Monthly Roundup: May 2022

In the month the Royal West of England Academy reopened and renowned street art festival, Upfest made its post-pandemic debut, we started our 22/23 year with a bang.

Our Monthly Meeting guest of honour was Pam Barbato, of Act!on Net Zero, who talked to us about the company’s mission and the behavioural changes needed in order to reduce our carbon emissions – including the Clean Air Zone policy that is soon to be taking affect in Bristol.

May is also the month of one of our biggest events in the calendar, Spring Drinks and this year our Chairs of Social and Events, Amy Moody and Oliver Stavrakakis, hosted a stellar night of networking and art at the newly unveiled Me, Myself and I exhibition at RWA.

We partnered with local copywriting agency Stratton Craig who hosted a Writing Workshop for our members where we learned about the pitfalls of business writing; how to avoid them, and how to structure writing for maximum impact.

This month also saw charity, and sport collide as we hosted a Charity Cricket Match to raise funds for The Brightwell (we’re still collecting donations here if you haven’t already been so kind).

The match didn’t disappoint as we saw some epic performances including a quote ‘legendary’ diving catch and some top tier sideline support on boundary watch. Ultimately it was a show of excellent bowling from the 39ers that saw a one-run win for Immediate Past President, DSQ’s team. 

Finally, we ended the month with a Tour of Wessex Water arranged by Chair of Business, Enterprise and Education – Connor Jones. We were invited to explore and understand the inner workings of a treatment plant. Those who attended certainly walked away with some useful tips about how they can help reduce their own carbon footprint. We would like to thank Sue and the team for the tour, and look forward to taking more members again in the future.