We’re back! The Pretty Clever office has cranked open its gates after a two-week Christmas break, and it’s good to see the daylight again. We all ate too much chocolate, drank too much wine and stayed up way past our bedtimes. Now we’re back to doing what we do best – getting stuck into a stream of new enquiries!

Meanwhile, I’m filling in the all-important events calendar, and there are several dates you locals might want to keep free…

One for every Brightonian’s diary is the release of the i360. Even with the typically unreliable British weather, things are progressing quickly with developments on site almost every week. This unique tourist destination won’t just be an observation tower, but an event venue. Meeting rooms will hold 200 in theatre style and 38 in classroom. And if that isn’t enough, there’s going to be a 400 seater brasserie showcasing Sussex’s finest produce with views of the iconic West Pier. The unveiling will take place in August this year, although the date is yet to be specified.

Tourist favourite, The Brighton Fringe, will be running between 6 May – 5 June. The acts are said to be more diverse than ever before, from gymnastics to theatre workshops to a night parade! Our Brighton clients are renowned for coupling their event or conference with a lazy summer evening finding out what this festival has to offer.

The London to Brighton Bike Ride on 24 September is guaranteed to make a big impact. The route mixes cycle, single track and forest paths to lead you back to Brighton. Sign up online to be part of the UK’s largest charity off-road ride.

Powerboating from Brighton Marina

Live outside Brighton? If you need information on any events taking place near you, or would like to submit an enquiry, give us a call today. Our lovely team will be more than happy to assist you with any questions you might have. We believe that unwinding after a conference is just as important as the conference itself, and our quirky, cosmopolitan city could be the stress buster you need. Our Brighton team builds also go down a treat, and with warm weather on the horizon, you’d be a fool to miss out! Ride a powerboat from Brighton Marina or test your team spirit in a crazy raft race at Hove Lagoon. There’s also talk of an abseiling team build from the top of the i360 – not one for the faint hearted…

Tell us about your business plans for 2016 in the comments, or drop us a Tweet. Here’s to a happy and successful year ahead from all at Pretty Clever!