The show must go on...

By Paul Ince

When people use the word 'challenging' to describe 2020, I know they are using that very British of techniques: understatement.

Still, it's better than using 'unprecedented' which has to be the most overused word EVER.

I'm so happy to see venues like QUAD finally reopen after so long. There is something about attending an arts venue that nourishes the soul, even when there is no performance at that moment. The anticipation of drama. The essence of creativity. The feeding of the brain through knowledge.
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Business Support, Surveys and Useful Links..

By Charlene Sharp

Words such as unprecedented, pivot, the new normal, recovery and WFH (working from home) have all become words that have formed part of the everyday vocabulary it seems as we navigate our way through these times due to the effects of the coronavirus.

As the UK begins to slowly ease its way out of lockdown over the coming weeks, we wanted to let you know that you are not alone and we at Mainframe are here to support or signpost you to the relevant help that is required.

Below is a round-up of some of the support/useful information that we have come across and thought might be of use.

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What was, what is and what could be … A COVID19 story

By Tim Elliott

Not for self promotion but just a little context let me start by introducing myself.

I’m Tim, I work as a solo / freelance consultant working with leaders and entrepreneurs to help them apply creativity to grow themselves and their organisations.

A strong 95% of work involves me facilitating groups of people for a day or a few days, in a room … or at least it did.

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You shoot. We edit. You market.

By Jess Frearson
We wanted to find a way to help people to keep filming and creating during the Coronovirus.  Pro Remote Video is the perfect solution to creating professional-quality video content at a distance and without a film crew. Allowing you to be reactive and to continue marketing.
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Derby Creative Design Agency Scoop Two Prestigious Industry Awards

By Lee Marples

A Derby based Creative and Digital Marketing agency have scooped not one, but two, awards that recognise the talent and effort of the best web designers, developers and agencies in the world based on their first submission.

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Mainframe Awards 2020 Judges

By Charlene Sharp
Back in November 2019, we announced that the submissions was open for the Mainframe Awards 2020. Fast forward a few months and here we are announcing those who have been shortlisted.
Having gone through all the submissions it's then over to the judges to  make the all important decision to decide on a winner and two runners up for their category.
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5 things I've learnt from my first year running an agency

By Holly Daulby

Honest Communications turned one in November - a cause for celebration that I’d got to this milestone. The agency’s first birthday was also a good moment to step back and take stock of everything I’ve learned in the first 365 days of running a business.

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Coworking Derby & Derbyshire - CoWorking Wednesday with Mainframe

By Hana York

We are pleased to announce our latest Mainframe venture - CoWorking Wednesday's.

We know that many of our community are lone workers, freelancers, flexible workers or based outside of the city. We wanted to offer a space for our community to get together, work, collaborate and be creative.

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Christmas Mainframe Make & Trade Event

By The Mainframe Team

Join us for a celebration of Derbyshires local craft talent at our seasonal make & trade event. Pick up some last minute gifts and treats and get into the Christmas spirit.

Open between 11am and 3pm there is plenty of time to brows the stalls then pop to a cinema showing or enjoy lunch and a hot chocolate in the cafe.

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CRZyBest - Creating Ethically

By Claire Zwozny-Bestwick

Making our world happy is really important, so when creating CRZyBest creations I try my best to look after our planet too.

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