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Towards Circular Economy Business Models

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 17:00 to 20:00
LEAF on Portland Street, 113 – 115 Portland Street, Manchester, M1 6DW

CEC-Manchester is led by Manchester Met University as part of the Waste 2 Resource Innovation Network (W2RIN) and has the support of the GMCA (GMWDA). W2RIN brings together academic expertise and practical waste management experience from the Faculty of Science and Engineering to support the transition to a zero-waste circular economy.


Following the inaugural launch of the CEC-M in February, you will hear feedback on the matrix mapping event and due to popular demand are holding our second event on Circular Economy Business models.


Who is the event for?

This event is fundamentally aimed at businesses wishing to learn about and potentially develop, their own circular economy models. However, it is also open to anyone who wishes to understand more about the principals of circular business models and for those who want to hear first-hand what can be achieved from the amazing presenters!


Business Growth Hub (BGH)

For this event the BGH are supporting the CEC-M, providing Eco-Innovation Advice. The BGH is a community of specialists with a passion to help businesses across Greater Manchester to realise their ambitions. They offer expert one-to-one and peer-to-peer business support, events, specialist programmes, funding and much more. Their support is fully-funded and is provided at no direct cost to your business.



At this event, we will introduce the concepts for circular business models and you will hear presentations from a range of business that have adopted resource efficient circular approaches as part of their core business strategy.


  • Axion - Richard Mc Kinlay - Head of Circular Economy
  • Dsposal - Tom Passmore - CEO and Co-Founder
  • SAICA Natur - Johan Sundblad – Country Manager
  • Viridor - Richard Jenkinson – Managing Director
  • Branagan Flooring - Kate Branagan – Company Director
  • Manchester Bike Hire - Chris Leakey – Bambino Biking Manager
  • Trafford Centre - Myles Kitchner M.D. property
  • WarpIT - Daniel O’Connor – Head of Customer Happiness
  • The Real Junk Food Project – Corrinne Bell - Director


An interactive workshop will be held after the business presentations, where we will be asking you to sketch out your supply chain to help identify where opportunities for more circular approaches may exist.


''For the workshop to be of benefit please come prepared with knowledge about your supply chain''


Following the workshop there will be a unique opportunity to sign up to have a one-2-one with a specialist advisor from Manchester Met and the BGH to discuss the workshop outcomes for your business and future development.


Free Registration (see below)