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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 info@glovefactorystudios.com.

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!

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

REDSTART LAW
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!

Courtyard workspaces available at Glove Factory

Courtyard studios available – all that’s missing is you!

Time for a new workspace? Two rather lovely courtyard studios will be available soon here at Glove Factory Studios.

 

2-person workspace available (149 sq ft)

If working from home is sending you stir-crazy or perhaps the kids’ summer holidays have proved a disruption too many, then this two-person courtyard studio could the perfect solution.

This is a bright and simple office with double doors opening onto a lavender-scented courtyard and just a moment’s walk over to The Field Kitchen for your morning coffee or an impromptu meeting.

 

4-6 person workspace available (367 sq ft)

Need a larger workspace? With Bath Stone walls, big windows and a polished concrete floor this 4 – 6 person courtyard studio is a beauty.

The studio opens onto a landscaped courtyard with sculptures, all-weather furniture, olive trees and galvanised planters for herbs and espaliered apple and pear trees.

 

Services at Glove Factory

If you join us, you’ll have super-fast internet as standard, free private car parking, a managed reception, meeting rooms for hire, an onsite cafe and 32 acres of pastureland to explore. Oh, and a wild swimming lake too!

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

 

Come for a viewing

Ready to come and take a look? Call us on 01225 784080 or email info@glovefactorystudios.com.

Creative Climate Disclosure Content Coms

Content Coms sign up for Creative Climate Disclosure

Content Coms has signed up to the Creative Climate Disclosure, a new initiative which seeks to minimise the carbon conflicts of the creative communications sector.

“Now and moving forward, we will only work with clients whose values and whose own commitments are as strong as ours. We strongly believe agencies have to be part of the solution, not part of the problem. We are a $1.3 trillion sector, after all.”-  Joanna Watchman, CEO & Founder, Content Coms

The programme has been spearheaded by change-agency Futerra in response to Extinction Rebellion’s (XR) call to advertising agencies to “Declare a climate & ecological emergency and act accordingly”.

Signatories are asked to disclose by the end of 2019 where client work and sales turnover comes from by sector, indicating any ‘high carbon clients’ and highlighting any climate conflicts. Disclosure Reports will be published on the Creative Climate Disclosure website.

However, as the open Climate Emergency and Creative Conflict Letter explains:

“Disclosure is only the first step on a journey that must lead to divestment – divesting agency client rosters of these clients. Agencies need to align our businesses with the climate science, just like everyone else.”

Alongside agency signatories, individual creatives are able to sign up to commit simply not to work on fossil fuel client briefs.

“We encourage all agencies to sign and disclose, for employees to rise up and demand change, for individual creatives to use their talent on the right side of history. We are running out of time.” – William Skeaping, Extinction Rebellion

Well done to Glove members Content Coms for leading the way!

If you’re an agency or creative who recognises the state of the world we live in, and want to do something about it, read the Climate Emergency and Creative Conflicts letter and declare your commitment.

Rednine Website Launch

A new look for Rednine

A new website for brand and design consultancy Rednine has launched and, as you might expect, it’s a site for sore eyes!

Simple, beautiful and functional, the website was designed by Robin and developed by Tom Beavan websites.

One of our very first members here at Glove Factory Studios, Rednine was founded by creative director Robin Worrall.

Earlier this year, we invited Robin to speak at Rooster Talks, and we’d highly recommend taking the time to watch his illuminating Building A Brand presentation – available on the new Rednine website.

Tennis ball factory photography exhibition by David King

David King photography at The Field Kitchen

We’re bouncing into tennis season with a box-fresh photography show exploring the Price of Bath factory: the UK’s last remaining manufacturer of tennis balls, squash balls and racket balls.

Photographer David King captures a moment in time behind the scenes prior to the company’s move to a new factory. Still a family-run venture, J Price has been making tennis balls in Britain for over 80 years and spanning three generations.

A professional photographer based at Glove Factory Studios, Dave is inspired by “finding beauty in often overlooked and unnoticed subjects, relying on some 30 years of design experience to create simple yet powerful images”.

The exhibition in The Field Kitchen runs until the end of July and is just a small selection from a huge documentary photography archive.

Glove Dippers Wild Swimming at Glove Factory Studios

Wild swimming in Wiltshire with Glove Dippers Club

Are you the adventurous type? Then come on over and join Glove Dippers, our open-water swimming club! The 2019/20 season is live and dipping.

The lake boasts a 100m length, and we guarantee it’s a gorgeous spot to swim while you listen to sheep chatting in the nearby fields. The water quality is regularly tested and rated as excellent.

Facilities include access to toilets and showers during Glove Factory Studios’ opening hours (9am – 6pm) and free onsite parking.

Oh, and there’s always hot chocolate in The Field Kitchen to warm you up afterwards. The cafe is open daily serving food until 3 pm, and Glove Dippers receive a 10% discount.

Head over to smarturl.it/glovedippers to find out more and join.

Workspace available

3 – 4 Person Workspace Available

If the arrival of spring has you thinking about starting ventures fresh and new, then we have the perfect workspace to keep that inspiration flowing.

We have a first floor, 3 – 4 person workspace available with all the trimmings: 24-hour access; 1gb superfast internet; free onsite parking; cafe open daily; meeting rooms for hire; dog-friendly; and beautiful courtyard, lakes and countryside to explore.

Close to Bradford on Avon, we’re only 9 miles from Bath with easy access to mainline trains and the M4.

See yourself here? Then get in touch to book a tour.

Contact Tom today on 01225 784080 or by email.