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Rural Workspace at Glove Factory Studios

Courtyard Studio Available Soon

Opening directly onto a landscaped courtyard, this 4 – 6 person workspace at Glove Factory Studios also offers plenty of outdoor breakout space too! Available from early autumn, get in touch if you’re looking for an office with an easy commute to Bath and Bristol.

With a polished concrete floor, masses of wall space and a huge window, this 400 sq ft ground floor studio is rurally located while offering all the benefits of an urban workspace – super-fast internet, a managed reception and plenty of free parking and bike racks. 

Glove Factory Studios is home to an award-winning community of start-ups, creative entrepreneurs and independent professionals. Our members include graphic, textile and book designers, AI and fintech brains, hospitality, media and communications companies, sports therapists, photographers, filmmakers and more! When you join, you’ll become part of a thriving network sharing support and inspiration.

It’s just not like this in the city, so if you’re looking to leave behind a slow daily commute to Bristol or Bath, get in touch to find out more about this courtyard space. Glove Factory Studios is a 15-minute car journey from Bath, 40 minutes from Bristol and 10 minutes from picturesque Bradford on Avon. 

Call 01225 784080 to find out more.

Visit Work Rural for details of other workspaces currently available at Glove Factory Studios.

Swimming Lake at Glove Factory Studos

Glove Dippers wild swimming season begins

Glove Dippers wild swimming season 2020/21 begins on 1st June. Come and swim in a private 100m lake with sheep chattering in the nearby fields and stunning Wiltshire sunsets.

You’ll join a thriving, friendly community of open water swimmers, from casual dippers to triathletes. All enjoy the gentle waters, peaceful surrounds and the pure joy of swimming under a vast blue (occasionally grey) sky. Some of them even enjoy cracking the winter ice – it takes all sorts!

Why not swim outdoors every day for less than you’d pay for a single session in a swimming pool? Membership fees this year:

  • Full season membership (Jun 20 – Mar 21 incl): £55
    includes 12 guest swims
  • Summer Membership (Jun – Oct 20 incl): £30
    includes five guest swims
  • Winter Membership (Nov – Mar 21 incl): £30
    includes five guest swims

Located in the fields alongside Glove Factory Studios, the lake water is tested regularly and is consistently rated ‘excellent’.

To join this wild and wonderful private swimming club, head over to the membership and payment page.

Soul Charts

Sound of Superbad Goes Global

The latest track from Sound of Superbad, a musical passion project from Whitespace Agency‘s Sarah Perrett, has topped the UK Soul Charts.

Released on 29th April, ‘I Want Cha’ has proved unhindered by lockdown and taken on a potent viral life of its own. Soul stations worldwide have been pumping out the new groove from Sound of Superbad.

To date, it has entered the Top 10 in soul charts in four countries, including reaching No 1 in the UK Soul Charts!

Barry White, Soul Unlimited and seventies soul groove fans this is definitely one for you! Get your ears on it below and head over to Bandcamp to support the project by downloading the tune.

Congratulations to Sarah and all the gang at Sound of Superbad –  what a phenomenal achievement!

See you soon getting your groove on at Glove Factory …

Heritage Makers at the Glove 2020

(Postponed) Heritage Makers at the Glove 2020

16TH MAY 2020
10AM – 3PM

Updated at 17/3/2020 – Event Postponed – New Date TBC 

Heritage crafts are enjoying a renaissance. We think this is something worth celebrating! Join us for our annual Heritage Makers at the Glove event.

Our courtyard will be home to brilliant local crafters in spoon carving, green woodworking, forging, weaving, stonemasonry, pottery and more. All using the traditional maker techniques and tools that have been practised for centuries.

Come along to meet the heritage makers, watch demonstrations, ask questions and have a go. 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 2020

(Cancelled) Easter Egg Hunt


13TH APRIL 2020
10AM – 3PM

Bring the whole family along for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Easter Monday.

Adventurers of all sizes are invited to hunt for clues hidden around our courtyard, lakes and fields. Once you find them, you’ll need all your brainpower to reveal the mystery word.

If you’re smart enough to crack the code, you’ll be able to claim your Easter egg reward.

Head to The Field Kitchen with your tribe when you arrive to buy your hunt card and start the day’s fun.

There’ll also be face-painting, games and a scrumptious barbeque!


Nick Hussey Rooster Talks April 2020

(POSTPONED) Rooster Talks: How business failure & mental breakdown made me happier (eventually) – With Nick Hussey

Friday 3rd April
8am to 9am

Update at 17/3/2020 – Postponed – New Date TBC

Admission is free
Book via Eventbrite

Running your own business can be an intense and scary experience. Most businesses go bust – fact. That’s what happened to apparel designer Nick Hussey’s first business, Vulpine.

What happens when you’ve thrown everything: physically, emotionally, monetarily into your business, only to watch it all slide away from you?

Now running his second venture out of Glove Factory Studios – FRAHM Jacket, Nick Hussey talks with total honesty, humour and passion about what it’s like to stake everything and lose. Then, how failure and mental collapse eventually has made his life and new business so much better. 

Nick will find a route out of obsession, fear, pressure, workaholism, debt, burnout, shame, collapse and more, with a surprisingly light touch.

April’s Rooster Talk will leave you feeling inspired and hopeful, with practical ways to make your business and home life happier and more efficient.

Join us – free admission plus coffee and croissants at The Field Kitchen.

Fire & Feast Spring

(Postponed) Fire & Feast Spring at The Field Kitchen


3RD APRIL 2020

£30 per person
Book Tickets

A truly social affair, join us for Fire & Feast Spring and savour a 3-course sharing feast celebrating the very best seasonal ingredients lamb, wild garlic and rhubarb.

Come along to eat your fill of starters, mains and puddings featuring spring’s hero ingredients served on big sharing plates around the long tables in The Field Kitchen.

The evening begins at 7pm with a welcome drink around the firepits in our courtyard and your feast served from 8pm. Perfect for a celebration with friends or family, but do book early!

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

Continuum Adviser Firm of the Year 2

Continuum scoops major industry award

Congratulations to studio members Continuum who have scooped the prestigious Adviser Firm of the Year award for South West and Wales at the Professional Adviser Awards 2020.

The awards celebrate excellence within the financial services across the whole of the UK. The six finalists were subjected to rigorous vetting by leading industry experts.

Continuum has been shortlisted for the awards for the last three years. This award comes just a week after they were also named Wealth Management Firm of the Year by Sesame Bankhall Group, who provide support services to over 11,000 adviser firms.

Continuum’s Managing Partner Martin Brown said: “To win Adviser Firm of the Year, one of the most recognised awards in our industry, is a real testament to all the hard work that is put in collectively and individually every day.”

Well done to Andrew Wakely and all the team.


Marketing Films

Marketing Films helps B2B firms grow their business with video and campaigns. You’ll enjoy our video content – we create a huge range of video content using live action, animation or combined styles.

Our always fresh approach helps you win not just the brand battle for hearts and minds, but also the commercial struggle for sales.

We work in 4 main areas:

  • Branding Video Production
  • Workplace Video Production
  • Video Campaigns for Marcoms
  • Video Prospecting for Sales Teams

And besides film-making, we also run video campaigns and automation. So we engage your audiences wherever they are on the internet.

Working with us is enjoyable and commercially fruitful, as you’ll discover. So call, email, or drop in – we’d love to hear from you.

03301 247 728

Rooster Talks: Ideas Don’t Matter – with Matt Wicks and Simon Ker

Friday 6th March
8am to 9am

Admission is free
Book via Eventbrite

Ideas Don’t Matter? We all have those Next Big Thing ideas for businesses, products or services that could change the world.

In reality, few of those ideas turn into actual products that people know and love! Fewer still make their way out of the idea stage.

Why is that?

Because we don’t have confidence in our ideas?

Because we’re unwilling to risk money to make them happen?

Because we start building the idea and then run out of money – or motivation – before it’s ready to launch?

Sometimes our ideas actually make it into the world, only to fail because they turn out to be, well, bad ideas.

Join Matt Wicks and Simon Ker from The Virtual Forge to explore how modern product design and development processes enable mediocre ideas, executed properly, to succeed over brilliant ideas, poorly executed.

Based in the UK, Portugal and North America, The Virtual Forge is a global software company focused on development, UX, data and cloud services. Their clients include some of the world’s most prestigious brands.

Join us for March’s Rooster Talk Free entry plus coffee & croissants on the house at The Field Kitchen.