The Brighton Business Curry Club is all about spreading the word about useful services, encouraging collaboration and making valuable connections. This time we’re taking a look at a must-have for city businesses in the digital sector, or who support it. If you’re not already on Wired Sussex, it’s time to register for membership and get your business in their directory.
Why Wired Sussex membership is a great idea for digital sector businesses
Wired Sussex has more than 2,700 members, including companies and freelancers. The organisation works with local business owners to help develop our city’s legendary regional digital cluster, providing a wide range of expertise, services, initiatives and networks to tap into.
You might want to recruit someone to help you take your business to the next stage, whether it’s web design or content creation, tech support or data management, marketing or advertising. You may want to identify local digital events, get the latest local business news, or even get access to new prospects to sell to.
If you’re in games, web, mobile, software, animation, TV, music, film, marketing or online advertising, you can join the Wired Sussex network. But the net is cast wide and contains all sorts of businesses. The best way to see if your business fits is to check out the directory page, which includes a ‘browse by category’ list (click here for link).
Wired Sussex innovations
Wired Sussex is responsible for the long-anticipated Digital Catapult Centre Brighton, a collaborative research and development unit running multiple projects focused on creating and innovating genuine value from real-time and location-based data. They call it the Internet of Place, and they ‘ll be working on all sorts of innovative projects for start-ups and SMEs to learn from.
Wired Sussex also ran Brighton Fuse, a two year R&D project to map, measure and support the city’s creative, digital and IT cluster. The results of the initiative were taken up by the government, covered by the Financial Times and presented at several high profile conferences, which goes to show just how influential the organisation is.
Brighton Digital Festival is another Wired event, a month of celebration exploring digital culture taking place each September. And their Intern Placement Programme provides vital work experience to interns as well as benefiting local businesses, helping people like you access skilled jobseekers in need of work experience. And the FuseBox is a popular support hub for the city’s creative and digital sector, part of a wider EU project called ReCreate, connecting creative industry clusters throughout South East England with similar set-ups in Northern France.
Wired Sussex membership
Membership costs £49 a year and gets you all this:
- Promote your services and find new clients via the Directory and Projects Board
- Post news stories on the Wired website
- Email them your news or Tweet it and they’ll share it
- Get office space or advertise spare space at your place
- Work from The Skiff, a co-working space for freelancers
- A monthly Newsletter and monthly Funding Newsletter
- A lively programme of events including Meetups, practical Breakfast Workshops, ConnectedTV Brighton meetups and speaker events
- Download a member badge for your website, a badge of trust