Cock-a-doodle-who! The Rooster Club Presents Genuinely Bespoke Networking Events

This month has seen the launch of The Rooster Club, our unique networking event that aims to create positive change in the city. The first installment was a relatively quiet one, inviting key people that we work with to find out what Drunk Animal is up to and experience our brand new bar in the basement of our creative studio.

In the next few weeks, we’ll turn The Rooster Club into an invite-only networking event, with individuals applying to be involved and a specific session assigned to them. This way we can bring together people who we think will benefit from meeting each other, providing the perfect surroundings for proactive discussion and where exciting ideas are born.

It took six months to renovate our basement and turn it into a stylish, adaptive and welcoming events space. Originally it was a damp and nasty shell that hadn’t been used for the best part of thirty years, so the transformation really is something. Overseen by our CEO, Calvin Innes, we stripped it back and fitted everything to the highest standard, including a bar that’s fully stocked by our clients Atom Beers and Wines Online.

As is often the case, this started as a small project but soon grew into a mammoth task. Deciding that the basement should be more than just an additional area for bits and bobs, we converted it into an art gallery, a video studio, a networking venue, and a chillout zone all rolled into one. This means that it could host confidential meetings with clients about prospective projects one day, and live music and video installations the next, making it a truly versatile environment.

Guests who attended the first Rooster Club included representatives from Hull City Council and a range of media agencies, who rubbed shoulders with some of our favourite artists, videographers, architects and interior designers from around the city. There was Mike White from Browse Magazine, Adam Brodie of Speak Easy, Kate Sunlay who owns Fly Girl Films, RAW Home’s Rob Fawcett, and Gareth Sleightholme, a local illustrator whose incredible work can currently be viewed in the unit between Blue Water Café and Leonardo’s.

“Our new bar is already a hive of activity,” says Calvin. “Aside from The Rooster Club, we’ll regularly invite people down to chat to me or Mirna on camera about their business over a beer or glass of wine. This is a whole new way for brands to promote themselves through our wide offering of digital solutions.

Future sessions of The Rooster Club are currently being planned, which will accommodate the needs and schedules of the local community. For instance, some will be on a weekday evening, whereas others might be in the morning or even on a weekend, guaranteeing accessibility for all. If you’re interested in being involved, email our Office and Administrative Manager, Jessica Thorp, and tell her why you’d like to attend and who you’d be interested in meeting: jessica@drunkanimal.com