHVR air conditioning units which take out old air and bring new air in. We also have reduced our capacity so you can be mindful of each other’s space.

Stephanie Housty, Marketing & Sustainability Manager, Ecosurety – “Ecosurety’s journey to B Corp certification”

Stephanie will share her experience of the certification process for a small B2B consulting company, including pitfalls to avoid and tips for businesses thinking of embarking on the B Corp adventure.

Sam Longworth, Project Coordinator, Hubbub – “Real and perceived barriers on the B Corp journey (and why it’s worth it)”

Sharing lessons from Hubbub Enterprise’s path to B Corp certification. There are barriers both real and perceived on the way to becoming a B Corp. This talk will focus on how to overcome some of those and why the journey is as important as the destination.

Jake Backus, Head of Sustainability for Seacourt Ltd.  

Jake will discuss different approaches to building the team to prepare the assessment, the difference between setting the ambition team and getting the work done team, what to do first to save time later and to improve your score, and how to avoid B Corp fatigue!


08:00 – 08:20 – Registration, Breakfast and Networking [Plus Virtual Attendees Networking Session]

08:20 – 08:30 – Introduction by Future Leap

08:30 – 08:50 – Stephanie Housty, Marketing and Sustainability Manager, Ecosurety

08:50 – 09:05 – Jake Backus, Head of Sustainability, Seacourt

09:05 – 09:20 – Sam Longworth, Project Coordinator, Hubbub

09:20 – 09:50 – Q&A

09:50 – 09:55 – 60 Second Pitches

09:55 – 10:00 – Close

10:00 – 10:30 – Optional Networking & Tea/Coffee [Plus Virtual Attendees Networking Session till 10:15]


Meet The Speakers!

Stephanie Housty is Marketing & Sustainability Manager at Ecosurety, the market leading and B Corp certified compliance scheme investing in quality recycling.

In addition to shaping its marketing and communication strategy, she is in charge of moving up the dial on Ecosurety’s social and environmental impact by driving its sustainability strategy.

She was behind Ecosurety becoming B Corp certified in 2020 and she leads the project for the company to become net zero by 2030.

Driven by her passion for behaviour change, she has worked on numerous consumer awareness campaigns to encourage citizens to reduce, reuse or recycle. Some campaigns she has been involved with in Bristol are #ElectricAvenue to encourage electricals repair & reuse, and ‘Don’t Bin Your Batteries’ to increase portable batteries recycling.

Sam Longworth, Project Coordinator, Hubbub

Sam Longworth is a Project Coordinator at Hubbub who has a passion for creative communications and behaviour change. With experience working on a range of exciting project tackling everything from litter to food waste, Sam also drove the push for Hubbub Enterprise to become a B Corp and join the community of businesses acting as a force for good.

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Opportunities, Suggestions and Conditions

Physical Attendees: It is important we look after each other and keep safe. We recommend all attendees take a lateral flow test prior to arrival. Please do not attend if you have any covid symptoms or are having to self isolate. 

Most of our events are available on demand, however these are not free to members and 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.

We take photos at our events for marketing purposes, if you don’t want your picture taken please let us know in advance.

We record some of our events for marketing purposes, if you don’t want to be in the recording please let us know in advance.

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

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

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

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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