60 Seconds with Mind The Flat

60 Seconds with Mind The Flat

We caught up with Doriana and Eliana from Mind The Flat to talk about their moment of fame…

2014 is ending in a blaze of glory for you ladies…Winner of 2014 Brand Amplifier Silver Award, Shortlisted in 4 categories in the The H&F Brilliant Business Awards… that’s all very impressive! How does it feel being successful women in business?

Thanks! Yes, it has been a very glorious period and this makes us feel very proud of our job.
When it comes to start-up a business, there’s no certain road map to success; all you can do ...

Ugli Presents...A Verry Merry Movie Night

Ugli Presents...A Verry Merry Movie Night

Christmas jumpers have been knocking around since the early 80s and for the third consecutive year, Save The Children have adopted this new 'craze' and made it an official day for raising both money and awareness for their worthy cause.

So, this year again we're joining forces with JPC to help saving lives by combining Christmas Jumper Day with our fabulous Very Merry Movie Night. 

Call out to our members, neighbours and locals, join us on Tuesday 9th December for the screening of Home Alone!

We will offer FREE mince pie and mulled wine to those who wear an ...

Cheap & Creative Office Spaces Coming Up Available

Cheap & Creative Office Spaces Coming Up Available

Act fast - it won't be there for long!! Are you looking for a West London office space to which you can add your own creative flair? A home away from home? A space that not only offers competitive rates, but also allows you to join a community of like-minded companies encouraging the growth of each other's business?

Ugli provides a truly communal space dedicated to open dialogue, open trading, sharing, meeting, a true melting pot of integration (without the meltdown). Private office spaces, fantastically located 5min from both White City and Wood Lane tube stations, and directly opposite ...

Ugli's Recent Success!

Ugli's Recent Success!

We're absolutely delighted to announce you all that Ugli has been shortlisted as Best Creative Business at the West London Business Awards 2014 and is also finalist in 2 categories at the Hammersmith and Fulham Brilliant Business Awards 2014, as Best Creative Business and Best Shepherd's Bush Business.    

We're really pleased for all of our Ugli member companies to share in this image-boosting honour, and hope it has a great impact on their businesses. Ugli is a great success story in the power of up-cycling in an age of huge budget raze-and-rebuilt development, so this recognition is ...

Ugli Gets Pink To Support Breast Cancer Awareness

Ugli Gets Pink To Support Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a worldwide annual campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. To support thousands of women waking up to the harsh reality of breast cancer every day, we turned our Friday 24th pink and got the Ugli community to take part in the Pink Quiz concocted by Thinking Bob.

From music questions about Pink Floyd to much more ticklish general knowledge questions, our 5 teams have certainly done well and as they say...you learn something new every day!

The winners of our Pink Quiz are....the ...

London's Loveliest Little Christmas Market

London's Loveliest Little Christmas Market

We're delighted to announce the inaugural Christmas Market at the iconic Ugli creative Campus - the-co-working incubator hub in White City, on Tuesday 2nd December.

Looking for beautiful, quirky and eclectic gifts?

Come peruse the one-of-a-kind market stalls of talented local designers, artisans and professional makers to find unique gifts for even the hardest to please on your shopping list. 

Want to peddle your lovely wares?

Ugli supports our local makers and retailers to further boost their Christmas trading season with super affordable rates to book your stall in its iconic Big Room.

Our 700 strong community of members congregate ...

H&F Brilliant Business Awards 2014 - Vote For Us!

H&F Brilliant Business Awards 2014 - Vote For Us!

Hammersmith and Fulham Business Awards 2014 is now opened for votes and due to Ugli's on-going success since 2011 we think we may have a chance to win...but we need you!

How?

Well, in order to get shortlisted Ugli has to be one of the top eight business nominated by the public. So we need 2 minutes of your time to vote for us here as a Best Creative Business.

The good news is...you might win something too! All voters will be entered into a draw to win a goodie bag of fantastic prizes, and a VIP ...

Beauty Out Of Ugliness.

Beauty Out Of Ugliness.

We recently stumbled upon a lovely little social enterprise who have opened a pop-up retail location just around the corner in West12 Shopping Centre.

Petit Miracles is a registered charity that was founded in 2009. Since 2012, they have been using this combined workshop and retail space to teach furniture restoration, interior design and basic DIY. They work with people who need support and encouragement to get back into work, the vast majority of whom live nearby in Hammersmith & Fulham.

Their volunteers and trainees use their natural creativity and newly-acquired skills to re-imagine pieces of furniture that others have discarded ...

Social Media Week At Ugli

Social Media Week At Ugli

As part of Social Media Week, the Ugli Campus is hosting an event by one of our community members, The Worst Kept Secret (TWKS).

TWKS will deliver a short presentation on "The 'So What' of Social Media" highlighting 2 simple frameworks covering:

- The '10 elements of social media' showing why social media is more than just Facebook and Twitter

- The power of content using their '4Cs of Content' model 

- Some of the best case studies illustrating the 'So What' of social media. 

Company Background

The Worst Kept Secret (TWKS) is a digital and social media agency that builds capacity for ...

The Big Room

The Big Room

A place to meet, eat and put up your feet...but also a fabulous functional space, buzzing with creative collaboration of all shapes and sizes. The space dresses up or down as an ideal spot for workshops, talks, film screenings, launch parties or brand showcases.

Since we've decided to share the love and open our doors to the wider world to help put White City on the events map, it has been a joy to see the space buzzing with events. From acoustic gig, to Secret Cinema hen do, book launch, public exhibition and workshops, our highly versatile Big ...

Host your fashion show during LFW at Ugli

Host your fashion show during LFW at Ugli

Calling all startup fashion designers - Host your fashion show during LFW at Ugli

With LFW only three weeks away, fashion royalty, media and trendsetters will descend on our fair capital on a sartorial sprint across the globe's most stylish cities. Notorious exclusive to attend and prohibitively costly to produce, catwalk/capsule events throughout LFW have been the bastion of big brands with big budgets.

That's all about to change.

Ugli creative campus is a champion of London's hottest startup talent, and home to a collection of fashion and artistic companies, offering a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere in ...

Today We Are Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Today We Are Celebrating Women's Equality Day

Women's Equality Day commemorates 26th August 1920 when votes to women officially became part of the US constitution. This day marks a turning point in the history of the struggle for equal treatment of women and women's rights.

In 1920, the day stood for the result of 72 years of campaigning by a huge civil rights movement for women. Prior to movements like these, even respected thinkers such as Rousseau and Kant believed that woman's inferior status in society was completely logical and reasonable; women were 'beautiful' and 'not fit for serious employment'.

Over the last century ...

To Ugli...With Love!

To Ugli...With Love!

It was a cold November morning in 2011 when Bevan, Nick and I first arrived in the UGLI building. Elodie was second in command (although not for long) and the UGLI Kitchen was just a glint in JP's eye. At this point in time Newsflare was nothing more than a disruptive idea that had spawned an ambitious technology project that was still some five months from launch.

The campus and the good people that occupy it have been Newsflare through a rebrand, the initial product launch, start of trading and two rounds of funding to where we are today ...

Stunning Panoramic Shoot Location Reopens At Ugli

Stunning Panoramic Shoot Location Reopens At Ugli

Ugli Creative Campus - the four floors upcycled former BBC office block in White City that is home to West London's burgeoning creative SME scene - is set to-reopen its iconic rooftop as a filming and photo shoot location.  

Boasting some of the most dramatic and panoramic perspectives over West London and into the city centre, The Roof also features a raw industrial look as an ideal backdrop for product, people or scene shoots. Directly opposite the historic BBC Television Centre and Westfield, The Roof instantly backdates or updates the setting of creative projects, not to mention its astonishing city skyline ...

What is it like being Independent?

What is it like being Independent?

With July being well known for its celebration of independence in countries across the globe, we decided to look at the notion of 'being independent' in the work environment. July brings us firework celebrations such as Canada Day, American Independence Day, Bastille Day and in total, is the independence anniversary month of 20 countries!

So as we have a fond farewell to the independent minded July, we wondered what being independent means to the Ugli community. So we spent the last few weeks getting under the skin of our startups, small business owners and freelancers... We tracked down all our ...

Ugli at TableCrowd

Ugli at TableCrowd

Last week, The Ugli Team attended their very first TableCrowd dinner at The Green in East London. The lovely Leo Wood of Winkley Studios and Richard Brownsdon of Inspiring Adventures and Impact Hub, hosted the first #MeetandEat for managers and founders of coworking spaces.

We met and mingled with some of London's most innovative coworking spaces. Represented at the table were; Level39, East One Studios, 90 Main Yard, Head Space Group, @Work Hub, Desk Lodge, Rainmaking Loft, TechCityNews, MonkFeet, Piano Club and many more.

Coworking spaces at their heart, promote ideas of community building but often focus on providing ...

Post Place West London

Post Place West London

Place West London has taken on a new format this year, with three events replacing the single day conference of the past. The series of half-day events focused on economic development & regeneration in West London. It aims to help West London shape its future, and ensure continued economic growth and prosperity.

With Ugli being at the forefront of the regeneration program, we were in full force on 25th June for the afternoon's discussion at the elegant Hurlingham Club, and to the lively networking dinner in the evening. 

Over the afternoon we heard about Old Oak Common, The Hammersmith Flyunder ...

Ugli Meets...Apegroup

Ugli Meets...Apegroup

A.P.E group a.k.a Aesthetically Pleasing Experiences.

We have designed and built digitally since the turn of the century. But what makes us really tick is a burning passion to craft the most enticing end-user experience and design.

As an experience and service design studio, innovation is at the heart of what we do. When designing a new service or experience, we aim to create value through rethinking and in many cases, (re)designing the business itself. This design process is driven by a culture of innovation and collaboration, coupled with a deep understanding of the user ...

FIFA World Cup - Did you know...?

FIFA World Cup - Did you know...?

We're naturally curious. We like to turn every stone on this head and see what's lurking underneath. We love learning new facts, especially those quirky ones that no one really thinks of googling. You know... the ones that you randomly drop into conversation and all of a sudden, the audience is yours?

Did you know...

...that during the 2010 FIFA World Cup, all "World Cup" or "FIFA" searches transformed the word, "Goooo...gle" into "Goooo...al!"

The 2022 World Cup final is planned to take place in a city that doesn't yet exist.

The eternal flame at ...

Shepherd's Bush Sprucing up!

Shepherd's Bush Sprucing up!

Ugli creative campus thriving of SMEs has certainly led the trend and leads the conversation for regeneration projects in West London. We have predated the flurry of incubators and accelerators in the capital and have firmly cemented White City as an epicentre of the creative industry in London.  

The recent regeneration of White City and its surroundings have led the news agenda for west London. So here is a quick peek at what's coming up!

As you all probably know, the BBC Television Centre is being transformed into a multi-use development including a 47-room hotel, 950 new homes, leisure ...

The Lovely Big Room Open Its Doors To Music Teachers.

The Lovely Big Room Open Its Doors To Music Teachers.

Are you a passionate piano teacher looking for a convenient space for a recital to celebrate the achievements of your students before their friends and family?

The Big Room at the Ugli Campus in White City has a very lovely piano that's available for private evening hire at just £35/hour. We can also explore arrangements for ongoing lessons in the space, so you can maximise your time and cut down on travel. 

For more information about private hire, please contact Elodie // Ugli Mother // elodie@lovelyinside.com // 07891543493.

Collaborative Economy by Kdot Online

Collaborative Economy by Kdot Online

Our lovely Kate from Kdot Online recently attended a festival in Paris about the collaborative economy. Here is her little report for you all:

"The Age Of Communities: http://ouisharefest.com.

I attended a session at #OSFest14 on 'New perspectives for co-working' which made me think a lot about Ugli and the culture here. I am part of the team that created the Ugli Network and I am keen to see more community and collaboration on the Campus. 

One of the questions posed was 'How do we create real communities and how do we create structures and spaces to collaborate ...

Ugli supports St James White City Public Exhibition

Ugli supports St James White City Public Exhibition

M&S Warehouse Site Public Consultation Exhibition - Initial Design Strategies

St James Group Ltd will be holding a series of public consultation events on the future of the M&S Warehouse Site, located behind Wood Lane Station and to the north of the Hammersmith and City line viaduct. 

St James acquired the site last summer and is currently in the early stages of preparing proposals to create a new high quality residential neighbourhood, alongside new public open space.

They welcome everyone to the first public consultation events that will help inform the design of this unique development. This event will ...

Lovely Event Space For Hire At Ugli

Lovely Event Space For Hire At Ugli

Ugli Creative Campus Supports Startups with Professional High Atmosphere Event Space at Pleasantly Low Hire Rates

Three years later, the campus is opening its doors for non-members to benefit from its high atmosphere and very low rates, for hosting events of all shapes and sizes in its iconic Big Room. 

Previously available exclusively to Ugli's community of 700 members, Ugli has extended its ethos of supporting high potential startups to ambitious startups that want to punch above their wight with off-site events that target the audiences that will drive their business. The Big Room is a highly versatile space ...

Ugli Supporters Of Community Building

Ugli Supporters Of Community Building

Since building housing in London for ordinary working people is such a hot topic at the moment, John Small, organiser of London Silicon Triangle Drinks, have set up a new meetup group to get people together to build something better. This group is for young professionals in London who are tired of spending a fortune in rent for tiny flats in old buildings...

So, what have they got up their sleeves? Built their own apartments in London... Yes that's right!

John Small explains: "When property developers build something, they sell units off the plans, and take deposits before the ...

Ugli Meets... Mind The Flat

Ugli Meets... Mind The Flat

Find yourself wondering what goes on behind the doors of the campus corridors? Well here's a morsel of what our lovelies from Mind The Flat get up to... 

"Here at Mind The Flat we have one simple aim: connect the Generation Rent and give them a better lifestyle. Mind The Flat is an innovative website that connects people looking to rent in London with the right property, and like-minded flatmates; because when you share, who you live with is how you live. We believe that the Generation Rent deserves a better service: we provide room hunters with insights and ...

Ugli Looks at the Stock Market

Ugli Looks at the Stock Market

Most people wish to invest their money into the financial markets but stock, shares, commodities and currency investment seems like an alien concept for most of us. The Traders' Cosmos will come to the rescue on Wednesday 9th April and will show our lovelies how to capitalise over the $5trillion traded every day in the Forex market.

During this seminar they will show us 11 steps to mastering the markets. Some of the topics they will cover on the day are: 

  • Protecting your capital
  • Simplifying trading
  • Understanding price action
  • When to enter a trade
  • When to exit a trade
  • Minimising ...

Imperial ThinkSpace Start-Up Week

Imperial ThinkSpace Start-Up Week

Imperial College ThinkSpace is hosting a series of talks designed to unlock your entrepreneurial potential! 

This exciting opportunity is completely free and there is the chance to network with other like-minded people over canapés and drinks, ensuring you can make the most of their valuable knowledge and experience. All attendees will be offered the opportunity to achieve free, vital business support services from Imperial ThinkSpace's Start-up Surgery. You will be given access to a variety of different professionals, all relevant to the business start-up. Professionals such as legal advisors, business management consultants, finance managers and marketing experts are all ...

Boxing Campaign

Boxing Campaign

Want to be an Ugli Knockout?

Work for a startup that punches above its weight? Love boxing? Looking for a chance to win FREE tickets to a live boxing match, and support a fellow West London startup champ?

Well, today's your day! Calling all startup founders and staffers to get into the ring and tell us how your startup scored its first big KO in your industry and WIN tickets for The Art Of War on Friday 28th March 2014.

We've got 5 tickets to give away - 1st prize = 3 tickets / 2nd prize = 2 tickets.

Submit your answers ...

Successful Stories.

Successful Stories.

Ugli Entrepreneurs to watch out in 2014.

Everything started with our lovelies from Mainstage Travel... In January, Rob and Aden, founders of a tour operator specialising in festival and clubbing holidays, secure and absolute steal of a deal with... Dragon's Den! Yup, that's right... their appearance on the BBC show was so impressive and they completely nailed it! They received offers from  four dragons and chose Piers Linney's offer. Huge congratulations to you guys!

Lights down please...

Back in November last year, the lovely director Sophie Venner screened her short film 'Room 8' - a truly inspiring and ...

Ugli Internship

Ugli Internship

COMMUNITY MANAGER/SOCIAL CONTENT TRAINEE PLACEMENT

West London's flagship creative incubator and co-working hub Ugli is delighted to announce an opening on its community relations team, offering invaluable on-the-ground work experience across community building, social media management, content creation and internal communications. And more! The 3-month, trainee role will welcome a bright, media-savvy, design-loving and gregarious individual to work alongside the Ugli management team from the heart of campus headquarters in White City.

Housing the next generation of media entrepreneurs, Ugli is more than just a building - it’s a living, breathing place of collaboration, co-operation and creative startup ...

Ugli Collaborates With London Silicon Triangle Drinks

Ugli Collaborates With London Silicon Triangle Drinks

The members of London Silicon Triangle Drinks have decided to get UGLI on Thursday 27th February.

We were absolutely thrilled to host this meetup event and the Big Room was jam-packed with tech startups, entrepreneurs, angel investors, TV and Media people. A great networking night with engaging Q&As!

Our lovely guest, John Small from the BBC accepted to share few words with us...

"With all the attention given to start ups in the Soreditch and 'TechCity' the West London startup scene is often overlooked. But lots of companies are moving West because the rents are cheaper and it's ...

Talk on Video-Making For Team-Building

Talk on Video-Making For Team-Building

Stress and cinema - The most frantic and productive team-building exercise imaginable. 

Whether you have 48 hours, or just 12, making a complete short film in a restricted time is a fantastic experience.

It's great for teams of all sizes, and can be exciting, engrossing, challenging, collaborative and productive at the end of it, participants will have created something to be proud of, and gained a new understanding of what they're capable of under pressure. 

Come and join us to this 45-minute lunchtime talk and find out about:

  • How timed film-making can bring people together
  • The pros of the ...

My Ugli Valentine

My Ugli Valentine

Time flies...it has been 3 years, 3 beautiful years since our Ugli relationship began...we still remember the very first look you all have given us. We could see the hope and eagerness in your eyes wondering if we were the one to incubate your trust, but you had faith in us and we've seen you blossom into a really outstanding business.

We promised you a lovely culture and community spirit anchored on collaboration, honesty and trust and we've really got a great thing going now. And look at all of those you've inspired - we're ...

Host Your Fashion Show At Ugli

Host Your Fashion Show At Ugli

Calling all startup fashion designers - Host your fashion show during LWF at Ugli

With LFW only a week away, fashion royalty, media and trendsetters will descend on our fair capital on a sartorial sprint across the globe's most stylish cities. Notoriously exclusive to attend and prohibitively costly to produce, catwalk/capsule events throughout LFW have been the bastion of big brands with big budgets.

That's all about to change.

Ugli creative campus is a champion of London's hottest startup talent, and home to a collection of fashion and artistic companies, offering a vibrant and collaborative atmosphere in ...

To Ugli...With Love

To Ugli...With Love

After such a spellbinding experience at Ugli, I thought it only right to write one final post to hopefully get some closure over what was an amazing experience for me, and one that I'm confident will help me in the next step of my career. Okay, maybe I'm over-reacting, I'm over it, seriously...but before I go, here's a few things that stood out for me during my time at Ugli.

First and foremost, a big shout out to the Ugli members. It was fascinating to meet such a rich variety of individuals from all walks ...

Coding workshop for non-coders

Coding workshop for non-coders

Our lovely old member Rosario is hosting a coding workshop on Thursday 6th February, in The Big Room.

The goal of the session is to give non-coders a hands-on 1-day workshop on coding skills, understand what it actually means to publish and create a website, familiarise with the technical terms, and in general learn more about software development practises. At the end of the day everyone will have a website published on internet. The workshop covers both backend (Ruby and Git) and frontend programming (HTML and CSS).
The program of the workshop (10am-4pm) includes:

1) Introduction: Internet, Client/Server Architecture ...

Ugli Meets...Ugly Models

Ugli Meets...Ugly Models

Ugli Meets... is a new feature that aims to bring you closer to the businesses who inhabit the Ugli Campus. The real variety of industries makes Ugli stand out from other similar spaces in London. From fashion and music to production and media, one thing that ties everyone together is the sense of community and collaboration. Now it's time to get to know our Uglies!

To kick things off, who better than Ugli newbies, Ugly Models.

Who Are Ugly Models?

Ugly Models are the UK's foremost character model agency, born in 1969 by two fashion photographers who placed ...

Ugli's New Year's Revolution

Here at Ugli HQ we think it's time to do away with New Year's Resolutions. Does anyone still do them? And if so, how long do they last for? Not very long we imagine.

We want to start promoting more worthwhile actions that will have a real impact on our surrounding environment, as well as our own lives. So instead of joining the gym or eating less chocolate, why don't you join the Ugli New Year's Revolution and start making a genuine difference!

Ugli and The DoNation have joined forces to offer our members and the ...

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