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A Magic result for Katjes Candy Factory as they win Disruptive Pitch 2017!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on March 27, 2017

Katjes Magic Candy Factory are among the most innovative tech companies we have at the Custard Factory. Using state-of-the-art 3D printing technology, the company are revolutionising the sweet market with their bespoke and customisable confectionary. In December 2016, Katjes entered the online reality show Disruptive Pitch, produced by Disruptive Tech TV, a competition that saw […]

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An Easter Egg-stravaganza at the Custard Factory!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on March 18, 2017

It’s a glorious time of the year! The days are getting longer, the sun is showing its warm and friendly face again and everybody has that touch of spring in their step! There’s an extra buzz in the Custard Factory community though as the preparations for our exciting Easter Fayre are taking shape. The fun-filled […]

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Five Mistakes to Avoid When Setting Up a Tech Startup

Posted by Chris Pettitt on March 13, 2017

Though we may have only just scratched the surface of digital potential, it is nevertheless true that current tech has brought a great deal of convenience to the average person’s life. Pull out your phone right now and Uber can send you a car, Just Eat will lavish you with a delectable selection of world […]

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How The Tech Giants Began – Google

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 16, 2017

We all do it. It’s our first port of call whenever a query comes up during a conversation: at work, at school, in the pub… “Google it”. Google has assimilated its way into modern culture in a way unprecedented for a tech company… indeed for any sort of company. It has found itself the subject […]

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Reiss Sample Sale

Posted by Andy Parker on March 10, 2017

An incredible opportunity to pick up high-end fashion at low low prices comes to the Custard Factory in April. With prices starting from just £10, this sample and warehouse sale in our Market Hall is quite simply unmissable. The exciting 4-day event for fashion fans – running from Thursday 6th April to Sunday 9th April […]

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Collaborate to Innovate – the Custard Factory hosts fascinating talk

Posted by Chris Pettitt on March 01, 2017

Two of the core strands of the Custard Factory’s ethos are INNOVATION and COLLABORATION. As we continue to grow and diversify our creative community, it is those twin principles that underpin the many different businesses at work here. It was a real pleasure to invite Wesley Meyer, associate and creative with international design giants Gensler, […]

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Free Funding Masterclass for Start Up businesses – book your place!

Posted by Chris Pettitt on February 22, 2017

Raising funds in the early stage of a business can be one of the toughest barriers to overcome for small companies. The prospect of securing funding can seem daunting at first, but there are all sorts of different ways to finance your start-up and grow your business – once you know where to look! Well, […]

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The Force Is Strong In This One… Charity Rogue One Screenings at The Mockingbird

Posted by Chris Pettitt on February 13, 2017

The Mockingbird Cinema & Kitchen and The Custard Factory are pleased to announce a special day of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story screenings on the 25th of February. The entire day – raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support and New Cross Hospital’s Cancer Unit – will be filled with the Force, with special appearances […]

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Sweet Surprise! Chitty’s Cake Store Opens At The Custard Factory

Posted by Chris Pettitt on February 02, 2017

Cake and Custard, isn’t that just a match made in dessert heaven? Well that’s exactly what we have as the newest shop to open up here at the Custard Factory is the absolutely fabulous Chitty’s Cakes. Producing a range of incredibly delectable cakes, Chitty’s have actually been part of the Custard Factory community for six […]

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Your chance to pitch to the Dragons! Could you secure investment?

Posted by Chris Pettitt on January 23, 2017

Dragons’ Den are looking for entrepreneurs with businesses, inventions or products with serious business potential to pitch to the Dragons this year! The Den is a challenging place to pitch, but it’s also a genuine business opportunity to secure investment. Over the last 14 series, the Dragons have invested nearly £18 million pounds with over […]

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