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INF9RMER #13

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The INF9RMER Newsletter is matt-iculously crafted, lovingly nurtured, marinated in enthusiasm and cooked at 200℃ for 15 minutes, by PLATF9RM's Poet Wizard and Cafe Manager, Matt. If you have any exciting upcoming projects within your company, would like to let everyone know how your business is progressing in some way, or have a future event coming up - then feel free to email Matt, drop him a message on Slack or come find him in person for a quick chat.


A Charitable Cause, Muddy Paws and Food Worth an Applause


This month we have been stepping out the box with this month's theme, Outward Looking. It came as no surprise that Sophie and the team at Tuesday Media were recently shortlisted as New Agency of the Year at the PRmoment Awards 2019. Graphic Designer Myles Lucas, his partner Florence and their tail wagging pup Ziggy are running this years Muddy Dog Challenge, in aid of their furry friends at Battersea Dogs and Cats Home. Support this cuddly cause here! Glamorous glitter gal Sofaya is at The Brighton Fringe for a 2nd year running! She will be around for all five weekends of Speigeltent goodness and is fully committed to using no single-use plastic. Is there a better excuse to get glittered up?


Content Club's Toby Moore is this month swinging our attention to his wife Elaine's charity, The Hummingbird Project where the team are celebrating receiving a Parliamentary Award! Whilst Riverford's Stephen Spears is here to spread veggie inspiration with his sous-chef through a relaxing two-hour course, showing us how to make the most out of a box packed full of fresh, tasty veg. So secure your space now!

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Long-standing member Colm McKee (CMK Planning) has teamed up with Ground Floor freshman Raj Mudhar (Blue Lion Consultants) to start a relaxed monthly meet-up. Calling all disciplines from the Built Environment; Architects or Planners, Surveyors or Traders! Benji Lamb's Indie band, Pavilion will be at Brighton Electric this Saturday, celebrating the release of their debut single Between Days.


This Friday, Hove's Ground Floor will be celebrating the very best, purpose-driven adventure films the world has on offer, hosted by Unlost Co.'s Kim Slade and Adventure Uncovered. Grab your ticket! And just to add, give John Pritchard’s recent Indiegogo campaign video a watch. Highlighting his ambitions for PALA, and how crucial funding will be to achieving the brand’s fantastic vision.


Thank you to everyone who put in the time to offer news for this month's INF9RMER, if you have something you would like to include for May then contact Matt.

INF9RMER #12

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The INF9RMER Newsletter is matt-iculously crafted, lovingly nurtured, marinated in enthusiasm and cooked at 200℃ for 15 minutes, by PLATF9RM's Membership Assistant Matt. If you have any exciting upcoming projects within your company, would like to let everyone know how your business is progressing in some way, or have a future event coming up - then feel free to email Matt, drop him a message on Slack or come find him in person for a quick chat.


The Vlog Academy, Virtual Reality and a Video about Ethical Sustainability


International Women's month is important to us all, especially to our members. Sarah Bagg guides us straight into the first section of this month's INF9RMER, sharing her female focused Artists Open House. Scott Sale's Hen party haven was given the limelight it deserves whilst PLATF9RM Hove Ground Floor's newest member Wendy Dolan, treated us all to a podcast she guest starred on last week; ranging from her New Orleans inspired playlist to life as an overseas entrepeneur.


Offworld Industries' Tristan Mills told us all about Squad's goals, sharing an insight into about his life alongside his work as a environmental digital artist. We tightened up our running boots (prematurely as it may be...) as Claire Jenkins let us in on an early bird discounted entrance fee for Brighton's oldest 10k run.

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SuPR-man Mike Marquiss explained how his company Decoded Comms stands aside from the rest as it continues to grow entering his second year of freelance work, whilst Vlogging pro Mi Elfverson fills PLATF9RM members in on the benefits The Vlog Academy courses can provide for companies.


PALA's ethical genius John Pritchard yet again found himself an exciting addition to the INF9RMER Newsletter as he presented his video which tells the bigger story behind his glasses cases. Finally, Tower Point's touring twosome Roxy and Jerome of Coglode take a pit stop from their UX trip to invite PLATF9RM members along to their talk at UX London - with a discounted entrance code!


Thank you to everyone who put in the time to offer news for this month's INF9RMER, if you have something you would like to include for April then contact Membership Assistant Matt.

INF9RMER #11

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The INF9RMER Newsletter is matt-iculously crafted, lovingly nurtured, marinated in enthusiasm and cooked at 200℃ for 15 minutes, by PLATF9RM's Membership Assistant Matt. If you have any exciting upcoming projects within your company, would like to let everyone know how your business is progressing in some way, or have a future event coming up - then feel free to email Matt, drop him a message on Slack or come find him in person for a quick chat. (Matt even has his own little section in this month's!)


Pedal People, Personal Projects and a PR Pro's Progression


Smiley faces all round this month as we step straight into the compassionate section of the INF9RMER, with Andy Bradley from Frameworks 4 Change. Andy believes that vulnerability should be met with kindness and helps businesses embrace these compassionate mentalities for within the workplace. Next up we have Jude Thompson from WDM Collective, filling us in on their mission to amplify women in the dance music industry - with a nod towards an event they are running at Brighton Music Conference later this year! PLATF9RM's answer to Bear Grylls, Kim Slade from Unlost Co. tells us about his latest venture - Adventure Club! Come along Thursday 21 February and find out more!


Brighton Third Sector Training (B3ST) fill us in on their internship in Seville, Spain - who wouldn't want to go teach languages and learn social media and marketing skills over in Sunny España?! We also paid homage to David Hillier, the Mr Miyagi that inspired Matt to write the INF9RMER in the individual style it's developed in to. David is flying the PLATF9RM nest as he utilises 2019 to focus on personal projects.

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Rose O'Callaghan has taken the plunge many other PLATF9RM'ers are all too familiar with - the stride towards becoming freelance. Bringing her PR and journalism skills to the table, Rose is looking for other freelances and business owners to chat with over a cuppa whilst sharing experience and inspiring creativity. For those of you who attended Hove's Cereal Filler in December, you may remember Jason Baker of Citrus Ornge sharing his business motive of helping ex-offenders and those recovering from addiction get back into the working world. Jason shared with us his exciting news that the Forward Enterprise Fund have agreed to supply his company with all the funding the company needs - amazing news!


Elly Hargreave of the newly named Pedal People, shared with us the amazing journey that they have taken not only as a start up charity, but also their bike journeys. The charity they run supports older people and helps get them out of thei care homes and seeing the city in a way they may now find less accessible. We finished off this month with Matt plugging his very own charity cause, (because if you can't promote yourself in your own newsletter, then where can you?!). Matt is running his very first half-marathon this Sunday, raising money for a personal cause which is very close to his heart. If you would like to find out more about little Franck's story, you can find and support the cause here.


Thank you to everyone who put in the time to offer news for this month's INF9RMER, if you have something you would like to include for March then contact Membership Assistant Matt.

INF9RMER #10

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The INF9RMER Newsletter is matt-iculously crafted, lovingly nurtured, marinated in enthusiasm and cooked at 200℃ for 15 minutes, by PLATF9RM's Membership Assistant Matt. If you have any exciting upcoming projects within your company, would like to let everyone know how your business is progressing in some way, or have a future event coming up - then feel free to email Matt, drop him a message on Slack or come find him in person for a quick chat.


Screenwriting, Sustainable Beer and Sneak Peak Soirees


Starting the year off with some classy editions - January's INF9RMER kicked off with Rachael Taylor from The Jewellery Cut Live telling us all about their goal to improve the jewellery element during London Fashion Week. Next up we travelled far out of Brighton to hear from Mike Shreeve, Helix HR as he filled us in on the recent educational improvement mission he was involved in over in Ethopia.


Beer, beer... tasty beer - now I've got your attention, Chris Drummond from Good Things Brewing has announced that they are opening the world's first fully sustainable off-grid brewery in the next few weeks - exciting stuff! He's promised a trip up for PLATF9RM Members when all is up and running. Usually seen sauntering around PLATF9RM Hove with an amazingly colourful array of clothes, Rebecca Manley treated us to the inside scoop of her current work in progress, screenwriting for the BBC.

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With their main attribute hidden in the name of their Company, the Think Productive team are hosting a party celebrating their tenth anniversary, alongside the fifth anniversary of Founder Graham Allcott's best-selling book How to be a Productivity Ninja. Delving straight back in to the Den of the Dragons with January's INF9RMER, this month Hazel Reynolds from Gamely told us all What Happened Next following her trip into BBC's Dragons' Den.


Sophie Wilson and the Tuesday Media team celebrated a great first year along with an exciting array of new clients and PLATF9RM Hove welcomed Equal Experts with open arms, Hove's biggest office team to date. We finished off this year's opening INF9RMER with a sneak peak into Hove's Ground Floor, of which we are now arranging tours. If you would like to book in for a tour of the Ground Floor space, contact Jessica - exciting stuff!


Thank you to everyone who put in the time to offer news for this month's INF9RMER, if you have something you would like to include for February then contact Membership Assistant Matt.