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Building A Brand

Rooster Talks – Building A Brand with Robin Worrall

Friday 1st February 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.

Fire & Feast Winter Celebration

Fire & Feast: Winter at The Field Kitchen

25TH JANUARY 2019
7PM

£30 per person
Book Tickets

Join us for Fire & Feast Winter, a 3-course seasonal celebration of hero ingredients beef, beetroot and chocolate.

Begin your winter celebration from 7pm with a welcome drink enjoying the atmosphere around the firepits in the courtyard. Then from 8pm gather with your fellow diners around the long tables in The Field Kitchen to share plates of sumptuous starters, mains and puddings.

All showcasing our hero ingredients and the ingenuity of our chefs!

These sociable dining events are always popular, so book your place early.

If you’re vegetarian/vegan or have any dietary requirements, just let us know when you book.

Rooster Talks Sales Skills with Simon Hares at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks: Selling the ‘Write’ Thing – Effective Sales Proposal Writing with Simon Hares

Friday 11th January
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
RSVP: Eventbrite

Simon Hares joins us once again to kick-start Rooster Talks 2019, this time he’ll be shining the spotlight on selling the ‘write’ way to create great sales proposals.

This session will be invaluable if you are looking to develop your sales skills. Simon will be exploring ways to represent yourself in writing clearly and authentically so that your sales proposals offer the best possible opportunity for conversion.

Join Simon to discuss why we use sales proposals and to discover why they often don’t work. He’ll also be sharing actionable advice and takeaways including:

  • The Simon Sinek approach: Start with Why
  • A handy structure to help you create written magic.
  • Rules for sending the proposal via email
  • Following up and being persistent

This promises to be a dynamic and engaging session with the always energetic Simon Hares.

Book your place for January’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Attitude with Simon Tyler Rooster Talks 2018

Rooster Talks: Your Flipping Attitude with Simon Tyler

Friday 7th December
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
RSVP: Eventbrite

The inimitable Simon Tyler is back for December’s Rooster Talks to talk attitude – your flipping attitude!

His latest title, The Attitude Book, launched at Glove Factory in September. And for the time being, it would seem that’s all he talks about.

Your way of thinking at any given moment pre-determines how you experience everything that’s going on. And your attitude range is the comfort zone through which you travel from your best days through to your most challenging.

During this session, Simon will work with you on this range – you at your best and you at your worst. You’ll discover how to unpick the layers that comprise your unique viewpoint. Simon will show you new ways to develop your individual capability and achieve incredible things with just the power of attitude.

Simon Tyler is an inspiring and entertaining speaker and coach. He works with individuals, teams and companies to positively change and boost attitudes, and enhance the impact they have. His entertaining, pragmatic and stimulating words, rooted in simplicity, and his ability to connect with everyone he meets, means he is trusted by many organisations to influence positive change.

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

Kids Christmas Market

Kids Christmas Fair

Saturday 1st & Sunday 2nd December
10am – 2pm

A kids Christmas market, devised by kids, managed by kids, run by kids, for all the family.

Come along to join in the fun. You might just find the perfect gift!

There’ll be handmade textiles, jewellery, cookies and cake, pick ‘n’ mix and much more to explore.

While you’re here, why not try your luck at ‘hook a bauble’ or give the human fruit machine a spin?

We’ll also have a raffle with proceeds donated to WWF.

Christmas fun starts here!

Workplace Wellbeing with Joanna Watchman

Rooster Talks: Why it Pays to Put Workplace Wellbeing on the Agenda – with Joanna Watchman

Friday 2nd November
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
RSVP: Eventbrite

Did you know we spend 90% of our time indoors? Shocking isn’t it? Especially when you consider how much of that time is spent at work.

You might also be surprised to learn that one in six workers believe their workplace has a negative impact on their health and wellbeing. It’s time for employers to sharpen their act. And, it’s time for employees to demand more.

Joanna Watchman, Founder of Work in Mind, believes that the environment in which you work, exist and learn should be a space in which health, wellbeing and productivity can co-exist with sustainability and efficiency. She will shine a light on the global trend towards workplace wellbeing and explain why we can’t afford to ignore it.

This session will be invaluable whether you’re a business owner, manager, employee or influencer. Joanna will share the latest industry research, facts and stats – all of which will be accompanied by fascinating examples of best practice and stories from some of Britain’s biggest real-estate and architecture firms.

Book your place for November’s Rooster Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

Workspace Award 2018

Best Venue or Workspace Award for Glove Factory Studios

We were delighted to receive the Best Venue or Workspace Award at this year’s Bradford on Avon Business Awards. Thank you to everyone who voted for us.

But we can’t take all the credit! It has to be shared with Glove Factory members. Huge thanks to the 40+ companies creating, collaborating, succeeding and making this workspace thrive every day.

And congratulations to Glove Factory members also nominated in various categories. A round of applause to Whitespace, Team Eleven, Boson Web and The Field Kitchen.

The hugely well-attended awards ceremony and dinner on Thursday 18th October was great fun as the town’s business community celebrated together at St Margaret’s Hall. This year there were 129 nominees in 19 categories and over 3,500 people voted.

Fantastic work as always from the team at BOA Business who organise this and many other networking events throughout the year. Do get involved if you’re a business in the area.

And, naturally, if you’re looking for a workspace – get in touch with us!

Photo credit Red Rabbit Photography – director Nick Kirkham receiving the Best Venue or Workspace Award
Boxcut Pictures logo

Boxcut Pictures

Boxcut Pictures makes film, design, animation and photography.

Our film and animation experience includes brand communication, corporate films, infomercials, crowdfunding films, product launches, outdoor advertising and 3D visualisations. Boxcut’s photography portfolio encompasses documentary, portrait, event, location stills and everything in-between.

From concept to delivery, pre-production to post-production, we’ll help you create something unique. Bringing stories to life is what we do. And we do it beautifully.

 

Ph: 07775 890906
www.boxcutpictures.com
david@boxcutpictures.com

 

 

Autumn Fire Feast 2018

Fire and Feast: Autumn at The Field Kitchen

5TH OCTOBER 2018
7PM

£30 per person
Book Tickets

Join our autumn 3-course sharing feast. This time around we’re celebrating autumn’s seasonal hero ingredients – local game plus celeriac and apple from our kitchen-garden.

As always, the feast is served in style on sharing plates with guests seated around the long tables in The Field Kitchen, or outside in our sunny courtyard if weather permits.

The evening begins at 7pm with a welcome drink and nibbles in the courtyard around the firepits, with sharing plates served from 8pm.

Our quarterly Fire and Feast events are always popular. This is a perfect opportunity to relax with family and friends over drinks and deliciously fresh seasonal produce, so we recommend booking early.

If you’re vegetarian/vegan or have any dietary requirements, our chefs will rustle up something perfect just for you – let us know when you book.

Irithmics Financial Technology

Irithmics

Irithmics is a financial technology (fintech) company. Our technology and data allow institutions to measure, monitor and anticipate the behaviour and reactions of capital market investors.

Using artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning technology, Irithmics analyses the behaviour, patterns and trends of global institutional investors and funds, providing powerful insight to financial capital markets for issuers, investors and their service providers.

These insights extend corporates’ understanding of their investors and provide asset managers with enhanced transparency into the behaviour and expectations of other investors.

Irithmics’ clients include listed corporates, fund managers and distributors, stock exchanges, brokers and financial capital markets PR/IR advisors.

Ph: 020 3369 8888
Website: irithmics.com
Social: @irithmics