Premier at RWM 2017

09 September 2017

Premier Sustain’s Ann Beavis has been invited to speak at the RWM exhibition in Birmingham on 14th September, as part of a panel session discussing commercial opportunities in reuse and remanufacture.

The three-day event represents a huge opportunity for over 450 organisations in the waste, energy, recycling and water sectors to collaborate towards building a more resource efficient future.

The ‘Commercial Opportunities in Reuse and Remanufacture’ panel will see presentations from companies around the UK who will detail how their organisation have identified and made use of commercial opportunities in reuse and remanufacture. Ann will cover the benefits to Premier of embracing circular business models in the office furniture and IT reuse markets and she will share the lessons learnt from disrupting this market place.

The other panel members will be: Nick Davies the founder of community network Neighbourly, Katie Thomas, Circular Economy Project Officer at Opportunity Peterborough and the Chair is Craig Anderson from the Furniture Reuse Network.

Following the presentations, the general discussion will be around up-scaling reuse and remanufacture through partnerships, or social media / online platforms, covering:

• Utilising apps and social networks to share surplus, facilitate reuse and encourage repair
• Key considerations in scaling up pilot projects
• Methods for identifying commercial opportunities
• Lessons learnt in leveraging cross-sector partnerships

Premier Sustain are very pleased to be participating in the event, which 11,000 UK and international visitors are expected to attend. The Birmingham NEC will be separated into 6 different zones for this year’s RWM event: Energy from Waste, Handling and Logistics, Machinery and Equipment, Recyclers and Reprocessors, Data Tech Services and Supply and Demand. Part of the RWM mission statement is to encourage collaboration between innovators, influencers, public sector and business leaders to deliver solutions that are profitable and environmentally sound.

Ann comments: “Part of Premier Sustain’s ethos is to share knowledge and experience of remanufacturing in order to encourage a move towards a circular economy. I am delighted to have been invited to share Premier’s expertise and am looking forward to attending this exciting event.”

RWM 2017 takes place between 14-16 Sept and free tickets are available via the website: