Welcome to the August edition of PLATF9RM newsletter. It’s actually been quieter around the office this month, with many members away on summer holidays. Please grab us in the kitchen and tell us all about your adventures.
FREE CO-WORKING DAY
We’re offering a free co-working day on Thursday 31 August (Social day!), where you’ll be able to move between both floors and test the array of different spaces we now offer. We’d love for you to try us out, so please register your interest.
If you book a tour of PLATF9RM, you can also use the space for the day once your tour has finished.
We’re opening up our lounge on Thursday 14 September to BrightonSEO-ers in need of some co-working space or quiet time. You just need to present your pass to our front of house team and we’ll welcome you into the fold.
Come and join our co-working community on Floor 5 of PLATF9RM and we’ll provide you with desk space, super fast WIFI, locally sourced tea and coffee and all round good vibes.
If you have any further questions, just get in touch
We loved hosting our first sold-out Virgin StartUp event on 26 July. Focused on food startups and the owners of Silo, Bluebird and Twisted Halo gave talks about how they got their business off the ground, and the challenges they face every day. They told some eye-opening stories and the passion (with just a hint of craziness?!) needed to succeed in that industry were evident to all.
The next Virgin StartUp Meetup will be: How to Crowdfund for your StartUp will be onThursday 21 September. Speakers will include, Ruth & Amy of hiSbe, Antonio Weiss, co-founder of Thomas Clipper and Scott Simpkin, Campaigns Development Director.
Pictures from the event can be found on our Facebook
BLUEBIRD TEA TASTING
We had the guys from Bluebird in PLATF9RM again, this time for a tasting of their spectacular iced teas. The Matcha was particularly well-received and there was a lot of chat from members about swapping their regular morning Builder’s for Matcha. Be interesting to see whether that’s occurred…
OUR JULY BEACH SOCIAL
Ahhhh, the great British summertime: the bane of thousands of open air events across the nation. We can’t moan too much; our July beach Social at least escaped the rain, though it was windy enough to ruin all our hairdos. Still, we polished off the ciders and blustery fun was had by all.
TOTALLY TROPICAL END OF SUMMER SOCIAL
After some classic British summer weather ensured our July beach Social was a windswept affair, we’re heading inside to Floor 5 for August. But fear not! We’ll be making things toasty with our Totally Tropical End Of Summer Social.
We’ll be serving up rum punch and there’s talk of vodka watermelons of both the jelly and popsicle variety.
We want to see you in all your best/worst Hawaiian shirts, your garlands and your coconut bras…if you feel so bold. We have The Visuals Team with us for the day filming a new promo video so whip out your best tropical gear.
We can’t wait, so see you on the PLATF9RM beach!*
*Not an actual beach, guys. Soz.
By now, you’ll likely know that we’re opening a second site at Hove Town Hall. Things are rattling along at a pace and everything’s starting to feel very ‘real’ (and sooooo exciting). The first phase is due to open in October and we’ll be talking about it a lot. If you have any questions, want a tour of the site or want to talk about renting a space there, please e-mail Emilie, she'll be conducting tours throughout September.
We will have private offices for 2 people up to 22.
After 6 months, one of our first members, MPB have fitted out their new space and sadly will be leaving us meaning we have two large team offices coming available at the end of August. Bespoke furnished offices in an inspiring space with plenty of natural light, these rooms sit adjacent to one another, one with a sea view, one with a view of the i360. We're offering an introductory rate of 50% off for September.
If this sounds like the perfect spot for your team, contact Emilie.
We still have more co-working memberships available to suit a variety of needs.
From September, PLATF9RM are bringing out a snazzy new app for their members, meaning users can book meeting rooms, see events, browse the member directory and most importantly, a digital ID can be used for discounts across the best of Brighton and Hove's restaurants, pubs and shops.
More details and discounts will be revealed soon.
Our cultural and event programme is filling up fast. From coffee cupping, to sea-swimming, to our weekly pilates class. There's even talk about a monthly life drawing class for all our artistic members to enjoy.
If you would like to book PLATF9RM for your event - do let us know.
See you at Tower Point, and soon to be Hove Town Hall!