Hello and thanks for joining the Brighton and Hove Home Workers Club.
I’m Diarmuid and have been organiser of the Home Worker’s MeetUp since October 2014.
Brighton and Hove is a fantastic place to live and a lot of people move to, and live in Brighton as home based workers. This Meet Up group comprises a wide variety of members who are full time or part time home based, who are freelancers and who run their own business. The range of professions include creative industries, photographers, web developers, those in IT, marketing, finance, recruitment, personal coaching and retail.
Who should join? - Socialising
If you work from home, and particularly if you are new to Brighton and Hove, this Meet Up is a great way to socialise during the day and share a natter with people that have made a similar life style choice and know about the pluses and minuses of working from home.
Who should join? – help with Working from Home
Similarly, it is a great Meet Up to find out about how to get help if you run your own business from home – e.g. local accountant, lawyer, IT help, web design help etc.... and In 2015 we hope to run some MeetUp that with share the collective business knowledge within the Group.
Past events + Future Events
In 2014, events have been mostly based around getting out of the house and socialising and we want that to continue. Several members have expressed an interest in trying some MeetUp with a work focus and we will be encouraging these in 2015. I will facilitate some business MeetUps – these will be based around the 5 aspects of Business – Team, Strategy + Planning, Selling, Implementation + Administration – they will be about the group sharing its knowledge with each other and being available to help with the small problems or bits of knowledge.
For me MeetUp is about local community, about making social connections with people that live in proximity and contributing to a local society and it is that ethos that i will try and maintain.
My role is just to facilitate the Event Organisers.
After that I would like the Group to be fairly self-governing. It is evident there are a huge variety of work, working times, and social interests that the members have – that variety is good and to be encouraged.
Feedback and new ideas are always welcome. I look forward to meeting you at an event in the near future
(or just Dee for short)
About me. I’m Irish and moved to Hove in November 2012.
I work from home for myself researching companies listed on the UK stock market.