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Rooster Talks: The Innovation Roadshow – with Sinclair Brown

Friday 7th February
8am to 9am

Admission is free
Book via Eventbrite

What does Innovation mean to you? It can be hard to define as it means different things to different people – new products and services, new technology, patents, R&D and new markets to name but a few.

In February’s Rooster Talk, Sinclair Brown, from the Innovate 2 Succeed programme, will provide an overview of the latest innovation tools, resources and activities. He’ll explore ways for SME businesses to move on from business as usual, differentiate their business from competitors and commercialise their ideas.

The session will explore:

  • The challenges of innovation
  • How to structure your innovation strategy and processes to create more value
  • Addressing the barriers to innovation – tools and models
  • Resources to support SMEs to find new partners or develop their innovation

We’ll also hear from various guests invited along to share their innovation experiences and expertise.

Sinclair Brown is an Innovation Specialist with Business West and has supported over 80 business across the South West with strategic business, innovation and coaching advice.

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


Fire & Feast Winter at The Field Kitchen

For Fire & Feast Winter, The Field Kitchen chefs are planning a sumptuous 3-course sharing feast! Join us to savour the very best seasonal ingredients – venison, scallop and passion fruit.

You’ll eat your fill of a selection of starters, mains and puddings; all showcasing our hero ingredients and the imagination of our chefs!

Start your evening from 7 pm with a welcome drink while the firepits burn brightly in the courtyard here at Glove Factory Studios. Feasting begins at 8 pm with dishes served on large sharing plates to guests gathered around the long tables in The Field Kitchen. This is truly a social affair!

These events are always popular, so book your place early for Fire & Feast Winter.

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

Rooster Talks Sales Skills with Simon Hares at Glove Factory Studios

Rooster Talks: 20/20 Sales Presentation Skills with Simon Hares

Friday 10th January
8am to 9am

Admission is free
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Everyone in sales has to present at one time or another, whether it’s one on one, to a small group or to a larger gathering. Of course, the issue is that few people enjoy doing it!

For January’s Rooster Talk, Simon Hares will share a few simple steps to help you feel more assured, assertive and more authoritative as a presenter.

Even those people not in sales will gain something from this session. As usual, Simon will bring along some recommended reading material and engage you all with a fun and dynamic session.

Simon will be exploring key points for sales presentation skills including:

  • What are the four main aims of a presentation?
  • What are the key constituents that help to create a great presentation?
  • What type of structure can help make presenting a lot easier?
  • How to handle the audience and dealing with their questions?

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

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

Simon Tyler Rooster Talks 2019

Rooster Talks: Stepping into the Impossible – Your Attitude, Your Choice with Simon Tyler

Friday 6th December
8am to 9am

Admission is free
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Simon Tyler is back to unleash the possibilities that lie dormant in your attitude and choices and change your relationship to the impossible!

In December’s Rooster Talk, Simon will explore the ways in which attitude and choice influence all aspects of business and personal life and how everything is possible if you can only harness their power.

Interactive, fun, inspiring – Simon’s Rooster Talk will leave you uplifted and feeling anything is possible.

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 Talk. Free admission with coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen.

2 – 4 person courtyard studio available

With doors opening onto a jasmine-scented courtyard and just a moment’s walk to The Field Kitchen and up to our lakes and fields, this 2 – 4 person studio will keep your workplace wellness aspirations on track!

And, of course, you’ll have superfast internet as standard, free private car parking, meeting rooms for hire plus Rooster Talks and other onsite business and cultural events.

Only 9 miles from Bath and 10 minutes from Bradford on Avon, Glove Factory Studios has easy access to mainline trains and the M4.

Want to come and take a look at this rural workspace? Call us on 01225 784080 or email

Hello and welcome to new studio members

We’ve welcomed some rather brilliant new studio members in recent months. Well worth a website visit and a quick ‘hello’ on their socials!


Chartered accountants and occasional firewalkers,  Alanbrookes are a cheerful team of expert number-crunchers!


Founder Mike Almandras provides business advisory, virtual FD and Xero accountancy services to growing creative and digital businesses.


Frahm founder Nick Hussey brings Lily the jack russell and an extremely stylish range of men’s jackets to Glove Factory Studios.


A film & media production agency specialising in storytelling, interviews and aerial. Say hello to founder Richard Hammond at


Designer and artist Kate Loudoun-Shand brings textiles joy to Glove Factory. Take a peek at the KLS Textiles website!


Specialising in immigration law, you’ll find Redstart and their trio of four-legged assistants in Studio 13.


If you’d like to be part of Glove Factory’s dynamic creative community, you’ll find all the details about private studios and coworking on our Workspace page.

Wild Swimming Lake at Glove Factory Studios

Winter wild swimming season is here!

Fancy a spot of open-water swimming in this gorgeous lake? Then, come on over and join Glove Dippers for the winter season.

You’ll share this invigorating experience with a lively group of open-water swimmers who meet regularly throughout the winter months to brave the cool waters of our swimming lake.

A little bit of madness is mandatory. Wetsuits optional! After your swim, head down to The Field Kitchen and warm up with a hot chocolate or seasonal soup.

Half-season membership runs November through to end of April 2020. And you know what that means? A refreshing Boxing Day and New Year’s Day dip guaranteed.

What are you waiting for? Head over to Glove Dippers to find out more.



coworking at Glove Factory Studios

Coworking membership available

Finding your home office a bit lonely? Perhaps it’s time for coworking membership?

A new survey reveals that the majority of freelance workers regularly feel lonely and that many also suffer from work-related anxiety. If this is you, then perhaps it’s time to join our friendly coworking studio.

With membership available from 1 to 5 days per week, you’ll be part of a thriving creative community of thinkers, creators and doers.

You’ll also enjoy super-fast internet, free private parking, complimentary coffee and tea plus meeting rooms for hire and an onsite cafe.

Call us on 01225 784080 to find out more!

Matt Paish Photographers at The Glove

Moments Kept – Photographers at The Field Kitchen

The Field Kitchen’s latest exhibition is by photographer Matt Paish and features images from North Korea, India, Myanmar and Hong Kong. The images were taken while on a two-year travel adventure, spanning 17 countries when one of Matt’s few possessions was a camera.

A few shots were taken in North Korea; a place often characterised by what is concealed rather than what is on view. These photos are candid, captured in natural light, and some taken from a distance. A couple are even shot ‘from the hip’ to avoid detection.

The presence of shadows and silhouettes is a recurring theme, playing on the dichotomy between the visible and the concealed.

MOMENTS KEPT is inspired by the idea that unremarkable moments can be rendered remarkable by a photograph. There’s often an abrupt, disordered relationship between the story and the storyteller.

Matt’s images have featured in national newspapers and magazines including Vice MagazineWhat Digital CameraNational Geographic TravellerThe Daily TelegraphThe Guardian and The Times. In 2017, he exhibited at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow, sharing wall space with Martin Parr and Eric Lafforgue.

Matt is also a co-founder of video production company Jooka based at Glove Factory Studios.

Moments Kept can be viewed at The Field Kitchen until 30th November.

Andrew Eberlin

Rooster Talks: The 10 Principles of Good Design – with Andrew Eberlin

Friday 8th November 2019
8am to 9am

Admission is FREE
Book via Eventbrite


What does ‘good’ design look like?

Dieter Rams wrote The Ten Principles of Good Design about 40 years ago. His ‘less, but better’ approach to design has inspired a host of products and a generation of designers.

Jony Ive (designer of iPods, iPhones, iMacs and many other things beginning with an ‘i’) once wrote of him:

He remains utterly alone in producing a body of work,
so consistently beautiful, so right and so accessible.

In November’s Rooster Talk, Andrew Eberlin will explore those guiding principles and explain why they are still relevant in today’s complex world, offering a view on how good design:

  • Can be useful, beautiful and long lasting.
  • Can help reduce yearning for instant gratification and desiring the next big thing.

Less, but better… less design is not a constraint,
but an advantage which allows us more space for our real life.
(Dieter Rams)

After spending a few years in the corporate world, Andrew Eberlin escaped to set up his own web design business in Bradford on Avon 13 years ago. Brighter Side develop easy to use websites which balance creativity with results.

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