Wired Sussex Blog

Why Christmas is a great time to recruit, especially with our special offer

The holiday season is now in full swing and a lot of organisations think that means they need to put a lot of their recruitment plans on hold, even if it’s to the detriment of the business. We believe there’s actually some very positive reasons to advertising and recruiting over the Christmas period, and have successfully done so in the past. Here’s a few reasons to share with you: Jobseekers have more time to jobseek – As work traditionally unwinds and people take leave, they have a lot more time. The super keen job seekers won’t be halting their searches and …

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Talent 2017: Why it’s needed

Brighton and Hove’s digital and creative economy is now worth more than £1 billion to the city each year. It is a driving force behind the city’s economy and Greater Brighton’s recent devolution bid supported the ambition of doubling the value of our cluster in a matter of years. However, the Brighton Fuse Report warned of an emerging skills gap that could prove to be a “critical issue” and a potential “barrier to growth” for our sector. Addressing this skills deficit is the biggest challenge we face to ensure the growth of our cluster is not hindered by a lack …

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Talent 2017: Sponsorship Opportunities

Talent2017: a 3-day festival dedicated to helping businesses in the region attract, train and retain the digital talent they need to grow their business. It will run from Wednesday 15th March – Friday 17th March 2017, and we’re expecting to attract over 1,200 individuals across a range of events, making it the biggest digital skills festival south of London. Show your support By sponsoring Talent2017 your company will be showcased to great talent, it will build your reputation, and help support the future of our sector. By aligning with the festival, you’ll gain access to new audiences and build relationships with the City’s …

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The FuseBox- Making Connections

Reaching out A big part of my role as Hub Manager at Wired Sussex is to support working relationships and to encourage collaboration between our residents in The FuseBox. Community is the one word that comes up most when talking about Coworking spaces and we’ve come to realise that creating an active network outside of your space is just as important as tending to the ecosystem within it. So, this year we’ve been really excited to be working with the British Council to help us talk about our learnings at The FuseBox. We would like to not only help provide …

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Big Data in Brighton

This week Digital Catapult Centre Brighton hosted a big data meet up, bringing together local academics, businesses and enthusiasts to discuss the opportunities and application of big data. Morgan McCarthy of CDO Partners (a data and analytics consultancy) and a resident at The Digital Catapult Centre Brighton, organised the meetup. He shared his thoughts about why he is so passionate about unlocking the value of data and why he thinks big data is not just the province of large organisations. Why did you decide to organise a Big Data meet up? “There is an incredibly strong interest in Brighton around …

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Top Tips to Create and Tell Engaging Business Stories #WiredBrekkie

On the 27th October, we ran a Wired Sussex Breakfast Workshop on how to tell your business story. We invited Jeta Bejtullahu, Content Strategist, Writer and Photographer, and Caroline Beavon, Infographics, Information & Data Designer, to talk about crafting compelling stories around your business and turn them into shareable content. Here is what we discussed:  Why is brand storytelling so important nowadays? Because it’s not about the product you make, it’s about the stories you tell. Our brains are wired to consume compelling stories. Create emotional narratives your audience can relate to, and you will have their attention. It doesn’t matter how big …

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5 reasons why you should come to the Wired Sussex Members’ Christmas Meetup 2016!

What? Wired Sussex Members’ Christmas Meetup 2016 When? Wednesday 7th December, from 5:30pm onwards Where? Patterns, 10 Marine Parade, Brighton Get your ticket here!  It’s not long now until our Members’ Christmas Meetup and we’re very much looking forward to catching-up with you then. If you don’t have your tickets yet, here are five reasons why you should join us on the 7th! #1 Catch-up with friends and make new contacts  With an average attendance of 150 people, our Christmas Members’ Meetup offers a great chance for you to meet or catch-up with local people working in the digital, media and tech …

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The Skiff Coworking: The Journey So Far…

Wired Sussex is very proud to continue to support the Skiff coworking space as it moves to its new bigger, brighter home at 30 Cheapside in Brighton. The Skiff started in 2008 in a small basement in Brighton’s North Laine with space for a couple of dozen. It then moved to space for 80, then 150 and now its new home has capacity for around 240. It’s managed and owned by ourselves and Indua Community. That original small basement was Inuda’s idea. And we thought it was a really good one, which is why we have grown it together with …

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Bognor Regis: Changing the narrative

Bournemouth and Bognor Regis came together last Tuesday evening (15 November) at Oxfords Bar in Bognor Regis town centre. Not literally, but in the form of Matt Desmier, innovation consultant, event organiser, one-third of Think Creative Do and one of the UK’s top 100 Digital Champions. “People. Assets. Networks” @mattdesmier talking about the success of Bournemouth’s creative + digital community for @bognorregishub event. pic.twitter.com/teMjNJpN9N — WiredSussex (@WiredSussex) November 15, 2016 Matt was the guest speaker at this month’s community check-in event for the Bognor Regis Creative Hub and talked to us about Bournemouth’s transformation from a town known as a ‘retirement capital’ to …

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Tips for Managing Your Business’ Finances #WiredBrekkie

On the 29th September, we ran a Wired Sussex Breakfast Workshop on cash flow & finance strategies. Jamie Young, Director of  Plus Accounting, and Emma Bland, our Head of Operations at Wired Sussex, brought their expertise on finance forecasting & aged debtors. Here are some of their top tips!  Funding gaps are inevitable when running a business, whether you are a small or big company, a start up or freelancer. Preparing for these gaps is essential to nurture the growth of your institution and one of the best ways to plan ahead is to undertake meticulous financial forecasting. Financial forecasting is key to some important …

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