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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 …

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.

 

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!

Rural Workspace at Glove Factory Studios

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.