September 28th, 2015
Two Solihull Chamber members have won their way through to the finals of a national awards scheme. Balsall Common Primary School and Borroclub will be competing in the British Chamber Awards 2015 in London this month.
The idea is that people share their assets, by hiring them out for others to use – and this could be anything, from golf clubs to gardening equipment. The service was launched by Matt Dredger, who said: “Collaborative consumption is working because a peer-to-peer network can offer services considerably cheaper than more traditional channels.
“Sharing companies are growing in popularity from a social perspective too, they unite local communities through a common need and at the same time they are sympathetic to eco values such as sustainability and waste reduction. In particular this circular economy appeals to the millennial generation who have grown up sharing their daily lives online via social media, and who find digital interaction with others a given. They are the early adopters of access over ownership after all why buy it if you can borrow it?”
See the full award announcement here.