CreativeCoffee Club was founded in 2007 by Toby Moores, CEO of Sleepydog media company, and myself. We wanted to provide a place for business people, academics, teachers, public sector workers and managers to use new social media tools to network and exchange ideas, and to discuss how to foster creativity and innovation in the workplace.
From 2007 to the summer of 2009 CreativeCoffee Club Leicester was coordinated by Shani Lee and met at the Graduate Bar, De Montfort University, but since late 2009 it has been based at Phoenix Square in the heart of Leicester's Cultural Quarter and coordinated by Jayne Childs. The format of fortnightly Wednesday morning meet-ups has proved very successful and remained unchanged for four years, and under Jayne’s leadership CreativeCoffee has gone from strength to strength, gaining a substantial and very active membership.
Since 2007 CreativeCoffee Club has been funded by De Montfort University as part of the NLab project which was established in 2005 to help small businesses respond to the opportunities and challenges of new media. Over the years, NLab has made a major impact on local businesses via its conferences, seminars, mentoring, research and networking opportunities, the most influential of which has been CreativeCoffee. But NLab will come to an end this July, and we’re very pleased that CreativeCoffee Club looks like a valuable spin-off which needs to have a life of its own beyond NLab, so we’re pleased to announce that the management and coordination of CreativeCoffee Club will be handed over to Phoenix Square on 1st August 2011. Phoenix is already an important partner of DMU and this move is further evidence of our continued collaboration.
Invitation - Wednesday 20th July 10.00-12.00
We’ll celebrate the changeover with a display of videos and photos from four years of CreativeCoffee Club, so come along to see yourself in the past! Toby Moores and I will be on hand to say a few words, and then we’ll formally hand over to Phoenix.
We hope you can join us.
Pre-register here: http://ccleic200711.eventbrite.com/