I’m Bernadette one of the new interns at AYCH and I’ll introduce you to some new people I have met here on the project (AYCH) and the co-working space (Platform). I was introduced to the project and the space by Nick (Project lead – Operations), Roy (Project Lead – Communications) and Rosie (Project Coordinator) who all made me feel welcomed and like I would be a valid part of the team.
Jared and I are the new interns here and after just a few days we have taught each other so much about how these spaces function. Collaborating with other creatives is a key aspect to AYCH Platform and creates that little bustle of chatter which is often heard from these creative social spaces.
Also new to the team is Waf and Ryan. Waf is the Community development manager of AYCH and is super enthusiastic about the project and what it can offer to different communities around Liverpool. Ryan is the Business development manager and knows his stuff about businesses and social enterprises in Liverpool and beyond.
We also have new tenants in Platform…
apt.creative is a Liverpool based graphic design agency, their work includes branding, campaigns, illustration, copywriting, print, consultation and all things to make your company visually outstanding. apt. creative is run by Rachael and Sarah who are super talented and chose Platform as ‘an opportunity to work more collaboratively.’ Clients include The BBC, Dentsu, Tatton Park and the NHS.
Waf, Rosie, Nick, Andrew, Ryan and myself have started to put together a calendar of events and activities that will be happening in the space from now until December, collaborating with people across Liverpool. Platform is starting to get a real buzz about it as more and more passionate people come in and chat to us about their ideas and what they can input. It is a really exciting time for AYCH Platform and I share the excitement of the project and what this space can become and provide.
AYCH Platform gives me hope for creatives in the future who are really serious about their ideas and what effect it could have on those that interact with it. This is when I realised how tight nit Liverpool as a city really is, and now I know why I wanted to stay here. It feels like a home from home where the community really does want to support you for as long as it possibly can. That includes all the people that have been interacting with this space and their desire to connect you to like minded people around the city.
As we are based in the Baltic we have made strong connections with the businesses, organisations and creatives in this area. The Baltic is a super creative area full of passionate people who are ready to share but we are always open to spread our network into other areas of the city. If you want to get involved and see whats on offer in the Baltic keep an eye out for walking tours around the area that will be hosted by the LJMU Enterprise team.
Keep thinking creatively,
Atlantic Youth Creative Hubs – AYCH