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The Profile : London PR

Every month we profile a different member or tenant in our monthly newsletter, Member Bytes. This month we found out more about London PR...

Who are you and what do you do?

I’m Steve McComish and I run London PR, a team of five, guaranteeing national media coverage for a broad range of business clients across the UK. 

Are you a VT, tenant or member?

We’re tenants. We actually used to be based in another business centre but became Antenna members and then ended up moving in two years ago!

What are your short-term and long-term goals?

I've been putting stories together for 20 years but I still get a buzz out of creating them and seeing them in the national press. My long term goal is to continue to help our clients grow their businesses by introducing them to the mass market. 

How can people get in touch with you?

Email steve@LondonPR.co.uk


AstarCloud salesforce event

AstarCloud is a salesforce training specialist and they’re coming to Antenna to help you implement clever tactics to motivate and inspire your team. Whether you’re looking to pick up some new tips or need help coming up with some fresh ideas to help drive your business, this event is for you.
 
The session is free and takes place on Thursday [more...]


Christmas Smorgasbord

From honey-glazed belly pork and creamed leek tartlets to chocolate &
ginger brownies and red wine-poached pears; our Christmas buffet menu
is a veritable feast of delights.


With prices starting from just £6.95 a head, we can cater from 2 to 220,
and whether you book one of our private rooms, a space in our restaurant:
we’re here [more...]


Christmas at the Kitchen

24th November – 22nd December

Available in the restaurant from 12pm every day, our festive menu includes all the Christmas classics and a few dishes with a bit of an Antenna twist.

 

2 Courses - £15.95

3 Courses - £17.95

 

Menu

 

Starters

 

Tiger prawn & lobster cocktail, doorstep [more...]


Join a party

Friday 19th December, 7pm til late...

Are you a freelancer or a small start-up of a few? Or maybe your colleagues are just home-by-9pm kinda people and you’re a bit more go-big-or-go-home. Our ‘join a party’ night is the answer!

Designed for you smaller businesses with less staff than those giant conglomerates, if you don’t need a whole nightclub, but still want cheesy tunes, a party atmosphere and to [more...]


Private Christmas dining

Want something a little more personal? Our private dining options are the ultimate in luxury Christmas dining. With a delicious, locally-sourced festive menu, course-matched wines and your own personal waiter for the evening, you’ll enjoy a totally private dining space and bespoke Christmas experience.

For an extra little touch, pick the soundtrack to your evening, [more...]


Nottingham tweet-up

The actors tweet-up is coming to Nottingham with its first event this October. The event is a networking group for all film industry professionals and creatives and is also in place in London, Ireland, LA and [more...]


20 years of ambition for Nottingham

Confetti Media Group founder Craig Chettle recognised for his ‘contribution to the City of Nottingham.’

An accolade previously bestowed on former Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Derek Brewer, and Chief Executive of Bio City Group Glenn Crocker MBE, Confetti Media Group’s founder & Managing Director Craig Chettle was last night recognised for ‘Services to the Private Sector’ at the [more...]


Hockley Hustle comes to Antenna!

Take the best of Nottingham’s music scene; add hundreds of performers and throw in a ton of money for charity and you’ve got Hockley Hustle!

This year Antenna is delighted to be one of the selected venues to host the much-loved festival. Sponsored by  Notts TV, Sunday 19th October will see the likes of Joy Mumford, Shelter Point and Field Studies [more...]


Build Your Own Lunch at Antenna

The chefs have been busy in the Antenna bar and kitchen working on a great new March meal deal which allows you to customise your lunch any way you wish.

Available between 12 and 2pm and for just £4.45, you can chose from the following:

Bread:

  • Good old sliced white or granary
  • Home-baked wholemeal [more...]

Antenna featured in the Nottingham Post

In a feature singing the praises of the Creative Quarter, Antenna has been mentioned for its great services to the city.

Geoff Baker, founder of app publishing company ICN, claimed that "Places like Antenna are very important where people meet up, join up informally." Thanks, Geoff!


Also featured in the article was Ewan Lamont, founder of [more...]


The Big Head Trash Clear Out is coming to Antenna!

Are you feeling stressed? Too many negative thoughts buzzing around? We have an event that can help you.

The Big Head Trash Clear Out is a 2 day weekend event coming up in February to help you eliminate the negative thoughts, feelings and emotions from your life, so [more...]


Designer Forum to host PR workshop

Designer Forum, the trend research library based in Antenna, is holding a PR Workshop on Tuesday 28th January. The workshop is presented by award-winning journalist Mary Murtagh and aims to show you what to do to get that all important press coverage and secure promotion [more...]


Antenna undergoes refurbishment

As some of you have already spotted, we have made a few changes to the Antenna bar and restaurant. The place has had a little makeover in preparation for the launch of Notts TV which will see Antenna broadcasting certain programmes in what is an exciting development for the Media Centre. 

More details will follow closer to the launch date. Keep your [more...]


IT Support vacancy

Confetti Media Group currently has an IT Support vacancy available. If you understand PC networks, know your way around Active Directory and have had experience in an IT/PC support role you could be part of the team at Confetti Media Group.

The deadline for applications is 10am on Monday 13th January and a full job description can be found by clicking [more...]


Creative Quarter Christmas Party

Creative Quarter is hosting a Christmas evening of drinks and celebrations in the Antenna bar and restaurant on Wednesday 18th December from 6pm onwards; Antenna members should have already received their e-invites so make sure you RSVP as soon as possible by clicking  [more...]


Funding success for Antenna residents Legendary Games

Image Credit: Nottingham Post

Antenna residents Legendary Games are set for expansion thanks to a large injection of funding from Nottingham City Council’s N’Tech Technology funding scheme. Legendary Games managed to secure an incredible £43,000 to help the business develop further and secure and create jobs roles in the New Year.

 [more...]


Live at Antenna

Antenna has teamed up with Just the Tonic comedy club to offer a fantastic night of cracking food and comedy here in Antenna’s bar and restaurant.

Live at Antenna takes place on the evening of Thursday 5 December with entertainment from the nationally acclaimed The Noise Next Door, Ramesh Ranganathan and Darrell Martin.

As well as comedy, guests can enjoy a [more...]


Creative England Crew Night

In association with Spool, Antenna will play host to the much anticipated Creative England Crew Night on Monday 2nd December.

Whether you’re a production company looking to meet potential new freelancers or employers, a graduate looking to network and bag an awesome internship or a crew member looking to seek out the latest opportunities in the East [more...]


Antenna hosts Tech Start-up of the Year Awards

Antenna last night hosted Tech Start-Up of the Year 2013 and, once again, the venue was packed with judges, nominees and regular Notts Tuesday attendees. The event saw six local tech start-ups compete for the coveted titles of Emerging Start-Up of the Year and Mature Start-Up of the Year.

Finally, after dinner and drinks, the winners were announced as [more...]


Second Wednesday at Antenna

November's Second Wednesday looks set to be quite the celebration!

Tomorrow evening sees the return of the brilliant monthly event for creative and digital types, Second Wednesday.

This month Second Wednesday are hosting two talks from BCS Agency; one on how to nurture and support a development team and another discussing the role of the project manager.

There’s also a rumour regarding a free drink and some rather [more...]


Confetti Media Group employee wins Media Professional of the Year

Reena Combo, Apprenticeships Course Leader at Confetti Media Group, has bagged the prestigious title of Media Professional of the Year at the Asian Media Awards held in Manchester.

When Reena isn’t inspiring a team of young Creative and Digital Media Apprentices, she’s busy editing online magazine Ikonz as well as campaigning for better support and sentencing for [more...]


Creative Quarter launch Hockley Rocks

Nottingham’s Creative Quarter is launching Hockley Rocks, a series of events and celebrations in the run up to Christmas which will take place in Hockley Square this weekend and every weekend until 22nd December.  

Hockley Rocks will showcase special music events from local superstar musicians including Josh Kemp, Stiff Kittens and James Hartley. [more...]


Can we get #AntennaBreakfast trending?

We’ve been inundated lately with tweets from members who are thoroughly enjoying tucking into the new Antenna menu, especially the Full English Breakfast.

The new menu has been designed for autumn and winter with warming delights such as Brie de Meaux, bacon, homemade cranberry & port sauce and rocket sandwich. There’s also new vegetarian options such as the [more...]


Antenna hosts Creative Nottingham’s 4th birthday party

Tomorrow evening will see a very special birthday party here at Antenna as we celebrate Creative Nottingham turning 4 years old!

Creative Nottingham is a blog which connects and links Nottingham’s creative, digital and arts communities and celebrates what the city has to offer. The blog has been a huge success and Antenna has been proud to host regular monthly [more...]


Antenna featured in the Guardian

As all our members and tenants will know, Antenna is a great place to meet fellow business minds and become inspired. One of the great things about Nottingham is its long standing creative industries which have stemmed back to the 1800s and lace manufacturing to more modern day businesses which see everything from international fashion labels to tech start-ups being based [more...]


Designer Forum Week at Antenna

Designer Forum, the trend library and forecasting resource, is opening its doors to the general public.

Designer Forum, the trend library and forecasting resource, is opening its doors to the general public from September 23rd here in Antenna. Designer Forum week is an entire week dedicated to you and your business. With free events and talks suiting every business, brand and freelancer, it’s certainly not to be missed.

The free talks cover everything from [more...]


I LUV LIVE hosts homegrown live music night at Antenna this September

Ed Sheeran, Professor Green and Jessie J have all been supported by I LUV LIVE since company started in 2004. I LUV LIVE now has monthly residencies in London, Birmingham, Bristol and Liverpool.

On Friday 27th September, I LUV LIVE will be hosted at Antenna's bar and restaurant featuring 6 acts: Haylet Cassidy, Lauren Crown, Rob Green, 2Tone, Kadeece and Nadia [more...]


Nott Tuesday - Getting Nottingham's tech scene together

Nott Tuesday is for internet startup founders, entrepreneurs – whether developers or business people, and technologists. It is a free social networking event which warmly welcomes new attendees and is held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 6pm-9pm. [more...]


First Tuesday Social Enterprises Networking

The Nottingham Social Enterprise Hub has been developed to encourage the emergence, development and growth of Social Enterprises working in Nottingham and is facilitated by Aspiren.


On the first Tuesday of every month, local businesses have the opportunity to listen to speakers, network with other [more...]


Confetti Media Group Tender Opportunity

Confetti Media Group is inviting suitably qualified and experienced Architects and Lead designers to express an interest in being considered for inclusion on the tender list to provide consultancy services for their Antenna Access project; the refurbishment of an existing industrial building in Nottingham into a high quality specialist Creative Business Complex.

Confetti Media Group is inviting suitably qualified and experienced Architects and Lead designers to express an interest in being considered for inclusion on the tender list to provide consultancy services for their Antenna Access project; the refurbishment of an existing industrial building in Nottingham into a high quality specialist Creative Business Complex. Nova [more...]


Antenna is delighted to invite you to an exclusive event on Wednesday 10th July, 2pm-4pm, first floor, Antenna

Creativity across borders: in conversation with seven-time Oscar winner Gary Rydstrom

Gary Rydstrom will be joined on a panel by Dolby’s Julian Pinn and University of Nottingham’s Gianluca Sergi to talk with you exclusively about their work. They will also extend an opportunity for you to put them in the hot seat where you will be able to gain an insight into Hollywood’s trade secrets.

Meet the Panel [more...]


Confetti Media Group seeks Junior Artworker

A great opportunity has arisen within the Confetti Media Group for a junior artworker to work within our busy marketing team.

Tasks range from advertising campaigns and education prospectuses for the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies to online adverts and banners, menus and promotional screens for [more...]


ASOS Body scanning experiment seeks participants

Antenna members are invited to play a part in shaping the clothes shopping experience.

Manchester Metropolitan University has joined forces with online retailer ASOS and Designer Forum to seek volunteers willing to have their body measurements scanned as part of a research project into clothing sizes. [more...]


Confetti Media Group job opportunity

Confetti Media Group is looking to recruit a Digital Media Marketing Executive to develop our social media strategy across all of the businesses within the group and keep our online presence up to date. Group businesses include Confetti, post-production film and TV company, Spool, our record label, Denizen, and our creative business centre, Antenna and [more...]


YOUR OPINIONS SOUGHT TO HELP WITH GROWTH AND SUSTAINABILITY OF CREATIVE SECTOR

Nottingham City Council, along with a number of key partners, are investigating the current level of support available to the city’s creative industry businesses.  This will help them to understand whether any additional facilities or support should be provided to enable the growth and sustainability of this sector.

They are inviting creative businesses to [more...]


INNOVATE UK FUNDING OPPORTUNITY

Innovate UK is looking for organisations to apply for a voucher worth up to £5000 to improve their cyber-security.

More information can be found on the Innovate website here

 


Prince Harry's Visit to Antenna

On 25th April Prince Harry visited Antenna to launch the Notts TV Institute.

The young Prince was in town visiting students at the Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies. Whilst there he turned his hand to newsreading and gaming before switching on the Notts TV Institute.  


Prince Harry "switched on" the Notts TV Institute in the Antenna Bar in front of an audience of invited guests uttering [more...]


DESIGNER FORUM PRESS RELEASE | NOTTINGHAM

Confetti Media Group Announces Partnership with Designer Forum

Designer Forum has become part of the Confetti Media Group, a unique family of companies commited to driving new and innovative approches to business and education.

Designer Forum provides vital tools for any business working with products and services that needs to be aware of long term developments and macros trends that shape their future.

Designer Forum [more...]