THE TEAM

PLATF9RM is a creative business community with an awesome team at its heart.
They make everything tick and help craft our unique atmosphere.

Here’s an introduction to them all. You’ll see them around and they love to chat (often at the expense of doing any work). Come say hi!

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Seb Royle

Founder

Seb may be from Scotland but considers himself a fully-fledged Brightonian after living here for six years. His biggest thrill is watching the growth of everything attached to PLATF9RM; whether its the workspaces, the members, the team or even the plants. An avid fitness fan, you’ll find him running along the beach at times most of us would consider only fit for sleeping.

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Emilie Lashmar

Creative Director

Emilie is the day-to-day captain keeping the PLATF9RM ship on its righteous course. A lightning rod for the city’s creative population, spend any time with her and it’s clear she knows every man, woman and pooch in Brighton. If lost, can normally be found in the back room of the Bee’s Mouth.

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Abby Moreton

Head of Partnerships & Events

Abby is the brains behind PLATF9RM’s events and runs her own Pilates class in the office. She’s also a qualified Personal Trainer and Spin teacher and loves nothing more than going for a stomp over the South Downs. She might be a fitness fiend, but she also loves a day carousing around Brighton’s bars and eateries: catch her at the Cocktail Shack after dark.

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Leanne Doutré

Operations Manager

Leanne looks after everyone’s memberships and, though she’s a Worthing girl, Brighton’s vibrancy and open-mindedness keeps her coming back every day. (As does, uhm, her job.) She’s a 90s child and a willing slave to the spontaneous weirdness of internet culture: cut her open and she’ll bleed memes.

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Jessica Samson

Community Lead

In a PLATF9RM team that makes no secret of its love for dogs, Jess is our canine queen. Nothing makes her happier than a member bringing a new woofer into the office and if you ever need a sitter for your pooch, she’s your (Yorkshire) lass. Out of work hours she’ll be mostly found in The Pond or working on some side-hustle; whisper it quietly, but she’s a secret workaholic and will one day run this city.

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Kerry Lockwood

Location Manager

Kerry is that smile you’ll see when you walk through the door, and is running the show at our new Hove Town Hall site. Her background is in Fashion Design and she makes her own clothes in her spare time; that’s when she’s not indulging her new found love of botany. On days off she’ll be found perusing garden centres and furthering her desire to become Brighton’s very own plant whisperer.

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Jo Royle

Projects

Jo is owner of the biggest smile in PLATF9RM, and our master of projects. She’s a true people person and loves to hear the nitty-gritty of our members’ lives. Hang around Jo for long enough and she will almost certainly give you cake.


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Grace Church

Front of House

Grace recently graduated from mime school in Paris, since then she’s set up her own theatre company. When she’s not organising plays Grace is in PLATF9RM , looking after members and updating our Instagram Stories with ‘Gracecam’. It’s quite an insight.

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Amy Brown

Front of House & Resident Artist

Amy is PLATF9RM’s resident artist and all round creative priestess. She’s an ever-present at our Socials and her pom-pom workshops are the perfect way to get everyone’s tongues wagging. She loves the creative scene in Brighton and she runs her own events through her CULT MILK collective. Owner of the city’s most distinctive laugh.

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Matt Miller

Front of House

Yorkshireman Matt joined our team earlier this year and he made an immediate impression with his vast canvas of tattoos. An avid illustrator, Matt drew most of them himself and is first port of call when his mates need a new design. His affection for body ink is only usurped by his love of dad jokes; If you’ve got a bona-fide groaner in your repertoire, be sure to track him down.

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Sunny Jennings

Front of House

Sunny is a new member of the PLATF9RM team and another Brighton lifer. Her background in fashion and food enables her to professionally indulge her love of clothes and amazing meals. She’s got some highbrow tastes, mind, and loves a glass of champagne and some oysters down at English’s. She’s a lover of all-things-creative too and loves adding to hefty collection of handmade ceramics. Clumsy people, beware!

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George Kirkpatrick

Front of House

George has just moved to Brighton from London. He’s already enamored with the city’s independent vibe and the fact his tube-riding days are over. He’s just graduated in graphic design and, when he’s not locked onto his Mac, is pounding the streets in his running shoes. On his (tentative) to-do list for this year are two things: complete a half marathon, and start a band that’ll write theme tunes for movies without a theme tune. We believe in you, George!

Extended Family

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George Buko

Cleaner Guru

PLATF9RM’s most popular man, when most people first join they just assume George is part of the staff. Not only is he always around and generally helping out, but he seems to know everyone. George’s company Acies keep PLATF9RM in the spotless state you’re accustomed to and, if you give him a chance, will astound you with his passion for the art of cleanliness.

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The Drop Digital

Social Media Team

The lovely lot over at The Drop Digital have taken over our social media - they will be heading up our social strategy and planning schedules for our blogs, Twitter and Facebook. Neil and his trusty team - Alice and Abbie, are taking care of all those fun technical things, that we can only just grasp the use of when posting our occasional selfies/many photos of dogs.

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David Hillier + Clarence

The Voice

David is a writer who does the words for PLATF9RM’s site, blogs and communications. He swore he’d never start writing about himself in the third person and he’s not about to start now.