PLATF9RM Presents: Welcome To Work @ The Grounds

Twitter VP and ex-Royal Navy Commander to headline Brighton conference on how to win at both careers and life


EMEA Vice President of Twitter, Bruce Daisley, and ex-Royal Navy Commander Sally-Anne Airey are headlining an all-day event for freelancers and small business leaders next weekend. 

Hosted at PLATF9RM’s Hove Town Hall venue on Saturday 21st September the Welcome To Work conference will be packed with workshops and talks on striking a balance between leading a fulfilling life and a successful career. With more than 800 members, PLATF9RM is Brighton and Hove’s largest independent business and coworking community and runs regular events open to the public as well as members. 

Fresh from publishing his bestselling book The Joy of Work, Bruce’s keynote will be on building a winning culture to make jobs more productive, fulfilling and enjoyable - using his seven ways to make everyone love work again. 

An experienced coach, ex-Royal Navy Commander and founder of Skilful Leaders, Sally-Anne has spent 15 years drawing on her experiences to help people align who they are with how they lead. Her talk will explore how compassion is key when it comes to being a fearless leader.

Workshops run by:

  • ‘Money and You’ with Founder of Maptio and Coach to founders, Tom Nixon

  • ‘Life Done Differently’ run by Ray Richard and Neil Witten  

  • ‘Saying No’ with leadership coach Sally May

  • ‘How to Fail: The Fleabag Effect’ run by The Joyful Web director Alice Reeves

  • ‘Getting Unstuck’ with Escape the City’s Chief Operations Officer Skye Robertson

  • ‘Flow States’ run by Richard Husseiny, Performance Coach 

Attendees will also get to enjoy networking opportunities, a lunch inspired by Think Productive’s “Work Fuel” brain-food recipe book prepared by PLATF9RM’s cafe The Grounds, and a signed copy of Bruce Daisley’s book, The Joy of Work: 30 Ways to Fix Your Work Culture and Fall in Love With Your Job Again.

Sally-Anne Airey, Founder and Director of Skilful Leaders commented: "Being in the Navy taught me so much about what it takes to be a good leader. We need more than knowing good business – it’s having trust, humility and a clear perspective on what is most important. I’m looking forward to meeting the delegates and exploring how compassion can clear a path to courageous action."

Seb Royle, CEO and Founder of PLATF9RM, commented: “At PLATF9RM it’s our mission to Make Work Wonderful for our members every day, and we know one of the best ways of doing this is by helping them to feel great about themselves and their future. We’re thrilled to have so many amazing speakers and empowering workshop leaders on board. It’s going to be a great event that we hope will help people say yes to 365 happier days a year.”

Event created by PLATF9RM

MC on the day Cliff Etteridge

Design by Myles Lucas

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Photography Emilie Lashmar