'Business at Breakfast', our exciting new monthly networking meeting, brings together academics from the School of Management and professionals from Bath, Bristol, and the surrounding areas for informative talks, networking, and discussion around best practices and any issues facing businesses.
This event is suitable for:
- Company Directors
- Senior Managers
- Individuals responsible for learning and development/HR within a business
- Talent Directors
The event will take place within our new School of Management building. Your free ticket includes tea, coffee and juice as well as breakfast from our fantastic on-site café.
08:00 - Tea, coffee, pastries & chat
08:15 - 08:45 – An interview with Louis Bollard
08:45 - Open discussion around topics of interest
09:30 – Opportunity to network
We want these sessions to be guided by you, focusing on the topics that you feel would be beneficial for your business, so in addition to a short keynote speech, we will run an open forum of discussion which will then inform our choice of speaker for subsequent events.
This month's interview
Our interview this month is with Louis Bollard, School of Management alumnus and founder of Host a Fan. Host a Fan is a community of like-minded rugby supporters hosting each other on their away trips. A sort of 'airbnb' for rugby fans. Instead of spending on hotels and other accommodation providers, local supporters host travelling fans in exchange for being hosted on their own away trips. As well as the cost saving, Host a Fan enables supporters to enjoy a more localised, cultural experience and kick-off a friendship that lasts beyond the final whistle. There are plans to do the same in other sports too, such as football and cricket and then further afield, by connecting like-minded people for hosting exchanges.
Louis will be talking to us about his experiences so far, allowing us to get an understanding of how he’s planning to commercialise his venture, his expansion plans and his biggest business challenges to date.