The theory and emotions attached to a fully "sustainable" business may be beguiling; the practice often proves rather different. To this Hot Breakfast are invited 8 members who are all operating at the (definitely metaphorical) coalface of modern enterprise, whether testing new concepts within the model of the circular economy, encouraging more holistic consumer behaviour or integrating a set of benchmarks that are broader than profit and size against which to monitor their performance.
Some are founders or executives; others are investors or advisors. Their perspectives are different but complementary, and we are confident that they all "ought" to meet each other.
If you're invited, it's because we think you have as much to give to the table as to take. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge, exchange wisdom, sound out ideas, pool contacts... and of course, to feast on a delicious breakfast! Please come with an empty belly and an open mind. More details are set out below.
"...this is the best way to have breakfast in London!"
Themes of the Breakfast
A sustainable society
The entrepreneurial mindset
At the breakfast
Please arrive promptly, as we will only properly get going once everyone is at the table, and a feast awaits you, thanks to our hosts at The Larder...
We'll kick off with brief introductions, so that you have a sense of the variety of backgrounds and skills at play. Over two delicious courses, we'll then go round the table, giving everyone the chance to speak, listen, question and think.
Kate, the founder of The Hot Breakfast and your host for the morning, will facilitate the event to ensure that obvious connections are drawn out, but what you choose to talk about is entirely your decision.
There's no need to prepare, but please consider that this is an exceptional forum in which to bounce ideas, discuss problems, ask questions and air the issues that are on your mind!
As ever, our conversation takes place under the Chatham House Rule, as well as the two HB House Rules, namely:
No hard-selling. This is not that kind of forum and you're all members so you've all got great ideas by definition - no need to convince anyone.
Please do your best to save your emails and texts for later: it's not only you that your phone distracts.
We'll wrap up on the dot of 9am; please let Kate know in advance if you need to leave earlier as it affects the dynamic of the table.
After the event you'll receive an email with everyone's contact details, and key recommendations that came up in conversation (such as events, organisations, articles etc.) will be shared online.
We will take account of all recorded dietary requirements when preparing the menu for this breakfast. Due to the bespoke nature of the event, seats cannot be transferred - but if you are suddenly no longer able to attend and have an appropriate replacement in mind then do let us know and we'll consider if they will fit in. We are also unable to issue refunds less than 5 days before the event.