BRIGHTON APP BREAKING BARRIERS In one of the country’s most culturally diverse cities, renown for its creative air, it is not surprising to hear that an app is set to be re-launched connecting people from different diverse communities.
After securing strong investment the Brighton-based company MiFinder is set to bring back the only location-based app which is able to offer filtered searches based on specific communities like ethnicity, religion, language, disability and, most recently added, life experiences.
Despite almost no budget and no marketing, the MiFinder app was originally launched in November 2012 to a great reception with a large, international user-base. However, thanks to the backing of investors and other funding the app has now launched again as a more comprehensive package.
With further developments already under way behind the scenes it is definitely an exciting time to get involved.
IN ANY EVENT
If you’ve ever run an event you know how time-consuming it can become. Food, drink, music, decorations, people, venue, parking and that’s all before a drop of alcohol has been drunk.
However, you can now get part of the job handled for you completely free. Event Venues Ltd offer a free venue finding service to clients, allowing you the time to focus on organising all your other arrangements.
[one_half]All you have to do is tell the agency what you’re looking for, give them a date, budget and location and then sit back. After trawling through their database of venues they will then return with a proposal, you pick the one (or ones) you like and off you go. It’s as simple as that.
Event Venues receives commission from the venue and you get the venue organised stress-free. Not only is the service free, but as experts they may also make you a saving on the cost of the venue itself.[/one_half]
PR PROFESSIONAL SCOOPS NATIONAL AWARD
A PR professional at Brighton-based PR agency Midnight Communications has scooped a top national award.
Senior account executive, Jessica Beales, was named Freshest Young PR Professional at the Fresh:PR awards staged in Manchester last month and after the achievement she said: “Becoming the Fresh Award’s Freshest Young Professional is a huge honour. I am very lucky to have found a career that I love.
“Everyone at Midnight Communications has encouraged and supported me and helped my development from day one. If you want to try something new here then you can and this has enabled me to build my skill set and lead a diverse range of projects.”
Midnight has a strong tradition of winning awards having earned more than 50 in its 20-year history and managing director at Midnight, Caraline Brown, said: “I could not be more proud to see Jessica maintain our winning tradition and collect this very well-deserved honour. Her success is testament not only to her ambition and outstanding communication skills but also to the superb training that Midnight offers.”
[one_half]LEADER OF THE PACK A Brighton casino dealer is set to battle it out to become the Genting Casinos Dealer of the Year this month.
Nicolaa Goldray won the south regional heat, officially making her one of the best dealers in the South, and in November she will travel to Manchester to compete in the national finals of Genting Casinos Dealer of the Year Competition.[/one_half] [one_half_last][/one_half_last]Nicolaa, 24, has dealt for six years including three at Genting Casino Brighton and fahead of the showdown she explained the intricacies of the job: “Being a dealer takes a lot of time and practice. It’s not just about dealing the cards, you also need to be quick with mental arithmetic, interact with your customers and keep track of the bets.”
The inaugural event aims to recognise the most talented and skilled dealers across the company’s 40 plus casinos, with the overall Dealer of the Year claiming the title along with a luxury cruise for two and £500 spending money.
LANGMAN NOT OUT
Ever wondered what really happened at the key moments of cricketing lore? Writer, academic and cricketer Pete Langman has strived to uncover just this and much more in his new book The County House Cricketer. In 2008 Pete was diagnosed with Early-Onset Parkinson’s aged just 40 but, after walking out to bat one Sunday he noticed that he was about to bat where WG Grace once played.
[one_half]A seed was sown and in 2013 he joined the cricket teams of twelve great country houses; taking photographs, researching and interviewing. The result is The Country House Cricketer and, with all profits going to Parkinson’s research, Pete hopes it will raise both money and awareness as well as serving as a simply beautiful object.
A GALLOPING SUCCESS
Savills Rural and Residential teams from Haywards Heath have sponsored the South of England International Horse Trials for the second year running. The event which is held at the South of England Showground was a huge success and saw over 600 riders from across the globe competing over the two days.
Savills hosted lunch for over 40 clients and also provided an exclusive course walk, in glorious autumn sunshine, with one of Britain’s leading cross-country course-builders Philip Herbert. Philip is British Eventing’s longest serving technical adviser and is Clerk of the Course for Burghley Horse Trials, where he has been responsible for course construction since 1981.
The event once again attracted many of the top riders in the sport, including William Fox-Pitt, Sir Mark Todd and Pippa Funnell. Commenting on the event, Chris Spofforth, head of Savills Haywards Heath said, “We were delighted to sponsor this prestigious event for a second year and the feedback from clients, professional contacts and colleagues has been extremely positive. We already have a number who have requested an invitation for next year!”