Events

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6th March 2018 Gloucester event

 

A Mission-Led Bank for the West of England: Gloucester, 6th March 7-9pm 

Join us in Gloucester for a discussion on the social, economic and environmental case for regional banks and the development of Avon Mutual, a co-operative bank for the West of England. This event will include talks from Jules Peck (Founding Director, Avon Mutual) and James Moore (Chairman, Community Savings Bank Association), David Owen (CEO GFirst LEP), Fran Boait, COE Positive Money and prospective Parliamentary candidate for Gloucester; Mark Hall (Deputy Head of Engagement at the RSA). 


Avon Mutual will be an ethical and sustainable alternative to the big banks, supporting the financial needs of ordinary people and small local enterprises focussed on issues such as building zero carbon homes and developing sustainable food and farming for the bioregion. This will fill a hole in the UK investment landscape which is well served by community banks across Europe. You can read more about this here. 


This event is being held in partnership with the RSA and GFirst LEP and will bring together key stakeholders in Gloucestershire who are interested in the development of a mission-led bank that will drive inclusive growth in the region. You can find out more and register below.

 

19:00 – 21:00 GFirst LEP, Gloucester 

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE 

We hope you can join us. 

For more information please contact engagement@rsa.org.uk 

9th March 2018 Bristol event

Regional Banking Breakfast: Bristol, Friday 9th March, 7.30 – 9.30am

Join us for a breakfast discussion on the social, economic and environmental case for regional banks and the development of Avon Mutual, a co-operative bank for the West of England. This will include talks from Jules Peck (Founding Director, Avon Mutual), Sarah Toy (Bristol City Council Reslience Officer), Tony Greenham (Director of Economics, RSA) and James Moore (Chairman, Community Savings Bank Association).


Avon Mutual will be an ethical and sustainable alternative to the big banks, supporting the financial needs of ordinary people and small local enterprises focussed on issues such as building zero carbon homes and developing sustainable food and farming for the bioregion. This will fill a gap in the UK investment landscape which is well served by community banks across Europe. 


This event is being held in partnership with the RSA and Business West and will bring together key stakeholders in Bristol who are interested in the development of a mission-led bank that will drive inclusive growth in the region. 


9th March, 07:30 – 09:30am Bevan Brittan LLP, Kings Orchard, 1 Queen St, Bristol BS2 0HQ


BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE

We hope you can join us.

For more information please email engagement@rsa.org.uk

14th March 2018 Bath event

A Mission-Led Bank for the West of England: Bath, 14th March 7-9pm  

Join us at our upcoming event in Bath which will include talks from Jules Peck (Founding Director, Avon Mutual) and James Moore (Chairman, Community Savings Bank Association) to discuss the case for regional banks and the development of a co-operative bank dedicated to the West of England.  We would be delighted if you were able to attend and contribute to the discussion. 


RSA are supporting Avon Mutual as part of a wider movement led by the Community Savings Bank Association to develop a UK-wide network of customer-owned, regional banks. By pursuing a different business model these banks can bring a range of social and economic benefits to the region, tackling financial exclusion and boosting local productivity. 


This event is held in partnership with St. John's Foundation and will bring together key stakeholders in Bath who are interested in the development of a mission-led bank that will drive inclusive growth in the region. You can find out more and register below.


The Chapel, St John's Foundation, Bath
Wednesday 14th March 2018, 19:00 - 21:00

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE 

27th March 2018 Salisbury event

 

A Mission-Led Bank for the West of England: Salisbury, 27th March 6.45 – 8.45pm 

Join us in Salisbury for a discussion on the social, economic and environmental case for regional banks and the development of Avon Mutual, a co-operative bank for the West of England. This event will include talks from Jules Peck (Founding Director, Avon Mutual) and James Moore (Chairman, Community Savings Bank Association). 


Avon Mutual will be an ethical and sustainable alternative to the big banks, supporting the financial needs of ordinary people and small local enterprises focussed on issues such as building zero carbon homes and developing sustainable food and farming for the bioregion. This will fill a hole in the UK investment landscape which is well served by community banks across Europe. You can read more about this here. 


This event is being hosted by the RSA and will bring together key stakeholders in south Wiltshire who are interested in the development of a mission-led bank that will drive inclusive growth in the region. You can find out more and register below. 


Tuesday, 27th March, 18:45 – 20:45 Sarum Collage, Salisbury 


BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE 

We hope you can join us. 

For more information please contact engagement@rsa.org.uk 

22nd May 2018 Swindon event

A Mission-Led Bank for the West of England: Swindon 22nd May 19.00-21.00

Join us in Swindon for a discussion on the social, economic and environmental case for regional banks and the development of Avon Mutual, a co-operative bank for the West of England. This event will include talks from Jules Peck (Founding Director, Avon Mutual), Louise Oliver, a Director of Financial Planning Company Piercefield Oliver and the UK President of BAWE, Katie Gordon, Independent Director and Adviser, Moore (Chairman, Community Savings Bank Association), Ian Larrard, Director of Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative, Business West.

 

This event is being hosted by Business West and the RSA and will bring together key stakeholders in Wiltshire who are interested in the development of a mission-led bank that will drive inclusive growth in the region. You can find out more and register below. 

Tuesday, 22nd May 19.00-21.00. Thrings Solicitors, 6 Drakes Meadow, Swindon, SN3 3LL

BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE 

We hope you can join us. 

For more information please contact engagement@rsa.org.uk 

31st January 2019 Stroud event

 

A Mission-Led Bank for the West of England: Stroud 

The RSA is hosting a roundtable, in partnership with Stroud Common Wealth Company for Avon Mutual which aims to be the first customer-owned high street bank dedicated to Bristol, Bath, Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and North Somerset. 


Mission-led banking in the West of England: Stroud 

Blue Room, Hawkwood College, Stroud GL6 7QW 

Thursday 31 January, 6.30-8pm 


In the UK today, 1.7m adults don’t have a bank account and 60 branches are closing every month across the UK, with poorer and rural areas adversely affected. Avon Mutual will serve the everyday financial needs of SMEs, local community groups, and ordinary households by providing simple and transparent banking services. By pursuing a different business model, Avon Mutual will store wealth in the region and recycle local savings to make local loans. 


If you’d like to learn more about Avon Mutual’s model and how it could improve the economic, social, and environmental future of the West of England, we’d be delighted if you could join us for this roundtable. We are particularly keen to engage with people and organisations that would be interested in joining our growing group of founding investors to help us make this a reality. You can register to attend here or RSVP by emailing engagement@rsa.org.uk. We welcome other guests that you think would be interested in this initiative but please bear in mind that spaces are limited. 

If you have any questions regarding the event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we hope to have you with us in the new year.