Business breakfast - accelerating growth by making things last

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 08:00 to 10:30

Zero Waste Scotland and the Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS) are pleased to invite you to a breakfast event focused on learning more about the circular economy and how it relates to your business.

This breakfast event will introduce you to the circular economy from a manufacturing perspective and discuss what it could mean for your business, your supply chain and your long-term forecasting and planning process. It will also set out support available to businesses including the Circular Economy Investment Fund and the Circular Economy Business Service.

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at managers, leaders and staff responsible for implementing operational plans and will also be of interest to design engineers and entrepreneurs.

The event has been timed to ensure minimum time away from the workplace, starting at 8.30am with breakfast rolls, fruit, pastries and refreshments and finishing promptly at 10.30am, with lots of opportunities to ask questions and network.


  • 08:00 Registration and networking breakfast 
  • 08:30 Louise McGregor, Head of Circular Economy, Zero Waste Scotland - overview of ZWS
  • 08:40 Jerome Finlayson, Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service - Manufacturing in Scotland
  • 08:50 Lynn Wilson, Zero Waste Scotland - Circular Economy Investment Fund and Business Service
  • 09:05 Sandy Rodger, Freelance Circular Economy Advisor
  • 09:35 Panel discussion
  • 09:55 Coffee and pastries for the road, networking and close

Sandy Rodger has spent most of his career leading industrial manufacturing and supply chain activities for major companies, and has recently focused his work on the circular economy. Working at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation he set up the project to create a new vision for plastics, and more recently he has been working globally with multinationals and SMEs on the circular supply chains for biological waste. Sandy is a chartered engineer with qualifications in business and environmental systems, and has written various articles about the circular economy, including Engineering the Circular Economy. He currently works from his own consultancy, Sandy Rodger (Consulting) Ltd.

Book your free place

This event is free of charge, with limited places, so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Please book at this page on Scottish Enterprise's website.

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