1. herereath making workshops, a Christmas silent disco and late night shopping on North Street.
5. The Bristol Pound November Meetup for members and those interested in city’s local currency takes place on Tuesday 26 November (5.30pm-7.30pm) at The Foundation, St Georges Road BS1 5BE; further details here.
6. Are you interested in leasing a building or land from Bristol City Council, want to find out about Community Asset Transfer (CAT) and understand the application process; have you already started on the process and want help to make it successful? If so then join Voscur and BCC for the Navigating Community Asset Transfer event on Thursday 28 November (1pm-4.30pm) at PBA Sports & Social Club, Nibley Road BS11 9XW; click here for more information and to book your place.
7. Did you know over 17m working people in the UK do not have the essential digital skills required for work; nearly 12m adults lack essential digital skills; and that within 20 years 90% of all jobs will require digital skills to some degree? future.now is a new coalition of leading companies and civil society groups working in collaboration with government to boost the UK’s digital skills; find out more here.
8. Innovate UK’s Global Business Innovation Programme, delivered by Enterprise Europe Network (EEN), is organising a series of events in South Korea including a visit to the country for up to 15 digital health SMEs with emerging technologies in this field. The 5 day programme will be visiting the country in March next year which will enable delegates to create opportunities for technology collaboration. Register here – deadline Friday 6 December.
10. St Pauls Carnival is gathering information about the 2019 event and invites anyone who took part in or attended Carnival to fill in this survey as soon as possible. After filling it, please feel free to share with your networks, memberships and subscribers.
11. Bristol ranks fourth in the latest Good Growth for Cities Index. The Index measures the performance of the UK’s largest cities against 10 indicators that the public think are most important when it comes to economic wellbeing. The Index was developed in the aftermath of the financial crisis in response to the sense that we need to look beyond GDP headlines to measure economic success. Factors like jobs, income, skills and health are most important in the eyes of the public, alongside housing, transport, income distribution, work-life balance, business start-ups and the environment; more here.
12. The recently launched Thriving at Work report from a group of Bristol-based employers draws together their experience of dealing with workplace mental health issues, with the aim of improving the working lives of people in the city. You can download a copy of the report here.