To The Nines - November

Hello, hello, hello! We've got a busy month coming up at PLATF9RM. Here are all the activities our members (and non members) can use to distract themselves from work.

PLATF9RM Pilates

Thursday 16 November l 8.00 - 8.45AM, Floor 5, Tower Point


Pilates sessions are run every week by our resident pilates wizard, Abby Moreton. Perfect for getting you into a positive mindset for the day.

Members Only

PLATF9RM Physical: How To Run

Tuesday 14 November l 12.30 - 1.30PM, Floor 5 Reception, Tower Point


Did you know that the way that you swing your arms or hold your head as you run could contribute or prevent you getting injured as you run? Moreover, if you get your technique right – and it does take practise – you could improve your pace, particularly over long distance events of half marathon and above.

If you want to learn how you could improve your running technique to prevent injury and improve your speed, join us for this special PLATF9RM workshop with Rachael Woolston, founder of

Working in pairs, you’ll video each other and we’ll then go over your videos so that you can assess your own style. Seeing firsthand how you run is one of the most effective ways of ensuring you make changes.

Rachael has coached and mentored hundreds of runners from beginners through to marathon level in the last nine years. When she's not running or coaching or mentoring, she's writing about running and fitness for the national media or creating digital content for brands.

Please bring a phone to video yourselves and the event is weather dependant.

*Members Only

PLATF9RM Presents: How To Build A Community That People Love

Wednesday 15 November l 5PM - 7PM, Floor 5, Tower Point

Meaning is an annual Brighton conference that explores how business can shape the future of a troubled planet. Through a series of talks, workshops and fringe events it’ll be knocking together the best business minds from around the world.

We’re delighted to hold a Meaning Fringe event on Floor 5, with a panel of inspirational speakers comprising of Jenni Lloyd of PurposeLab, Laurence McCahill and Carlos Saba of The Happy Startup School, and Lizzie Hodgson of ThinkNation.

Each has been at the helm of a progressive operation and they’ll be exploring what community is, why it's so important, and discussing how Brighton can innovate harder than the rest.

Each speaker will share their story and then the floor will be open for a Q + A. It promises to be an awesome evening and we hope to see you there!

Members and non-members welcome

Forgotten Cuts @ PLATF9RM

First 3 Wednesdays l 1PM, Tower Point & Last Wednesday l 1PM, Hove Town Hall

Ellie Ledden will bring her insanely good Forgotten Cuts street food to both PLATF9RM locations this month. She’ll be at Tower Point for the next three Wednesdays, and Hove Town Hall the last Wednesday of the month

Members only

Good Rebels Present:
More Meaningful Business Collaborative Finance & Cobudget by Kate Beecroft

Friday 17 November l 9 - 10AM, Orange & Red Meeting Room, Floor 6, Tower Point


Member Organised Event

For more than 7 years at Good Rebels, Friday's means #RebelFriday where we get together and learn from the experts, so we'd like to invite you to join us  as Kate Beecroft from Enspiral will show us how professionals can collaborate to create innovative and more meaningful business.

Kate Beecroft is the co-founder of Enspiral which began as a group of freelancers and helps bring individuals together to collaborate on inspiring ideas to create innovative tools and launch social enterprises. Kate will reveal the benefits of greater transparency and engagement via collaborative finance within organisations and communities. She'll also be discussing Cobudget, an online tool born out of collaboration which facilitates effective ways of cobudgeting.

Kate is also one of the key speakers at this month's Meaning conference at Brighton Dome which is all about inspiring more innovative, sustainable and equitable business.

Virgin Start Up - How To Build (And Keep) A Team

Wednesday 22 November l 6PM - 8.30PM, Floor 5, Tower Point


Any successful business lives or dies by the people it employs and the team it builds.

We spend so much of our professional life at work it’s crucial that, as early-stage business owners, we not only find ways to create a productive and inspiring environment but also nurture and develop our teams so they blossom and remain loyal.

But finding and hiring the right talent and keeping them is a very real challenge that can profoundly affect your businesses chance of success. So, if you are a solopreneur looking to make your first hire or a larger business trying to scale your team for growth, this is definitely the talk for you.

Members and non-members welcome

Modern Brighton & Hove

Cara Courage, Paul Zara, Richard Wolfstrome and Jim Stephenson

Wednesday 29 November l 6PM - 9.30PM, Hove Town Hall


Earlier this year we (Cara Courage, Paul Zara, Richard Wolfstrome and Jim Stephenson) launched a map of Brighton & Hove's Modern Architecture and ever since we've been asked the question "Why didn't you include this building?" and "What's that one doing in the map?". Join us on Wednesday 29 November at PLATF9RM inside Hove Town Hall for a lively evening of discussion around the buildings included and those that weren't.

Before the discussion (panelists TBA), there will also be a series of short talks on some of Brighton's less considered architecture from Alf Le Floic (who is currently researching a book on Brighton's architectural follies), photographer Rob Ochard (who spent a year documenting every pub in the city), fellow photographer Kevin Meredith (who gained incredible access to the construction of the i360) and designer Claire Potter (who transformed a former public toilet in Hove into her studio).

This event is kindly supported by RIBA South East and copies of the maps will be available to buy on the evening.

Members and non-members welcome

PLATF9RM November Social

Thursday 30 November l 5 - 8PM, Floor 6, Tower Point


Fancy drinks, excessive photo-boothing, probably something crafty, aka ‘the regs’...Theme TBC but it’s our first BIRTHDAY around then so we’re planning something special.

Invitation only

PLATF9RM Serves: Michael Bremner - 64 Degrees of Britishness

Tuesday 19 December l 5 - 7PM, Floor 5, Tower Point


MIchael Bremner is Brighton's best known chef and will be coming to PLATF9RM to tell his tale of a life lived through food.

Members and non-members welcome