Category: NEWS

The Fun Side Of The Moon – Exhibition

This week, we caught up with Laura, our part-time receptionist over at The Werks in Hove. She has an upcoming art exhibition which will be held at our Werks Central building. It was great to discuss this further and find out exactly what her exhibition will involve.
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A coffee with Big Egg Films

We caught up with Adam Sheldon, director of “Big Egg Films” for a coffee to discuss what they’ve been up to lately and find out about the fantastic deal that they are offering to all Werks Group clients. Big Egg Films are based over at The Werks, our building on Church Road in Hove and have been with us for 3 years! 
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Horrorfest returns to Werks Central

We recently sat down and had a chat with John-David Henshaw of Sweet Venues about the upcoming “Brighton Horrorfest”. Based at our Werks Central building, Brighton Horrorfest is set to begin next week & we found out more about what to expect from their jam-packed schedule. Read More


Brighton’s new food sustainability app

We recently spoke with one of Karma’s four co-founders, the CEO Hjalmar Ståhlberg Nordegren. Karma is a global food sustainability app that have recently launched in Brighton. They are now working with restaurants and cafes across Brighton to reduce food waste in the local area.
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Meet our clients, Choc Chick

We recently had a chat with the lovely ladies of Choc Chick Raw Chocolates. Choc Chick are based over at Home Werks, our office space building on Holland Road in Hove and we recently popped over to find out abit more about what they actually do.Read More


Brighton’s best street food

We recently stumbled across “Street Diner” and quickly realised that we have been missing out! Just 5 minutes walk from our Werks Central building, this is the place to be on a Friday. Read More


Sponsoring Sussex Police FC

We are absolutely delighted to be sponsoring the Sussex Police football team. Made up of officers from all departments, Sussex Police FC mainly play charity matches due to shift patterns of team members however they are on great form!

Last time out, they beat Surrey Police 4-2 at Three Bridges FC’s ground over in Crawley. In the process, they raised an amazing £2000 for the Anthony Nolan Trust – an incredible charity helping to save the lives of people with blood cancer.

Sussex Police FCTheir 4-2 win vs Surrey Police 

We were thrilled to hear about the opportunity of sponsoring this team as we are fully aware of all that Sussex Police do for the city of Brighton & Hove and jumped at the chance to help them out slightly. With their next match coming up in mid September, we are excited to see how they get on.

To keep track of their results and the charities they are helping along the way, be sure to give us a follow on . Give us a follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay in the loop!


Think you know Brighton?

Think you know Brighton?

Last week, we came across the perfect quiz to find out just how much of a Brightonian you are! Created by GOAT – a local creative digital marketing company, this quiz will test your knowledge of the City in a typical Brighton type of way!

With just 7% of people getting all 10 questions correct, we managed a not so great score of 5 out of 10, with at least 2 guesses along the way. Give it a go and be sure to let us know how you score! You can find the quiz here!


Sponsoring Mile Oak u8s

A few weeks back, we announced our sponsorship of Mile Oak U8’s football team, who have just started their first ever season! We’re so glad to have been offered this amazing opportunity to show support for our local community, which we’re really, really passionate about – Brighton & Hove and the people in it are the heart and soul of what we do, so this was really a no brainer for us (also, we think our logo looks amazing on the kit, but we might be a bit biased!).

So, without further ado, let us introduce you to the wonderful Mile Oak U8’s football team and their coach, Nick…

How’s the start of the season been so far?

As we’re a new team, we are a bit behind the others that have been playing for 1-2 years already! We have had a bit of a slow start but the team is improving week in week out and we’re all very hopeful for the future.

How do you get the team ready for a match? Is there a favourite warm up or game?

Warm ups are extremely important to avoid injury and boost morale. The team love to play Piggy in The Middle which is a great passing game!

What kind of skills do the children take away from being part of a team?

By being part of a team it can really help with their confidence and it teaches them to listen, work hard and show respect for eachother. They can also build really good friendships through football which really can last a lifetime.

How has sponsorship helped?

The sponsorship from The Werks Group has been fantastic. It’s allowed us to purchase a match kit which makes the kids feel part of a team, and it also helps to keep it affordable for the parents by keeping the sign up fee low.

We’ll be sharing updates on the team’s season across our social media, so do give us a follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter to stay in the loop!


Caroline Lucas Q&A

Werks Central had the pleasure of hosting a Q&A session with Caroline Lucas this week in our brand new café and events space on Middle Street. Here is a little summary of one of the many points she made during our conversation.

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“At the very least we should have a fund to support smaller businesses who are suddenly facing a hike in business rates. That’s certainly the case with some of the leisure facilities; The Pier for example is suddenly going to have its business rates increased by about 17%.

Yes I want to see an increase in corporation tax but not for the smaller businesses, I think bigger businesses should be paying more so the smaller businesses can pay less.

I think we need to have a legislative framework, which catches up with the fact that the world of work now is very different from the 20th century world of work.

In other words people are setting up businesses just with a mobile phone, and quite a lot of the legislation just doesn’t quite catch up with the idea that people’s business, lives and work, look very different from the kind of 9 to 5, employer, employee type static structure.

I think that there is a lot of excitement about more innovative and pioneering ways of working but the legal structures that we have to go alongside that need to catch up with it. The green party has long been calling for maternity pay and sickness pay, all of those things for the self-employed, just as you get for an employee. That’s just one example of the way we need to have a catch up and recognise that so many people now are either self employed or in very small businesses.”

We heard a few ‘hear hear’s in the crowd at this point. Werks Group host a number of offices filled with self employed people and small businesses and with a growing number of people using our new co-working space at Café Werks, we are sure some of our members would be pleased to hear this being raised first.

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Caroline went on to discuss issues to do with Brexit, climate change and the legislations that surround it, funding for schools as well as housing prices and the state of emergency accommodation available.

All in all a very insightful talk and we are thankful to her for taking the time to listen to our views and respond to them so eloquently.

We plan to host many more events like these in the near future, so keep an eye out on our Facebook and Twitter for updates on upcoming events or alternatively you can sign up to our mailing list, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

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More Werks news coming soon!


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