Everyone is welcome
Hub members benefit from our activities and are part of a rapidly growing network of likeminded people. Since the first Centre opened in Aldershot in 2009 our hub has grown from a handful of experts and enthusiasts, to a worldwide network of thousands of people and businesses.
Collaborate with us
There is no pressure to collaborate with us, you can just join our hub to get our news and find out the discounts or offers we negotiate on behalf of hub members. Those who do collaborate with us share their skills and resources to benefit from getting a lot more in return from us, such as 100% discounts off our services or working alongside us to gain sales, marketing and business opportunities.
Verified experts & businesses in our hub
Our sustainability consultancy, training and contracted work is only given to real experts and genuinely sustainable enterprises in our hub. To verify you we need to know more about your business and hear recommendations from others in our network before we will verify you.
Here is a bit of background info, just in case you don’t know this stuff!
Bricks and Bread Sustainable Living Centre is a social enterprise, we are completely independent and do not rely on grants to deliver our social benefits. Our purpose is to make it easier for people to live, work and build sustainably. By working together this can happen quickly for the benefit of society and the planet, but if this adaption doesn’t happen fast enough we are creating enterprises and solutions to help people cope in a crisis.
Who runs the company?
We do not have employees or volunteers, instead our services are run by self employed experts and small businesses in our hub. Trudy Thompson created Bricks and Bread company and oversees its operations. Assisting her in shaping the future of the enterprise with innovative ideas are young people aged between 16 – 25 years old. They attend board meetings and have responsibility for setting short, medium and long term plans for Bricks and Bread.
Our work with young people
Trudy and hub members run sustainable innovation and social entrepreneurship activities with large groups of young people (over 100+ at a time) with schools, universities and business schools. These activities are creative, fun and engaging, they are designed to empower young people and gain from their fresh ideas!
We run premises and events for people to work, meet and share their knowledge about eco building, sustainable innovation and social enterprise.
We raise money from a wide range of services which includes business incubation, mentoring, public speaking, creative thinking sessions, social media training, events management and reusing waste activities.
What else does Trudy do?
Trudy is a eco builder who creates developments, a social entrepreneur and business mentor for social and sustainable ventures.
Trudy developed Change to Save her programme of advice, training and mentoring, which shares the techniques and knowledge Trudy has learnt about sustainable innovation and social enterprise to inspire other entrepreneurs and support them in growing their business.
In 2013 Bricks and Bread (Investment) Ltd is being launched to with a £100m fund to invest in eco building, sustainable innovation and social enterprise ventures to finance land and property, the enterprises incubated beyond start-up at Bricks and Bread and collaborative projects between expert BBhub members.