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Avanta ignites digital collaboration community at media village

Press Release   •   Nov 18, 2010 10:08 GMT

A brand new professional digital collaboration community, which has been set up at Avanta’s Media Village in London’s Great Titchfield Street, has sparked tremendous interest from a wide range of digital genres.

The appropriately named Ignite! is the brainchild of Tony Fish and Simon Grice who founded the digital community, mashup*, which now has more than 4,500 members who meet regularly to discuss digital technology issues and opportunities.  “Ignite! is where chance favours the connected minds,” comments Tony Fish, and he believes "that Ignite! is something new, and builds on well established business acceleration principals."

“From our regular mashup* meetings we could see a clear need to provide a centrally-located serviced office space where high growth digital companies could grow, meet and collaborate - accelerating the rate of their idea or innovation and connecting with critical delivery, execution and implementation skills."

“Ignite! is for professionals who know that to build their business they need the help and support of a collaborative digital community, require an office space to work in within London and access to real execution skills,” added Simon Grice.

Chris Taylor, Avanta’s director of corporate development, comments, “Our Media Village business centre is already one of the best locations for individuals and organisations working across all aspects of the media industry so the Ignite! scheme, which provides those working in the digital sector with space on a full or part-time basis, is a perfect fit for the centre and is destined to be a great success.”

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For further information, please contact:
Tony Fish, mashup* on 07808 142121 or email tony@mashupevent.com
Colin Peck, Gravitas Business Communications on 07802 606433 or email colinjpeck@aol.com 
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Note to editors:

Avanta managed Offices was formed in 2004 by David Alberto. The company offers highly flexible, unbranded office space and meeting rooms, with advanced and competitively price technology, tailor made to meet the requirements of the occupier.  In the UK it currently manages more than 650,000 sq ft of office space in prime locations in London, the Thames Valley, Manchester and Edinburgh. It also operates one business centre in New Delhi, India and in 2009 formed a partnership with Regent Business Centers, which manage 13 locations throughout the US.

mashup*  was founded in 2007 by Tony Fish and Simon Grice.  mashup* delivers evening debates on key digital topics.  mashup* has run over 70 events, utilising over 400 speakers and attended by over 4,500 key digital professional. http://www.mashupevent.com

Ignite!  founded in 2010 by Tony Fish and Simon Grice.  Ignite! is a brand new concept for growing digital businesses. http://www.mashupevent.com/ignite