PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove
Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

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PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie
Aug
22
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie

This morning session will focus on moving the body in fun and sometimes challenging ways so you can start your day feeling energised and ready to go! The class will focus on strength, stability and healthy flexibility. It will be totally inclusive and is suitable for all.

Sophie has been teaching Yoga for 10 years. Her teaching is influenced by her Ashtanga Yoga background and also functional movement techniques. She loves to get people excited about moving their bodies and feeling strong and flexible.

Please RSVP to book a place. (PLATF9RM Members only)

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The Good Business Club
Aug
22
10:00 AM10:00

The Good Business Club

There is no right or wrong way to run your business but there are strategies that have helped leaders setup and scale more successfully. Wouldn't it be great to get others perspectives on your business challenges so you can learn from their experiences?

Join The Good Business Club for our Pop Up Problem Solving session where change-makers come together to solve business challenges collectively.

This is an intimate, powerful peer-support session where you will get time to work on any challenge you bring to the group and we can promise you'll leave with at least one action that will help you move your business forward.

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PLATF9RM Learns: To Decorate Sugar Cookies with Big Spoon
Aug
22
12:00 PM12:00

PLATF9RM Learns: To Decorate Sugar Cookies with Big Spoon

It’s not all work here at PLATF9RM. We wholeheartedly believe that a daily dose of fun can do wonders for anyone’s productivity. To test our theory, this month’s PLATF9RM Learns is lighthearted and sugary sweet. Spend an hour with Emily Mounsey of Big Spoon, creating a work of art to be hungrily demolished in the afternoon. Emily will teach you some of her expert icing techniques before helping you decorate your own cookie.

Emily’s story might even inspire you to get creative with your own career. In 2018 she took voluntary redundancy and took a place on the Patisserie course at Leith’s School of Food and Wine. She then founded Big Spoon, which gives everyone the opportunity to experience the joy of baking with a range of amazing cake kits.

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PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie
Aug
29
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie

This morning session will focus on moving the body in fun and sometimes challenging ways so you can start your day feeling energised and ready to go! The class will focus on strength, stability and healthy flexibility. It will be totally inclusive and is suitable for all.

Sophie has been teaching Yoga for 10 years. Her teaching is influenced by her Ashtanga Yoga background and also functional movement techniques. She loves to get people excited about moving their bodies and feeling strong and flexible.

Please RSVP to book a place. (PLATF9RM Members only)

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PLATF9RM Social
Aug
29
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social

So maybe we’re not sipping mojitos on a beach somewhere on the Mediterranean, but it’s August, the nights are balmy and work is kind of chilled. In keeping with the relaxed summer vibes we’re hosting a movie night – but not just any movie night. A SING-A-LONG movie night. So grab a long drink to loosen those vocal chords, pile your plate high with snacks (nothing too chewy) and settle down with your PLATF9RM besties to enjoy an old fave on the big screen.

Invitation Only

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PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School
Sep
5
9:00 AM09:00

PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School

Hosted by Laurence and Carlos – founders of the Happy StartUp School – Ideas Café will help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and share your wizard-like business knowledge.

Using the Lean Coffee format, they’ll split everyone into groups of six to eight (depending on attendance) with each group given a facilitator to guide the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. Whether you’re looking to unearth a new business hack or solve a longstanding issue, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired.

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PLATF9RM Autumn Lunch Summer Sessions
Sep
6
1:00 PM13:00

PLATF9RM Autumn Lunch Summer Sessions

  • The Grounds, PLATF9RM Hove Town Hall (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’re rounding up the summer the best way we know how: with some friendly networking over a lunchtime feast. The second in our series of lunch pop-ups will see the holiday season out with a Middle Eastern twist.

PLATF9RM’s working lunches are all about making lasting business connections with the people you actually want to spend an afternoon amongst. As well as a fantastic, spread you can expect a new speaker each month, and a fresh DJ to ease you into the weekend.

Menu:

Confit Sussex lamb with an herb tahini dressing & pomegranates (GF)

Or

Lightly spiced veggie ‘koftes’ with feta (served on the side), an herb tahini dressing & pomegranates (VG)/(VGN) (GF)

All served with:

A selection of Middle Eastern sharing dips including burnt lemon hummus, muhammara & mint yoghurt, served with flatbread, roasted green bean & tomato salad & spiced pumpkin.

Please make your main meal selection at checkout.

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove
Sep
17
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Presents: Welcome to Work
Sep
21
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Presents: Welcome to Work

At PLATF9RM, we know that one of the best ways we can make work wonderful is to help you feel great about yourself and your future. To this end, we’re hosting our second conference of the year this September – and this time it’s all about striking the right balance between leading a fulfilling life and nurturing a successful career. We say yes to 365 happier days a year, and after this full day of presentations and workshops we’re sure you will too.

It’s been a struggle to contain our excitement over our first keynote speaker of the day. We’re delighted to announce that Bruce Daisley, VP of Twitter and author of The Sunday Times Business bestseller, The Joy of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again, will be sharing his insights on happiness at work gleaned from interviews with psychologists, neuroscientists and workplace experts across the globe. As well as hearing Bruce speak live, you’ll also receive a signed copy of his book and learn more about his hit podcast Eat, Sleep, Work, Repeat.

We’re looking forward to releasing the full list of speakers and workshops at the beginning of August. In the meantime you can purchase your ticket here, which includes a delicious lunch as well as your signed copy of The Joy of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love with Your Job Again.

Keynote Speakers

Bruce Daisley

Bruce Daisley is the EMEA Vice President of Twitter and best selling author of The Joy of Work. He joined the company in 2012 having previously run YouTube UK at Google. He has also worked at Emap/Bauer and Capital Radio.

Bruce runs the Apple #1 Business Chart topping podcast Eat Sleep Work Repeat on work culture. Bruce's book The Joy of Work has been a smash hit, it was the Sunday Times number 1 business bestseller in spring 2019, the Financial Times made it Book of the Month.

Sally-Anne Airey

Sally-Anne has spent the last 15 years helping leaders align who they are with how they lead. An experienced leader and coach herself (and ex-Royal Navy Commander), she knows that a skilful blend of awareness, clarity, inner stability and compassion is the simple, but not easy, key to good leadership.

The hardest part of leading and influencing others is learning to lead yourself. There’s no quick fix for this. Constantly bombarded by conflicting stimuli, it can be hard to focus on what really matters: the art of being human. The essence of this is compassion, which can go hand in hand with decisive action. Sally-Anne’s talk will explore how.

Workshop Leaders

Get Unstuck

You know you want to do something different....but you're not sure what that something is. Maybe it's a different company. Maybe it's a new career. Maybe you want to go on a big adventure or start your business. But you're not sure where to start. You’re not sure where to turn and you don’t know what your options are. And... there's another problem.Leaving a safe job is scary. This workshop will help you understand how to take control of your career and steer it in directions that will bring you more autonomy, meaning, and purpose.It’s about personal fulfillment, it’s about making active choices for yourself, and it’s about owning your definition of success.

Skye has helped thousands of people escape their jobs and start new careers and businesses through her work as the Head of the Escape School at Escape the City, where she designed 12 week Accelerator programmes to help people find career direction or start new businesses both in London and NYC. Prior to her work at Escape the City, Skye worked at national enterprise campaign Startup Britain and think tank Centre for Entrepreneurs, traveling across the country designing initiatives to help support entrepreneurial ambitions across the UK, as well as researching and formulating policies to make the UK the best place in the world to start a business. Skye is also a Business Advisor on Facebook’s She Means Business campaign training female founders how to start and grow their businesses online, for Young Enterprise working with young people to help them realise their entrepreneurial ambitions, and with General Assembly teaching people how to transition their careers and launch new businesses. Skye also sits on the advisory board of The Entrepreneurs Network, a think tank working on entrepreneurial policy and the secretariat for the APPG in Entrepreneurship.

Flow States

For over 15 years, Richard has worked as a performance coach in high performance sport, with some of the best organizations and athletes in the world - from Great Britain, U.S.A and China. This includes supporting teams in preparation for two Summer Olympic Games – London 2012 and Rio 2016 – and most recently the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Richard now specialises in leadership coaching aimed at performance and transformation. He transfers the lessons from high performance sport into both high performance business, as well as into the lives of individuals. His clients include organisations such as Ogilvy Health, as well as entrepreneurs, artists, athletes and coaches. At the heart of Richard’s philosophy, and what his workshop will entail, sits the neuroscience & application flow state. Those moments of rapt attention and total absorption, when you get so focused on the task at hand that everything else disappears and all aspects of performance, both mental and physical, go through the roof.

How To Fail: The Fleabag Effect

Messing up doesn't mean everyone is going to hate you or judge you, it simply makes you human. Take a moment to think about who's more relatable: someone who's honest about the fact they don't have their sh*t together, or someone who radiates unattainable perfection? Because the reality is that being a perfectionist who goes out of their way to avoid getting stuff "wrong" can negatively impact your business (not to mention your relationships). Ultimately, being too scared to try stuff before you have it all figured out means you won't take any risks, and you'll probably end up paralysed by fear when it comes to making important decisions.

In this short workshop, we'll explore:

  • How we invent what failure looks like
  • The things that make us feel like a failure
  • How we let fear of failing and "looking bad" keep us small
  • How to get OK with messing up every now and again
  • The reasons why failure is (pretty much) always a good thing in the long run

Alice Reeves is Director of The Joyful Web (a growth agency for good businesses), founder of BelongCon (a social enterprise with a mission to help everyone find a sense of belonging), and author of the Truth & Tails books (which teach children aged 4-8 about diversity and inclusion). Alice has been self-employed for just over two-and-a-half years, and identifies as a "recovering perfectionist" who let her fear of failure and looking bad run her life for way too long. She lives in Brighton (well, Hove Actually) and is proud to be a member of this city's vibrant business community.

Life Done Different.ly

Ray Richards is a social entrepreneur and a founder of both Do Something Different and the Life Done Different.ly podcast. His work seeks to understand how we can all find balance in our lives through the lens of the unknown and the known, how we can all benefit from taking small slightly uncomfortable steps into the unknown and turning that experience into the known. His work explains how that process of broadening our comfort zone is crucial for our wellbeing.

Neil Witten is a technology entrepreneur and modern day philosopher. He co-hosts the podcast Life Done Different.ly, which is a journey to discover what drives people to get out of their comfort zones and create inspirational stories. Neil is an evangelist of new technology and is passionate about the positive impact that it can have on the world. As a keen observer and commentator on the rapid increase in technological, Neil believes that getting ‘good at change’ is the super-skill that everyone needs in an uncertain future.

Saying No

Do you find yourself agreeing to do something and then regretting it? Join Sally for a workshop that will combine tips from the world of coaching, nonviolent communication (NVC) and productivity training and leave you feeling better equipped to say no.

Sally is a coach and consultant with a passion for the circular economy. As a business and leadership coach, she helps people connect with the important stuff, make plans, eliminate the self-sabotage and collaborate more effectively with those around them. She also offers consulting services (communications, leadership development), building on the experience she gained working in international teams with Fortune 500 companies at Accenture for 18 years in France, Germany and the UK.

  • Tom Nixon, Founder of Maptio and Coach to founders

Money and You

We all have to "earn our living," right? Yet have you ever questioned that statement? What if you could feel free, secure, enabled, successful and fulfilled, right now... both with and without money? How might that change what you do with the rest of your precious life?

Tom, a coach and advisor to creative founders, will give you a taste of Peter Koenig's 30 years of research into the fundamental nature of money and the human relationship to it. It's surprising, fun and profound. You'll learn: what money really is; how it works on a deep psychological level; how the stories you have about money are really stories about yourself; and how to start the process of re-writing these stories to better serve you. You may never look at money, or yourself, the same again.

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Finance for Freelancers with Catherine Pope
Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Finance for Freelancers with Catherine Pope

Great Little Events Company brings you Great Little Masterclasses; a series of small, tailored, hands-on workshops with a bespoke focus on the attendees' learning requirements, run by leading industry experts. This month, Finance for Freelancers with Catherine Pope, sponsored by Plus Accounting.

This half day masterclass in Brighton will help you navigate the world of finance as a freelancer, sole trader or small business. Covering topics from financial tech to expenses and pensions and investments, you will leave feeling far more confident about the best way to manage your money, and more informed about all the resources available to you.

Who It’s For

Anyone who is self-employed in any capacity, from sole trader to freelancer and small business, and wants to feel more confident about navigating their way through the world of finance and accounting.

About the Trainer

Catherine Pope is a fully trained financial coach, who has enjoyed a diverse career in web development, academia, and publishing. Five years ago, she established her coaching and training business and now helps other people pursue their own adventures in self-employment. Catherine works with individuals and couples to understand their relationship with money and achieve financial wellbeing. You can find out more at www.catherinepope.com

Discount available for all PLATF9RM members, please email events@platf9rm.com for more information.

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PLATF9RM Social
Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social

Life’s too short to spend the entire time working so our monthly Socials are a VERY serious business.

We change the theme every month; it could be retro gaming, beach party or karaoke. There’ll be plenty of drinks, nibbles and normally something arty (or crafty, or arty AND crafty) led by our in-house creative chieftess, Amy Brown.

Whatever the theme, they’re a chance to hang with your co-workers out of hours. Come get silly with us.

Invitation Only

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Oct
8
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove
Oct
15
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Social
Oct
31
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social

Life’s too short to spend the entire time working so our monthly Socials are a VERY serious business.

We change the theme every month; it could be retro gaming, beach party or karaoke. There’ll be plenty of drinks, nibbles and normally something arty (or crafty, or arty AND crafty) led by our in-house creative chieftess, Amy Brown.

Whatever the theme, they’re a chance to hang with your co-workers out of hours. Come get silly with us.

Invitation Only

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Nov
12
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove
Nov
19
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Social
Nov
28
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social

Life’s too short to spend the entire time working so our monthly Socials are a VERY serious business.

We change the theme every month; it could be retro gaming, beach party or karaoke. There’ll be plenty of drinks, nibbles and normally something arty (or crafty, or arty AND crafty) led by our in-house creative chieftess, Amy Brown.

Whatever the theme, they’re a chance to hang with your co-workers out of hours. Come get silly with us.

Invitation Only

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Dec
10
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove
Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Social
Dec
19
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social

Life’s too short to spend the entire time working so our monthly Socials are a VERY serious business.

We change the theme every month; it could be retro gaming, beach party or karaoke. There’ll be plenty of drinks, nibbles and normally something arty (or crafty, or arty AND crafty) led by our in-house creative chieftess, Amy Brown.

Whatever the theme, they’re a chance to hang with your co-workers out of hours. Come get silly with us.

Invitation Only

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PLATF9RM Physical: Walkshop with Unlost Co.
Aug
15
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Physical: Walkshop with Unlost Co.

Join Kim from Unlost Co. for a summer special morning walkshop that will help you unplug, connect with other PLATF9RM members, and blow some air into those heads. Starting at 8am from a secret location – revealed shortly before but always within 15 minutes of PLATF9RM Tower Point – the group will explore a local area of outstanding natural beauty.

Morning treats are included over the two hour route. Places are strictly limited so book your place ASAP!

Walkshop FAQ's:

How will we get there? There is a "Walkshop" Slack channel where members can car/taxi share and make travel arrangements via . Starting points will never be more than 15 minutes drive away from Tower Point.

What do we need to bring? Solid shoes, appropriate clothing, positive vibes.

What do you mean by treats? We will have fresh pastries, fruit, tea and coffee.

What if it rains? We've been rained on but never rained off. We like to think there is no such thing as bad weather just bad clothes.

Where will it be? We choose different locations each month so members get to discover the surrounding countryside. Locations will be shared on the "Walkshop" Slack channel a few weeks before the event and starting points will never be more than 15 minutes drive away from Tower Point.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie
Aug
15
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie

This morning session will focus on moving the body in fun and sometimes challenging ways so you can start your day feeling energised and ready to go! The class will focus on strength, stability and healthy flexibility. It will be totally inclusive and is suitable for all.

Sophie has been teaching Yoga for 10 years. Her teaching is influenced by her Ashtanga Yoga background and also functional movement techniques. She loves to get people excited about moving their bodies and feeling strong and flexible.

Please RSVP to book a place. (PLATF9RM Members only)

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RSA Brighton & Hove: Experience the Circular Economy through a Board Game
Aug
14
6:00 PM18:00

RSA Brighton & Hove: Experience the Circular Economy through a Board Game

Are you curious about the circular economy, but not sure how it works in practice? Join the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) for an evening of discussions and exploration of the Circulab board game. You’ll learn how to design circular business models and have an enjoyable experience at the same time.

This event is a collaboration between RSA South East and Circular Brighton & Hove, and builds on the RSA’s work on the circular economy through The Great Recovery and Cities of Making projects.

The evening will be introduced by Emma Burlow who will provide a background to the circular economy and its importance in business planning. Emma comes from Resource Futures which advises clients on managing material resources sustainably for positive social, environmental and economic benefits.

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PLATF9RM Coffee + Content
Aug
14
10:30 AM10:30

PLATF9RM Coffee + Content

For Content Clubbers who want specific help on the content they are working on, this one if for you!

The format is simple. Come with an idea, a problem or a question. We then drink coffee (or fancy tea) and work as a group to discuss practical steps forward 💡.

Everyone one comes along, walks away with both new ideas for themselves, but also with the satisfaction of helping others.

It will be a great opportunity to network and meet with other freelancers, business owners and content makers. Plus it's another date in the diary to hang with Toby and team at the beautiful PLATF9RM venue in Hove Town Hall!

Content Club is for EVERYONE, we are expert facilitators and work hard to make sure people of all skills and experience learn useful things

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Aug
13
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

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Coglode Academy
Aug
7
9:00 AM09:00

Coglode Academy

  • PLATF9RM, Black Meeting Room, Floor 5 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A one-day intensive training course to deep dive into the wonderful world of behavioural research. You’ll learn about the psychology underpinning the way humans make decisions to help you design better, more intuitive and persuasive products or services.

No pre-existing knowledge necessary, we’ll equip you with a set of tools and methods to quickly understand and apply behavioural principles with confidence along with a set of best practices to ensure you do so with nuanced finesse!

This course is predominantly for founders, designers, marketing, product and strategy people, though appeals to a wide range of others. Ultimately, whoever you are and whatever you do, understanding the psychology that unpins the way we think and feel will help you make better decisions.

PLATF9RM members are entitled to a discounted rate, email roxy@coglode.com for more more info.

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The Debrief
Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

The Debrief

Join us on Fridays for a drink, some ‘ease-you-into-the-weekend’ tunes and a chat about your week! PLATF9RM members and friends will be getting together after work to unwind and debrief, so that they can slip into a carefree weekend.

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PLATF9RM Social:  It’s Sports Day!
Jul
25
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social: It’s Sports Day!

Remember the excitement of Sports Day? The sun was shining, PE kits on, and lessons were cancelled for the afternoon.

Well, we can’t promise all that at this month’s social, but we CAN promise beach volleyball and beers by the sea, followed by a visit to the Sea Lanes Pop Up. Wood fired sauna to soothe those fired-up muscles, anyone?

Limber up, PLATF9RM members! With prizes to be won, this may get competitive.

Invitation Only

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She Can She Did: Midweek Mingle
Jul
24
6:30 PM18:30

She Can She Did: Midweek Mingle

She can. She did. is a platform that puts the spotlight on female entrepreneurs in their teens, twenties and thirties who’ve dared to go solo and launch their own businesses around the UK.

Sponsored by Xero, this Midweek Mingle will be an opportunity to hear how the four incredible female founders below have launched, run and grown their incredible brands; how they’ve managed to navigate the expected (and more-often-than-not unexpected) hurdles that are part and parcel of being a business owner as most know; and of course, their advice for anyone looking to set up their own company or grow the business that they’ve already launched.

In conversation with:

Donna Hay, Founder, WILDWOMAN

Felicia Sewerinsson, Fashion & Personal Branding Photographer

Daisy Kalnina, Founder, The Gel Bottle Inc

Lisa Piercy, Founder, Radish

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Steve: A Documentary to Save Men from Suicide
Jul
23
7:00 PM19:00

Steve: A Documentary to Save Men from Suicide

Brighton on the Inside presents: Brighton & Hove screening of “Steve” and panel talk.

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. 12 men a day. 1 every 2 hours.

One of those men was Steve Yates. But Steve was more than a number. He was a father, a son, a brother, and a friend. Director Ben Akers’ childhood best friend.

In this 90 minute Documentary Ben goes on a mission to look at why suicide is happening. And what men can do to help themselves.

He begins by talking to Steve’s family, health professionals and ordinary men who are suffering - often in silence.

From there he explores the solutions with people who are using their experiences to create positive change.

In this confronting and raw film, the film-makers want to help men (and their families) understand that it’s ok to not be ok, and discuss the ways we can all help ourselves to be mentally fit.

Director: Ben Akers.

Producers: Claire Wilkinson, Neil Harrison.

Editor: Sam Wilkie.

Duration 90 minutes.

Please note: This film is adult themed with talk of death and suicide.

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PLATF9RM Dines with FLORA
Jul
20
7:00 PM19:00

PLATF9RM Dines with FLORA

A multi course menu dedicated to Sussex produce, foraging and creativity. Former Head Chef, Dan Gibeon and Restaurant Manager, Claire Staroccia from Silo restaurant presenting their new project: FLORA

For this special event FLORA will be showcasing summer's finest offerings from Nama Yasai, Kernow Sashimi and Brighton's wild produce.

We look forward to welcoming you!

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The Debrief
Jul
19
4:00 PM16:00

The Debrief

Join us on Fridays for a drink, some ‘ease-you-into-the-weekend’ tunes and a chat about your week! PLATF9RM members and friends will be getting together after work to unwind and debrief, so that they can slip into a carefree weekend.

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PLATF9RM Learns: Build a Bulletproof Business Proposal
Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

PLATF9RM Learns: Build a Bulletproof Business Proposal

It’s a rainy afternoon, you’re low on energy… but then a brief lands in your inbox, and it lights you up. It’s the perfect opportunity for you – but you know the pitch competition will be fierce. Where do you start on your winning proposal?

Solution Smuggler Tim Healey is giving a one-off masterclass on creating the proposal document that will bag you your next business opportunity. It’ll convince your client that you’ve understood their challenge. It’ll show that you offer the best experience, skillset and approach to tackling it. It’ll be simple, have a great flow and be easy for your client to sell you into their C-suite, stakeholders or internal team; and best of all, with a few tweaks you’ll be able to use it again and again!

Before he began mentoring startups and SMEs, Tim worked as a creative director for leading global ad agencies, delivering campaigns for brands from BMW to M&S. He’s worked on several projects with Google Creative Labs, been in digital think tanks for YouTube, and back in 2016, worked closely with our founder Seb Royle helping to set up PLATF9RM. Places are set to fly out for this masterclass, so make sure you sign up quick!

PLATF9RM Members only.

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PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie
Jul
18
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie

This morning session will focus on moving the body in fun and sometimes challenging ways so you can start your day feeling energised and ready to go! The class will focus on strength, stability and healthy flexibility. It will be totally inclusive and is suitable for all.

Sophie has been teaching Yoga for 10 years. Her teaching is influenced by her Ashtanga Yoga background and also functional movement techniques. She loves to get people excited about moving their bodies and feeling strong and flexible.

Please RSVP to book a place. (PLATF9RM Members only)

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WP Surgery
Jul
17
2:30 PM14:30

WP Surgery

WordCamp Brighton 2019 Presents...WP Surgery

Do you have a WordPress website? Are you having issues and need to speak to an expert? Maybe you just want to learn how it works? WP Surgery is your opportunity to get free impartial advice.

WordCamp Brighton is a Wordpress community event that promotes better understanding use of the Wordpress content management system.

As a pre event to the main conference, we are reaching out to Wordpress users and website owners to offer FREE advise, learning and technical help with your site. You could be an Individual or a company it’s all the same to us.

Come along to the event and we will assign a relevant developer to help you.

You can get advise on security within WordPress, and the new features that help you secure your site.

Remember to bring your laptop with you and have access to your website. We look forward to helping you make better use of Wordpress.

FAQs

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is an NCP multistorey carpark at the base of the building, and Brighton main station is 3 minutes walk.

What can I bring into the event?

Please bring your laptop, and have access to your website. User / Password.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions please email paul@huckleberry.studio

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove
Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Hove

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

And for this month we have our friends from [Redroaster ][1] hosting a special coffee - cupping session.

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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The Debrief
Jul
12
4:00 PM16:00

The Debrief

Join us on Fridays for a drink, some ‘ease-you-into-the-weekend’ tunes and a chat about your week! PLATF9RM members and friends will be getting together after work to unwind and debrief, so that they can slip into a carefree weekend.

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PLATF9RM Presents: Summer Lunch Session
Jul
12
12:45 PM12:45

PLATF9RM Presents: Summer Lunch Session

We believe working lunches should be some of the most exciting. That’s why we’re bringing local businesses together over a delicous spread every other week. Expect to share news, views, ideas and great company! – be sure to stay past 4pm to join our Friday drinks too!

At £15 per person, you'll get a lovley vegetarian or meat/fish dish served with a glass of organic Wine, craft beer, or refreshing Mocktail. This week We will be serving up Oven Roasted Salmon with Sour Cream, or Spinach, Butternut Squash and Pine Nut Filo Pie. All served with a variety of delicious salads.

All dietary requirements will be taken once you purchase your ticket. There will be plenty of food to go around!

Click RSVP for the menu and to get your tickets! (PLATF9RM Members and family/friends only.)

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Stories That Stick
Jul
11
6:30 PM18:30

Stories That Stick

The best ideas have a great story behind them.

If you're a social entrepreneur or a purposeful freelancer, you probably have all the material you need for a great story. If you get it right, it can power your brand and take your business far.

But how do you choose what goes in the story? What to leave out? And how to tell it?

In this focused workshop, you get the chance to:

  • explore the golden rules of storytelling

  • share your own story in a group of three, and refine it with feedback from your peers

  • help others to make their stories stick

  • take away inspiration, new ideas and next steps for getting your story out there

Numbers are strictly limited to 15 participants.

This workshop is presented in partnership with The Good Business Club, which helps change-makers start up, run and grow their ‘Business for Good’.

Julia Chanteray, The Joy of Business. Julia has spent her life running all kinds of businesses. Over the last 18 years, she’s mentored hundreds of companies, helping them make more money and have more fun in the process.

For more details on the workshop please click the RSVP link below.

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PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie
Jul
11
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie

This morning session will focus on moving the body in fun and sometimes challenging ways so you can start your day feeling energised and ready to go! The class will focus on strength, stability and healthy flexibility. It will be totally inclusive and is suitable for all.

Sophie has been teaching Yoga for 10 years. Her teaching is influenced by her Ashtanga Yoga background and also functional movement techniques. She loves to get people excited about moving their bodies and feeling strong and flexible.

Please RSVP to book a place. (PLATF9RM Members only)

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PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point
Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

PLATF9RM Cereal* Filler - Tower Point

Join us every month for breakfast and quick-fire talks from PLATF9RM members.

Whether it’s sea swimming, llama-rearing, futurism or branding in the 21st century, 3 members will have 3 minutes each to present on a topic of their choice. 9 minutes total!

And for this month we have our friends from Redroaster hosting a special coffee - cupping session.

No matter what your passion or niche, these breakfasts will give you the chance to meet other members and maybe learn a new thing or two. And all before midday!

*Cereal will be provided.

PLATF9RM Members Only

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PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School
Jul
4
9:00 AM09:00

PLATF9RM Ideas Café Hosted By Happy Startup School

Hosted by Laurence and Carlos – founders of the Happy StartUp School – Ideas Café will help you connect with like-minded entrepreneurs and share your wizard-like business knowledge.

Using the Lean Coffee format, they’ll split everyone into groups of six to eight (depending on attendance) with each group given a facilitator to guide the discussions. It's fast paced, participatory and driven by the passion of the group. Whether you’re looking to unearth a new business hack or solve a longstanding issue, you’ll leave feeling energised and inspired.

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PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie
Jul
4
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie

This morning session will focus on moving the body in fun and sometimes challenging ways so you can start your day feeling energised and ready to go! The class will focus on strength, stability and healthy flexibility. It will be totally inclusive and is suitable for all.

Sophie has been teaching Yoga for 10 years. Her teaching is influenced by her Ashtanga Yoga background and also functional movement techniques. She loves to get people excited about moving their bodies and feeling strong and flexible.

Please RSVP to book a place. (PLATF9RM Members only)

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PLATF9RM Social: Speed-Intros
Jun
27
5:30 PM17:30

PLATF9RM Social: Speed-Intros

You might’ve noticed that PLATF9RM is growing! We’re now a membership of over 700, and while this brings a huge diversity of skills and so many opportunities to our community, it can be tricky to get to know everyone. On our everlasting quest to business matchmake we’re setting up a fun-filled evening of speed introductions at this month’s social. Chat about your teenage music obsession, your most burning business challenge or your favourite thing about PLATF9RM – this opportunity is yours to shape.

Invitation Only

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Bite-sized Learning: Getting your price right
Jun
27
9:30 AM09:30

Bite-sized Learning: Getting your price right

Setting the right price for what you sell is the single biggest action you can take to make your business more successful. And 90% of small businesses get this wrong.

Hosted by Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce and facilitated by Julia Chanteray, The Joy of Business: In two hours you’ll cover how to get to your sweetspot price – the one where you’ll have plenty of clients, who are happy to buy at a price which makes you a good profit. And we'll talk about how pricing and marketing are linked, so you can get going with the marketing that will enable you to charge the right kind of money.

The workshop will be fun, non-technical, and you’ll immediately be able to put this into action. It also includes a copy of Julia Chanteray’s book, Sweetspot Pricing.

This workshop is aimed at small businesses who want to grow—especially useful for creatives, consultants, trainers and services businesses. Not ideal for businesses with more than 30 employees or who sell physical products.

Julia Chanteray, The Joy of Business. Julia has spent her life running all kinds of businesses. Over the last 18 years, she’s mentored hundreds of companies, helping them make more money and have more fun in the process.

For more details on the workshop please click the RSVP link below.

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PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie
Jun
27
8:00 AM08:00

PLATF9RM Physical: Yoga at Tower Point with Sophie

This morning session will focus on moving the body in fun and sometimes challenging ways so you can start your day feeling energised and ready to go! The class will focus on strength, stability and healthy flexibility. It will be totally inclusive and is suitable for all.

Sophie has been teaching Yoga for 10 years. Her teaching is influenced by her Ashtanga Yoga background and also functional movement techniques. She loves to get people excited about moving their bodies and feeling strong and flexible.

Please RSVP to book a place. (PLATF9RM Members only)

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