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New advisory programme launched for Future Space residents

June 29th 2020

advisory_space: expert advice to help grow your business

Future Space has launched a new programme for residents.

‘advisory_space’ will initially run to the end of July, and includes free virtual advisory sessions, delivered by experts from a range of subject areas.

Future Space teamed up with Bristol communications agency Purplefish, to deliver the pilot, covering PR & Marketing advice. Usually based at Paintworks, Bristol’s creative quarter, Purplefish offers full-service communications services including public relations, social media and marketing support, video and content, events and experiential and strategic issues consultancy.

Commenting on the programme, managing director Joanna Randall said: “It’s essential not to switch off communications efforts in a period of great uncertainty, and now is the time to be putting plans in place as businesses start reintroducing staff back to the workforce and hopefully entering a new phase of opportunity.”

Newly recruited Innovation Manager for Future Space, Aimee Skinner says: “We’re always looking at for new ways we can add value and support our resident companies as that’s the true benefit of being part of a likeminded and dynamic community.

We hope these will be the first of many sessions offered to our residents, as part of our new programme ‘advisory_space’

“We’re delighted to be piloting this scheme with our resident communications agency partner Purplefish – collaboration and support between businesses has never been more important than now.”

Who else is involved?

Since the launch on the 22 June, sessions have been confirmed with a further 8 specialists. These cover a diverse set of topics, designed to help companies at all stages of their journey:

If you are interested in finding out more, or becoming part of the programme, then get in touch.

January 12th 2021

Future Space Guest Blog: Jack Thompson, Founder of Ginkgo Business Development

Jack joined the advisory_space programme earlier this year as our virtual in-residence Business Development and Sales specialist, providing expert advice and support to the Future Space community. We asked Jack why having a good network is so important for businesses.

December 21st 2020

An interview with Thanh Quan-Nicholls, Lead for the Digital Innovation Fund at UWE

Lead for the Digital Innovation Fund at the University of the West of England (UWE), Thanh caught up with us recently to talk about her role, some of the work the team do to support start-ups and SMEs, and their plans to expand  the business support offering in 2021.

December 21st 2020

Future Space businesses joining the B Corp movement

Five weeks ago, three Future Space businesses joined the B Corp Business Impact Assessment (BIA) cohort with Andy Hawkins. They set out on a 10-week programme to complete their BIA, the first step on the journey to becoming a B Corp certified company. We caught up with Andy Hawkins (Chief Purpose Officer, Business On Purpose) to see how the first half of the programme has progressed.