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Embrace The Machine with Tiny Giant

ROOSTER TALKS: EMBRACE THE MACHINE – WITH TINY GIANT

Friday 7th June 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
Book via Eventbrite

Artificial Intelligence. Do you revel in its advanced, algorithmically-powered
brilliance? Or do you have sleepless nights fretting that it will soon steal your job?

What are the implications for advertising and marketing? Everything suggests that
computational creative is a game-changer.

So the big question is: how can you harness it to YOUR advantage?

Join Tiny Giant Co-Founders Kerry and Norts for Embrace The Machine, a super-charged Rooster Talk, where you’ll discover all that’s hot and happening in the world of creative AI, voice and online bots.

Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Building A Brand

Rooster Talks: Building A Brand – with Robin Worrall

Friday 3rd May 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
Book via Eventbrite

Brands are everywhere in our daily landscape at both work and play. However, only a select few of the brands attempting to reach us will gain our trust, loyalty and cash. And only a tiny percentage of those will cut through the noise to survive and thrive across the decades.

So what is it that separates the brand legends from the rest of the pack? Vision. Selling a great product is just the starting point. These brands work relentlessly to nurture an authentic brand persona, loaded with the ethos, identity and values to appeal to their target market. Buy the brand – be the brand.

Of course, we can’t all be the next Nike, Uber or Airbnb. But these brands have set the standard, and we can learn from their example. In February’s Rooster Talk, Robin will explore brand lifecycle and discuss best practice for creating and telling an authentic brand story.

Whether you’re starting a new business or are already established and looking for ways to reposition, come along for inspiration and sound advice.

Robin Worrall is an experienced creative director, who founded his brand and design consultancy Rednine based at Glove Factory Studios. With over 25 years imagining, inventing and inspiring design solutions for a wide range of international clients and campaigns.

Join us for February’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Find out more about Robin Worrall on his website and follow him on Twitter.

Heritage Makers Fair at the Glove

Heritage Makers at the Glove

27TH APRIL 2019
10AM – 3PM

Heritage crafts are enjoying a renaissance, and we think this is definitely something to celebrate!

Join us for a day packed with crafty goodness. Our courtyard will be home to various local crafters who use the traditional maker techniques and tools that have been practised for centuries.

Spoon carving, green woodworking, forging, stonemasonry and pottery will all be on display.

Come along to meet the heritage makers in the courtyard at Glove Factory Studios.

There’ll be demonstrations as well as opportunities for you to ask questions and have a go.

If you’d like to get your hands dirty, you can even sign up for a morning pottery workshop.

And, of course, you’ll also be able to buy unique handmade items.

The Field Kitchen will be rustling up some delicious hand-crafted seasonal delights to eat while you browse!

Easter Egg Hunt 2019 at Glove Factory Studios

Easter Egg Hunt at The Field Kitchen & The Lakes

MONDAY 22ND APRIL
10AM – 3PM

For some family fun on Easter Monday, why not head over to The Field Kitchen for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt around the courtyard, lakes and fields.

As always, the mysterious rabbit will be up early and hopping about to hide the fiendish clues to a puzzle. With hunt card in hand, young explorers can search for the clues to unlock their easter egg reward.

Head to the kitchen with your tribe when you arrive to buy your hunt card and begin the challenge!

The Field Kitchen will have snacks and drinks available all day for adventurers of all ages.

Anna-Marie Watson

Rooster Talks: How to be a business athlete – with Anna-Marie Watson

Friday 5th April 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
Book via Eventbrite

Health, fitness and wellbeing are a huge part of our lives, so the way we think and act on these topics sets a precedent for a lot of other areas of life, work, relationships and beyond.

During this session, Anna-Marie will work with you to adopt a more athletic mindset to supercharge your physical, mental and emotional approach to work and beyond. You’ll discover the secret of how to embrace an athletic mindset and achieve peak performance.

Join Anna-Marie to be inspired and release your inner Chrissie Wellington, Jonathan Brownlee or Serena Williams. Whether you’re more comfortable watching sport or hitting up the gym, we’re all business athletes at heart determined to succeed in our chosen professions.

It’s all about mind over matter.

Anna-Marie connects her work as a performance coach and elite ultra-runner through her underpinning “Mind Over Matter” philosophy. She founded her coaching business Reach for More partnering with clients to achieve healthy and sustainable performance at work and beyond. She has over 18 years’ experience, initially serving in the British Army; then supporting organisations across five continents to develop their most valuable asset; their people.

*Optional Extra (approximately 1 hour): Continue your conversations and step outdoors for a mini netwalk AKA walk, talk and network! We’ll head towards nearby Great Chalfield Manor through the fields before returning to Glove Factory. It’s the perfect opportunity to share your thoughts, build deeper connections and draw inspiration from nature one step at a time with the bonus of some gentle exercise.

If you’re joining Anna-Marie for a walk, please wear appropriate footwear and clothing – it might rain!

Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen

LINKS

Website: www.rfmcoaching.com
Twitter: @rfmcoaching
Instagram: @rfmcoaching

Fire & Feast Spring 2019

Fire & Feast: Spring at The Field Kitchen

5TH APRIL 2019
7PM

£30 per person
Book Tickets

Fire & Feast Spring takes place on 5th April. As always, our chefs will be rustling up a 3-course sharing feast with a menu featuring the very best local seasonal produce.

Spring’s hero ingredients will be lamb, wild garlic and rhubarb, served on sharing plates around the long tables in The Field Kitchen.

Join us from 7pm for a welcome drink around the firepits in the courtyard at Glove Factory Studios. Your feast is served from 8pm and afterwards you can head back outside to soak up the atmosphere around the firepits under a starry Wiltshire sky.

These Fire & Feast Events are always popular, so book early.

* If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know when you book, and we’ll make something just for you.

Northbank

Q&A with new members Northbank.

We ask new Glove Factory members Northbank to share the who, what and where! 

Tell us about Northbank in a nutshell?

Multi-disciplinary branding and design consultancy. Northern at heart, southwestern by choice. Unpretentious, experienced, dedicated, approachable, questioning, thoughtful, opinionated. Attention to the finest details. Football, running, cycling. City and countryside.

You do a lot of branding work – what are your top tips for brand development?

Don’t skimp on the research, ask the right questions, involve the client in the process, craft a story that’s compelling and true, be confident, consistent and creative.

What has inspired you recently? Any exhibitions, music, books or places you’d like to shout about?

  • Places: New Art Centre, Roche Court. Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross
  • Exhibitions: Anni Albers at Tate Modern. George Shaw at The Holburne Museum, Bath
  • Books: Currently reading Another Planet by Tracey Thorn and Erebus by Michael Palin.
  • Music: When we’re not listening to Woman’s Hour on R4 the dial is generally set to 6Music until Steve Lamacq drives us to a mix of football-related podcasts and Spotify playlists.

You’ve been in business for 20 years, looking back what advice would you give to the newly-formed Northbank?

Tunnock’s Teacakes aren’t the answer. Trust your instincts. Work with people you admire in sectors that interest you. No free pitching. Believe in yourself and never undervalue your work. Stay curious, keep looking, listening and learning. Be brave and walk away from time-wasters.

What are you enjoying most about your new studio at Glove Factory Studios?

Swans outside our window. Daily 8am pond swim with the Glove Dippers (joke). Cycling commute. Sunsets. 25% discount at the Field Kitchen. The buzz. Clean air. Dog walking in the surrounding fields. Welcoming clients and friends here. Space to think.

Find out more about Northbank.

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HERD PR

Herd is the home of organic free-range b2b content. We think very carefully about what is best for our clients. We’ve banned over-processed and off-the-shelf in favour of hand-picked, home-grown and fresh.

Herd offers a range of strategic b2b PR, content, social and marketing consultancy services, designed to amplify your voice and tailored to suit your company size and spend. We also provide regular copywriting services for newsletters, e-zines, websites and blogs.

If you have a stand-alone b2b copy or content requirement, do get in touch; we are always happy to have a coffee and chat until the cows come home.

Tel: 07739 979662
Web: www.herdpr.co.uk

PR advice for generating profile, engagement and revenue with Paul MacKenzie Cummins, MD of Clearly PR

Rooster Talks: PR for Profile, Engagement & Revenue with Paul MacKenzie-Cummins

Friday 1st March 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
Book via Eventbrite

PR is all about press releases and getting journalists sozzled, right?

Roll back the clock to 10 years ago, and it is safe to say that the preferred media of choice for people was either the TV and/or newspapers. Fast-forward to today, and such formats have become largely redundant thanks to rapid advances in technology.

Your customers have more choice than ever before over how they want to find and receive information. Their decisions are increasingly influenced by what they see and hear in the media, and what others share with them. So, how can businesses get a better understanding of the best way to invest their PR resources and ensure the maximum return on that investment?

Paul MacKenzie-Cummins will lift the lid on how businesses can raise their profile, engage with their audiences, and ultimately drive revenues, without it costing the earth to do so. He will share real-life examples of how businesses of all sizes and sectors have successfully navigated their way around the digital landscape, and the impact this has had on their bottom line profits.

PR is only expensive if it isn’t done right. This session is an insight into how to get the most from your PR efforts. It will provide a number of key takeaways that can be instantly applied to your business.

Traditional media still has a place on modern outreach programmes, but the exponential growth in new media channels does present an even greater number of opportunities for businesses to differentiate themselves.

Paul MacKenzie-Cummins started his media career in the mid-1990s and spent a number of years working for some of the biggest publishers in the UK, including Mirror Group Newspapers.

Following 11 years in advertising sales, he transitioned into PR in 2005 and in 2014 he founded Clearly PR. The company has since grown to a team of 10 people based formerly in Glove Factory Studios and now in Bradford on Avon.

Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen

Outdoor Swimmer and Wild Wiltshire Swim at Glove Factory Studios

Outdoor Swimmer Magazine features festive Glove Dippers!

February’s edition of Outdoor Swimmer magazine includes a lovely feature about Glove Dippers Club and group members Wiltshire Wild Swim.  

On Christmas Eve, an enthusiastic bunch of swimmers arrived at Glove Factory primed for a swim. They were joined by Ella Foote, Outdoor Swimmer magazine’s contributing editor. She had been invited by Wild Wiltshire Swim founders Kirsty Field and Sarah Webb, in support of Ella’s annual swim project, ‘Dip A Day December’.

As you can see, everyone embraced the festive spirit!!

Take a look at glovedippers.club  to join the wild swimming club here at Glove Factory Studios, and head over to Wild Wiltshire Swim to find out more about the group.

You can follow Ella Foote’s swimming adventures on Instagram @ellachloeswims. And don’t forget to check out Outdoor Swimmer.

 

Outdoor Swimmer Article featuring Glove Dippers

Outdoor Swimmer Article features Wild Wiltshire Swim and Glove Dippers