Catalyst Conversations Launch

The Better Business Network is now officially hosting Catalyst Conversation sessions straight after our Breakfast Networking sessions on the second Thursday of each month 10:30-12:30 for purpose driven businesses to connect. 

This is an intimate and invite-only Catalyst Conversation, and a members only event. For a full list of our upcoming events, check out our Events Calendar

If you are a tier four or above BBN Member and fancy coming down, or you would just simply love to get involved, please get in contact with our Community Manager James at and we’ll see what we can do!

Check out our YouTube video touring our fantastic new space where these catalyst conversations will be held.  



The session will talk through two things that are key to building a team for a better world:

How to hire:  how can a purpose-driven organisation effectively and ethically recruit the right people that align with the values and mission of the business. Discussing where to look for the right candidates, how to assess candidates, how to ensure the process is ethical and fair considering the progressive EDI aims + values of your organisation.

How to retain: how can and should a purpose-driven organisation operate and support it’s employees. We will discuss topics such as what employee benefits should you offer, how to build a fair and respectful workplace culture, best practice on people management skills. 

The idea that the “best hire is the one you’ve already got if you treat them fairly” is central to the second half of the conversation.



Similar to a roundtable, catalyst conversations split attendees into groups of 6 people to discuss the topic, the challenges businesses face when trying to build a team for a better world, and the opportunities to have a greater positive impact. This provides a peer learning opportunity as well as final next steps action points from all attendees.



We’re running this session for 2 hours, between 10.30 and 12.30 (with a coffee break in the middle!). This catalyst conversation is intentionally scheduled on the same day as our Better Business Breakfast Networking session, so attendees can come in for coffee, fruit and pastries and stay for valuable connections with other like-minded businesses!