Bright Purple Academy
What is the Bright Purple Academy?
Located within our headquarters, in the heart of Edinburgh City Centre, the Bright Purple Academy is a purpose built facility, designed for meetings, seminars and other events. While it is used for internal training programmes to help develop our own Bright Purple people, it is also available to external companies and organisations which require a modern, high quality meeting space.
The Academy holds up to 40 people seated with a flexible layout which can be adapted to suit your requirements. The facility is fully IT compatible and comes with an LCD Projector, an electric projection screen, surround sound and free Wi-Fi.
Click on the events below to see more detail about some of the events which our clients have staged at the Bright Purple Academy.
If you have any queries about the Bright Purple Academy or are interesting in using our facilities please contact Vanessa Cox on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0131 473 7030.
Inspiring Youth Seminar with Jaco Van Gass
At an event co-hosted by the Future Sales factory and Bright Purple, South African born war veteran Jaco van Gass spoke to a group of young people, as part of the ‘Inspiring Youth series’, about his experiences as a soldier and the charity feats that followed the life-changing injuries he sustained in the Afghanistan war.
A group of 30 young people from a range of organisations heard Jaco’s compelling story during an hour long presentation which included a question and answer session with the audience.
Breakfast Seminar on the Risks of Mobile Phone Hacking
The Bright Purple Academy welcomed internet security firm Sophos where it presented a fascinating session about on-line security. The seminar was presented by Dr James Lyne, a leading expert on all things security and encryption-related, who has even compiled a top 10 list of his favourite viruses of all time!
The presentation, to a packed house of over 50 security specialists from financial services organisations, focused on the expansion of virus and malware attacks with an overview of on-going risks. James’s humorous and passionate discussion highlighted some startling facts about just how many attacks occur all over the world and how mobile phones, in particular, are now at risk with smartphones being is one of the new battlegrounds in the fight against hackers.
Career Focus event – Polish Professionals Forum
The Bright Purple Academy hosted an event organised by the Polish Professionals Forum (PFF), focused on career development via building personal brands on LinkedIn and improved CV writing skills. Bright Purple’s Delivery Manager talked to the attendees about trends in the British job market and soft skills desired by UK employers. With over 40 attendees the session was very well received and the participants also said it provided a great opportunity for a successful networking session.
The PFF is a group of Polish professionals in the UK who have come together with the objective of inspiring and motivating its members through professional development. Members of the group are ambitious and entrepreneurial professionals who are keen to promote a positive image of the Polish community in the UK.
‘Coaching Beats Training’ breakfast seminar
The Bright Purple Academy hosted a breakfast seminar entitled ‘Coaching Beats Training’ with Joe Mullen, who has over 30 years of industry experience in financial institutions. He has been responsible for launching the first corporate electronic banking system in the UK, as well as the first Internet banking application. Joe, who holds a BSc in Psychology from the University of Glasgow and an MA in Mathematics from the Open University, has been involved in a number of banking migrations in the UK.
His presentation covered the many techniques that individuals and organisations use to improve their people’s performance, all under-pinned by Joe’s belief that coaching should be an essential part of this process. It was an interactive and hands-on session with the audience taking part in some insightful activities.