Make Work Wonderful

PLATF9RM is Brighton & Hove’s largest independent coworking community of businesses and creative entreprenerus, known for its lively and collaborative culture.

Photo: Becky Rui

We’re an ambitious, creative and socially driven organisation that is actively investing in Brighton and Hove – a city close to my heart. It goes without saying that I love my job. We first opened our doors in November 2016 and we’ve grown from 6,000sqft and zero members to 30,000sqft and 850 members since then.

Having owned and run businesses of my own in the past, I’ve been able to build an on- and offline brand that resonates perfectly with our audience, and curate a member experience to match. As part of the PLATF9RM team, I’m proud to have shaped a community and culture where people feel valued, connected, and can actively advance their careers. 

Since the beginning I’ve been directing PLATF9RM’s voice, developing ideas for our events programme, and driving the brand’s creative direction, from imagery and videography to social and communications. During 2017-2019 I headed up our operational team of talented individuals & was also hugely involved in the build and opening of the Ground Floor of Hove Town Hall, and our first cafe-bar, the Grounds. 

Working for such a young brand has presented some true career highlights. In 2018, in collaboration with fantastic local design agency Studio Makgill, I delivered the Make Work Wonderful brand. My knowledge of our demographic, members and the latest industry trends proved invaluable during the process.

Photo: Becky Rui

In 2019, I co-created our first conference, Kickass Women with Sunetta Kiarie. We came up with themes and creative ideas for the event, engaged an impressive lineup of speakers, worked with designers to create the overall look and worked out how to create the right atmosphere for the occasion. It was amazing to see our vision brought to life on such a scale. Kickass Woman 2.0 on Saturday 14 March was bigger and better than last year. I’m so thankful we were able to go ahead with the sold out event before the world paused.

As Creative Director I focus on our brand and member experience.

To view a selection of the PLATF9RM brand in action, please go here.

Read 9 Minutes with… on the PLATF9RM Blog.

Brand: Studio Makgill | Graphic Design: Myles Lucas