Previous events - West of England Initiative

Members of The West of England Initiative have the opportunity to join us and meet fellow members through quarterly formal evening events and regular lunch briefings. These events are a great opportunity to collaborate with other influential organisations, listen to inspiring presentations from international dignitaries, and to discuss the latest policies and projects taking place in the city region.

From this page, users can access videos, photos and commentary from previous Initiative evenings and events:


15th September 2021 - Over 150 Bristol Chamber & Initiative members join meeting at SS Great Britain to witness handing over of Presidential medal

21st July 2021 - Business West and Lloyds Banking Group - the future of our workspaces

1st July 2021 - Bristol and West of England business leaders taking action to tackle climate change

3rd June 2021 - Metro Mayor Dan Norris tells West of England business leaders he will put region ‘on the map’

6th May 2021 - Bristol businesses leading on equality, diversity and inclusion

1st April 2021 - Aardman Animations and Hargreaves Lansdown’s work in the community showcased at monthly Initiative meeting

4th March 2021 - All change at First West of England and Destination Bristol

4th February 2021 - Impressive Redcliffe & Temple BID plans outlined at WoE Initiative meeting

27th January 2021 - In conversation with Charlotte Leslie and Empire Fighting Chance

14th January 2021 - Ashton Gate Chairman Martin Griffiths lays out vaccination plans at West of England Initiative meeting


3rd December 2020 - Final Initiative meeting of the year inspires hope and optimism for 2021

5th November 2020 - Bristol City Council Public Health team updates Bristol Chamber & Initiative members as second lockdown comes into effect

1st October 2020 - Shadow Housing Secretary Thangam Debbonaire gives address at October Bristol & West of England Initiative meeting

3rd September 2020 - WoE Initiative meeting discusses managing COVID over the winter months

6th August 2020 - West of England Initiative meeting focusses on key economic trends post-COVID

13th July 2020- Business and city leaders join the Initative's eighth online meeting since lockdown

17th June 2020 - Bristol Businesses come together after momentous week for the city

2nd June 2020 - What we need now is confidence and Addressing cross border partnerships post Covid

5th May 2020 –  Darren Jones MP and Mayor Tim Bowles join Initiative for COVID-19 meeting

23rd April 2020 – 6 key takeaways from the Initiative’s Trading Through Coronavirus meeting

6th April 2020–  West of England businesses come together to respond to Covid-19


9th December 2019 –  Initiative sets out 4 key priorities for 2020 and beyond

26th September 2019 –  Bristol Zoo Gardens hosts visitor economy- focused Initiative

18th June 2019 - Sustainability and Inclusion – how can Bristol businesses drive change?

17th May 2019 – Helping Bristol’s ex-offenders back into employment

27th February 2019 - Behind the scenes at UWE’s 16m University Enterprise Zone

21st January 2019 – Business to have their say on future of public transport in the West of England


10th December 2018 -  West of England Initiative celebrates 30th anniversary at Bristol Old Vic

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