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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.

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.

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.

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.

Spring 2019 Events

Spring events at Glove Factory Studios & The Field Kitchen

Come and join our spring events for families, crafty types and business brains.

 

Easter Egg Hunt – Mon 22 April

For some family fun on Easter Monday head over to The Field Kitchen for this year’s Easter Egg Hunt around the courtyard, lakes and fields.

As always, young explorers, with hunt card in hand, are invited to search our courtyard, lakeside and fields for clues to unlock their easter egg reward. There’ll be games and activities for kids of all ages and The Field Kitchen will be rustling up snacks and drinks for explorers of all ages.

 

Heritage Makers at the Glove – Sat 27 April

We’ve invited local crafters along for a Heritage Makers at the Glove event.

Spoon carving, green woodworking, forging, stonemasonry and pottery will all be on display with unique handmade items for sale. All made using the traditional techniques and tools practised for centuries.

You’ll have the rare opportunity to see a blacksmith at work (take a peek at this glorious video of The Nowhere Forge in action) and stone carving in action with Jem Hobbs.

Potter Jane Scott will be leading a morning workshop in The Engine Room and the terrace will be home to traditional wood furniture carvers and spoon makers.

 

Rooster Talks

Rooster Talks take place on the first Friday of every month, 8 – 9am, and is an opportunity to listen to inspiring speakers while enjoying free coffee and croissants in The Field Kitchen.

Next up is performance coach and ultra-elite runner Anna-Marie Watson who’ll be making the connection between the athletic mindset and peak business performance

For May’s Rooster Talk, Robin Worrall joins to share insights on building a brand and telling an authentic brand story. And in June, we’ll be exploring the world of creative AI, voice and online bots with Tiny Giant.

 

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LSE Market Opening for Irithmics

LSE Market Opening Ceremony for Irithmics

Congratulations to the Irithmics team who were invited by The London Stock Exchange to join the Market Opening ceremony last Wednesday.

Based here at Glove Factory, Irithmics is a financial technology (fintech) company. The LSE provides Irithmics’ AI technology and data directly to companies listed on the exchange, representing over £4 trillion of capital.

Impressive stuff! And nice to see in-house collaboration on this too with Glove members Whitespace providing Irithmics design collateral for the occasion.

 

 

Northbank

Q&A with new members Northbank.

We ask new Glove Factory members Northbank to share the who, what and where! 

Tell us about Northbank in a nutshell?

Multi-disciplinary branding and design consultancy. Northern at heart, southwestern by choice. Unpretentious, experienced, dedicated, approachable, questioning, thoughtful, opinionated. Attention to the finest details. Football, running, cycling. City and countryside.

You do a lot of branding work – what are your top tips for brand development?

Don’t skimp on the research, ask the right questions, involve the client in the process, craft a story that’s compelling and true, be confident, consistent and creative.

What has inspired you recently? Any exhibitions, music, books or places you’d like to shout about?

  • Places: New Art Centre, Roche Court. Coal Drops Yard, King’s Cross
  • Exhibitions: Anni Albers at Tate Modern. George Shaw at The Holburne Museum, Bath
  • Books: Currently reading Another Planet by Tracey Thorn and Erebus by Michael Palin.
  • Music: When we’re not listening to Woman’s Hour on R4 the dial is generally set to 6Music until Steve Lamacq drives us to a mix of football-related podcasts and Spotify playlists.

You’ve been in business for 20 years, looking back what advice would you give to the newly-formed Northbank?

Tunnock’s Teacakes aren’t the answer. Trust your instincts. Work with people you admire in sectors that interest you. No free pitching. Believe in yourself and never undervalue your work. Stay curious, keep looking, listening and learning. Be brave and walk away from time-wasters.

What are you enjoying most about your new studio at Glove Factory Studios?

Swans outside our window. Daily 8am pond swim with the Glove Dippers (joke). Cycling commute. Sunsets. 25% discount at the Field Kitchen. The buzz. Clean air. Dog walking in the surrounding fields. Welcoming clients and friends here. Space to think.

Find out more about Northbank.

Outdoor Swimmer and Wild Wiltshire Swim at Glove Factory Studios

Outdoor Swimmer Magazine features festive Glove Dippers!

February’s edition of Outdoor Swimmer magazine includes a lovely feature about Glove Dippers Club and group members Wiltshire Wild Swim.  

On Christmas Eve, an enthusiastic bunch of swimmers arrived at Glove Factory primed for a swim. They were joined by Ella Foote, Outdoor Swimmer magazine’s contributing editor. She had been invited by Wild Wiltshire Swim founders Kirsty Field and Sarah Webb, in support of Ella’s annual swim project, ‘Dip A Day December’.

As you can see, everyone embraced the festive spirit!!

Take a look at Glove Dippers  to join the wild swimming club here at Glove Factory Studios, and head over to Wild Wiltshire Swim to find out more about the group.

You can follow Ella Foote’s swimming adventures on Instagram @ellachloeswims. And don’t forget to check out Outdoor Swimmer.

 

Outdoor Swimmer Article featuring Glove Dippers

Outdoor Swimmer Article features Wild Wiltshire Swim and Glove Dippers