We are just about to take our next step into a bigger faster internet. At WerkCentral and PierWerks we have invested in state of the art internet including at 6 cabling and new web infrastructure. So what is next? We are now moving to a gig of internet.. allowing a bigger and better internet helping to support the growing needs of digital businesses.
We have been looking closely at what you need in a great meeting space. This has been at the core of the developments we have made over the past 12 months. At Werks Central we have built our new meeting rooms in and around our café.
We have also developed multi use spaces that can be either a meeting room, an event space or a theatre space. More choice means more opportunity. In addition we offer convenience. You can order coffees and teas, cakes and sandwiches to be delivered to your meeting allowing you to concentrate on your meeting and allowing us to do the rest. Look on our website to see how easy it is to book a meeting with us.
Over the past 4 years we have been working with BHESCO to make our buildings more efficient. We have ensured that all buildings have LED lighting, upgraded boilers, put in double glazing where we can and invested in solar panels. So why go to such a lot of bother? Well, we are passionate about being efficient. We know that the more efficient our buildings are the more value we can pass on to the great companies that have chosen to have their offices in our buildings.
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.
September might be over now, but we’re still busy busy busy!
We were lucky enough to host the launch party for 2017’s Brighton Digital Festival – a celebration of the innovation and creativity behind everything and anything digital. With installations from the likes of our very own client (and Innovation award winner) Ithaca Audio and even special BDF17 cocktails being passed around, the night started the festival with a bang!
There’s still some fantastic events to happen, which you can find more information on here – there’s always something for everyone.
This afternoon (6/10) we’ll also be hosting Camouflage – a virtual reality and dance installation that gives its participants a playful immersive experience of the game of hide and seek and its viewer the opportunity to watch a match played out live and virtually between hunter and prey.
In this exciting new work, VR is used to create a new social game that plays on our instincts and opens up room for fun and sinister interpretation. Is this a future of gaming? With free entry, drop in at anytime during the exhibition time to watch or experience the various strategies at play in this engaging and fun interactive work.
Camouflage is a Renaud Wiser Dance Company commission funded by Arts Council England, South East Dance and The Chronus Arts Centre Shanghai and supported by the Brighton Digital Festival, the Lighthouse, Werks Central and Studio Wayne McGregor through the FreeSpace programme. A collaboration between digital artists Mária Júdová and Andrej Boleslavský, choreographer Patricia Okenwa and Renaud Wiser Dance Company.
Have you seen or taken part in any events at this year’s Brighton Digital Festival? See what else is going on!