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.
In December 2017, we had the pleasure of showing a great team with an amazing business model around our buildings, helping them find the perfect space to grow.
The company was Simpplr. You may of heard of these guys – they’re currently changing the game with their innovative employee community platform, intranet software that focuses on productivity and engagement. (Check out this video explaining what they do in under a minute!)
The team moved into their new space within the month and got themselves settled. Since then, they’ve grown an enormous amount and a bigger space was needed, luckily we had the perfect one…
Fast forward to June 2018, Simpplr have moved into our largest office over at Werks Central. Bright, spacious, modern – the room is the perfect reflection of the guys and what they do. They love it, and we love having them here. We had a quick chat with Paula to get the low down…
Hi Paula, can you tell us what Simpplr is?
Simpplr is a modern employee intranet that improves company communication, employee engagement and workplace productivity. Simpplr helps companies maintain a healthy company culture and better enables distributed teams to stay connected, creating a win-win for both organizations and employees.
A BBQ celebration for their brand new expanded space
We’re really glad to have you on-board. What’s your journey with us been like so far?
We joined The Werks Group last year and have continued to expand within. It all started with a small suite at Yacht Werks, followed by an additional suite and now we’ve just moved into our new office at Werks Central. With the help of The Werks Group, we have redesigned this space ourselves to make it a unique place to work at.
If you could describe Simpplr in 3 words, what would they be?
Communication – work – fun; we have offices in the USA and India, so we communicate with them on a daily basis. Even though we work really hard, we always find time to have some fun – starting from weekly team lunches to such activities as trampoline jumping, go karting or laser tag.
Hot dogs all around
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!