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Within our programme of events, Wired Sussex members will have the opportunity to come along to networking events, practical workshops, inspirational speakers events and more.

For more information about Wired Sussex events, please contact events@wiredsussex.com via email or on 01273692888.

Not a member? Find out more about Wired Sussex Membership here.

Date Event Location
Thursday, 21 February 2019

Breakfast Session: How to Win the Right Work for Your Business

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions share best practice on subjects ranging from marketing and branding to intellectual property and investment opportunities. And there’s coffee and croissants too. What’s not to like?

Winning business that aligns with your company’s goals and values is not only important for your business development but also for your client relationships and work satisfaction. However, having a clear understanding of your purpose and what your ideal client looks like is easier said than done.

At this breakfast session, we’ll be exploring how you can put your purpose, goals and morals first; ultimately winning the right projects and clients for your business, without feeling as though you’re losing out on potential revenue.

Helping lead the session, we’ll be joined by Wired Sussex members who are experienced in strategic business development and will share what they’ve learned from many years of winning clients that align with their business goals and values. This will then be followed by an informal discussion where you can pick their brains on how their advice can apply to your own business model.

So, whether you’ve just launched a start-up and are still considering what your purpose should be, or are a seasoned industry professional looking to boost your agency further, this event will help you understand what’s important when choosing the projects and clients that are right for you.

We’ll be joined by:



Stuart Davies, Head of Digital and Co-Founder of Creative Bloom

Stuart is an experienced Digital Marketer, Commercial Manager and Project Director with a demonstrated record of achievement in a wide range of product and service related industries across multiple countries in the UK, Europe & Asia Pacific.

Currently, he’s the Head of Digital and Co-founder of Creative Bloom - a digital marketing consultancy & training provider, which specialises in supporting Ethical & Green sectors.

They help the good guys get found!



Ben Potter, Business Development Mentor

When it comes to business development, Ben’s witnessed the good, the bad and the ugly and now he’s on a mission to make the experience of buying and selling digital services better by helping agencies craft a winning approach to business development.

As well as his work with agencies, he writes for Econsultancy, delivers training at the world’s biggest digital conference, BrightonSEO, and has been acknowledged as one of the UK’s most influential business developers in the BD100!



* Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions are a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex here.
 

Time: 09:00-11:00
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Get 1-2-1 advice for your Innovate UK bid

Are you a Wired Sussex member interested in or planning an Innovate UK or UKRI (UK Research & Innovation) bid?

Looking for expert advice on what support is available or how to make your application stand out, giving you the best possible chance of being accepted?

We have a limited number of places for 1-2-1 sessions with Innovate UK's James Currer and a representative from the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) for a chance to ask any questions you may have.


Who are Innovate UK?

Innovate UK is part of UK Research and Innovation, a non-departmental public body funded by a grant-in-aid from the UK government.

They drive productivity and economic growth by supporting businesses to develop and realise the potential of new ideas, including those from the UK’s world-class research base.


Who are EEN?

EEN sits in an important place in the landscape as a central part of Innovate UK’s connecting offer. We work closely with partner networks – such as the Knowledge Transfer Network and the Catapult Programme – to offer businesses the right support at the right time to support their growth and development journey.


** Please Note **

This Wired Sussex event is a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex on our website. 
 

Time: 10:00-16:00
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 28 February 2019

Building New Concepts and Ideas with Lego Workshop

for anyone that wants to explore and create new ideas for products and services for their business/organisation.

The workshop is hosted by Vasilis Gkogkidis is a FuseBox resident and also a Doctoral Researcher at the University of Sussex where he researches Gamification, LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and Serious Games and how they can support Innovation Management.

Please note that you must be present from 9.30am - 12pm and this event is for FuseBox residents and Wired Sussex members only. 

 

Time: 09:30-12:00

New England Street
Brighton
Tuesday, 12 March 2019

Wired Sussex Digital Finance Clinic

Are you responsible for your company finances?

Wired Sussex has teamed up with Plus Accounting to provide a members’ only Clinic to help understand and advise on the successes and challenges businesses in the sector have. This includes looking at current financial positions and future financing desires.

Plus Accounting are offering free 20 minute 121 advice sessions.

These sessions are aimed at businesses wanting guidance and advice with regard to tax planning and VAT as well as the possible implications on the business owner's personal tax.

The following topics can be discussed;

R&D and Creative Industry Tax Claims
EIS & Seed EIS
Corporation Tax
Dealing with HMRC
Capital Allowances
Payroll Taxes
VAT
Or

Starting out
Growing your business
Exit strategy
We are holding a Wired Sussex Digital Finance Clinic at The FuseBox, Level 4 North, New England House, New England Street, Brighton BN1 4GH on Tuesday 12 March between 9am and 11.30am - please book your 20 minute session.

Benefits of attending this Forum include:

Gain access to information and practical advice that you can use straight away
1-2-1 advice sessions with a financial expert
The Clinic will give you a chance to discuss your views, opinions and questions in a confidential environment and draw on the expert knowledge of Plus Accounting.

** Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Finance Clinic is a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex here: www.wiredsussex.com/members/ 
 

Time: 09:00-11:30
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Thursday, 14 March 2019

VR Brighton Show and Tell

Our VR Brighton Show and Tells offer you the chance to get hands-on and try a number of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality experiences being produced in the local area, as well as meet and network with their creators and other immersive innovators.

The VR Brighton Show and Tells are designed to be a chance for the community to showcase what they are working on and encourage valuable conversations between creatives. If you are looking to understand what the local community is producing, this is the event for you.

**If you or your company are interested in demonstrating your work to the community, this event provides a fantastic opportunity for valuable user testing and feedback. Please send an email to chris@wiredsussex.com to register your interest**

Event Running Order:
6:00pm - Event Starts
6:20pm - Open mic to introduce demos
6:30pm - Demos begin
7:30pm - Casual networking
8:30pm - Close

Did you know we run a residency programme at The FuseBox for those developing immersive, connected, intelligent or data-driven products or services? If you would like to find out more about becoming a resident or get a tour of the space, get in touch.
 

Time: 18:00-20:30
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Wednesday, 27 March 2019

Breakfast Session: How to Work Effectively With Other Freelancers

Are you a freelancer interested in collaborating with others and expanding your network?

At this Breakfast Session, we'll be discussing how you can work with other freelancers most effectively. Looking at how to meet potential collaborators, the best methods for working together, how to approach clients, why you shouldn’t see other freelancers as competition, and lots of other practical advice.

Helping to lead the session will be experienced freelance peers within the community, who’ll be sharing what they’ve learned from working with other freelancers (the good and the bad), their successful business models and their top tips. The session will then be followed by a Q+A, where you can ask any specific questions you may have, as well as an informal discussion and a chance for networking.

So, whether you’re new to freelancing and looking for some advice on the best way to collaborate or you're more experienced and looking for some new inspiration, this event will give you practical advice and new ideas on how to work effectively with other freelancers.



Leading the session will be:



Nancy Platts

Nancy is a freelance consultant at Campaign Collective, an award-winning social enterprise helping charities, social enterprises, public service organisations and other campaigners benefit from affordable professional communications advice and support.



Charlotte Young, Copper Moth Design & Scarlet Cummins

Charlotte specialises in branding and graphic design across print and digital, working with small businesses and other agencies and also creates bespoke jewellery.

Scarlet is a freelancer designer working in print and digital design and works in-house as a freelancer for various cultural institutions, charities and small businesses. She also began the Freelance Designer Show + Tell back in 2018, to allow freelance designers to come together and share ideas, which is where her and Charlotte met and developed the We Create Collective, a space for creatives of all kinds.



Samantha Harland

Sam is a freelance Start-Up and Business Advisor, passionate about driving change, entrepreneurship and innovation. She also recently became a freelance associate at The Hoxby Collective - a global community of handpicked freelance experts working flexibly together to deliver exceptional work and championing the right to individual workstyles.


A huge thank you to Plus Accounting Chartered Accountants for sponsoring this Breakfast Session!


Plus Accounting is a firm of chartered accountants, registered auditors & business advisers in Brighton. Whether you're a new start-up, an established business or looking to grow, they will take an active approach in developing a strong understanding of you and your business.



** Please Note **

The Wired Sussex Breakfast Sessions are a benefit of membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex Members. You can check if you are or if your company is a member on our directory. Not a member? Find out about the advantages of joining Wired Sussex here.
 

Time: 09:00-11:00
The FuseBox
Level 4 North, New England House, New England St.
Brighton
Tuesday, 02 April 2019

Wired Sussex Members' Spring Meetup

Join us for an evening of informal networking with others in the local digital, media and tech community!

The days are starting to get longer, which means it's nearly time for our Wired Sussex Members' Spring Meetup!

Averaging 150+ attendees, our meetups are a lot of fun but also offer loads of opportunities to connect with others working the local digital, media and tech sector, to create and develop new business ideas and collaborations, share your latest news, and chat to us about how we can further support you and your business.

Meeting other members and talking to Wired Sussex about what your business needs is one of the best ways of getting the most out of your membership. After all, the more we know about you, the better we can help.

Whether you're a freelancer, director or an employee of a larger agency, we’d love you to join us! Also, the more the merrier, so please extend the invitation to colleagues and (member) friends.

To make sure that you get the most from attending, the Wired Sussex team will also be on hand to help with introductions, so if there's anyone in particular that you'd like to speak to, or if you are looking for someone with specific expertise, just let us know.

Let us know you’re coming @WiredSussex and follow the conversation #WiredBrighton.


A massive thank you to Fastnet for sponsoring this meetup!


Fastnet is an award-winning Internet service provider in the heart of Brighton; supplying superfast connectivity and first-class technical support to businesses - from digital start-ups to multinational corporations.


** Please Note **

Our meetups are a benefit of Wired Sussex membership and therefore exclusive to Wired Sussex members, including all employees of member companies.

If you're not a member but would like to come along to this event, membership is just £49 + VAT for the year. Find out more about all the benefits of membership on our website.

Not sure if your company is a member already? Just search our online directory or get in touch.
 

Time: 17:30-23:00
Patterns
10 Marine Parade
Brighton
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