Sessions

Day Five

Friday 6 November

1-2pm

SUSTAINABILITY IN THE CYCLING INDUSTRY

Hear from experts in other industries and discussion on what the BA and members can do in the cycling industry.

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ALEC SEAMAN

Sustainability Consultant

Alec Seaman is the Bicycle Association’s lead on issues around sustainability. The author of a research paper examining Sustainability in the Cycling Industry and think pieces published on the BA website, Alec now represents the BA at a European level as a founding member of the CONEBI-CIE Corporate Social Responsibility Expert Group.

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DANIEL GILLBORN

Associate Director

Daniel was Director & General Manager of Cyclescheme for The Grass Roots Group, with over 20 years’ experience in leadership and board positions. Daniel is working with the Bicycle Association to support and drive new initiatives to support the industry.

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CHRISTIAN SMITH

Founder – Outdoor Provisions

Christian is an Outdoor and cat enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the food industry.  He is a founder of Outdoor Provisions, a North West based start-up who make dependable, portable, tasty natural energy snacks designed for use during outdoor pursuits. 

A shade over a year old, Outdoor Provisions adopt a considered and progressive approach to the work they do and are 1% for the Planet members contributing to the RSPBs fight against Raptor persecution.

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DAVID HANNEY

Co-Founder and Chief Executive – Alpkit

David is Co-Founder and Chief Executive of Alpkit and Sonder Bikes. They are a direct-to-consumer sports brand selling high performance clothing and equipment to enthusiasts of mountain adventures … those that like to run, hike, climb, camp, swim or bike. 

Alpkit has grown by over 50% year on year for the last 5 years running and has recently won Online Retailer of the Year for the 6th time as voted by the readers of TGO Magazine. They are the only UK technical outdoor and bike brand to be a certified B Corp which are businesses verified to meet the highest standards of environmental, social, public transparency and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose and use business as force for good. 

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LOUISA HOLBROOK

Head of Sustainability – Brompton

Louisa Holbrook is Head of Sustainability at Brompton Bicycle. Brompton are the largest bike manufacturer in the UK, with their factory based in Greenford, West London. Made for cities, Brompton bikes are sold in 47 countries around the world and over 75% of production is exported. Brompton’s purpose is to “Create urban freedom for happier lives”, and they are passionate about sustainable mobility and access to cycling. Putting their purpose into action, during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic Brompton produced over 750 bikes for NHS workers as part of their Wheels for Heroes campaign, providing the means for key workers to avoid public transport and enjoy the many physical and mental health benefits of cycling at a time of crisis.

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JAMES GHAFFARI

Director – B Corp Certification

James is Director of B Corp Certification at B Lab UK, responsible for growing the B Corp community and managing the certification process for businesses large and small across the UK. James has also held roles in Innovation at an international women and girls’ rights charity and has worked with multinationals and local SMEs in sub-Saharan Africa supporting the growth of inclusive business environments.

Guest speaker

MIKE COOK

Global Sales & Business Development Director – MucOff

Mike Cook is a board director and Global Head of sales and marketing at Muc-Off. Prior to that he spent 9 years as an owner / investor at Fisher Outdoor Leisure. His career prior to landing in the bike industry included 3 years as European Sales Director at the Adidas:Reebok group and almost 10 years in various sales and marketing roles at PepsiCo. Mike is also a Trustee and Board Director at the Fearless Foundation.

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