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Welcome Ella, Our New Ugli Mother!

Welcome Ella, Our New Ugli Mother!

Hello Lovelies!

We would like to introduce to you Ella -phant, who moved here from Yorkshire a few years ago, and is now totally converted to London life.

Though hasn’t lost the skill of making a really good brew just yet, her puns however - are not so great.

She has worked in Customer Experience for many years, and more recently in start-ups, in technology and events. Therefore, she has a great insight into small businesses, and their needs!

Ella is breakfast food obsessed, and could probably eat poached eggs for every meal if that were possible. She very much ...

Ugli Meets...Apesnacks

Ugli Meets...Apesnacks

UGLI: Hi Zack! We are huge fans of your delicious little snacks but can you tell us a bit more about Apesnacks? What's the story of your business?

ZACK: Long story short, we’ve always eaten accordingly to the paleo diet in my family. We basically just try to avoid processed foods and make everything from scratch. I also really hated school and I didn’t want to goto uni. The summer before uni started, my wonderful mum took coconut flakes, threw them in a pan with cinnamon and salt and toasted them up to perfection. They were scrumptious ...

Ugli Networking Breakfast

Ugli Networking Breakfast

As we understand how busy our lovelies are, we thought it would be a great idea to organise regular networking events in day time rather than evenings.

So, we're delighted to announce the launch of our new Ugli Breakfast Networking Events, which will take place the last Thursday of each month.

This informal breakfast will provide our members the opportunity to promote their business, gain new contacts and share advice and ideas with their Ugli fellows. We will also invite three or four businesses each month to give a brief five minutes overview of their business.

We look forward ...

Ugli Meets... Ink & Giants

Ugli Meets... Ink & Giants

Hey everyone!

It's great to be part of the creative Ugli community!

We're Ink and Giants. We've recently moved in to unit A3. Nope, we don't sell printer cartridges (but if we need to expand, we might consider). We are in fact a Creative Design and Animation studio. We are storytellers, designers and animators passionate about every form of moving image and visual communication.

We create anything that moves: adverts, TV promos, idents and channel branding, title sequences, online video content, event graphics and much more.

Why the name? Ink represents the craft of the art ...

Ugli Meets...Path

Ugli Meets...Path

Hi everyone. It's great to be a part of Team Ugli. We were pretty chuffed when our Ugli Mother asked us to pen a little intro about us for the Ugli blog, but when we got down to it, it was actually harder than we thought. How do you introduce a new digital design studio on campus, be welcoming, but avoid going into the dreaded 'sales pitch' mode?

Here goes...

Having applied a fresh lick of paint to our four walls, we officially opened the studio in January. Since then we've been working on a mix of live ...

Team Ugli Update

Team Ugli Update

Hello, lovelies!

Just a quick update to let you know that you’ll find a new Content Creator roaming around the corridors of the Ugli building, trying desperately not to get lost or mistaken for a child (she’s kind of short). 

Her name is Chynna Webley and she’s looking forward to getting to know everybody. She’ll be interning with us for the next few months and her current mission is discovering new ways to make our community pop!

Chynna specialised in Communication, Culture and Media at Coventry University and loves to boast about how cultured she is ...

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 ...

The Ugli Collaborators 2013

The Ugli Collaborators 2013

If you're lucky enough to work in the Ugli building, you'll be well aware of the benefits on offer from working in such a community driven environment. Perhaps the most beneficial, however, is the fact that you're working alongside neighbours and fellow members, who are likely to work in a similar industry or one that could benefit from your expertise. How do you know who these people are though?

Here at Ugli, we're constantly conjuring up ways to help you to get to know your fellow Uglies, with the hope of forging successful business opportunities as ...

Halloween "BOO"ze Schmooze - The Aftermath

Halloween "BOO"ze Schmooze - The Aftermath

Well well well...what can we say? A huge thank you to everyone that made it to our Halloween "BOO"ze Schmooze last night. From what we can remember, it was a frightfully fun-packed evening with lots of ghoulish antics taking place, although unsurprisingly, there are a few sore heads on Ugli Campus this morning. 

The shenanigans kicked off at 6pm with DJ Funk Daddy Funk manning the wheelz of steel, bumpin' a selection of disco house and 80s funk classics with the odd Halloween tune thrown in for good measure. Think Ghostbusters and Thriller. The walls of The Big ...