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Connect Yorkshire's Investor Readiness Workshops - FREE

Connect Yorkshire willl help you protect your idea, refine your business plan, hone your pitch and make the most of your proposition so you can move from idea to investment. All the Investor Readiness Workshops are FREE, interactive and you’ll be mixing with like-minded entrepreneurs and business people who can help you over the hurdles you face in developing your company.
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 The programme is a series of 6 free-of-charge workshops, all held in the evening (buffet included):
22 April 2009 - Practical Business Plans & Tax Credits
Venue: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.
Speaker: Jonathan Grant of Grants
Perfect your plan & executive summary plus our accountants reveal all about tax credits

22 April 2009 – Intellectual Property Rights & Wrongs
Venue: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.
Speakers: Louise Handley of Lee & Priestley and Douglas Drysdale of Murgitroyd & Company
Learn how to protect your new idea, plus how to develop and enforce an IP strategy

29th April 2009 – E-Marketing & Going Global
Venue: Jurys Inn, Leeds.
Speakers: Nik Entwistle of Turn Key and Alastair Gardner of UK Trade & Investment
How to increase your online profile and expand your business onto an international level

6th May 2009 –Effective Negotiation Skills
Venue: Jurys Inn, Leeds.
Speakers: Kevin Frisby of Ford Campbell Freedman
Discover key issues to seal that deal!

14 May 2009 –Presentation Skills

Venue: West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds.
Speaker: Jon Hammond of The Conference Coach
The Secrets of Influencing and persuading your audience

20 May 2009 – How to do a deal – Money, Valuations and Structures

Venue: Price Waterhouse Coopers, Benson House, Leeds.
Speakers: Roger Dyson of HLW and Andrew Trusdale of PricewaterhouseCoopers
An investor wants to invest in your business, but what next? Find out the deal process leading to your goal!

Companies using Connect Yorkshire’s services, including our Investor Readiness Workshops, have attracted more than £28 million of international backing over the last six years ...Make sure you’re one of them!

 “Connect’s Investor Readiness Programme was invaluable. It really helped us focus on ensuring that our business became a success from day one.” Professor David Goodall, Paraytec Ltd
There will be plenty of opportunity to ask the speakers questions and to network with fellow delegates during the buffet and refreshments following the workshop.
To find out more, visit

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    The Media Centre has announced the appointment of Jim Farmery, Andrew McConnell and Alan Ward as members of The Media Centre's Board.more


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  • Acoustic Revolutionaries launches music downloads website

    Acoustic Revolutionaries, The Media Centre's bi-monthly programme of acoustic music has launched a new website featuring live recordings from over thirty bands and musicians who have performed at the popular event.more


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  • Kirklees companies head to The Children's Media Conference

    We’re delighted to announce the results of last week’s competition for places at this year’s Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield: congratulations to Iman Moradi of Running in the Halls, Ruth Churchill Dower of Earlyarts and Marcia Hutchinson of Primary Colours, and thanks to Kirklees Council for funding the places.more


  • Your chance to attend The Children's Media Conference - for free

    Kirklees Council has partnered with The Media Centre with a great last-minute offer for three businesses based in Kirklees: free tickets to the The Children's Media Conference in Sheffield, taking place between 6-8 July 2011. This is a great opportunity to understand and meet key players within the children’s content industry, a sector with the potential to have an impact on the local creative supply chain.more


  • Call out for young aspiring Artistic Producers

    Are you making creative things happen? You might be promoting bands or DJ nights, exhibitions, local community arts activities, festivals or events or digital/ film projects. You may be choreographing, composing, writing or directing performances which you’re also actively getting before an audience.more


  • RIDFEAR personal development course - special offer for Media Centre clients

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  • Suzanne North sculpture exhibition in Cafe Ollo

    Suzanne North
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  • Knowledge Sandwich: What's your story? Thu 21st April

    Join Paul Wilson of Make Believe on Thu 21st April and discover how you can tell and sell your story as a leader, brand or company in more effective fashion. The presentation will cover how to use the principles of storytelling such as conflict, characterisation and inciting incident to your advantage.more


  • The Poetry and the Pipes: Inside MediaCity UK

    Kirklees and Calderdale Councils invite you to find out more about the opportunities that Media City holds for companies in our region - the day includes a tour of MediaCityUK and an opportunity to hear first-hand from creative and digital companies currently working with the BBC.more


  • Pecha Kucha - Thursday 14th April

    Thursday sees the return of our quarterly Pecha Kucha Night in Café Ollo here at The Media Centre. We’ve got ten great speakers primed and ready with only six minutes forty seconds to share their stories, so we hope you’ll get there early to get a good seat.more


  • Jelly Day - come and cowork for free!

    Don’t forget that the third Wednesday of every month is our Jelly Day – a chance to use our fully wifi-enabled hotdesking space for free! It’s an ideal opportunity for homeworkers, freelancers, laptop nomads to try out coworking with no commitment.more


  • Poetry and the Pipes: MediaCity UK, your business, and you - event on 24 March

    MediaCityUK is the biggest media development in Europe, and will be home to the BBC, ITV and a host of top flight businesses involved in the Creative and Digital Industries. As the BBC prepares to move its first tranche of programmes there in May, this new media "city" is designed around the needs of the media industry, and as such will have a major impact on the sector.

    But, if you're a creative or digital business working in and around Kirklees & Calderdale, what exactly does the development mean for you?
    Find out more at this free event.more


  • Pecha Kucha rides again! Get involved on Thursday 14th April

    Our next Pecha Kucha outing takes place on Thursday 14th April in Café Ollo here at The Media Centre, and, as ever, there’s chance for you to get involved. The format is simple – 20 slides x 20 seconds = 6mins 40 seconds to share your stories. It's fast and fun, and although it grew out of the design community, you don’t have to be a designer to get involved.more


  • Chocolate Tasting and Making for Comic Relief 2011

    Join The Media Centre and the Minister of Chocolate for an interactive evening of chocolate indulgence on Thursday 17th March - read on for more information.more


  • Kirklees & Calderdale LinkedIn Group meetup, Weds 16th March

    The Kirklees and Calderdale LinkedIn Business Group will be meeting again in Café Ollo on Wednesday 16th March, between 10am and 12noon. It's a great opportunity to meet up with other people in the local business community over coffee.more


  • March courses from NTI Leeds

    NTI Leeds provides specialist training for businesses in the creative and digital sector - and you can save up to 50% of the cost of some of their courses, thanks to funding from Yorkshire Forward. Read on to find out more.more


  • Music Futures conference to hit Leeds, Wed 30th March 2011

    Plugged In Yorkshire have assembled a lineup of the music industry's most influential and inspirational figures to deliver a full day of discussions and debates around new ways of doing business and the future direction of the sector.more


  • Technique: Two days of design and code for digital designers and developers - 18/19 March

    What is Technique?
    Two days of design and code for digital designers and developers. Join some of the best in the business for an intensive two-day blitz of cutting-edge design, techniques and technologies. Read on for more information.more


  • Media Marketplace - creative and digital industries conference in Leeds, 18 March

    The Media Marketplace is the first event of its kind – bringing together all of Yorkshire’s creative, digital and communications industries. The Media Centre will be exhibiting so come along and say hellomore


  • Friendly Street all lit up for the Festival of Light

    Our Friendly Street building was all lit up for Huddersfield's Festival of Light, which took place over the weekend of 3-5 December. Check out the light show here: Find out more about the Festival of Light here:


  • Knowledge Sandwich: Business Development and Marketing

    What do you need to do to prevent the switch-it-on/switch-it-off approach to your marketing? What do you need to do to be confident your marketing activity will really maximise your new business efforts? Find out more with Trevor Flannery at November's Knowledge Sandwich.more


  • Global Entrepreneurship Week at The Media Centre

    Global Entrepreneurship week takes place between 15 and 21 November 2010, but here at The Media Centre we thought we’d stretch it over two weeks so we can give you more opportunities to get involved and share knowledge. Read on to find out more.more


  • City Car Club and The Media Centre

    City Car Club is the UK’s leading car club with hundreds of pay-as-you-go cars and vans across Huddersfield and 13 other UK cities. The cars are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be booked by the hour, day, or as long as you want. They are conveniently located in designated parking bays near to where you live and work and can be booked online or by phone in advance, or at a moment’s notice.more


  • Pecha Kucha

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  • HCMF Digital DropIns

    If you use music technology in your creative work then drop in to one of these practical sessions at the Media Centre to get free information, advice and guidance on the latest music software / hardware trends from some of the leading artists at this year's Festival. Please bring your laptop!
    This is a free event and no booking is required.
    For more information about Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, which takes place at venues across Huddersfield between Friday 19th and Sunday 28th November, visit


  • Special guests at December's Breakfast Banter

    We’ve got some special guests joining us for Breakfast Banter from 9am on Thursday 2 December, in the Northumberland Street building reception - Cllr Mehboob Khan, the Leader of Kirklees Council, and Adrian Lythgo, Kirklees Council’s new Chief Executive, will be here to meet and chat with you.more


  • Investment and funding opportunities coming up

    We’ve found three opportunities to get investment support for your product – the Yorkshire Association of Business Angels have an investment day on 23rd November, the Connect Yorkshire Investment Forum meets on 2nd December, and the Technology Strategy Board are about to launch a £5m fund for development creative industry production tools. If you’re interested in presenting your work or finding out more, read on for more information.more


  • All Sorts of Technology And Democracy 2

    The team behind Social Media Surgeries have been developing ideas around technology and democracy, and they're holding an event on Wednesday 24th November – it's aimed at anyone who might care about technology or local democracy in any way, whether that is robots and home made rockets or tenants and resident associations and local history societies. The team want to give people a chance to talk about what they care about, learn new ways of looking at things, and maybe come up with new ways to get things done for themselves in their neighbourhoods.
    Read on to find out more.more


  • The Media Centre welcomes new clients Rathbone Media North

    You no longer have to go to Leeds, Manchester or London to find a great media agency - There’s now one right on your doorstep in Huddersfield.

    Rathbone Media North is a fully recognised media planning and buying agency based here at The Media Centre. They provide expertise across all platforms - press, television, radio, online, outdoor and ambient. Their affiliation to one of the largest independent media agencies in the UK enables them to draw on tremendous planning and buying power.more


  • Recommend a Friend and receive £250

    A couple of our larger spaces are currently available – and we've got a great Recommend a Friend deal for you if you can help us find new clients for them. It could be the easiest £250 you make this year!more


  • Kirklees Business Conference 2010

    The Media Centre will be at Kirklees Business Conference at the Galpharm Stadium on Thursday 30th September – we'll be with clients Engine Room Design and Print Pod, and we're hoping to see several of you up there. It's a great chance to see who's moving, shaking and shouting loud in the Kirklees business world, and might result in a pocketful of new contacts' business cards.more


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    September’s Knowledge Sandwich, on Thursday 16th at 12.30, is brought to you in collaboration with the team behind the Huddersfield Social Media Surgeries. They'll be looking at democratic technologies - how social media can give people a voice .more


  • Pecha Kucha 2

    We’re excited to announce that our second Pecha Kucha event will take place in Cafe Ollo here at The Media Centre on Thursday 23rd September. Those of you who came along in June will know about the fast-paced presentation format – twenty slides in twenty seconds, revealing hidden aspects and stories about Huddersfield’s design community and the people behind the companies here at The Media Centre. Doors open from 7pm, and all are welcome.more


  • Cafe Ollo now open from 8.45

    Café Ollo is now open from 8.45am – grab a coffee on the way into work, or call in for the breakfast you intended to eat before you left home. Their bacon sandwiches come highly recommended, and there are crumpets, bagels and toast on offer too.more


  • Knowledge Sandwich - taking a bite out of email marketing

    For August's Knowledge Sandwich, Simon Bird, the man behind dotMailer, the email marketing platform, shares what he's learned from his 3,500 customers about what works well in email, and why it should be on your list of marketing activities for 2010.more


  • Kirklees Business Awards 2010

    It's that time of year again where Kirklees shouts about its business successes – the Huddersfield Examiner are looking for nominations for the 2010 Kirklees Business Awards. Either nominate yourselves or suggest a Kirklees business you've worked with in the last twelve months.

    It's a great opportunity to get some free PR for your company, and, as entry is free, what do you have to lose? Read on to find out more.more


  • Your chance to help with research into the creative, digital and media sectors in Kirklees

    Media Centre clients Ask Insight are working on research into the creative, digital and media sectors in Kirklees for a project commissioned by Netherall Learning Campus to support the development of the new Kirklees Studio School, one of the first to be developed in the UK. Their objective is to research and map as many Creative, Media & Digital individuals, businesses and organisations as they can before the end of August 2010.more


  • Pecha Kucha 2 - your chance to get involved

    After a fantastic first outing for Pecha Kucha Huddersfield in June, we’re now planning our next event on Thursday 23rd September.

    Fancy standing up and talking about design inspirations – or perhaps having a design rant - for six minutes forty seconds? The last event was great fun, and we all made new discoveries about some of the amazing companies based here at The Media Centre.more


  • Save 20% on your meeting with The Media Centre

    Book a meeting to take place at The Media Centre in August 2010 and receive a 20% discount on the total cost of the booking*.

    This includes the room hire, all equipment and any refreshments and catering you order.

    With 6 rooms, all with comfort cooling and natural daylight, The Media Centre provides a venue for meetings ranging from 2 people to 70.more


  • CONNECT HOTDESK OFFER - A calm retreat to work from during the school holidays

    If you're searching for a quieter, focused workspace to escape to during the holidays then Connect at The Media Centre offers the ideal solution - and for a limited time only we're offering six weeks for the price of four!more


  • Great offer on Virtual Offices at The Media Centre

    Sign up for a Virtual Office service at The Media Centre in July, August or September 2010 and get your First Month Free!more


  • Management Munch - ‘Management Disasters and How to Avoid Them' - Monday 14th June

    Management Munches see the Chartered Management Institute inviting a practising manager to discuss either a topical management issue and the impact on their organisation, or their own management role, the challenges they face - and how they overcome them. Read on for details of this month's event.more


  • Freedom of Speech or freedom from offence? Huddersfield Salon debate

    The Huddersfield Salon team are back with the latest in their series of provocative debates. The event on 15 June, labelled 'Sticks and Stones', poses the question; "Do we have a right to be protected from those who might offend our values, or is it our right to free speech that matters?"more


  • Creative Summit 2010 and Creative Kirklees

    Creative Kirklees - the arts and creative economy development strategy for Kirklees - has now been approved by the Council's Cabinet.
    The Council are organising a Creative Summit, which will be held as an afternoon-into-evening event on Wednesday 15th September at the Creative Arts Building, University of Huddersfield - read on to find out how you can get involved.more


  • Pecha Kucha Night Thursday 24th June

    PechaKucha Nights are informal and fun gatherings for creative people to share their ideas, work and thoughts - just about anything they are passionate about. The catch? Stories are told using a rapid pace presentation format of 20 images x 20 seconds. Join us for Huddersfield's first PechaKucha outing.more


  • techmesh: Sheffield Wednesday 30th June 2010

    Attend techmesh: Sheffield and expand your business connections. This event, on Wednesday 30th June, is about encouraging collaboration, making new contacts and listening to inspiring key note speakers.more


  • Creative Clusters Summer School: 5-8th July 2010, Huddersfield

    The second Creative Clusters Summer School is a five-day immersion in best practice in developing the creative economy at the local level. The School draws on thirty years of creative industries regeneration in Yorkshire to help strengthen local enterprise, deliver sustainable growth and make places of distinction.
    Read on for more information.more


  • Media Centre client Marc Coltran cycles to Paris

    Marc Cotran from Media Centre clients UK Style Fabrics will be cycling from London to Paris (a total of 310 kilometres) over three days between 2nd and 5th July to raise money for The Meningitis Trust. He has asked for our help in gathering sponsors.

    If you'd like to sponsor Marc, please call in to reception on Northumberland Street and the Customer Service Team can help.more


  • Bitesize Seminars with Ramsdens Solicitors and The Media Centre

    The Media Centre has joined together with Ramsdens Solicitors to offer an inspiring series of networking and training events.The next seminar, on Tuesday 25th May, focuses on Team Building. This event will equip you with the coaching skills to help you transform your work group into a team that works together in an inspiring way.more


  • Yorkshire Association of Business Angels

    Yorkshire Association of Business Angels is on the lookout for green technology businesses for their 11th May Investment Forum which is being sponsored by CO2 Sense at Pinsent Masons in Leeds. Read on to find out more...more


  • Social Media Surgery at The Media Centre on Monday 24th May

    Are you interested in using blogs, text messages, Facebook, Twitter and other free web sites (sometimes called "social media") to help a group or organisation that you belong to? Want to find out how you can use free websites and services to organise activities, promote events, collect feedback and keep a record of everything you do? Find out more at the next Huddersfield Social Media Surgery on Monday 24th May.more


  • Management Munch - Monday 17th May

    David Broadhead of Media Centre clients Partners in Management delivers another in the Management Munch series on Monday May 17th between 6.30pm and 9pm.
    This is a great opportunity to talk about current management and economic issues with other management professionals.

    For more information and to reserve your place, contact David at


  • Coffee, Comfy Chairs, Cake and Conversation - Friday 14th May

    On Friday 14th May we host the first in a series of monthly networking events aimed at women working in the creative and cultural industries. Coffee, Comfy Chairs, Cake and Conversation takes place in Cafe Ollo between 1.30pm and 3pm, and is open to all.more


  • Knowledge Sandwich - Social Enterprises as the New Growth Economy

    Darren Evans of Engine Room Design and David Broadhead of Partners in Management join us On Thursday 10th June for Knowledge Sandwich, our monthly lunch-and-learn session, to explore how social enterprises will become the new growth sector.
    Read on to find out more.more


  • Meet The Buyer - Thursday 24th June

    We're about to launch an exciting new event which will cut through the hit-and-miss of networking and enable you to meet buyers of products and services. Read on to find out more.more


  • A great deal on meeting rooms with The Media Centre

    Looking for a meeting room or conference space? The Media Centre has a range of rooms to suit your needs, with in-house catering and a dedicated conference co-ordinator to ensure that your event or meeting runs smoothly.

    New clients receive 20% off the cost of room hire for their first booking - to find out more, visit or call our Customer Service team on 01484 483010.more


  • Arts Management Placement Programme - deadline 18th April

    People Create are in the process of recruiting potential participants for an Arts Management Placement programme in Yorkshire and are looking for your support in publicising these opportunities. Please pass details of this opportunity on to anyone you think might be interested.more


  • University of Huddersfield offers incentives for small businesses to employ graduates

    The University of Huddersfield's new internship scheme offers small businesses the opportunity to recruit one of our brightest and best graduates at a reduced cost.

    The scheme aims to encourage businesses to tap into the knowledge, skills and creativity of a recent graduate and to give our graduates a chance to gain professional experience and prove what they can do. Read on to find out more...more


  • Connect Yorkshire's free Investor Readiness Workshops this spring

    Has your company got high growth potential?
    Are you looking for funding?
    If so, then this series of investment readiness workshops is for you.
    Read on for more information.more


  • Save money on your car use with City Car Club and The Media Centre

    City Car Club are a pay as you go car hire company, with cars conveniently located at Huddersfield train station. Their scheme allows users to drive a lovely new car that's based just round the corner without any of the cost and hassle of owning it themselves. Members only pay for the actual journeys they make, saving the planet and a large wedge of their disposable income along the way. We've got a great deal for Media Centre clients - read on for more details.more


  • Kirklees Business News wants your stories!

    Kirklees Business News offer excellent opportunities to profile your business within the region, and they're always looking for new stories. Click on the link for more information.more


  • Barclays at Breakfast Banter on Thursday 6th May

    For our May Breakfast Banter networking event in Connect on Thursday 6th May, we'll be joined by Alex Burgess and Carly Hayburn of Barclays Bank. They'll be available to discuss your company's financial needs on a no-obligation basis - essentially this is free financial planning advice for your business. Check the Events page on The Media Centre website for more details nearer the time.more


  • 5-a-side football - all are welcome!

    We’re looking for extra players for the Media Centre’s five-a-side league – The team plays on Thursdays at 5.30pm at Soccer City, and costs £5 per person. Nigel Gossage of clients Parkglobe organises the sessions, sending out an email on Monday mornings. If you’re interested in joining, email him at NigelG@cixoffice.commore


  • The Media Centre attains top ICT service accreditation

    The Media Centre is delighted to announce that we have just received the much sought-after Leading Edge certification from ICT active, which gives our clients categorical assurance that ICT systems and technical support are of the highest standard. Read on to find out more.more


  • Huddersfield Social Media Surgery 15th March

    Are you interested in using blogs, text messages, Facebook, Twitter and other free web sites (sometimes called "social media") to help a group or organisation that you belong to? Want to find out how you can use free websites and services to organise activities, promote events, collect feedback and keep a record of everything you do?

    Come along to the Social Media Surgery on Monday 15th March to find out more...more


  • CIM North visits The Media Centre

    CIM North works with organisations who want to improve their marketing: providing professional marketing training, qualifications, events and support, so that the Northern Way can be better at marketing, which means better in business. Diane Earles, Regional Director of CIM NOrth, will be on hand on Thursday 1st April to answer your questions about marketing your business.more


  • The Media Centre cycle challenge for Sports Relief

    The Media Centre has teamed up with Kirklees Active Leisure to support Sport Relief 2010. We'll be cycling 70 miles on Friday 19th March and we'd like your support!more


  • Enterprise Show 2010

    If you've ever dreamed of starting your own business, or have recently started up, The Enterprise Show is one day that you simply can't afford to miss.
    At The Enterprise Show you'll find all the FREE advice and expertise that you could possibly need to start, plan, research and develop your own business all under one roof and all in one day. Read on to find out more.more


  • Huddersfield Literature Festival at The Media Centre

    Th Huddersfield Literature Festival returns to The Media Centre on Thursday 11th March with Regional Voices, showcasing new work from three celebrated regional poets. Read on to find out more.more


  • Creating Connections conference 25th March 2010

    Everybody's talking, but who's listening? Facebook? Twitter? Blogging? This major conference will help you find the best way to make current technologies work for you and your organisation.more


  • Kirklees Business Conference 2010

    The 2010 Kirklees Business Conference takes place on Thursday 30th September 2010 at the Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield. KBC '10 will build on the undoubted success of last year's event to deliver an even bigger Conference involving even more Kirklees businesses. Last year, more than 600 delegates attended KBC and the team are looking to increase that number this year by around 20 percent. Read on to find out how you can get involved.more


  • Bite-size business seminars with Ramsdens Solicitors and The Media Centre

    Ramsdens Solicitors and The Media Centre are holding a series of bite-size seminars focusing on enhancing the potential of every employee to become more effective, productive and committed in your business. Read on to find out more.more


  • Pancake Race! Tuesday 16th February

    The Media Centre are joining together with the Laura Crane Trust for a pancake race and you're all invited to participate! Look out around the centre for posters and more information about the event, which will take place at lunchtime on Tuesday 16th February.more


  • Knowledge Sandwich - monetising the web

    For February's Knowledge Sandwich, on Thursday 11th, Charlie Brook of Parkglobe will be exploring strategies for making money from the internet, acquiring additional revenue streams from advertising, affiliate marketing and physical/virtual products. Read on for booking details.more


  • Lovebytes - We Love Technology 12 February 2010

    Presenting the latest adventures in the creative use and misuse of emerging technology. Ten informal presentations by pioneering artists, designers and technologists exploring the theme of digital craft.more


  • Yorkshire Forward grants for greener businesses

    Yorkshire Forward have just announced three grants to help businesses become greener - read on to find out more.more


  • Business Link valentines roadshow, Friday 12th February

    There couldn’t be a better time to love business than round Valentine’s weekend, when Business Link will be bringing their mobile advice centre to The Media Centre - join them to find out just how much they love to help.more


  • Artimelt Academy - new initiative supporting digital thinking

    The Artimelt Academy is a new initiative designed to support the digital ideas of the region's arts sector.

    The two month Academy will comprise supported group research trips to
    an exciting and varied range of events, seminars and conferences. The two day Academy Camp will provide opportunities for peer group support and idea development plus bespoke advice sessions. Acceptance onto the Academy includes a GBP1500 development award to buy in expert consultancy to develop your idea into application.

    Read on to find out more.more


  • New economics: the onslaught of Free - panel discussion, Leeds University Business School, 20 January

    Join the team at Leeds University Business School on Wednesday 20th January for a lively debate on the implications for businesses of free online content. Is it sustainable? What does it mean for advertisers? And what are the implications for traditional media?

    A panel of experts will grapple with the issues and answer your questions at this free event. Read on to find out more.more


  • Huddersfield Salon: Are we training enough creatives - or too many?

    Are we training enough creatives - or too many?
    Are degrees in the creative arts a passport to the future or just conning the kids?

    Culture Secretary Ben Bradshaw recently visited the Huddersfield Media Centre. He has said that: "Our cultural and creative industries have been a British success story in recent years. They have continued to grow strongly during the global downturn and will provide a lot of the future jobs and growth the country needs."

    This optimism has driven a massive increase in the number of people being trained in creative subjects in British colleges and universities. But when they graduate are they what the industry wants - and can there ever be enough jobs to employ more than a fraction of them anyway?
    Read on to find out moremore


  • Yorkshire Venturefest 2010

    Venturefest Yorkshire is a one-day expo in February 2010 which brings together the region's finest science, technology and knowledge entrepreneurs, the professional services who support them and world-class business speakers.

    Read on to find out more...more


  • Techmesh - Invitation to an exclusive launch

    techmesh invites you to an exclusive launch - techmesh is a brand new business network for IT and Telecoms organisations and professionals; join us to celebrate.

    techmesh exists to help IT and Telecoms organisations and professionals in Yorkshire and Humberside, find collaborators and win more business.more


  • Creative Networks - an evening with photographer Martin Parr

    Creative Networks is proud to announce that its first speaker for 2010 is the internationally acclaimed photographer Martin Parr.

    Martin Parr is probably one of the most influential living British photographers still working today. With over fifty books and countless exhibitions, Parr is known for his lurid and sometimes shocking use of colour in photography and his satirical witty approach to documentary photography leaves the viewer not sure whether to laugh or cry.
    Find out more below.more


  • Acoustic Revolutionaries - January 2010

    Join us on Wednesday 27th January for Acoustic Revolutionaries, our monthly live music night. This month features Nicky Philips, Charlie Barnes, and Paul Nolan headlining.
    Cafe Ollo at The Media Centre, 8pm, GBP2 on the door.more


  • Win a free lunch in Cafe Ollo with The Media Centre's christmas quiz

    In the lead up to our Christmas party this Thursday, we wanted to offer you all the chance to win a free lunch.

    Just read the riddle below to discover what Christmas-related item is that we've hidden and where in the centre it may be.

    The first person to find the item and pass it to a member of the café team will win a free lunch for 2 people today in Café Ollo

    Good luck!more


  • Sell2Kirklees - the easy way to tender to supply to Kirklees' public sector

    Interested in tendering to supply services to Kirklees Council? The Council has joined forces with other local public bodies to create a new web portal for you. Read on to find out more...more


  • ask marketing celebrate membership of MRS with a special offer for Media Centre clients

    ask marketing, who have recently been awarded 'Company Partner' status by the Market Research Society, have a great offer for you to measure levels of client and customer satisfaction. More details below.more


  • Acoustic Revolutionaries - 16th December 09

    Acoustic Revolutionaries showcases the best new music from 16-25 year olds in Kirklees. Join us this month for Leo Brazil, Thabo Mkwananzi, and the premiere of Voicebox.more


  • It's Christmaaaaaaaassss!

    The Media Centre's Christmas Party, without doubt the social event of the season, is here again! Join us in Cafe Ollo between 5.30pm and 9pm on Thursday 17th December for fun, frolics, wine, nibbles, and merriment a-plenty.more


  • Mello Ollo

    Join us every Friday between 5pm and 7pm for Mello Ollo in Cafe Ollo - relax, unwind, and see in the weekend in style! On Friday 18th December we'll be indulging in a bit of christmas spirit so join us as we make merry.more


  • Knowledge Sandwich - the Web as a Platform for SMEs

    Knowledge Sandwich, The Media Centre's monthly lunch-and-learn session, is on Thursday 14th January, with Ian Pringle of Varsity Media talking about the web as a platform for SMES. Read on to find out more.more


  • Ben Bradshaw, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, visits The Media Centre

    Ben Bradshaw, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, visited The Media Centre on Thursday 19th November, as part of an impromptu visit to West Yorkshire ahead of publication of the Digital Economy Bill. Video from the Huddersfield Examiner here:


  • Congratulations to CIDA!

    Congratulations to Media Centre clients CIDA, who won the Creative Enterprise award at the 2009 Kirklees Business Awards for their commitment to support and development of the creative industries from the local to the international level.more


  • Huddersfield Salon: Throw open the borders? Is it time for a radical response to immigration? Tuesday 10th November

    Immigration into the UK is now greater than it has ever been, and yet the discussion around it is mealy-mouthed and one-dimensional. The government says immigrants are good for the economy whilst opponents say they take British jobs. But immigration is too important a matter to be left to the economists and it's about time we put it back at the centre of a debate about values and principles. It's time, say both of our very different speakers, to put the politics back into the immigration debate - so prepare for a lively Salon.more


  • Meet the Buyer Wakefield - business opportunity - Thursday 12 November

    Meet the Buyer Wakefield takes place on Thursday 12th November at Pontefract Racecourse - this is your opportunity to come and meet buyers from across Wakefield Council and other local public sector organisations, obtain business advice, network with other organisations and find out how you could be winning business.more


  • Young Music Entrepreneur 2010 - a British Council opportunity

    As part of their wider UK Young Creative Entrepreneur programme, the British Council are currently running a competition to find the UK's Young Music Entrepreneur 2010. Read on to find out more...more


  • Knowledge Sandwich - leadership and Management - Thursday 19th November

    For November's Knowledge Sandwich, our monthly lunch-and-learn session, David Broadhead of Partners in Management will be looking at the future of management and leadership. To find out more and to book your place, read on...more


  • Laptop Revolutionaries at The Media Centre, Wednesday 18th November

    November's Revolutionaries is delivered in collaboration with Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival - instead of Acoustic Revolutionaries, we're hosting Laptop Revolutionaries. Come along to Cafe Ollo on Wednesday 18th November at 8pm to hear some exciting new talent!more


  • Designing Mystery: Magic and Interaction Design - now FREE

    Join Stuart Nolan as he explores theatrical conjuring and its links with interaction design in what promises to be a fascinating seminar as part of Digital Week 2009. Read on to find out more.more


  • Knowledge Sandwich - YouTube Marketing

    Knowledge Sandwich - YouTube Marketing
    with James Mulvany of Igniso

    We'll be looking at how video on the internet can be used as a marketing tool; you'll be able to discover tips and techniques about social video sites, writing gripping headlines and producing videos that appeal to any target market. The session will also include a hands-on demonstration showing how to take advantage of sites like YouTube for lead generation.
    Read on to find out more...more


  • Connect Yorkshire Investor Readiness Programme

    Connect Yorkshire investor readiness workshops are free; attendees benefit from their unrivalled expertise in helping high growth and technology companies raise finance. They promise to help companies protect their ideas, refine their business plans, hone their pitches and make the most of their proposition so they can move from idea to investment.more


  • Digital Week events at The Media Centre

    As part of the region-wide Digital Week 2009, we're hosting 'Designing mystery: Magic and interaction design ' with Stuart Nolan on Thursday 12 November. Read on to find out more...more


  • Think Pink (and orange!) for breast cancer awareness, Friday 30th October

    Friday October 30th is breast cancer awareness day and to mark the occasion we'll be asking you to wear something pink, in exchange for a small donation – there'll be a collection box on the reception desk in Northumberland Street.more


  • 5-a-side football at The Media Centre

    We're setting up a 5-a-side football league here at The Media Centre. Everyone is welcome, and games will take place at lunchtimes at Huddersfield Sports Centre.
    Read on to find out how you can get involved.more


  • National Creative Industries Conference 2009

    NCI09 are delighted to announce that Alan Davey, Chief Executive of Arts Council England will be joining an already impressive line up of some of the most influential and important stakeholders in today's Creative Industries. This conference is for anyone interested in the future of the creative economy in the UK.more


  • Fit for the Future strategic planning workshop

    In today's tough business climate... the best advice for management teams is to spend a day AWAY from the business. A series of workshops coming up around the region promise to help you clear some space for strategic thinking. Find out more below.more


  • Recommend a Friend

    Did you know about our Recommend a Friend deal, which has a range of ways in which you can make money by recommending your friends and associates to us? You don't have to be an existing client to benefit from this deal, so read on to find out more.more


  • OpenCoffee at The Media Centre

    Join us for OpenCoffee on Wednesday 16 September for coffee, cake and digital conversation.more


  • Acoustic Revolutionaries at The Media Centre

    Join us for our monthly acoustic music night, Acoustic Revolutionaries, on Tuesday 22nd September. Read on to find out more!more


  • The Media Centre support Princes Trust project delivered by CIDA

    The Media Centre are supporting CIDA in their partnership with The Princes Trust and 4iP, piloting an exciting new project called Phoneteks.more


  • Developing Open Source Enterprise Solutions

    A seriously technical day to shake off the summer and at only £39 for a whole day's training, can you afford not to?

    You may be aware of our legendary OS4B Business Breakfasts which have been a phenomenal success. At our last breakfast we talked about how businesses could make substantial savings by adopting open source technologies.

    The time has come for us to take action!more


  • Knowledge Auction 2009

    The team behind Digital Week are looking for two companies from Huddersfield to give up one hour of their time to explain their products, services and general talented selves to a large corporate client with buying power who is in the market for digital services.
    If this sounds like you then please read on.more


  • Fancy getting involved in a portfolio review day?

    Screen Yorkshire are planning to run a Portfolio review day at The Media Centre as part of Digital Week (9-13 November 09). This initiative introduces creative media professionals and video production companies in the region to start-up companies, recent digital media graduates and emerging creative talent.
    Read on to find out more.more


  • We're creating a library of business books and we'd like your help!

    We're creating a library of business books in Connect for all Media Centre clients to use. We're looking for any books you have at home that you think might be of use to other clients - for instance, books on consumer psychology, marketing strategy, business planning, coding manuals - basically anything you think might be of interest or use to others.more


  • The Salon is back - join the debate!

    The Salon series of debates is back in September, asking 'Shopping till we drop? Is the British obsession with supermarkets killing our towns?'more


  • British Council Creative Entrepreneur awards - last chance to apply

    You may be aware that the Secretary of State for Culture Rt Hon Ben Bradshaw MP launched eight UKYCE awards on 27 July. These awards celebrate the role of young entrepreneurs in creating a sustainable and dynamic creative economy. The awards are open to individuals aged between 25-35 with at least three years industry experience. The organisers are happy to accept applications from those who aren't self employed as long as they can demonstrate their entrepreneurialism within their organisation and from those working in the social enterprise and not for profit sector. Below is a brief definition of each of the awards and the market focus country that six finalists from each award will visit to meet industry leaders and their peers. The closing date for applications is also mentioned.more


  • Breakfast Banter - find out how you can access up to £3000 in Innovation Vouchers

    Join us at August's Breakfast Banter on Thursday 6th August between 8.30am and 10am - Neil Smith from Business Link Yorkshire will be explaining how to apply for an Innovation Voucher worth up to £3000.
    Read on to find out more...more


  • ARE YOU GROWING FOOD ... or would you like to start?

    Ooooby-versity is an initiative being piloted for the first time here in Huddersfield.
    The idea is for informal learning and discussion groups to be held in living rooms and back yards.
    Join us to find out more about growing your own food.more


  • Matrix Media - offer for Media Centre clients

    Matrix Media is a new, local business specialising in IT Consumables and Office Products, based in The Media Centre, Huddersfield. They're able to offer a range of great deals on business essentials to local clients - read on to learn more.more


  • Save a life - give blood!

    As you may have read in the media, the National Blood Service are asking for donations to top up their supplies in the run up to the autumn, as many regular donors may have flu and will be unable to give blood as a consequence.

    The Methodist Mission on Lord Street is a handy local blood donation centre, and we're supporting them by publicising forthcoming donation dates.more


  • MFL Science and Technology join our Connect with an Expert series

    We are delighted to welcome MFL Science and Technology as part of our Connect with an Expert range of business support sessions, available on the last Friday of the month. Contact reception to book your place.

    Read on to learn more about how this specialist insurance broker can help your company.more


  • The Intrapreneurial Manager - courses at The Media Centre

    The Intrapreneurial Manager is an innovative new part-time one year course designed to develop and test the skills of a new breed of middle and senior managers who will need to innovate and deliver sustainable organic growth in an ethical way – in other words, be able to deliver more with less!more


  • Grants to SMEs with 4G interests to visit China

    The UK-China Science Bridge fosters collaboration between UK and Chinese companies and academic institutions. One of its areas of focus is on 4G wireless technologies and its activities include a visit to China to visit centres of business and academic excellence in this area. The DC-KTN is happy to offer a small number (2-3) grants for SMEs with a focus on 4G technologies. The grants will be limited to one per organisation and are sufficient to cover visa applications, travel to China, internal flights, internal travel, hotel accommodation and subsistence for the duration of the tour. The maximum funding will be £3000 per grant.more


  • Cafe Ollo extends its opening hours

    You’ve asked us to extend the opening hours for Café Ollo so that’s exactly what we’ve done – the café is now open between 9am and 4.30pm. Why not hold your afternoon meetings there – with tea and cake for just £3 between 3pm and 4.30pm, what better reason do you need?more


  • 'Fit for the Future' business event

    'Fit for the Future' is an important event for these uncertain times. Expert, practical help for business leaders to focus on key challenges and opportunities, helping you to create a strategy and to move forwards with confidence. Read on to find out more...more


  • Apply for an Innovation Voucher worth up to £3000 from Business Link

    Funded by Yorkshire Forward, Innovation Vouchers provide financial support to purchase expert advice from approved suppliers, including universities, further education colleges and research and technology organisations, to help deliver a knowledge solution to an innovation projectmore


  • Connect with an expert

    Here at The Media Centre we have an amazing range of opportunities to connect with an expert - from legal advice to marketing, accounting to intellectual property, there's an expert for you to connect with. Whether you're looking for a quick chat or some consultancy, we can point you in the right direction. We offer half an hour with your expert of choice completely free, and you don't have to be based at The Media Centre to take us up on this offer.more


  • Creative Industries Summer School comes to Huddersfield

    The Media Centre is excited to be hosting the inaugural Creative Clusters Summer School here in Huddersfield in early July. The event is a four-day immersion in best practice in developing the creative economy at the local level. Based in Huddersfield, UK, it draws on twenty years of creative industries regeneration within easy travelling distance in Yorkshire.more


  • DADI Awards - Ask Uncle Carl - 10 July 2009

    With the DADI awards, in association with leeds live it love it, returning to the region as part of this year's digital week we thought we'd offer all you creative types a bit of a helping hand to get yourselves noticed.

    Uncle Carl Hopkins will be on hand at The Media Centre, Huddersfield at 10am on 10th July to answer all your concerns, from which awards are the best to enter to what he thinks the judges are looking for, whether or not he thinks you're in with a chance of scooping one of the prestigious DADI awards at this year's ceremony and any other burning digital dilemmas you may have.more


  • Knowledge Sandwich - the mobile internet and you - 12 August 2009

    Ever wanted to know more about whether social networking tools like Facebook can really help your business? Wondered what your iPhone might be capable of? Come along to Knowledge Sandwich, where we'll be answering these and other pressing questions over a series of lunchtime sessions - complete with a free lunch! Read on to find out more about our second session...more


  • 20mb internet connectivity now at The Media Centre

    With 20mb fibre optic internet connectivity for all clients based in our buildings, The Media Centre now provides the fastest internet connection of any comparable business centre in the region. With faster support response times, backup broadband to ensure permanent connectivity and free web hosting, The Media Centre's IT team are ensuring that we're once again ahead of the competition.more


  • New Chief Executive for The Media Centre

    The Media Centre is delighted to announce the arrival of Brent Woods as successor to Teo Greenstreet. Brent has that elusive mix of resource management, experience of the digital and media landscape and creative business know-how. He has been with The Media Centre from 29th June and will be fully stepping into the Chief Executive role from July 15th.more


  • New Chief Executive for The Media Centre

    The Media Centre is delighted to announce the arrival of Brent Woods as successor to Teo Greenstreet.

    Brent has that elusive mix of resource management, experience of the digital and media landscape and creative business know-how. He will be joining The Media Centre from 29th June and will be fully stepping into the Chief Executive role from July 15th. A date for your diary is the Breakfast Banter event on July 2nd from 8.30 to 10am where Brent is looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible.more


  • Could your business benefit from the Transition Loan Fund?

    Find out how one local business benefited from the Transition Loan Fund, and how you too could receive funding.more


  • Acoustic Revolutionaries, 17 June

    Join us on 17th June for a totally vocal version of the popular Acoustic Revolutionaries music events, here in Cafe Ollo at The Media Centre.more


  • 20mb fast internet for The Media Centre

    As Media Centre clients will know, we're in the process of upgrading our internet connection so that by the end of June we'll be able to provide 20mb fibre optic internet to all clients based here. With faster support response times, backup broadband to ensure permanent connectivity and free web hosting, the Media Centre's IT team are ensuring that we're once again ahead of the competition.more


  • It's party time! The Media Centre Summer Party is just round the corner

    Keep the evening of Tuesday 7th July free in your diary - we're having a party and all clients are invited! Read on to find out more...more


  • Salon - is assisted suicide a personal choice or a criminal act?

    In June's Salon, on Tuesday 30th, we'll be asking 'Assisted suicide - a personal choice or a criminal act?'more


  • Open Coffee and Breakfast Banter - your chance to connect with Media Centre clients

    Join us for our ever-popular networking events - a great opportunity to connect with Media Centre clients, movers, shakers, influencers and those in the know. Read on to find out more...more


  • Chocolate tasting opportunities with 'ask'

    ‘ask’ is looking for Chocolate Lovers to participate in 45 minutes of pure indulgence and in return support Comic Relief by attending a free chocolate tasting session at The Corner Room, The Media Centre on 22nd and 23rd June.more


  • Common Agency win Yorkshire Digital Awards 2009

    Congratulations to Media Centre based Common Agency, who won the Best Application of Mobile Technology award in last week’s Yorkshire Digital Awards 2009 for work with Blink on the Five Trees Forest story/game.more


  • New web hosting packages at The Media Centre

    The Media Centre has revised its web hosting packages; we now have two packages, Basic and Unlimited. Read on to find out more...more


  • Salon debate - drinking in the streets

    In May the Salon team ask 'Freedom of the Streets? Booze and the regulation of social life' - is the extension of laws to limiting alcohol consumption in public places reclaiming the streets from the drunks or is it one more step towards a town centre police state?more


  • Huddersfield City Car Club launches with special offer to Media Centre clients

    The club offers a practical alternative to car ownership, allowing its members to save money, reduce motoring hassles and reduce their carbon footprint.more


  • Acoustic Revolutionaries with Extra Curricular

    May sees acclaimed Huddersfield hip hop/soul collective Extra Curricular join us for an acoustic set in Cafe Ollo.more


  • Shift Happens 2.0 Conference, York, 29-30 June 09

    Shift Happens 2.0 is your opportunity to look at the next evolution in digital technology and its potential for your work.more


  • Knowledge Sandwich

    Ever wanted to know more about whether social networking tools like facebook can really help your business? Wondered what your iPhone might be capable of? Read on to find out more...more


  • Social Networking at The Media Centre

    We've joined the online social networking revolution! it's now easy to find out what's coming up at The Media Centre through your Facebook page, and the new Whippet On The Wire site offers the chance to connect with digital, creative and media contacts across Yorkshire.more


  • Creative Clusters Summer School, 6-9 July 2009, Huddersfield

    We're excited to announce that we'll be hosting the 2009 Creative Clusters Summer School here at The Media Centre in July. It's an amazing opportunity for creative industries leaders, influencers and entrepreneurs to renew their vision and deepen their insight.more


  • Cardio Check special offer for Media Centre tenants

    Media Centre tenants Agape Health Ltd say 'you are only as old as your arteries', and they invite you to receive a checkup at a special reduced rate.more


  • 4iP Open Coffee Special, Wednesday 15th April 09

    April's OpenCoffee comes with a twist – we've invited Lucy Wurstlin of 4ip to join us to explain about 4ip's £50m innovation fund for public service digital media. Come along to find out more! There'll also be the usual mix of technology entrepreneurs, designers, bloggers, developers, geeks, investors - and anyone else involved in or interested in the digital industries, so join us for coffee and conversation.more


  • Acoustic Revolutionaries, Cafe Ollo, 15th April

    April sees the third of our Acoustic Revolutionaries events in Cafe Ollo here at The Media Centre.more


  • Phoenix Loan fund

    The Phoenix Loan Fund is an opportunity to assist local and viable businesses which may be experiencing temporary cash flow difficulties and are unable to raise the necessary finance through traditional sources. It's a Yorkshire Forward and Government supported programme offering potential loan funding to businesses located in the Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield areas exclusively.more


  • Futuresonic social technologies conference, Manchester, 13-16 May 09

    The Social Technologies Summit is the leading international conference that brings together 500 opinion formers, futurologists, artists, researchers and technologists to explore the latest upgrade affecting today's digital culture.more


  • Thinking Digital Conference, Gateshead, 13-15 May 09

    Thinking Digital, at the Sage Gateshead, is a conference on technology, ideas and our future.more


  • Business Surgeries at The Media Centre

    Business advisers on hand to help you in growing your business...more


  • Online Dragons' Den Opportunity

    A great opportunity to test your idea in front of some of TV's 'Dragons'...more


  • Huddersfield Literature Festival 2009

    Huddersfield Literature Festival returns with a stimulating lineup of contemporary writers and performers...more


  • March networking events

    Join us for Breakfast Banter and OpenCoffee Club - opportunities for chat, connections and coffee!...more


  • Salon - Don't get me started!

    'Parenting Skills: essential attributes or fads we should send to the naughty step?' Come along and join the debate!...more


  • Parking spaces available for Media Centre tenants

    Drive to work every day? Save money on convenient parking spaces with The Media Centre...more


  • Acoustic Revolutionaries

    Join us in Cafe Ollo for live acoustic music with young local musicians...more


  • Invitation to launch of 4iP Fund in Yorkshire

    Yorkshire Forward and Screen Yorkshire invite you to join them with Tom Loosemore, Head of 4iP at Channel 4 to celebrate the launch of the 4iP Fund in Yorkshire on the evening of Wednesday 4th February...more


  • Connect - make chance essential

    What is connect? Workspace to rent by the hour Hosts networking you to opportunities Programmes that build innovation Virtual Office and IT support...more


  • Save paper on your Media Centre telephone bills

    In response to client demand for energy efficiency, we’re introducing a paperless call listing service...more


  • Apply today for the Venturefest 09 Yorkshire Investment competition

    On the hunt for finance? Stalk and then pounce at Venturefest Yorkshire's Investment Competition...more


  • Chocolate tasting sessions with ASK Marketing

    Ask Marketing are working with 10 Associates and Enjoy Chocolate to hold a series of three tasting sessions. They’re lookin...more


  • Kirklees Arts and Creative Economy Strategy - Consultation

    A new strategy is being formulated for the arts and creative economy in Kirklees. The first step is to identify priorities th...more


  • New kitchenettes in Northumberland Street, and office furniture for sale

    New kitchen spaces for The Media Centre's Northumberland Street building...more


  • Business Link Open Day on 21st January

    Business Link will be joining us on Wednesday 21st January to talk about how their services could support you in navigating t...more


  • Office furniture for sale

    The Media Centre has a range of secondhand office furniture for sale.

    Desks, chairs, under desk storage, and room divider...more


  • Short commuting questionnaire

    We have been asked by one of our previous tenants to circulate a survey about your commuting activity. It should take no mor...more


  • Mentoring in the workplace - free workshop

    Beaumont Street Studios will be delivering a free one day workshop in the Circle Room here at The Media Centre on Tuesday 2 D...more


  • Client Christmas party

    We’d like to invite you and all your colleagues to our annual Christmas Party in Cafe Ollo on Wednesday 17 December between...more


  • Achieve your fitness goals with the Health Academy

    The Health Academy are a new personal training venue just round the corner from The Media Centre. They offer one-to-one healt...more


  • Breakfast Banter and OpenCoffee

    We’ll be back with another Breakfast Banter in Cafe Ollo on Thursday 4th December; the bacon butties went down a storm last...more


  • Salon: Don’t get me started! Tuesday 9 December

    December’s Salon event sees the team asking ‘The F-word: has the battle been won or do we still need feminism?’

    Is ...more


  • 2008 Client Survey

    We’d like to say a big thank you to those of you who took the time to fill in our Annual Survey. your feedback is invaluabl...more


  • Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival at The Media Centre

    Huddersfield Music Festival runs between 21st November and 30th November, with many events taking place here at The Media Cen...more


  • University of Huddersfield Postgraduate courses

    The University of Huddersfield is recruiting for a range of postgraduate courses in the School of Art, Design and Architectur...more


  • OpenCoffee and Breakfast Banter - networking opportunities

    We'll be Breakfast Bantering in Cafe Ollo on the first Thursday of the month (Thursday 6th November) so join us for coffee, c...more


  • Looking for free business advice?

    We host a range of business clinics on the last Friday of the month – join us for one-to-one sessions on PR, Intellectual P...more


  • Your chance to influence the Kirklees Arts and Creative Economy Development Strategy

    What is the Kirklees Arts & Creative Economy Development Strategy? How can it help support and develop Kirklees creative busi...more


  • Salon: Grassroots or Gala Performance? Join the debate!

    The Fine Bunch will be back in November with a Salon debate that asks: “grassroots or gala performance – where should the...more


  • Media Centre tenant offer from Prime Partners

    Prime Partners

    Prime Partners are offering Media Centre tenants free access to their jobs boards for one month – a perf...more


  • Videoconferencing seminar, 24th September

    Direct Visual will be showcasing their videoconferencing technology between 8.45am and 12noon on September 24th in the Media...more


  • Forthcoming networking events

    On the first Thursday of the month we hold our Breakfast Banter event in Café Ollo. Come along on Thursday 2nd October betw...more


  • Batley Family Encounters

    Between Monday 6th October and Friday 7 November, we’ll be hosting Batley Family Encounters in the Medialounge. Encounters ...more


  • New clients at The Media Centre

    This month we're delighted to welcome graphic design company Split Pixel , and business brokers Redwoods Dowling Kerr . We're...more


  • Last minute opportunity - Examiner business awards

    Nominations for the 2008 Huddersfield Examiner Business Awards close on Friday 19th September, so now’s your chance to shou...more


  • Free sandwiches with Ollo To Go

    Many of you have been using the Café’s coffee loyalty cards for some time, but did you know that we also offer a deal on o...more


  • Opportunity to present at Connect Yorkshire’s Investment Forum

    Connect Yorkshire's Investment Forum is a unique platform for emerging regional technology businesses to meet investors.



  • Breakfast Banter

    Join the Media Centre team at our Breakfast Banter event between 8.30am and 9.30am on Thursday 28th August in Café Ollo, for...more


  • Learn to Podcast with Media Centre tenant Igniso

    “Podcasting is a method whereby audio materials can be distributed via the internet to a large audience.”

    Igniso Limit...more


  • Summer news from the IT team

    The Media Centre’s internet provision is currently undergoing an upgrade, adding value to the services we offer. From the m...more


  • Government announces 3-month free trial to increase business won by small firms

    The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) has announced a three month free UK trial of lower-value...more


  • Biznet webcasts profile local businesses

    Biznet is a new initiative from Beaumont Street Studios, profiling businesses and business people in Kirklees.

    It\'s a ne...more


  • Liquid Accounts showcase their innovative product, July 17th

    Following our series of free business advice sessions, we’re profiling Liquid Accounts on Thursday 17th July between 9am an...more


  • ‘Last Friday’ business advice sessions – UK Trade and Investment

    Join us on the last Friday of every month for business advice sessions; we’ll be offering a session with UK Trade and Inves...more


  • OpenCoffee Huddersfield, Wednesday 16 July

    We’d like to invite you all to the first OpenCoffee Huddersfield at Café Ollo in The Media Centre, on Wednesday 16th July ...more


  • Evening Social

    Join the Media Centre team in Cafe Ollo between 5.30 and 7pm on Thursday 17th July for a glass of wine and all the latest gos...more


  • Salon: Don’t get me started! Wednesday 18 June

    Brands can save the world – or are we being greenwashed into another marketing ploy? As part of an International Brand Circ...more


  • Events: Breakfast banter and Salon

    Breakfast banter: Join the Media Centre team in Café Ollo on Thursday 26th June between 8.30am and 10am for coffee, pain au ...more


  • Secondhand office furniture for sale!

    The Media Centre has a range of secondhand office furniture for sale – contact the Customer Service team to find out more. ...more


  • Networked colour printing for Media Centre clients

    The Media Centre IT team have now networked the high quality colour printer on the lower ground floor of Northumberland Stree...more


  • The Last Tycoon – TV opportunity for entrepreneurs

    Programme makers are looking for participants, especially females, to take part in this programme. If you are interested plea...more


  • Prime Partners recruitment service offer for Media Centre tenants

    Prime Partners, Front Desk members at the Media Centre, have recently re-launched their UK Jobsboard an...more


  • Welcome pack now online

    your client welcome pack will be online at within the next week, to answer all your questions ab...more


  • Culteuro seminar, Sheffield, 25 June

    As the UK's Cultural Contact Point for the EU, Euclid is running another round of its popular Cultureuro Seminars. The semin...more


  • National Bike Week/KBUG cycling challenge

    June 16 – 23 is Kirklees Bike Week, and to celebrate, we\'ll be hosting an exhibition in the Medialounge; members of KBUG (...more


  • Breakfast Banter and Caf矣hanges

    Join us in Café Ollo on Thursday 22nd May between 8.30am and 10am for coffee, pain au chocolate and breakfast banter...



  • Free business advice sessions

    Looking for free advice about intellectual property or human resources? Why not come along to one of our free monthly advice ...more


  • Recommend a friend

    Just a reminder that if you recommend a friend for an office space here at The Media Centre, and they sign up for a minimum s...more


  • some great benefits for Media Centre tenants

    We’ve just put a memo in your pigeonholes with details of exclusive offers for Media Centre tenants – Murphy’s Garage o...more


  • Beastmarket exhibition

    The Medialounge is currently hosting an exhibition by local photographer Amanda Crowther, of local characters from around the...more


  • New tenants

    This month we’re delighted to welcome Scala Consultancy, Phoenix Marketing, Energy Workshop, Up and Working Recruitment and...more


  • Doing Business in Russia – 2008

    The Russian-British Business Centre invites you and your colleagues to take part in the 2nd Annual Business Conference \'Doin...more


  • Free business advice sessions

    Looking for free advice about intellectual property or human resources? Why not come along to one of our free monthly advice ...more


  • Instant Technician

    Instant Technician is the new name for the Media Centre’s IT support services. Available for the first time to customers ou...more


  • 17 April - Evening Social

    Come along to Caf矏llo between 5.30 and 7pm on Thursday 17th April for a glass of wine and all the latest gossip.


  • Events at The Media Centre - Salon, and Evening Social

    Two events for your diary this week at the Media Centre:

    Salon: \'should childhood come with a health warning?\' - Wednes...more


  • A warm welcome to new tenants

    This month we’d like to welcome Sellers Travel, Total Gaming Soluctions, Up and Working, Scala, Engine Room, Phoenix Market...more


  • Dragons' Den

    Interested in pitching your ideas to the award winning BBC Dragons' Den team?

    The Dragons‘ Den team are currently workin...more


  • Making connections at The Media Centre

    Connect more… We’re developing a new strand of space and activity to help you connect, learn and collaborate more with ot...more


  • YourSpace - Ask Marketing and Agape Healthcare/Tolessa Orthopedics

    ASK marketing

    Do you need help with your Marketing but are
    feeling the financial squeeze?

    Don’t worry, help is hand...more


  • Creative Activity in March

    Salon The Salon returns for its second outing of the spring, asking ‘Sustainability: good for the planet but bad for archit...more


  • Advertise your job vacancies with The Media Centre

    The Media Centre receives regular calls from people looking for employment in the creative, digital and media sectors; in res...more


  • Business Advice sessions

    As part of our ongoing series of business advice sessions, we are delighted to announce that we have invited Pink Elephant PR...more


  • Breakfast Briefing

    Join the team on Thursday 13th March for a Breakfast Briefing – we\'ll be in Cafe Ollo between 8.30 and 9.30am for coffee, ...more


  • Important news about your internet backup

    We now have a backup internet service in place so that there’s no interruption to your service even if we’re experiencing...more


  • Forthcoming events

    We\'ve got some exciting events coming up at The Media Centre in the next month:

    Evening social on February 21st
    After ...more


  • Win £500 by car sharing on the way to work

    From Monday 4th until Friday 29th February Metro have up to £500 to give away to car users who fill their empty car seats. T...more


  • Photography Competition, Literature Festival and the return of the Salon

    Photography competition
    We’ve put the entries to the Client Photography Competition on the walls in Café Ollo – it’s ...more


  • Human Resource Management Clinic, 28 February

    Do you have procedures in place to take disciplinary action when necessary? And do you have an employee grievance procedure a...more


  • Coffee, croissants and new caf矯pening hours

    We’re relaunching our breakfast gatherings – drop in to Café Ollo on Thursday 24 January between 8.30am and 9.30am for c...more


  • Last call for photo competition

    A quick reminder about The Media Centre’s Client Photography Competition – we’ve extended the deadline to 12 noon on We...more


  • Yorkshire Forward are looking for Innovators

    Who\'s reimagining? Who\'s rethinking? Who\'s reinventing?
    Innovator/08, the Yorkshire and Humber Innovation Awards, has b...more


  • Media Centre welcomes Aperte and C3D

    This month we’re delighted to welcome the following clients:

    Aperté, a consultancy company working with individuals and...more


  • IT support contracts rolled out beyond The Media Centre

    We are delighted to announce that we will be rolling out our IT Support to external contracts, so pass on our details to your...more


  • Free Business Advice Clinics

    We’ve joined together with Huddersfield Business Generator and the University of Huddersfield Enterprise Centre to bring yo...more


  • Christmas Networking Event and Photo Competition

    For this year’s Christmas networking event we’re asking you to come with your creative hats on as we’ll be playing Pict...more


  • Recommend a Friend

    After our success in the 2006 Huddersfield Business Awards, where we won Employer of the Year, we’re delighted to announce ...more


  • Festival of Light, 16 November

    16 November is Festival of Light night in Huddersfield – before the fireworks in St George’s Square, The Media Centre and...more


  • Showcasing opportunities

    We’d like to profile your company, free of charge, on the screen in the Media Centre\'s Northumberland Street reception spa...more


  • Free business advice session and ICT healthcheck for all tenants

    As part of our new deal, we’re offering all existing clients a free ICT healthcheck with our in-house IT team, and a one ho...more


  • YourSpace - ask needs you

    ask needs YOU!! ask Strategic Marketing & Research are looking for ten individuals to take part in a Focus Group being held o...more


  • Friendly Street Building opens its doors

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  • Latest hardware and software offers

    IT Support can now offer some amazing deals on hardware and software, such as the sleek Apple Macbook (black) for just £68...more


  • New paper recycling service

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