Wired Sussex Blog

Countdown to our Members’ Xmas Meetup – 12 things you need to know.

With just under two weeks to go until 2014’s Members’ Christmas Meetup, we’re starting to get in the spirit of the festive season and looking forward to catching up with and meeting lots of lovely members. So with this in mind and with 12 days ’til the big night, I thought it apt to offer up all the info you will need ahead of the event – from why you should come to how you can make the most of the occasion – in the theme of the 12 days of xmas.  Here goes…. ___ 12 – (drummers drumming) Our …

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A guide to office and coworking spaces

At Wired Sussex we often hear from members who’re struggling to find decent office or shared working space in Brighton; whether they are companies looking to expand or freelancers keen to get out of the house (or coffee shop!) and work alongside others in a shared space. We recognise there’s a real shortage of these spaces around the city and it can be hard to know exactly where to look to find them. So, I thought I’d take a moment to give you a quick run through of some the ways we’ve been working to help address this problem. Workspace …

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The FuseBox: A look back at events in the past year

The FuseBox is a studio and collaboration space that we inhabit in central Brighton, which has has been open over a year now. It was primarily created to host and provide assistance to start-ups from the creative, digital and tech sector. Between running business support space and programmes; The FuseBox Amp and FuseBox24, the space has also provided itself as a venue for a range of events from workshops to hackathons. In the past year and a half since our launch in Spring 2013, we’ve seen an array of amazing events take place in the space. Here’s a quick run …

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The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton, Brighton Digital Exchange and the FuseBox – What’s the Story?

Last week the Minister for the Digital Economy Ed Vaizey announced that Brighton is to host one of three regional Digital Catapults with Wired Sussex as one of the key delivery partners. It is a bid that we worked on together with Coast to Capital LEP, the local universities and a wide range of Brighton-based digital businesses and start-ups. That we have been successful against very strong opposition is really significant. It means that the momentum behind the cluster here continues, making it easier for all of us to attract talent, investment and work. For Wired Sussex, it adds significantly …

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How Wired Sussex Can Help You Access The Best New Talent – And Even Help Towards The Cost Too

We are once again running our hugely successful Intern Placement Programme which connects companies with the best new talent in the sector – and we even contribute to their salaries for the first 6 weeks! WHATS THE DEAL? The aim of the scheme is to help you find the best new junior talent for your organisation.  We’ve worked hard to make the scheme as simple and straightforward for you as possible, by handling the advertising, shortlisting, contracting and payments for the duration of the placement. Not only is this service free, but we also contribute 60% towards the cost of …

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Jobs, Projects and a Happy Hello from the New Jobs and Talent Manager.

A happy HELLO to everyone who’s involved with Wired Sussex.  I’m Kelly, the new Jobs and Talent Manager and I am very excited to be here. So, I’ve been in Brighton for 21 years this year (eek), a proud graduate from the University of Sussex, still in love with everything that is Brighton.  I’ve worked for Hays, the Department for Work and Pensions and Business in the Community in recruitment, employer advising, volunteer and project management.  I’ve freelanced for Brighton and Hove Food Partnership, along with a stint in Madagascar working in marine conservation, diving every day!  I’ve also run …

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Technology Strategy Board Day – Helping you understand funding and support

Last month, Wired Sussex joined up with Innovate UK (formerly the Technology Strategy Board) to coordinate an event exclusively for our members on the funding, expertise and support available to the Creative, Digital and IT sector. At the event we heard about the funding opportunities, knowledge & expertise and other advice available through Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network, IC Tomorrow and Catapult.  We also offered the opportunity for 1-2-1 sessions and networking with the people in the know.  The talks are available to view on Wired Sussex’s YouTube Channel. You can also find the accompanying slides on our SlideShare …

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Another great year for Creative, Digital and IT Open Studios

Brighton Digital Festival is over for another year, and what a year it’s been! With so much success, we’re looking forward to getting a full roundup. As staunch supporters of Brighton Digital Festival, Wired Sussex like to get involved in lots of different ways. But one of the more major ways we contribute to this fantastic and fast-growing grassroots festival is by coordinating a five-day event during the month long celebrations: Creative, Digital and IT (CDIT) Open Studios. It is an opportunity for our member companies to throw open their doors and show off what they do, where they do …

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15 top tips for applying for CDIT (Creative, Digital & IT) jobs

Earlier this year we launched an Intern Placement Programme to help the companies we work with in Sussex and beyond, access skilled job seekers.  Here’s some hints and tips from Project Coordinator, Rachel McNulty, on how to enhance your internship application and gain that all important first foot in the door.   Lets face it, making job application after job application can be tiresome. (Especially when it feels like your 10th application of the week!) As like many of the agencies we work with, we’ve seen hundreds of CV’s.  Whilst they’re all unique, CV’s can sometimes run the risk of being cold, white and …

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FuseBox Sessions: the writeup

What were the FuseBox Sessions? The Fusebox Sessions were a programme of events held fortnightly by us at Wired Sussex in our FuseBox home in Brighton, and a part of our FuseBox24 start-up programme. The Sessions were based around the general theme of ‘ideas you can use’. We believe that they had (and still have!) a lot to offer to people, and are of value to startups and business throughout the sector. So, to keep things going and make sure everyone benefits as much as possible, we recorded every Session: they’re open and free of charge to access to everyone on ReCreate’s YouTube Channel. The …

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