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Brighton training company launches media hub
12:00pm Friday 15th March 2013 in Business News
A training company has launched a new media learning hub.
Dv8 specialises in delivering free training projects for young people in creative media. All courses are taught by industry professionals and are designed to provide a working experience of creative industries. Its new training centre is a three-storey building in Queen Square, Brighton, housing five training rooms, relaxation spaces, a music studio and a fashion studio.
Dv8 recently held a launch event to thanks its partners for their help in the renovation. The guests came from across the creative industries, the local business sector, community groups, youth organisations, schools and colleges, prospective volunteers and Brighton and Hove City Council. Learners from Dv8’s fashion, media, music and events courses held interactive workshops for the visitors.
Megan Bay Dorman, the firm’s marketing coordinator, said: “The launch was a great success, the building was absolutely packed throughout and there was a real buzz about the place. “The central building had been underused for a while and was in great need of renovation.
“Dv8 applied for change of use so that the offices could be transformed into modern training spaces, and the application was accepted first time.
“Our builders and decorators moved in October and in two months transformed the three-storey premises.
Painting and decorating learners from City College Brighton and Hove supported the renovation by working on the ground floor of the building, as part of their own training, and completed the job to very high standards and American Express and RNIB donated furniture.”
Dan Wallman, managing director, said: “We are very excited to be in such a fantastic new centre in this location, which will enable us to build on our links with local creative companies and venues more than ever before. “We hope this will be a vibrant and important space not only for young people wishing to train with us, but also for the wider creative industries across the city.”