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Making Repairing into a Business

April 5 @ 09:30 - 13:00

£5

About this event

Repair businesses are the backbone of a sustainable economy, and provide an opportunity to create new enterprises, green jobs and an impactful, practical way to address the climate crisis on a local level. Setting up a repair business has also many challenges and buying new is still often cheaper than doing a good repair job.

This workshop is for individuals and groups who want to create or grow repair businesses. For example, this could include enterprises or initiatives that repair tech, household goods, clothing, furniture and more. It doesn’t matter what stage you’re at – whether you’re starting with an idea or are already in the thick of it – every participant will leave with tangible next steps for their repair business, and meet other people who are engaged in this locally.The workshop combines the expertise from people who have made it work, people who have experience of incubating start-ups, and from yourself. Everyone makes the day, and as participants, you will be invited to contribute your own experiences and ideas. Bring your ideas or challenges if you want to get some input or feedback from the group.

𝗖𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗯𝘂𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀:

𝗔𝗻𝗱𝗿𝗲 𝗗𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗼𝘀 is the Executive Director of Modbits in Bath, specialising in diagnosing, troubleshooting and repairing any problems with electronic devices. He is a Frome resident with a shop in Bath, and 10+ years experience of working in the IT repair industry.

Skye Pennant is a fashion and repair activist who runs Slow Stitch Club which aims to share the skills you need to get started with visible mending and keep your clothing from landfill. Skye runs workshops both in Frome and virtually and has designed a range of kits and tools to make the practice of visible mending accessible to everyone.

𝗝𝗼𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗻𝗲𝘀 𝗠𝗼𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗿 is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Edventure Frome – A School for Community Enterprise. He will draw on his experience of starting-up community enterprises in Frome designed to contribute to a strong community, grow meaningful livelihoods and build a sustainable, zero-carbon economy that works for all. Johannes is also a qualified social enterprise advisor and has worked with numerous groups and individuals on community-focused start-ups.

This course is organised by Edventure Frome CIC, in partnership with Modbits, Slow Stitch Club, Frome Town Council and Somerset Skills & Learning.

Ticket Price:

This event is funded for residents of the county of Somerset of all ages. There is a £5.00 booking fee. Please, #nomorenoshows. Our funding does not cover BANES, Bath, and Bristol. For a full list of eligible towns/postcodes click here. Booking is essential. We will ask you to complete some paperwork and feedback forms.

Covid-19 Safety Policies and Procedures:

We are taking safety very seriously. As the situation evolves, so will our approach. At the current time…

Venue: We will be at Frome Town Hall with support from Frome Town Council. Risk assessments will be performed and strictly adhered to.

Participant Responsibilities: We all have a critical role to play in keeping each other safe. We will email you an update before the course outlining what precautions we all need to take. Please be prepared to bring your own face-covering and wear it throughout, and to self-certify on arrival that you do not have symptoms, have not been diagnosed with, or had direct contact with a known or suspected COVID-19 case in the past 14 days.

Cancellations:

The booking fee is non-refundable. If you need to cancel and let us know at least 3 days prior to the event we will be happy to transfer your booking to another of our short courses. Please support us by cancelling ASAP if you can no longer come – Edventure Short Courses are always fully booked and often waitlisted, and if we end up with an empty seat in the room it impacts our ability to meet our funding requirements.

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Feedback from past Edventure Short Courses:

“…It was run brilliantly and really well attended. As always there was a great mix of people of all ages, backgrounds and reasons for being there. The courses are always well-run, really interesting and accessible. I’m always amazed by the quality and experience of the teachers. I’m doing three courses at the moment – all brilliant”.

Anna

“Just spent 2 days learning what they do, why they do it and how they are inspiring other communities to take up the challenge too. Such fantastic course design, people skills and imagination! Engaging young adults, helping inspire entrepreneurship, building community! What’s not to love?!”

Ella

“Really inspiring, reinforcing and positive. Great presentation with pace and focus and enough humour to entertain too. Still thinking about it all and will keep doing so for a long time. Thanks for a lovely and helpful course!”

Zainab

“Really interesting and rewarding morning. Will be looking out for other courses and the Hub space is amazing”.

Jane

“A breath of fresh air. The facilitator was knowledgeable, enthusiastic and action orientated but with plenty of interest in the needs and expectations of the group. A very motivating and worthwhile few hours!”

Peter

“Loved it…gave me so much clarity on how to be more strategic! ”

Milda

“A truly supportive, inspiring & creative environment..!”

Frances

Details

Date:
April 5
Time:
09:30 - 13:00
Cost:
£5
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/making-repairing-into-a-business-tickets-217451050947?keep_tld=1

Organiser

Edventure:Frome
Phone:
07548 014066
Email:
info@dventurefrome.org
Website:
https://edventurefrome.org/

Venue

Frome Town Hall
Christchurch Street West
Frome, BA11 1EB
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Phone:
01373 465757
Website:
frometowncouncil.gov.uk