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Work In Mind

Work In Mind: Join the Conversation

Glove Factory resident, Joanna Watchman, MD at Content Coms has announced an exciting new project, Work In Mind.

Work In Mind will be the first content platform to give a voice to thinkers, businesses, journalists, regulatory bodies and movers and shakers in the field of healthy buildings.

It will publish powerful content that catalyses debate and encourages a more unified approach to creating healthier, happier, more productive buildings and workspaces.

Founder Jo Watchman explains, “Our mission is to connect people with buildings. We believe that the environment in which you work, exist and learn should be a space in which you can reach your full potential.”

The site will launch fully in late 2018. In the meantime, Work In Mind’s editorial team has put out a call for original content, thinking, blogs and contributions.

If you have an interest or expertise in this area and would like to contribute, they’d love to hear from you. Please drop them a line

Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize

Welcome to The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize

Given our inspirational rural setting, it seems perfectly natural to find Agile, the awards management and marketing team behind The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize, buzzing away here at Glove Factory Studios.

Celebrating its fifth year, the prize is awarded annually to the book which most successfully reflects the ethos of renowned nature writer Alfred Wainwright’s work, to inspire readers to explore the outdoors and to nurture a respect for the natural world.

The shortlisted titles are a must for nature lovers, demonstrating the role that nature writing can play in shining a spotlight on wider social, environmental and personal issues.

The Shortlist

  • The Last Wilderness by Neil Ansell (Tinder Press)
  • Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler (Hodder & Stoughton)
  • Outskirts by John Grindrod (Sceptre)
  • The Dun Cow Rib by John Lister-Kaye (Canongate)
  • The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris (Hamish Hamilton)
  • The Seabird’s Cry by Adam Nicolson (William Collins, HarperCollins)
  • The Salt Path by Raynor Winn (Michael Joseph)

Fancy adding all these wonderful nature titles to your library? There’s a shortlist giveaway and it’s easy to enter – just follow The Wainwright Prize on twitter or instagram. The lucky winner will be announced on 3rd August.

The Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize winner will be announced at an event in the National Trust Arena at BBC Countryfile Live at Blenheim Palace, on 2 August.

We wish them all the best of luck!

You can find out more Agile on their website and stay in touch with their latest projects on twitter.


Motherlode Media Yellow Submarine Digital Campaign

Motherlode Media boards the Yellow Submarine

Studio members Motherlode Media are completing a digital marketing campaign for the 50th anniversary of The Beatles Yellow Submarine which is being screened around the globe.

The project spans a global campaign including theatrical trailers, a website build incorporating a ticketing interface, and produced content for a three-month rollout across The Beatles official social media channels.

On behalf of Apple Corps, they worked with Picture House cinemas in the UK and Abramorama in the US marketing the film’s 50th-anniversary return to the big screen. They also worked with Universal Music to support the soundtrack and merchandise programme.


An icon of psychedelic pop culture, Yellow Submarine is a colourful musical spectacle and an exhilaratingly joyful cinematic experience for all ages – filled with visual invention, optical illusions, wordplay and glorious music.

Yellow Submarine on the big screen

“It’s all in the mind y’know.”

Boson Web join Glove Factory Studios

Say hello to new members Boson Web

We are delighted to welcome Boson Web to the Glove Factory creative business community.

But what do they do? Who are they? Let’s ask them a few questions to out more …


Tell us about Boson Web?

We’re an award-winning web agency specialising in WordPress websites. For over 15 years, we’ve helped our clients to stand out online with engaging web design, bullet-proof web development and responsive support.


Give us your top 5 quick tips for clients working with a web agency?

  1. Describe what outcome you’re looking for. Set the goals and the anticipated Return on Investment (ROI).
  2. Consider who your audience is, what they want and how you meet their needs. Share that information with your agency.
  3. Explain what you think you need but don’t be too prescriptive. Leave room for your agency to offer ideas and solutions to achieve your goals.
  4. Set a budget and share it with your agency/developer. That doesn’t mean you have to spend it all, it simply helps them to propose the most appropriate solution.
  5. Think about what ongoing support you’ll need and talk to your agency about how they can help ongoing.
  6. Plan your website launch and consider how you’ll drive traffic to your website.


Who’s in the team and what item would each take to a desert island?

Rich – An iPod loaded with an Audible subscription – or a kettlebell
Steve – Speedos
Fiona – My golden retriever Casper – a woman’s best friend and would make a great pillow 😉
Will – England shirt
Daisy – A king-size bed
Tom – An inflatable raft with oars
Ash – (still thinking…)


Three adjectives that describe Boson Web?

Precise. Loyal. Continual.


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

The view! Our offices overlook the lake. And the atmosphere – there are lots of other creative businesses here.



Head over to Boson Web to find out more.

Words And Design Kendra Futcher & Jonathan Coleman

Never miss a Rooster Talks! Watch the replays …

We know you can’t always make it to Rooster Talks, our monthly business networking event.

But we don’t want you to miss out on all the smart ideas, wisdom, humour and inspiration shared by our brilliant roster of speakers.

That’s why we record (almost) all the monthly Rooster Talks and pop them up on our YouTube channel.

So, if you’re wondering what you missed – ponder no more!

Here’s the full playlist.

Want to be social and join us for upcoming Rooster Talks?

Book your place – admission is free and you’ll enjoy free coffee and croissants from The Field Kitchen too.

Yoga by the Lakes

Yoga by the Lakes

Take a break from your desk to relax with some lunchtime yoga by our lakes.

‘Yoga with Viv’ is a new regular weekly outdoor yoga session (weather permitting!) from Sunflowers Yoga suitable for all levels. Dress for comfort and bring a layer and a blanket, whatever the temperature. And don’t forget the sunscreen.

Sessions are currently confirmed for 12.30 – 1.15pm on Tues 5th/12th June and Weds 27th June and cost £6 per session.

Book in advance to enjoy some fun in the sun. Afterwards, why not treat yourself to a smoothie and seasonal salad from The Field Kitchen?

Find out more and book at Sunflowers Yoga.

Studio Members' News

Studio Members’ Newsround

A brief roundup of the latest developments, news and award successes from the Glove Factory community.


Portfolio Perfection

Content Coms has launched a glorious new digital home for its top-notch content portfolio! Take a look at this celebration of their industry-leading collateral in built space, energy & lighting.


Content Coms New Portfolio site launched

New Talent at Team Eleven

After winning several new accounts, Team Eleven has announced four new additions to their team of talented marketing strategists, account handlers and designers. A big welcome to Nathan Shellard, Evva Semenowicz, Laura Pagani and Natasha Laming.


Finalist at The Techies

Ojo Solutions are worthy finalists in The Techies, a new award scheme form The Business Exchange designed to celebrate the innovation and entrepreneurship of the IT community in Swindon and Wiltshire.


The Techies Finalists Announced

Platinum Goes Global

Platinum 3D has announced the opening of a new Los Angeles office. Platinum 3D Consultants Inc., will be supporting their international growth and looking after their USA clients.


Platinum Open US office

Mostly Making a Difference

Mostly Media has raised an amazing £7,869 for charity CLIC Sargent through various fundraising initiatives, including Mostly Media’s annual Charity Golf Day held at Cumberwell Golf Club in Bradford on Avon.


Mostly Media


Celebrating the Finest Sports Writing

Awards management specialists Agile Ideas will host the 2018 Sports Books Awards at Lords Cricket Ground in June. Longlisted authors include Jenson Button and Judy Murray with judges drawn from Olympians including Katherine Grainger and Christine O’Hagan.


Sports Books Awards 2018


Creative Bath Finalists at Glove Factory

Fantastic to see these Glove Factory members appearing as Finalists in the Creative Bath Awards 2018!

And we’re also very pleased that Glove Factory Studios is among the finalists for Creative Space.


Creative Bath Award Finalists Announced

Creative Bath Award Finalists 2018

Glove Factory Finalists in Creative Bath Awards 2018

The Creative Bath Awards 2018 includes several of our finest studio members in its roll call of finalists across various creative categories.

We’re proud to have so many talented individuals and companies in our creative community. A special shout out to ojo Solutions who are finalists in no less than three categories!

And, of course, we’re also very pleased to see Glove Factory Studios among the finalists.

The Creative Bath Awards 2018, sponsored by Bath Spa University, takes place on 14th June and tickets are on sale now.

Congratulations and best of luck to you all.



Pitch at Palace Partnership

Pitch at Palace collaboration with Royal approval

A collaboration between studio members Rednine and Jooka, delivering brand management and video production for a series of events initiated by HRH The Duke of York, continues to flourish.

It brings together the brand direction of Robin Worrall from Rednine in his capacity as creative advisor to the Duke of York, with the video production expertise of James Stapleton and Matt Paish from Jooka.

Over the past year, they have attended a number of high profile events at Buckingham Palace and St. James’s Palace to film and produce a suite of social media material and online promotional collateral. Together they have created a catalogue of branded films to be used across digital platforms.

Their most recent event, Pitch@Palace Commonwealth saw Entrepreneurs from 39 commonwealth nations come together to pitch their business ideas to an audience of industry leaders, government officials and investors hosted by his Royal Highness.

With an art director, cameraman and editor in attendance, the team creates a visual toolkit that is published during the event, alongside a suite of online materials for broader distribution. Typically the toolkit includes over a dozen short 10-20 second films for immediate distribution to Instagram, Twitter and Facebook as well as a full length 2-3 minute film created post-event.

See their creative collaboration in action.

Business Excellence Award 2018 for Glove Factory Studios

We are delighted to have been awarded the Business Excellence Award 2018 by Bradford on Avon Business. The award recognises workspace Glove Factory Studios’ role in the growth and support of micro-businesses in the local area.

Set up in 2010, Glove Factory Studios is now an established SME incubator and home to over 50 companies, around 160 people, primarily from the creative, communications and tech sectors. Based in Holt Village on the outskirts of Bradford of Avon, our members benefit from a supportive community, flexible studio spaces and an onsite café, The Field Kitchen.

When companies outgrow their Glove Factory home, they are encouraged to move into larger workspaces in the centre of Bradford on Avon, ensuring the area continues to benefit from the entrepreneurial talent and the inflow of successful businesses.

Tom Marshall, general manager: “It is great to be recognised in this way and further supports the role we aim to play in contributing to the wider business community with the very popular Rooster talks, our free monthly business networking event.”

Glove Factory director, Nick Kirkham: “We’re grateful to BOA Business for recognising our efforts to bring vibrant businesses and employment opportunities to the area. Our vision has always been to create innovative and inspiring workspaces within our rural location, and the support and encouragement we’ve received from the Bradford Business community along the way have been a key element in our success.”

BOA Business Chair, Andrew Eberlin: “We are delighted to award the Business Excellence Award 2018 to Glove Factory Studios. A key part of BOA Business’s role is to build and support a vibrant, resilient and entrepreneurial culture and community in the town and local area. Glove Factory Studios plays an important role in attracting talent to the region, with a number of the growing businesses choosing to move into the town.”