Business Mentors

The below organisations will be working with students in a range of workshops. Search mentors by workshops:

Your Innovative Future

Airbus

Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive product line on the market, Airbus is a global company with design and manufacturing facilities in France, Germany, the UK, and Spain as well as subsidiaries in the U.S., China, Japan and in the Middle East. Headquartered in Toulouse, France, Airbus is an EADS company.

Tata Motors

Tata Motors

Tata Motors is India’s largest fully integrated automotive company and has worldwide operations, including Jaguar Land Rover and Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc (TMETC). TMETC aim to drive the technology and quality of future Tata Motors vehicles, including sustainable vehicle development. 

Airbus

Airbus

Airbus is the leading aircraft manufacturer with the most modern and comprehensive family of airliners on the market. Over 11,400 Airbus aircraft have been sold to more than 330 customers worldwide. Airbus will be talking about the A320neo aircraft, which incorporate both Sharklets and new more fuel-efficient engines. http://www.airbus.com/

Your Energy Future

Solarsense UK Ltd

Solarsense UK Ltd

Solarsense founded in 1994, have designed and installed over 6000 solar thermal and PV systems since then. Winners of the REA Company of the Year Award, their longstanding experience and direct action approach to charity solar projects mark them out as the South West’s leading solar company. http://www.solarsense-uk.com/

Coda Architects Limited

Coda Architects Limited

Coda Architects Limited are an award winning design practice based in Bristol. They specialise in providing sustainable design solutions using collaborative and ethical working practices. Last year they were awarded the Future Forums ‘carbon champions’ award for reducing their annual carbon footprint by 15%, and the annual RIBA ‘town and country’ award for their design of the Bristol Heart Institute. http://www.coda-architects.co.uk/

Your Business Future

Bristol City Council

Bristol City Council

The Council has a wide range of food related responsibilities in the city from providing allotments through to food safety. In 2010 the Council adopted a Food Charter with 10 ambitions to support the sustainable food agenda within the organisation. http://www.bristol.gov.uk/page/food-bristol

Fairtrade

Fairtrade

Fairtrade is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world. Bristol is a Fairtrade city and supports Fairtrade both through the businesses involved in selling and promoting products with the Fairtrade mark and in educational and awareness raising activities. http://www.bristolfairtrade.org.uk/

Jinga

Jinga

Jinga shoes were founded by Kate Novakowski and have their origins as a dance and Capoeira shoe. They are exceptionally lightweight, colourful, flexible and carry the Green Seal stamp, awarded by the Brazilian Government for environmental best practice and a high standard of working conditions in the production facility. A percentage of company profits sustain projects that give young people opportunities in Brazil. 

The Bristol Pound

The Bristol Pound

The Bristol Pound is a secure local currency launching in Spring 2012 and designed to support Bristol’s independent businesses, strengthen the local economy, keep our high streets diverse and distinct, helping build a strong community. http://bristolpound.org/

Stewed

Stewed

Stewed! is a range of ready-made, internationally-influenced, one-pot meals that first bubbled into life in 2008; the brainchild of Leiths-trained chef, Alan Rosenthal. Despite having no experience in food production Alan was outsourcing production of his meals within one year and is currently stocked by a range of retailers including Sainsbury’s, Waitrose and Harvey Nichols. http://www.steweduk.co.uk/

The Better Food Company

The Better Food Company

Campaigners, as well as retailers of local, organic, ethical and fair trade products. The Better Food Company was established by Phil Haughton in 1992 as an organic delivery service and has since grown into two retail outlets, café and deli. Its produce is grown on a 24 acre site 8 miles from Bristol. Phil will be working in the Sustainable Business workshop. http://www.betterfood.co.uk/