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Chamber Breakfast March

24 March, 2023 @ 7:45 am - 9:30 am

£25.00 - £30.00

The “Get the kettle on” Breakfast

Our March speaker is Krisi Smith, co-founder, creative director and chief tea mixologist at the Bird & Blend Tea Co

Her story starts at university, where as a politics student she met Mike Turner who was to become her co-founder. Krisi went on to work in the tea industry but tired of the 9-5, she and Mike headed off to Canada where they worked as ski instructors.

After enjoying the freedom, adrenaline rush and fresh air of the mountains, they had no desire to return to the office, or work for someone else. They wanted to create an ethical, eco-conscious business so they decided to disrupt the UK tea industry by creating unusual, fun and imaginative blends.

Today, Bird & Blend has more than 100 teas. Flavours include jelly & ice cream, pina colada, birthday cake and, for the less adventurous, builder’s breakfast brew.

So come along to Bill’s to hear Krisi’s story, with a fabulous breakfast and some excellent networking added to the mix.

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About this event

The Chamber’s monthly Breakfast at Bill’s is very popular, so you’ll need to book early.

50 to 80 business people from Brighton and the surrounding areas come together to meet, eat and network on the fourth Friday of each month*.

There is a wide range of people who attend from all sectors and all sizes. From sole traders and start-ups to some of the biggest businesses in the city.

Each month there is a guest speaker, who’ll talk about their own experiences of running a business and their own personal journey.

What you can expect:

  • Make new connections through informal networking.
  • Hear from a brilliant speaker, who’ll talk us through their personal and business story, the highs, and the lows.
  • Enjoy breakfast with like-minded people.
  • No need to pitch, as we can make an introduction if there’s someone you’d like to meet.
  • Find new local customers and suppliers.

Breakfast options: If you are anything like us, you’ll want to know what’s on the menu in advance. You will choose what you’d like on the day

Here are the options:

  • Cooked meat – Fried free-range eggs, Cumberland sausage, smoked streaky bacon, roasted plum tomatoes, mushrooms and toast (gluten-free available).
  • Cooked vegetarian – Poached free-range eggs, halloumi, roasted plum tomato, charred red peppers, smashed avocado, hollandaise, pea shoots, mixed seeds and toast (gluten-free available).
  • Cooked vegan – Toasted sourdough with hummus, smashed avocado, spinach, roasted plum tomatoes, mushrooms and mixed seeds (gluten-free available).
  • Oat porridge – Coconut and oat porridge topped with apples, cinnamon sugar and blueberries (vegan and gluten-free).

There is also tea, coffee and water available throughout the event.

Thanks to our sponsor: Help to Grow

Boost your business’s performance, resilience and growth with the 90% Government funded Help to Grow: Management programme from the University of Brighton. There’s a reduced fee for Brighton Chamber members too. Find out more.


What’s the refund policy? Places are limited, and events are usually oversubscribed. Please give two working days’ notice via email for a refund* or you’ll be required to pay for your place in full.

*Eventbrite booking fees are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled or there are duplicate charges.

Can I attend if I am not a member of the Chamber? If you have never been a member of the Chamber you can book and join as a guest at two of our events (just one Chamber Breakfast). After this, you will need to join the Chamber to enjoy the benefits of membership. If you’d like to join the Chamber you can find out more on our website.

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24 March, 2023
7:45 am - 9:30 am
£25.00 - £30.00


Bill’s Brighton
The Depot, 100 North Road
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 1YE United Kingdom