What’s Your Story?
Catch Up Portraits November 2018

What’s Your Story? is a monthly blog series we run in which we find and talk to interesting people in our local community, whether they run a business, have an interesting job or do something else that we think is worthy of wider attention. 

Our first interview was with Gary Parselle of Private Press back in October 2016, so after 2 years and 15 WYS blogs , we popped in to catch up with some of our participants. No interviews this time, just photos.

Thanks again for everybody’s help with the series – if you would like to feature and tell us your story, please contact us: david@pleeceandco.com 

 

Gary Parselle – Private Press

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Livvi White – Dopple Press

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Jess Davies – Stoney Point

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Andrew Garnett – Family Store 

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Alice Sharville – Spiderplant

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Alys Dobbie – Between Two Thorns

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Curate Labs
Headspaces Interview October 2018

Pleece & Co has found a home in Mocatta House – part of Spaces Brighton. We now share a building with a number of creative and diverse companies, and we thought it was time to get to know them a little better.

Headspaces is a collaboration blog series between Pleece & Co and Spaces in which we talk to our neighbours about their businesses, work advice and what puts them in a good headspace. 

This months conversation is with Curate Labs, an independent, sustainable creative design studio based here in Brighton and in London.

 

QUESTIONS WITH ABB-D CHOUDHURY – CO-FOUNDER
SPACES GROUND FLOOR

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

Predominantly we are a design studio with a focus on ethical and sustainable design. Through our work we look to advocate empathy, purpose and practicality. We offer end-to-end solutions often incorporating branding, creative content, design strategy and web design. We deliver both digital and physical products and functionality dependant on project objectives.

Alongside the studio, we run two publications – Curate Magazine and The Annual Digest and a series of ethical & sustainably centred travel guides named Wandering Through.

 

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR TEAM

Abb-d Choudhury and Sara Scobie are design partners and founders of CL. As a duo we both oversee the day to day running of the business and all stages throughout each project. Over the years we have grown a talented remote team of incredible and innovative freelancers, contractors and contributors whom we work with on a project-by-project basis.

 

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WHY SPACES?

We spent a good few months looking for a space to grow from and use as a base of operation. Of all we tried, SPACES seemed to be the most accommodating. Being close to Brighton station is also useful due to London connections. We’re also suckers for simple Scandinavian interior design, good coffee helps too!

 

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WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU ENCOUNTER AS A COMPANY?

At the moment, time and resource is a real challenge. Being only two of us means internal resource can become stretched. For client work this isn’t a problem, but making time for our publications and the travel guides is the tricky part.

Our personal projects create an opportunity to always be on the hunt for trends, culture hacks and interesting destinations around the globe. These insights and lessons are invaluable for our design services, we challenge our clients to consider their process’s and approach to work, as we should all be working towards our A game and sometimes that means assessing practice, communication and process.

 

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WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY UNIQUE?

As a company, we are constantly experimenting and pushing the creative threshold to provide something beyond the norm, we look to position our clients as industry leaders. What makes us special is our values and ethics towards work that matters (at least to us). We’re selective with the projects we take on and the clients we partner with. We look to work with companies that strive for authenticity, push to create an ethical culture and wish to refine a sustainable business model.

 

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BEST PIECE OF WORK ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?

Abb-d: Surround yourself with people better then you and always do your own thing.

Sara: Concentrate on what you believe in, trends pass, your approach is what sets you apart and makes you interesting.

 

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WHAT PUTS YOU IN A GOOD HEADSPACE?

Abb-d: Travel, sunshine, the positive parts of human nature and publishing great content.

Sara: Soulful conversations, 8 hours of sleep, regular yoga practice and plenty of herbal teas.

 

curatelabs.co

spacesworks.com

 

Buzz Free
Pleece & Co October 2018

Burger Brothers vs Brexit

With the impending apocalypse that is Brexit looming closer by each passing darkening hour, we thought we’d ignore the incompetence of the politicians to lead us and eat burgers instead. Tastes nicer than cake for a start.

If you’ve not visited Burger Brothers in Brighton, then you’re missing out. These guys know their onions (on their burgers.) They’re a great brand too, effortlessly oozing as much cool as the cheese from one of their scooby snack sized burgers.

Anyway, we went down to visit them, sample their wares and took shots of them and their modest operation. Get down and try them if you haven’t already; your mouth will sing, belly will wobble and your toilet will be full, just the sort of experience you should be looking for when eating a burger.

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Next up on the menu…
 

Always leave room for more is out motto and that’s just as well as we work with a street’s worth of eateries and restaurants. Next stop was Cin Cin, the ‘flavour of the month, nay year, nay decade’ in Brighton.

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We’ve been with owner Dave and Cin Cin for years now, helping them on their road to the recent michelin mention from festival and pop up to the launch and opening of their second restaurant in Hove earlier this year.

 

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Gary recently visited Cin Cin Vine Street and held a ‘Brand Values’ session with The Cin Cin team, where the heat was on (literally as he delivered the session right next to the open kitchen stove) and passion abounded as the fabulous staff talked about what Cin Cin means to them, what it should mean to their valued customers and what their positioning should be from right across the business.

 

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Show us your ID

We’ve produced several new identities recently. We’re not sure why they have come in at such a rate, but we’re not complaining. There’s something incredibly fulfilling about creating something from scratch that will represent what a company looks like and stands for.

Here’s the work we’ve been doing, which one’s your fave?

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Montpelier Villa FC – grassroots football identity

Glowing Bumps – pregnancy fitness start up

Beyond – care leavers charity start up

London Survivors Gateway – sexual violence triage model

 

Notworking

 

Last but most definitely not least, is our new (anti) networking event, What’s Your Problem? which is basically a few business owners getting together informally, either in the Spaces bar on the roof terrace or in a spit and sawdust boozer, to discuss business matters, throw anything in the ring, and to massage each others shoulders, egos and weary heads as well as scratching each others’ backs and helping to share each others’ loads. You never know, we could even end up working together, but this isn’t about that. It’s about a few like-minded people sharing ideas and experiences. And possibly getting pissed and building more genuine, better relationships.

If you like the sound of that, ring my bell and bring a bottle.

What’s Your Problem?
Our new (anti) networking group

Running a business can be rewarding but also tough (wow, what insight I hear you say), especially in these days of Trexit (geddit?) and general national and global uncertainty. Who knows what a ‘no deal Brexit’ looks like (certainly not this government) and the outcomes could be catastrophic for British business – or not. It’s difficult to tell.

We all run businesses for different reasons, but sometimes we forget to focus on the things that unite us as business owners. These can be a range of issues – HR, business development, long term planning, securing loans, best practice, sourcing strategic partners, what to eat for lunch to reduce the ever expanding waistline brought about by too many ‘I’ve made it through another day’ drinking sessions.

Why do we run our own businesses? We all get fired up at the outset, crack our mission statement, scream about how we are going to change the – sorry, our, world, but then it becomes a struggle, a labour of love – unless you’re one of those people who enjoys the cold sweats at 4am when you’ve forgotten to pay the PAYE.

 

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Has your business drifted away from its original intention? How many times have you referred to your business plan? Have you even got one? And why do we spend time on clients, making them successful only to be cast aside like a cigarette butt flicked out of a moving car window. It’s easier to sack your agency than make people redundant, obviously, but what are you gaining? Cost savings? Well, in most cases no, it’s more expensive to employ. And do you get the expertise that you would with an agency? No, you don’t. So there. Rant over. For now.

You might be asking why is he so bitter? Well, I’m not…ok, I am, sometimes, but being a sole owner, there are times when you go through periods of self doubt and wonder if it’s all worth it. But then another day dawns and you’re all pumped up again after 4 double espressos and the world is your oyster, or clam, more like…at least until after lunch and the inevitable physical and mental ‘slump’. Then you’re just hoping to make it through another day until you can crack open a cold one.

People, associates, strangers, often ask ‘how’s it going’ at the start of a ‘business meeting’ and you invariable end up answering ‘yes, good…’ and then pick out a job from your mental filing cabinet you did 5 years ago that had a decent budget and name attached to it. Really you mean ‘fuck it’s hard and I often wake up in a cold sweat wondering how I’m going to put tartare sauce on the table tonight…’

Anyway, to the point. A problem shared is a problem, well, still, but it’s good to chat it through, peer to peer, nonetheless so you realise you’re not alone. Or if you are, you have people who might’ve been through the same scenario and can share their experience. I always find it’s comforting, therapeutic, exhausting, fun, disappointing, to get together with other business owners and share concerns, joys, frustrations, cigarettes and alcohol.

So, I’ve set up this new (anti) networking group called ‘What’s Your Problem?’ which is basically a few business owners getting together informally, either in the Spaces bar on the roof terrace or in a spit and sawdust boozer, to discuss business matters, throw anything in the ring, and to massage each others shoulders, egos and weary heads as well as scratching each others’ backs and helping to share each others’ loads. You never know, we could even end up working together, but this isn’t about that. It’s about a few like-minded people sharing ideas and experiences.

I personally hate networking, so it’s not about that. Go and join the BNI if that’s your bag. I find chatting to other business owners useful. I’m not lonely, honest.

We can do it in the pub, although my dodgy tinnitus might make it a bit hard for me to hear, although I have mastered lip reading lately, or we can do it – well, anywhere. The key is that it’s informal, there’s no agenda, you just bring your ideas, frustrations, concerns, hopes and despairs to the table in a non judgemental, non corporate environment where wearing ties and not wearing socks is banned. Rules are for fools, apart from those two.

If you’re interested in joining me, send me an email here gary@pleeceandco.com and we can arrange something. I reckon we need 4 of us to call it a ‘gathering’, or maybe a ‘Notworking’ chat.

 

Learning Cog
Headspaces Interview September 2018

Pleece & Co has found a home in Mocatta House – part of Spaces Brighton. We now share a building with a number of creative and diverse companies, and we thought it was time to get to know them a little better.

Headspaces is a collaboration blog series between Pleece & Co and Spaces in which we talk to our neighbours about their businesses, work advice and what puts them in a good headspace. 

This months conversation is with Learning Cog, an independent training and development consultancy agency.

 

QUESTIONS WITH RIC HAYDEN – DIRECTOR / FACILITATOR / COACH / CONSULTANT / COFFEE MAKER / DOG WALKER
Office 424

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

We are a Training and Development Consultancy working with national and international clients to equip their teams with the right skills and behaviours to excel in their jobs and business. Working predominately in Leadership and Management development, Sales Training and Team Development. We break the mould from traditional training and work to engage with individuals and make development personal.

 

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR TEAM

We are a people focused business so our team is key to the way we work with clients. We are a small team here in the office, just myself and Troy working here most days. We have a team of associate trainers and coaches.  A good mix of introverts and extroverts, which can make for some excellent ideas for supporting our clients.

 

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WHY SPACES?

Spaces is such a great environment to be working in. The flexibility of from little office on the 4th floor, the terrace up on the 5th or downstairs in the business area. Working in a creative environment is important to us, and the community created at Spaces is great to get out and have a 5 minute chat to people you wouldn’t normally be speaking to.

 

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WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU ENCOUNTER AS A COMPANY?

As a training and development consultancy the market is saturated and we need to be in front of customers as much as possible to prove why we are the right choice. Mostly training and development is always the first thing to go from a budget, we have to work to support clients understanding and be able to prove return on investment.

 

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WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY UNIQUE?

I think every company is unique, every company is made up of the people that work within it and that makes it unique. What makes us different to other training consultancies? We disrupt the business, we look at behavioural and skills change form the perspective of the people wishing or needing to make the change and build bespoke, blended learning solutions from there. We are forward thinking and move with the times. People learn and consume information so much differently then they did just a few years ago, we adapt our style to the new ways.

 

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BEST PIECE OF WORK ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?  

Work hard and it pays off. Be yourself, thats what people buy in to. I guess I have built the business on these two elements. We have worked hard to be where we are today without forgetting who we are.

 

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WHAT PUTS YOU IN A GOOD HEADSPACE?

Being mindful of the moment. The sun, which is great right now. Living near the sea. My 6am wake up call from my dog to go for a walk on the south downs, the best start to the day ever. I get my best ideas when out walking, I need to take my notebook out with me more.

 

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learningcog.com

spacesworks.com

 

Resident Music
What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story? is a monthly series in which we find and talk to interesting people in our local community, whether they run a business, have an interesting job or do something else that we think is worthy of wider attention.

Resident Music is a Record Store with a big reputation. Based on Kensington Gardens in the North Laine, Resident has become a Brighton institution, catering to crowds of record enthusiasts and growing with the revitalisation of vinyl in the past 5-10 years. We spoke to Natasha Youngs, co-founder of Resident to ask about her journey and how a modern day record store works.

 

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HOW WAS RESIDENT MUSIC STARTED?

Myself & my now husband Derry Watkins met whilst working for Virgin / Our Price & realised we had similar dreams to set up our own business doing what we love best: running a record shop.

 

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HOW HAS THE POPULARITY OF FORMATS CHANGED THE BUSINESS OVER RECENT YEARS?

We opened as a CD only shop, as vinyl was already heavily catered for in Brighton at the time (we opened in 2004). There were more than 20 places selling music in Brighton & Hove at that time so competition was strong & we wanted to be sure we were doing what we did really well rather than dabbling in a bit of everything. At the time, the demand for CD far outstripped the demand for vinyl but clearly, over the last 14 years, this has changed dramatically. We introduced a box of vinyl on the counter. This quickly became a lot of boxes under the CD racks. This this then became CD racks being swapped out for new vinyl racks. Then we just ran out of space! So we took on the shop next door, knocked the 2 together & now we have a happy CD / vinyl balance with space to shop more comfortably & a book corner too.

 

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WHAT DO YOU THINK OF RECORD STORE DAY?

We’re big fans of the event as it’s the one day of the year when independent record shops have a spotlight shone on them. It’s a way of bringing us all together in celebration of our place on the high street. A way to remind people how important record shop culture is – either an affirmation for those who already know & help us keep it alive every day of the year or a way for those who have forgotten or who don’t invest in the culture regularly, to be reminded or re-engaged. In the press, there is too much focus on the actual releases & the commercial aspects of the day & nowhere near enough focus on the actual shops involved the people behind them & the culture of our sector of the industry.

 

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HOW DO YOU BALANCE THE STOCKING OF BIG AND SMALL BANDS AND LABELS?

We don’t really consider our curation of releases so much in this way. We try to consider lots of different elements surrounding our buying – customer demand (across a hugely diverse customer base, all ages ranges, locals & tourists, hardcore devotees & occasional buyers), how previous releases have sold, how much we are into it ourselves, press / radio coverage, how much we trust that label’s own tastes & previous releases

 

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TOP 5 RECORDS OF 2018 SO FAR?

Across all the staff tastes, the mid-year vote revealed the following to be our favourites:

Sons Of Kemet – Your Queen Is A Reptile

Rival Consoles – Persona

No Age – Snares Like A Haircut

Fire! – The Hands

Sleep – The Sciences

 

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ARE THERE SOME HIGH FIDELITY STYLE QUIRKS THAT COME WITH WORKING IN A RECORD STORE?

Of course – we all have geek like tendencies & obsessive behaviours. It’s what holds us together!

Hopefully we come with a lot less snobbery though. I personally hate any snobbiness related to music. Who’s to say whether one noise is more superior to another? Whatever engages someone’s brain, makes them dance, takes them to a different place, helps them feel a sense of belonging, has a nostalgic warmth, challenges them, makes them feel fuzzy, causes cathartic release – that’s the joy of music. One person’s intolerable racket is another person’s melody. One person’s cheesy pop is another person’s euphoria.

 

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DO YOUR STAFF INFLUENCE THE SELECTION OF RECORDS IN-STORE?

Yes, all of them, whether they realise it or not. We always try to recruit people with a fresh approach or who bring a set of knowledge with them that we are lacking as a team. The wider the tastes in the shop, the more people we can confidently cater for. Derry & I can’t possibly hear, understand, know or like everything out there so we need a set of people around us that can help filter & curate.

 

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HAS YOUR CUSTOMER BASE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS YOU’VE BEEN OPEN?

Yes, although many of them are the same people that walked through our door in week 1 which is brilliant. We have changed as a shop, in response to the demands of our customers. We started out pretty mainstream as that was Derry & I’s background, what we were familiar with & what we were confident with but we’ve evolved. We take on board everything we get asked for that we don’t stock & adapt accordingly.

 

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WHY BRIGHTON?

It’s home. It’s an incredible city. It’s what we know & where our heart is. The thriving live music scene here is crucial to our success & the people here want to be involved in all things cultural. Also, the support for independent businesses here is strong, especially in the North Laine.

 

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WHAT ARE YOUR FUTURE PLANS FOR RESIDENT?

Our plans change all the time. Expand Resident further. Open more record shops in different towns. Open more shops selling different stuff in Brighton. Just cruise along exactly as we are enjoying what we’ve built here. Pack it all in & live in Australia. Who knows what the future holds?……

 

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If you would like to feature and tell us your story, please contact us: david@pleeceandco.com 

 

Meet Laura Stupple,
our new creative content person.

Hello to ‘Stupps’ our new creative content person

We’ve recently started working with Laura Stupple, or ‘Stupps’ to those that know her. She is working with us on strategy, content and improving our joke-telling.

It’s great to have her on board and below she tells us a little about herself and the things that make her tick and, indeed, tock.

 

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WHO THE HELL ARE YOU??

Laura Stupple – freelance content writer and social media manager.
Food lover, spontaneous hugger, dog person.

 

TELL US MORE…

Writing a Q & A about yourself is weirdly difficult, so I’m going to tell you what I’m not because that’s easier.

I’m not used to writing about myself, clearly. I spend most of my time writing about other people – their ideas and their businesses. I love to help brands find their tribe and build connections, whilst building an identity that’s authentic along the way.

I’m not very good at working in the traditional way – at a desk 9-5. I used to think this made me a shitty worker, but actually that’s the opposite of true. I’m a grafter, but only between my most productive hours of 6-11am and 6-11pm, weird right?! I believe that routine is the enemy of creativity – which is why I went freelance. That being said I am constantly on my phone replying to clients and am pretty much contactable 24/7 (how sad!).

I’m not interested in working on projects that have no soul – I want to work for people who I think are interesting, on projects that I think are interesting. How spoilt of me.

 

WHERE HAVE YOU WORKED BEFORE?

If I listed all the jobs I’ve ever had, you’d judge me. Top picks would be: Sky, Learning People and Edge Hill Entertainment.

 

NAME ONE MARKETING CAMPAIGN YOU’VE SEEN THAT YOU’VE LOVED AND WHY?

This Girl Can – everytime I see it I want to jump in a swimming pool or message my girlfriends to see if they want to go on a run. I massively believe in the message and it also inspired 2.8 million women to get active which is very cool.

 

WHAT STIRS YOUR PASSION?

Food, authentic people and adventure. In that order.

 

YOU’RE AT YOUR OWN FUNERAL SITTING AT THE BACK OF THE ROOM – WHAT ARE THEY SAYING ABOUT YOU?

What a nutter. Just kidding, but they probably would be telling stories about the crazy things I’ve done – like deciding I was going to Africa and booking a flight for that day. Yes, I actually did that.

 

WE HEAR YOU LIKE A ‘CRUISE’. WHERE ELSE CAN WE FIND YOU ENJOYING YOURSELF?

If it’s sunny: the beach! If it’s raining: in a coffee shop with a good book. If it’s Saturday: in the tea hut at AFC Stoneham.

 

AOB (ANY OTHER BOLLOCKS) WE SHOULD KNOW?

I can rap the whole of Juicy by The Notorious B.I.G.

 

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Acceler8 Training
Headspaces Interview July 2018

Pleece & Co has found a home in Mocatta House – part of Spaces Brighton. We now share a building with a number of creative and diverse companies, and we thought it was time to get to know them a little better.

Headspaces is a collaboration blog series between Pleece & Co and Spaces in which we talk to our neighbours about their businesses, work advice and what puts them in a good headspace. 

This months conversation is with Acceler8 Training, a learning and development agency that specialises in improving employee experience, leadership and customer service.

QUESTIONS WITH CHRIS SCOTT – ACCELER8 TRAINING FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
Office 412

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

Our ethos is really simple. We have great ideas, gorgeous creative and engaging training – all to ignite the fire in your people. We specialise in all things employee engagement; leadership and customer experience. After years of frustrations as a corporate Head of Learning and Development, Chris our founder, decided he could provide a better, more engaging consultancy than he’d ever experienced.

 

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR TEAM

 Our people are the key to our success. We have a healthy mix of permanent team members and freelancers that allow us to scale-up quickly, without passing that continued cost on to clients. All of our people have one thing in common:  they are super talented!

We design, we facilitate, but ultimately they are experts at engaging.
They really know what makes a workplace human.

 

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WHY SPACES?

 We had spent a few years during start-up as a ‘remote’ company where everyone worked from home. We reached a pivotal moment in our growth; office space was needed.

We wanted something that reflected everything we stand for; collaborative working, contemporary style and an inspirational environment – exactly what SPACES provides.

The team is an extension of our own people and do a brilliant job, representing us day in, day out.

 

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WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU ENCOUNTER AS A COMPANY?

As with all businesses there is increased uncertainty in the marketplace for a number of reasons. We must continue building relationships, telling people about our products and services and finding new, innovative ways for our clients to engage their people. There are challenges attached with growth too – recruitment, induction, change of leadership requirement, to name a few. Thank goodness we specialise in all of that – it gives an additional insight into our clients’ challenges and allows us to practice what we promote!

 

 

WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY UNIQUE?

We see learning as a human interaction. We fundamentally believe that the areas we specialise in (leadership, customer experience and employee engagement) are better face to face. We embrace technology within our learning and use the nine intelligences to bring all of our sessions to life. We believe that our brains are so much more complex than traditional learning theories may suggest.

With us you get a stimulating learning environment, brilliantly engaging facilitators, and gorgeous learning materials; all underpinned by our clients’ brand, mission, purpose, and values.

 

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BEST PIECE OF WORK ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?

“Never assume anything! Always check the details.” That one has got me out of hot water a few times and I always come back to it.

 

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WHAT PUTS YOU IN A GOOD HEADSPACE?

Being around Acceler8 people and seeing the fantastic feedback we get from clients. Last week a client rang us to tell us “you are fundamental in changing our culture for the better.”

 

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acceler8training.co.uk

spacesworks.com

 

Silo Brighton
What’s Your Story?

What’s Your Story? is a monthly series in which we find and talk to interesting people in our local community, whether they run a business, have an interesting job or do something else that we think is worthy of wider attention.

Silo Brighton is a restaurant, bakery, coffee house and brewery that prides itself on a zero-waste philosophy. Believing in food purity, Silo mills their own flour and relies on natural farming systems when creating their menu. We spoke with Dan Gibeon, chef at Silo, to find out more about him and the restaurant.

 

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HOW DID YOU GET INVOLVED WITH SILO?

I already knew Doug from my previous job, when I worked at 64 degrees.

 

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DO YOU THINK PEOPLE BECOMING MORE ETHICALLY CONSCIOUS HAS CHANGED THE INDUSTRY OVER RECENT YEARS?

Yes, an obvious example of this is many restaurants are now exclusively going organic. Which is one small step but it highlights a positive change in focus through the industry.

 

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WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR FROM OTHER RESTAURANTS WHEN VISITING AS A CUSTOMER?

For me, the quality of the food is on the top of the list for me, knowing that the restaurant has sourced ingredients conscientiously and ethically. Beyond that, the service and atmosphere is important, alongside a creative menu with interesting takes on dishes.

 

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WHAT’S THE FAVOURITE THING ABOUT YOUR JOB?

My favourite thing about working at Silo is having the freedom to experiment with dishes, and working closely with nature. It’s so rewarding working with a small number of like-minded suppliers who care about quality and producing food the ‘right way’ in regards to the environment.

 

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HOW HAS THE BRIGHTON RESTAURANT SCENE REACTED TO YOU?

Well, Brighton is a great community, and I have a couple of good relationships with restaurants in the city.

 

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HAS YOUR CUSTOMER BASE CHANGED OVER THE YEARS YOU’VE BEEN OPEN?

Yes it has. Since Silo opened, our customer base has changed more from being a cafe, offering coffee and baked goods, to a restaurant. Restaurant customers have a different approach, they come in looking an overall experience as well as delicious food.

 

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DO YOU FIND FOOD BLOGGING A NECESSITY IN THIS INDUSTRY? 

The impact of blogging can be disputed, however blogger or not, we aim to make our customers happy!

 

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FAVOURITE DISH CURRENTLY ON THE MENU?

That has to be pumpkin seed ice-cream, pine, ferukaki – it’s the perfect balance of savoury and sweet.

 

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WHY BRIGHTON?

I moved to Brighton for University many years ago and fell in love with the city.

 

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WHAT ARE THE FUTURE PLANS FOR YOU AND SILO?

Making positivity louder.

 

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If you would like to feature and tell us your story, please contact us: david@pleeceandco.com 

 

Liberty Music PR
Headspaces Interview June 2018

After a lot of moving around, Pleece & Co have found a home in Mocatta House – part of Spaces Brighton. We now share a building with a number of creative and diverse companies, and we thought it was time to get to know them a little better.

Headspaces is a collaboration blog series between Pleece & Co and Spaces in which we talk to our neighbours about their businesses, work advice and what puts them in a good headspace. 

Our first conversation is with Liberty Music PR, an independent digital publicity company promoting artists and their music.


QUESTIONS WITH BEE ADAMIC – LIBERTY MUSIC PR FOUNDER

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR COMPANY

We are a global music pr agency, specialising in creative release campaigns for musicians at all stages of their careers.
We empower artist independence.

 

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TELL US ABOUT YOUR TEAM

Our team is super talented and a diverse bunch music lovers.
We are a mix of geeks and extroverts.

 

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WHY SPACES?

It’s such a cool location, plus I love the fact that it has a roof terrace and a hub for new and innovative businesses.

 

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WHAT CHALLENGES DO YOU ENCOUNTER AS A COMPANY?

Recruitment… recruitment… recruitment.

 

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WHAT MAKES YOUR COMPANY UNIQUE?

We are the best music pr agency out there, we are thorough, dedicated and transparent,
putting the artist at the centre of everything we do.

 

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BEST PIECE OF WORK ADVICE YOU’VE BEEN GIVEN?

Work smart, not hard. Remember to be respectful of everyone you meet along the way.
Also running your own business isn’t for everyone it can be soo emotionally tough at times.

 

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WHAT PUTS YOU IN A GOOD HEADSPACE?

Meditation, the sunshine and living by the sea.

 

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