South Thames College
There has been an educational establishment on our Wandsworth site in south west London for more than 100 years.
It was founded in 1895, funded by a tax on whiskey! Students had to pay what was then a substantial fee of £1 a term for day classes. There were around 500 students studying there, a large number for those times.
Today, over 21,000 students are enrolled at South Thames College, and government funded courses like BTEC Nationals and A-levels are free for 16-19 year olds.
Today our vocational courses are still designed to give excellent training and maximise the potential of students looking for skills. These still include carpentry, brickwork, plumbing, and hygiene, but we have also expanded into many other areas such as: business and computing, hair and beauty,construction, media, music, performing arts, catering and travel and tourism.
Brian has worked in international advertising agencies for over 30 years as art director, creative director and advertising agency owner.
He is now a full-time freelance ‘creative’, working on projects in all media, from web, photography, to film. His photography commissions include everything from fashion, architecture and actors, to builders and bankers, and waifs and wives.
Photography has always been an integral part of his work. His vision is influenced by design, composition, colour, shape, shade and light, and from a point of view of how design and communications impact on everyday life. Whether capturing landscape or people’s characteristics, the context of the human condition is ever present in his work.
Brian has exhibited his photographic works in London and Scotland. His images are highly collectable and are in several collections from New York, Paris, Buenos Aires and London.
We set out to prove that digital and brand campaigns can be tackled in a more intelligent way.
Our team work with you to really understand your key messaging and to uncover the central ideas of your brand, which allows us to develop the simplest and most innovative and effective solutions.
We treat our clients as partners and solve their branding and digital challenges collaboratively, with insight and panache.
We’re an independent agency and encourage our people to be.
Trident Business Centre & Business Launchpad
Trident Business Centre is the trading arm of Business Launchpad. It is a business centre in Tooting that rents out commercial space to businesses and freelancers. The profits from the centre are reinvested back to the charity to empower, inspire and help young people aged 16-30 in London to start their own enterprise and become leaders of tomorrow.
Stewart Marsden / SUNPRINTS
My love of photography started as a child. On family holidays I used to watch my Dad taking photographs of the views before turning the camera’s focus on us and the obligatory fun family photos. Back at home the projector and screen were bought down from the loft, and the places we had visited would be fondly revisited in the comfort of the living room.
I now like to spend my spare time exploring, my camera always in my hand and a bag lenses over my shoulder. I watch the people, see new spaces, new shapes. I return to favourite places and try to record the scene differently, even though it is the same place and the same view.
Digital photography gives me the means to shoot all day long wherever I go – without the limitations of processing costs, but I’d swap it in a heartbeat for a Leica and a limitless supply of Illford and Agfa film; a Darkroom will always be better than Lightroom. Film has a magic that digital simply can’t touch, but each allows me to capture that unique moment in time.
We develop resonating digital solutions for big brand challenges, by combining great people, exceptional thinking, creative excellence and the most relevant technology.
By using ideas and innovations to capture the imagination, we aim to make the most enduring connection between people and brands.
Working in partnership with our clients we develop and deliver creative digital strategies tailored to their business needs, challenges and ambitions. We then activate this customised roadmap and bring your digital strategy to life through resonating brand engagement and high-impact content.
Become our Partner
1. Because you will be investing in the creation of a community who believe in the power of “ideas worth spreading”.
2. Because you believe in bringing together corporations and individuals who want to be change agents and see the value in surrounding them with remarkable thinking and ideas.
3. Because you want to leverage ideas, technologies, design, and education to help create a better future and to meet the people who will be making this happen in Wandsworth and beyond.
We would love to hear from organisations who are passionate about bringing great minds together at TEDxWandsworth.
To learn more about linking your organisation to a global brand and movement, talk to us today about the benefits of becoming our partner.