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February Newsletter

The Digital Roundup

We heard loads of excellent member news this month, and the first shout-out goes to GENE Commerce; they recently acquired e-commerce development agency DEV TEAM, joining forces to strengthen their services and begin significant investment into bolstering their teams in Brighton and beyond.
 
Huge news from Cogapp; undergoing a management buy-in, they welcomed three of their senior directors as co-owners of the company, strengthening the business’s leadership and capacity for future innovation and growth.
 
It’s onwards and upwards for Be The Fox who appointed one of the UK’s 100 most influential business developers Lucy Morris as their first New Business Director.
 
A big congrats to Gamification+ who received a Board of Trade Award, a mark of recognition for their contributions to trade and investment.
 
Recognised for their ethos and approach to design and development, as well as their work with charities and organisations to improve pathways into the digital industries, Make Real were awarded ‘Immersive Company of the Year’ at the Immersive Perspective Awards.
 
Great to see Curiscope in The Telegraph talking about how their Virtuali-Tee project is bringing the science of anatomy to life with Augmented Reality.
 
Loving Buff Motion’s latest work, an animated TV ad for a nationwide campaign celebrating the new brand identity of Ziffit.com, the UK’s leading buy-back service for books.
 
Congratulations to Qubist; their employee advocacy app, which enables companies to enhance their marketing activities and performance through employee-driven social marketing, has been selected by John Lewis & Partners and will roll out across their stores nationwide.
 
New project announcement from Copper Moth Design and Scarlet Cummins! They’ve started an online collective called We Create to provide people with an opportunity for a creative side project, creating work to a theme on a quarterly basis.
 
Exciting times for Futrli who have been named as one of the UK’s leading tech scale-ups by Tech Nation and have joined their Upscale 4.0 programme.
 
And finally, FuseBox resident Mnemoscene released their Nomad Project archive, which used immersive and web-based technology to build a digital collection of Somali objects and memories.
 
…Remember, if you’ve got any news to share (such as new work, products, services, clients or award wins) you can post it on our Member News Board

Explore the possibilities of immersive tech for your business

We are excited to announce our new Immersive Discovery Days; offering an away-day of immersive exploration for senior management, decision-makers and key innovators from web agencies, consultancies, digital learning companies and others looking to gain a solid overview of the immersive landscape and how it might add value to their business.
 
Through a combination of fun and engaging demos, educational presentations and break-out sessions, your team will leave with a strong understanding of the immersive tech industry and ideas for where your time and resources could be spent should your company decide to enter this field.
 
Find out more and how you can take part here.

 

Members’ Spring Meetup

Tuesday 2nd April, 5:30-11pm at Patterns
It’s time for our first Members’ Meetup of the year! Join us for an evening of informal networking with others working in the local digital, media and tech community - your golden opportunity to create and develop new business ideas and collaborations, share your latest news, chat to us about how we can further support your business, or just enjoy a relaxing drink with peers. Come along!
 
A big thank you to Fastnet for sponsoring this meetup.

 

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

Wednesday 27th February, various sessions between 10am-4pm at The FuseBox
Are you interested in or planning an Innovate UK or UKRI (UK Research & Innovation) bid?
 
We’ve teamed up with Innovate UK to give Wired Sussex members an opportunity to individually meet them and get advice about bidding, from what support is available to how to make your application stand out; giving you the best possible chance of being successful with a bid. Book your free 1-2-1 session here.

 

5 resolutions to help you recruit

The first few months of the new year is one of the prime times for recruitment, with many job seekers having spent more time reflecting on their careers over the holiday period, evaluating where they’re going and searching for new opportunities.

To help our members deliver successful recruitment campaigns during this time, we’ve put together 5 recruitment tips

 

Digital Finance Clinic

Tuesday 12th March, various sessions between 9-11:30am at The FuseBox
If you’re responsible for your company’s finances and looking for some advice and support around it, our Digital Finance Clinic with Plus Accounting is for you! Find out more and book your free session here.

 

Talent Talks: Futrli

What is it like to work at Futrli, the multi-award-winning financial intelligence business that’s quickly shaking up an industry and receiving nation-wide media coverage?
 
As part of our ongoing Talent Talks series, where we speak to member companies who are currently advertising on our Jobs Board, we caught up with some of the Futrli team to find out a bit more about their company, their latest job opportunities, and what they look for when hiring. Check it out.
 
If you want some extra exposure for your job adverts and to raise your profile amongst job seekers, get in touch to take part in Talent Talks.

 

VR Brighton Show and Tell #2

Thursday 14th March, 6-8pm at The FuseBox
Our VR Brighton Show and Tells offer you the chance to get hands-on and try a variety of VR/AR experiences being produced in the local area, as well as meet and network with their creators and other immersive innovators. Come along!

 

How to Win the Right Work for Your Business

Thursday 21st February, 9-11am at The FuseBox
At our next Breakfast Session, we’ll look at how to win projects and clients that align with your business's goals, purpose and values, with talks from Stuart Davies (Head of Digital and Co-founder of Creative Bloom), Ben Potter (Business Development Mentor) and Alice Reeves (Director of The Joyful Web). Find out more and grab your free ticket here.
 
A big thank you to Plus Accounting for sponsoring this Breakfast Session!
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