• Let’s Talk…. People perspective in business.

    This month evening is hosted by Jeremy Coates - CEO of Magma Digital. Jeremy will share his compelling story of setting up, creating and running an award winning agency. Magma celebrate their 20th year in business. A rare achievement for a digital agency. Jeremy will share his experiences of what it takes to grow a business to the scale of Magma Digital. He will focus on why it is so important to value people on your journey in business. Jeremy has a background as an Occupational Therapist, specialising in Mental Health, we will explore how his understanding people has helped him in their sucess and win awards such as Best Employer. Jeremy is a fantastic presenter and the evening is set to be full of interesting stories and conversation. Places are limited so get yours reserved. The format of the evening: A post work start 5.30pm to around 8pm. The aim of the evening is to get Preston and Lancashire digital and creative businesses together to share their stories and see how we can help each other in our businesses. It is a relaxed and informal group with the aim to get a mix of established and new businesses and freelancers together to share ideas and inspiration. Those with experience can offer guidance, support and mentorship to the young businesses. There will be a topic for each one to encourage conversation and ideas sharing. We will begin the discussion by inviting a local business to present about a topical talking point to get the evening started. Following this we will have an open floor to cover any news and topics anyone would like to discuss, so bring with you your thoughts on where the group could help you with any issues in your business or if you have something topical to discuss as inspiration for us all.

  • Let's Talk... [Who’s Watching? TV Production in the 21st Century]

    • What we'll do Society1’s regular Let’s Talk night. PLEASE RSVP VIA LINK - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-whos-watching-tv-production-in-the-21st-century-tickets-42637497904 Society1 in collaboration with Digital Lancashire and Creative Lancashire are hosting their next creative collaboration evening 'Lets Talk …’ on the 21st March 18 The evening is a regular post work gathering to bring Preston and Lancashire creative / digital / aspiring businesses and freelancers together. A creative and inspirational evening of conversation and sharing of ideas and thoughts. Each evening has a topic and guest speaker to get the conversation flowing. This month: This Month’s topic is ‘Who’s Watching? TV Production in the 21st Century’ Cat Lewis, CEO, Joint Creative Director & Executive Producer at Nine Lives Media, will lead the discussion.Bafta awarding winning producer Cat Lewis will start the evening talking to us about how technology has changed how we consume and what we consume. Cat will discuss what insights we can draw from what we watch on our screens, the impact of media streaming services and the implications for the industry including advertising. Cat Lewis Cat Lewis is a multi-award winning Executive Producer and CEO who runs her own Manchester based independent television production company called Nine Lives Media, which she launched in 2007. The company makes documentaries, fact-ent formats, drama documentaries, children’s programmes and current affairs for all the major UK broadcasters and for American channels. Cat has won two BAFTAs, two national Royal Television Society awards, an International Emmy and many other awards. Nine Lives is the largest factual producer in the North West. The company recently won the BBC tender to make Songs of Praise for BBC One from 2017 to 2020, in partnership with the Cardiff based independent, Avanti Media. Cat is a BAFTA judge, is Chair of the Royal Television Society in the North West and is a Global Ambassador for Manchester. She is former Vice Chair for TV’s national trade body PACT and served on its council for 6 years. Cat was also Vice Chair of Creative Skillset’s TV panel and was on the UK panel of the Creative Industries Federation. The format of the evening: A post work start 6pm to around 8.30pm. It is a relaxed and informal group with the aim to get a mix of established and new businesses and freelancers together to share ideas and inspiration. Those with experience can offer guidance, support and mentorship to the young businesses. PLEASE RSVP VIA THE EVENTBRITE LINK BELOW : https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-whos-watching-tv-production-in-the-21st-century-tickets-42637497904 • What to bring Please RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-whos-watching-tv-production-in-the-21st-century-tickets-42637497904 • Important to know Please RSVP - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-whos-watching-tv-production-in-the-21st-century-tickets-42637497904

  • Let Talk ... This month, What Drives u as Creatives?

    Please RSVP on - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-tickets-39519378525 SOLD OUT Society1 in collaboration with Digital Lancashire and Creative Lancashire are hosting their first creative collaboration evening. Lets Talk ... A regular post work gathering to bring Preston and Lancashire creative / digital / aspiring businesses and freelancers together. The format of the evening is: A post work start 5pm to around 8pm. The aim of the evening is to get Preston and Lancashire digital and creative businesses together to share their stories and see how we can help each other in our businesses. It is a relaxed and informal group with the aim to get a mix of established and new businesses and freelancers together to share ideas and inspiration. Those with experience can offer guidance, support and mentorship to the young businesses. There will be a topic for each one to encourage conversation and ideas sharing. We will begin the discussion by inviting a local business to present about a topical talking point to get the evening started. Following this we will have an open floor to cover any news and topics anyone would like to discuss. This months topic is - What drives us as Creatives? Andy Walmsley from Wash design has offered to speak about his experiences and what has driven him to create his style of agency and work they do at Wash. It will be an open floor for discussion so bring with you your thoughts on where the group could help you with any issues in your business or if you have something topical to discuss as inspiration for us all. Please RSVP on - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lets-talk-tickets-39519378525 SOLD OUT

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