5 simple tips to improve your directory listing

As the member services coordinator for Wired Sussex, I’m often asked how you can get the most out of a listing on our directory pages. You see, one of the many benefits of joining Wired Sussex is that you’ll be added to our growing directory of over 2000 talented companies and freelancers working in the digital, media and creative sector in Sussex. Many of our members regularly secure direct leads and business referrals as a result of their directory listing, as it is searched by thousands of people every month looking for web, design, marketing and other digital media services …

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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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Becoming part of the creative, digital and tech world

As part of Open Studios Week we invited Gem Barton author of ‘Don’t Get a Job…Make a Job’, to talk about modern strategies and approaches to finding work and ‘making it’ in the digital sector.. Focusing on the innovative ways to create your own opportunities, Gem discussed using social media, networking, and explored some of the unique routes people have taken into the sector through the sharing of case studies and advice. Don’t worry if you missed it though as you can watch her entire talk right here! And if you want to see  more about the case studies be …

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What a week! – Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios was another success!

  We were thrilled to run the Creative, Digital & IT Open Studios Week this year as part of Brighton Digital Festival and it didn’t disappoint! We saw 28 Wired Sussex member companies getting involved, together putting on a fantastic range of 37 events across the week.   It has been a real testimony to the variety and strength that is the creative, digital and tech cluster in and around Brighton. We had companies ranging from Web and Games Developers, Animation, Graphic Design, Digital Marketing, SEO, Accounting, Strategy, Research & Development, Networking and more! We had a few newbie’s this year allowing the week to expand further …

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#WiredBrekkie Guest Blog: Freelance Like a Super Hero and Get Super Clients

As part of the Wired Sussex Breakfast Workshop sessions, we invited Kati Byrne and Simon Heard, into The FuseBox on Thursday 1st September to share their expertise on being a successful freelancer.  Wired Sussex Breakfast Workshops are fortnightly events taking place on Thursdays from 9.00am – 11.00am at The FuseBox.  These events are designed to be very practical and to give you access to expertise and knowledge that will help you and your business. The next sessions will be on winning tech and digital work from the public sector (15 Sept) and cash flow & finance strategies (29th Sept).  For now though, …

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Bognor Regis Creative Digital Hub – How You Can Get Involved

Earlier this year Jenni Lloyd posted a guest blog introducing a new project which we were developing which looked at the opportunities and potential impact of developing a creative digital hub in the old waiting rooms at Bognor Regis train station. Since then we have been working with West Sussex County Council, Hemingway Design and the local community in Bognor Regis to develop plans for this exciting new hub. We believe that the community and our members in Bognor Regis are key to this projects success and there are two ways we would like you to be involved: Tell us …

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Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Better Project Management

Last week we held a Breakfast Session on ‘Better Project Management’ ’ and invited seasoned experts Nadine Schofield from Project Management on Demand and Rifa Thorpe-Tracey from Refigure  – to share their knowledge about project management and answer questions. Spaces for the event were in high demand so, in case you missed out, we want to share as much of the conversation as possible. Below are the key points from the session:                   Start a project by writing up a statement of work Always begin a project by writing up a statement of work/project specification document. This will …

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Wired Sussex Breakfast Session: Staff Contracts, Pensions & Employment Law Issues

Yesterday I chaired our Breakfast Session ‘Staff contracts & employment law issues’  with a panel of great experts who shared their knowledge & experience and answered a lot of really interesting questions from members: Kate Roper is the Senior HR and Recruitment Manager at Crunch and has been working in HR for 10 years. Fiona Martin is a joint co-founder of Martin Searle Solicitors and heads their Employment Law team which specialise in workplace discrimination cases. Fiona runs the HR Digital Media & Tech Group in Brighton & Gatwick area in partnership with Wired Sussex, providing employment law advice and training to HR managers and owners. In case you couldn’t make it, …

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The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions

            Inspiration, knowledge and guidance to kick start your day. Over the past few weeks we have been busy developing a new series of fortnightly events ‘The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions’; held exclusively for Wired Sussex members, based on peer discussion and practical advice to support your business needs. At each event we will be joined by colleagues from the digital community offering knowledge, sharing best practice and guidance in key areas of business development, including: how to attract investment, succeeding as a freelancer, building a strong & sustainable brand, trading overseas, recruiting the best …

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Why you should attend the Wired Sussex Spring Members’ Meetup!

Not long to go until our Spring Members Meetup at Alfresco on Kings Road, Brighton on Tuesday 26th April, from 5:30pm – 10:30pm! Our Members’ Meetups are a great way to make the most out of your membership. Not only do we have an opportunity to meet you and chat to you about what you and your business are up to; but you’ll also get to meet or catch up with other members, opening up opportunities for knowledge sharing, collaborations and potential project work. If you haven’t already signed up to come along, here’s a few reasons why you should! These informal …

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