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TagPoints win Silicon Beach Startup Competition

Written by Andy Trainer – Mon 28 Apr 2014

Jess Stephens, Managing Director at TagPoints blew away the judges to win the Silicon Beach Training Startup Competition in Brighton, Tues 22nd April 2014.

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Director Jess Stephens and Business Development Executive Josh Wallman celebrate

Competing against two other strong finalists in Sweta Chattopadhyay (Localfunded) and Jenni Macdonald (Precision Paraplanning), Jess gave a strong presentation highlighting the potential for TagPoints to grow which clearly impressed our judging panel; Darren Fell (Crunch), Caraline Brown (Midnight PR), Lisa Reynolds (Let Me Do That For You) & Mike Herd (Sussex Innovation Centre).

The judges were "blown away by the capability of the business and how fast it could scale" and while impressed by the other finalists, TagPoints were the clear winner on the day.

TagPoints now has the support of sponsors Silicon Beach Training, Crunch Accounting, Midnight PR and Clear Business Development to help grow the business and realise their ambitious plans.

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Competition - Street Photography

Written by Aaron Charlie – Sun 02 Oct 2011

The Street Photography Competition is now closed!

Street Photography Competition

Tate Modern by Heather Buckley

Our new Street Photography Competition gives you a chance of winning onOne Software's superb Perfect Photo Suite - more details on this great prize can be found below.

The 'Street' theme is open to your own interpretation, just get your feet on the street and start snapping!

If you are after some inspiration have a look at Eric Kim's work, Eric is a well known and respected Street Photographer from LA.

The successful winner will also gain lots of exposure through our Twitter and  Facebook accounts. Follow us on Twitter to see if you're mentioned as our own weekly favourite entry! It's worth following Heather on Google+ too (the photographer of the image above).

Note - our Twitter mentions don't necessarily mean you've been shortlisted - our Judge Eric Kim will be choosing the winner, more info on him below...

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Competition - Best Personalised Google+ Profile

Written by Aaron Charlie – Wed 13 Jul 2011

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Pimped Google+ Profile

Last week we published our guide  to customising your Google+ profile with a stylish tiled image effect using our Photoshop template.

We've been really pleased to see that loads of you are downloading the template and pimping up your Google Plus profiles with some really creative uses of the images.

So - we've showcased our favourites below.

WHAT'S MORE... we opened this up to the public vote with an amazing* prize for the winner

*The Prize

Don't get too excited - we're not going to give away an iPad or anything!

The winner will receive (drum roll please).... a £25 Amazon Voucher!!!! (that's about $40 for those over the pond)

OK - its not a life changing prize - but it's easily enough to buy this great t-shirt or 8 copies of X&Y by Coldplay

PLUS - the winner will have the kudos of being known as "Silicon Beach Training's Favourite Pimped Google+ Profile"

Candidates

Here's our shortlist of Customised Google+ Profiles...

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Steve Evans
https://plus.google.com/114498467510424989182/about

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Brad Guin
https://plus.google.com/102315649259140973849/about

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Matt Buckley
https://plus.google.com/111794511756222815429/about

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Annie Boccio
https://plus.google.com/105019708274021579278/about

annie-boccio-google-plus-customized-profile

Lukman Nulhakim
https://plus.google.com/103847423743264438577/about

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Jad Jawlakh
https://plus.google.com/116327944691622351616/about

jad-jawlakh-google-plus-customized-profile

Rajan Paudyal
https://plus.google.com/#117729089156592857677/about

rajan-paudyal-google-plus-customized-profile

Matthew McGee
https://plus.google.com/108652640482631482795/about

matthew-mcgee-google-plus-customized-profile

Crystal Byrd
https://plus.google.com/103888056043610281382/about

crystal-byrd-google-plus-customized-profile

Jill Whalen
https://plus.google.com/116413044354741091056/about

jill-whalen-google-plus-customized-profile

Leo Kobes
https://plus.google.com/113898836854834279153/about

leo-kobes-google-plus-customized-profile

Claire Stokoe
https://plus.google.com/103399705247438719381/about

claire-stokoe-google-plus-customized-profile

Bruce Prock
https://plus.google.com/105511974890466252397/about

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Rison Simon
https://plus.google.com/116262322692215393755/about

rison-simon-google-plus-customized-profile

Manoj Regmi
https://plus.google.com/106581859007716195926/about

manoj-regmi-google-plus-customized-profile

Nicole Renee
https://plus.google.com/110912871345154224642/about

nicole-renee-google-plus-customized-profile

Rafal Marszalek
https://plus.google.com/111911954658759709315/about

rafal-marszalek-google-plus-customized-profile

Competition Terms

  • Voting will be via online poll on this blog
  • Voting will open at 9.30 BST on Friday 15th July 2011 and close at 9.30 BST on 22nd July 2011
  • The profile with the most votes as at 9.30 BST on 22nd July will be judged the winner
  • Voting will be limited to one vote per day (by cookie and IP address)
  • The prize of £25 Amazon voucher will be issued via e-mail - the winner will be asked to provide their e-mail address for this purpose only
  • The prize is not transferable and cannot be substituted for a cash alternative.
  • Additional entrants will be considered up to 8.30 am BST on 15th July - no new entries may be submitted after this time. Submission of your profile does not guarantee inclusion in the shortlist.
  • Any shortlisted entrant may request to be removed from the competition, and their images removed from this blog at any time
  • The competition and the terms and conditions of this agreement will be governed by English law.

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Environment Photography Competition Winner!

Written by Aaron Charlie – Thu 02 Jun 2011

Thank you to everyone that entered our Environment Photography Competition - as ever the standard of entries was exceptional and our judge Martin Bailey spent an agonising weekend judging them all for us.

So - the moment you've all been waiting for! The winner and honorable mentions are revealed in the video below:

Thanks to Pete Davies (AKA @petedaviesmusic) for providing the music.

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The Cosiest WIFI Hotspots in Brighton to Warm and Feed you on Snowy Days

Written by Aaron Charlie – Wed 01 Dec 2010

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Find wifi cafe in Brighton - image by www.heatherbuckley.co.uk

The MetOffice warn us of another 5 days of snow and below freezing temperatures. The Brighton bus services are as precarious as the pavements, and you are the only one that actually made it into the office. Time to make the same excuse as everyone else, it's a “snow day”!

But don't hide at home. Instead, head to your nearest cosy café or pub with wifi and work from there. No excuse not to be online, Social Media is definitely not having a snow day. We provide  SEO Training, Email Marketing Training, Google Anlaytics Training and Photoshop Training, in Brighton, Sussex -  just some of the skills you could  learn to  keep you busy when you can't get out.

Here is a list of my favourite free wifi across the centre of Brighton, from Kemp Town to Hove. They all have a great laid back atmosphere that might make you want to stay for longer than planned.

Add The Colour
Bright, open, spacious, very comfortable and flexible, great place for photographers and office meetings. Wonderful coffee and delectable cakes 64-65 North Road, BN1 1YD
Find it here

Kemp Town Bookshop
Independent little gem of a bookshop with a cosy and quiet café on the top floor. Hot drinks, grilled sandwiches and a range of cakes will keep you feeling warm throughout the day.
91 St. George's Road, Kemp Town, BN2 1EE.
Find it here

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