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Sharing resources & equipment within & between organisations to reduce costs, carbon & waste.


Wednesday, 22 May 2013 from 08:45 to 14:00 (BST)

Sheffield, United Kingdom

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Want to save your organisation money? Looking to do more with less? Collaborative Consumption is liberating assets for the benefit of organisational sustainability and the bottom line. Come along to find out how..

Sunderland City Council are  saving £7.5K/month and Northumberland County Council are achieving a £15.5K/ month in direct demonstratable savings by sharing resources within the organisation more effectively,

This free event will demonstrate the financial and environmental savings that are possible by reusing or sharing resources and equipment within and between organisations. The event will be of specific interest those working in the public and private sectors in shared services, sustainability, procurement, Facilities and asset management.

Daniel O’Connor from WARPit  will outline the movement known as Collaborative Consumption  and the impact this is having on organisational resource efficiency.

Other speakers include:

  • Robert Grisdale from Grand Scheme Bike Share 
  • Imran Azam CEO of
  • Ciaran Kennedy presenting findings from a recent survey exploring the barriers to organisational sharing 
  • Sheffield Jelly explaining their Casual Co-Working at the GIST Lab in Sheffield
  • Esther Kiddle solicitor, Kiddle Associates outlining the legal issues around collaborative consumption 
CAN'T MAKE THIS EVENT? We will repeat in Manchester next month 20th June

To see a case study of how one example of Collaborative Consumption could enhance your business, click here. 

The event culminates with a buffet lunch and networking.



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8.45-9.15 Refreshments and networking


9.15 Welcome and introduction. Host.


9.25 Daniel O’Connor from outlines and explores the relevance of Collaborative Consumption  to organisations.


9.45 Robert Grisdale from Grand Scheme Bike Share describes a bike share service case study and how this model is now being rolled out across the world.

10.15 Imran Azam CEO of - outlines how his corporate customers are generating revenues by renting out their surplus storage.

10.45 BREAK


10.55 Organisation to organisation sharing- can it work? Ciaran Kennedy  presents findings from a recent survey exploring the barriers to organisational sharing and leads a group discussion.


11.10  Representative from liftshare/ carshare service (TBC) describes the different mechanisms and highlights the benefits, the lessons learned and the way forward


11.40 Sheffield Jelly explain their Casual Co-Working at the GIST Lab in Sheffield- and how co working can improve organisations. (TBC)


12.00  Esther Kiddle solicitor from Kiddle Associates outlines the legal issues around collaborative consumption and the sharing economy.

12.20  Daniel O’Connor from the resource reuse network outlines how organisations are reducing costs and waste by sharing their resources better.


12.40 Wrap up and summary followed by lunch and networking

TIME names Collaborative Consumption as one of the 10 Ideas That Will Change The World.  Collaborative Consumption improves resource efficiency by reducing the need to consume by sharing, bartering, lending, trading, renting, gifting, and swapping reinvented through network technologies.



Julie Parkinson, Category Procurement Specialist , Northumberland County Council said 

"WARPit is a no brainer. There are so many benefits to the authority using WARPit.  Led by Procurement we have managed to intercept orders and steer staff to this portal which not only saves our disposal costs but reduces spend.  Working with a local social enterprise for all our transport requirements has also been working well for the local economy.  Overall after only a few months, the benefits have been fantastic!"

Dianne Pattison, Policy Officer Sunderland City Council said

“I would definitely recommend the system to other councils. It has solved all the issues we had initially [redistributing resources efficiently] and eventually the system should run itself. I think it is imperative to be seen to be leading by example. We are now rolling out WARPit to other large organisations in the city”


Do you have questions about Sharing resources & equipment within & between organisations to reduce costs, carbon & waste. ? Contact WARPit
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Creative Lounge @ The Workstation
15 Paternoster Row
S1 2BX

United Kingdom

Wednesday, 22 May 2013 from 08:45 to 14:00 (BST)

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WARPit is a redistribution network which makes it easy for individuals in an organisation to give away or loan unwanted items to others inside the same organisation or beyond.  Watch this clip to see a demonstration

This system is useful with any unwanted resource but is particularly powerful with furniture, electrical items, specialist items (such as engineering, medical research and lab equipment), fixture and fittings and office consumables such as unused inkjet cartridges, stationery etc.

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