Events

November monthly meeting – UWE Distinguished Address

On Wednesday 8th November we bussed out to the new UWE Bristol Business School at the Frenchay Campus to listen to the latest UWE Distinguished Address Series. We heard from the fantastic Tony Hayward, Chairman of Glencore and former CEO of BP  about: The Great Energy Revolution – Fact or Fiction …

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Members Dinner 2017

We welcomed 50 members to our annual dinner at The Clifton Club, including guest speaker and former member Darren Jones MP. Guests enjoyed a four course meal, before Darren gave us insight into his memories and experiences of being a BJC member, lawyer, and now Labour MP of Bristol North …

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BJC Balloon Fiesta Nightglow, kindly sponsored by Wards Solicitors

Thank you to everyone who came along to our VIP BJC Marquee at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta. As many of you already know, BJC helped to found the Balloon Fiesta, and because of the close relationship we have maintained with today’s organisers are privileged to enjoy the event from …

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A celebration of IMDb with Col Needham, CEO and founder

We were lucky enough to have the fabulous Col Needham, CEO and founder of IMDb, speak at our August meeting. What an incredible story to think that IMDb all started with Col winning a colouring competition (with a little help from Granny!) at the age of five.  It was fabulous …

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Bordeaux Junior Chamber – Exchange Trip

The BJC Delegation had the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous stay in Bordeaux, complete with sunny beaches, insightful activities and fun-filled evenings.  Thank you to our extremely generous Bordeaux Junior Counterpart and each of the individual hosts for all this organisation.  We look forward to welcoming them to Bristol next year. …

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June Monthly Meeting – Rob Law ‘TrunkiDaddy’ gave us a wonderful oversight of the road to Trunki (via Dragon’s Den)

What a fascinating talk from Rob Law hearing about the journey (with ups and downs) of the development of the Trunki.  It just goes to show that you should follow your dreams and a great idea at age 19 can become a global phenomenon if you keep persisting.  Fantastic to …

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September Monthly Meeting – Social Enterprise

Our meeting last week was a key milestone achievement on the journey of positioning Bristol as the UK’s 1st Social Economy City. We are pleased to let you know that this event was a major success thanks to our partners, and remember you can read the minutes from our meeting …

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Spectacular Night Glow at the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta

Once again we enjoyed a fantastic night glow at the balloon fiesta on Thursday 11th August with over 50 members in attendance at our exclusive pod.  Drinks were flowing and the balloons in our pod really set off those outside.  Sadly it wasn’t possible to launch the interesting shaped balloons …

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August Monthly Meeting – Michael Eavis (Glastonbury founder) at @-Bristol

Our August monthly meeting with Michael Eavis CBE was a huge success, with 75 people in attendance, and a great selection of questions put to our guest speaker.  He is responsible for the fourth most recognised brand in the world – ‘Glastonbury’ – and is 80 years old – it …

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Public Speaking breakfast event

Wednesday morning saw an early start to attend the BJC Principles of Public Speaking breakfast with Simon Pitchers of Craddys.   Simon, a former president of the BJC and Honorary Vice President provided a wealth of knowledge and advice on the principles of public speaking for our members.  Simon gained his …

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