Welcome to our March news and what a month it's been!We're close to full capacity with over 150 members. This month we welcomed Learning Pool into one of our private offices. They were looking for a new office space for their expanding Brighton team - a central location providing the additional space needed for a growing team, and one that reflected the young, modern and fun nature of the organisation.
Al Thompson, Learning Pool
We were also joined by Grovelands, an established resourcing firm working within niche areas in the Financial Services and Technology sectors. Grovelands are embracing a new way of working, ditching their suit and ties in favour of a more relaxed approach, and creating a better life/work balance in a collaborative environment such as PLATF9RM.
Our co-working memberships, as well as dedicated desks continue to be a popular choice for freelancers and startups, adding their eclectic mix of skills to the mix. We are very close to capacity. Please email Emilie to register your interest.
Thursday 23rd February was an exciting day at PLATF9RM. Rob and Diana from Red Roaster hosted a Coffee Cupping morning in our kitchen. Our members enjoyed learning about a variety of coffees from different parts of the world, as well as different roasting techniques and it’s effect on smell and taste. Photos from the Coffee Cupping are on our Facebook page.
The evening was alive with #notworking at our monthly PLATF9RM Social. Brighton Gin in our G&T’s and vegan beer from Brighton Bier fuelled the evening. Amy Brown of CULT MILK facilitated a fun-filled art table, filled with pens and markers and smiley stickers. Everyone had the chance to get involved with games of Consequence, the finished images proving how creative our members are after a gin or two! Photos from the event are on Facebook.PLATF9RM Social is on Thursday 30th March, so make sure to put that date in the diary. You can always check out our event page to see what we have coming up.
March has seen two new additions to the PLATF9RM team. Abby Moreton joins this month from the Brighton and Hove Chamber of Commerce, looking after PLATF9RM Partnerships. She will build collaborations and strengthen relationships with the city’s business community. Leanne Doutré joins as Membership Co-ordinator, making sure our members are looked after and are getting the best out of their PLATF9RM memberships.
With lots to look forward to, including the clocks going back on the 26th March, allowing us some much needed sunshine and beach time after work, we welcome in Spring and look forward to what it has to bring. There are exciting times ahead with the expansion of our collaborative workspaces and taking more space in Tower Point. More news to follow soon!
Watch this space and make it yours.