Wired Sussex Blog

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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Building a Creative Digital Hub in Bognor Regis

Last Tuesday evening we held another of our ‘community check-in’ events in Bognor Regis. We’re working with West Sussex County Council and Hemingway Design to launch a creative hub in the old waiting rooms at Bognor Regis station and this event was an opportunity to share our progress so far with the local creative community. There was a good turn out for what proved to be a fun night of hearing people’s views and exchanging ideas. We will be holding more of these events over the coming months so keep an eye out for the dates and venues as we …

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The issue of workspace

The digital, media and technology sector in Brighton and the surrounding area continues to grow strongly. This is great news, providing jobs and economic benefits. But there are challenges for individual businesses associated with that growth. One is the ever-increasing difficulty our member businesses tell us they have in finding workspace to grow into. Brighton’s geography is a limiting factor in that. The sea and the national park which border our city to the south and to the north are part of what makes it a great place to live, but they also limit development opportunities. We also don’t have …

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How to be a Successful Freelancer

On Thursday 28th May we held our first freelancer workshop of 2015, led by a fantastic panel and attended by 22 freelancers working across Sussex (plus a further 350 people tuning in via Periscope). Our freelancer panel for this workshop was made up of: Dan Young – Director and Customer Insight Consultant, Shed Research Consulting Kate Saker, Freelance Creative Richard Nash A.K.A Mr. Biscuit, Freelance Illustrator As spaces for this event were in high demand, we wanted to share as much of the conversation as possible. Below are 27 key points of conversation from the session covering areas ranging from …

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Are you a freelancer?

If so, here’s how joining Wired Sussex can help you develop your business. With an expanding membership base of 448 freelancers (not including the many ‘freelancers with a brand’ who’re registered as companies) I thought it would be worthwhile to run through the specific benefits of Wired Sussex membership that can help you to grow and develop your business.   Projects Board: A significant benefit of joining Wired Sussex is getting to hear about the latest fixed-term and project work opportunities by accessing our exclusive projects board. Anyone – from local boutiques to multinational agencies – can post project details on …

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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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