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Brighton's Disruptive Change-makers (Meaning Fringe event)

  • PLATF9RM Hove Town Hall, Church Street BN3 3BQ United Kingdom (map)

Since starting up The Good Business Club in January, the question that's come up the most in conversations is - "What is a good business?" - and we’ve engaged in numerous discussions, gaining fascinating perspectives from others in the space and refining our own language around it.

We want to delve deeper into this conversation as we believe it is critical if we want more businesses to take on the responsibility of making a more positive impact in their communities and in the environment.

Join us and a panel of Change-makers in Brighton to find out what it really means to run a business with purpose beyond profit

Speaker Panel

  • Michael Ryan, Now! Charity Group - an enterprising charity who are broadening their financial model to free themselves from the constraints of ever dwindling and increasingly competitive funding opportunities

  • Ruth Anslow, HISBE - an established social enterprise supermarket transforming the food industry by showcasing how it should be when it comes to sourcing and eating food in the UK

  • Alice Reeves, The Joyful Web - A value-led marketing agency that works with businesses that are challenging the status quo and leading with purpose before profit and Belong Con - The Belong Conversation is an event, podcast and blog exploring the power of belonging

  • Fox Geere, Humanitive - a ‘people first’ software development team that builds better cloud software for the companies doing good, so they can do more of it and Founders of Good - a web show that brings together a community of inspired founders and connecting listeners to ideas, new approaches, growth mindset and (hopefully) make being a founder easier

  • Atif Choudhury, Diversity and Ability (D&A) - is a disabled-led social enterprise, which has supported over 17,000 marginalised and neurodiverse individuals using (assistive) technology, mentoring and tailored strategies and Zaytoun CiC - the world’s first Fairtrade Palestinian olive oil cooperative

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Who is this event for

Entrepreneurs, investors, directors, innovators, specialists, freelancers, change-makers and any other social impact enthusiast or sceptics. If you work in the business sector and want to gain a deeper understanding on what purpose-led businesses look like and join a healthy debate around the future of businesses, we’d love for you to join us.


£25 (includes delicious nibbles provided by Soul Soup and a drink on arrival). £15 for Good Business Club Members. Book here.


6:30: Arrival and refreshments

7:00: Welcome from Ruth Anslow and Sara Osterholzer, Co-founders of The Good Business Club

7:15: 'Business for Good' showcases

7:45: Open Q&A from attendees

8:00: Mingle with like-minded Change-makers

08:30: We will leave the venue at 8:30 but will be moving to a bar nearby for those interested in continuing the conversations


This event is part of Meaning Fringe, a week of events and opportunities to learn, share and laugh with fellow travellers on the road to better business. At the heart of Meaning Fringe is progressive business conference Meaning. Happening on 14 November at Brighton Dome, Meaning is the unmissable event for people who believe that business has a critical role to play in addressing the challenges of our time.

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