Ideas Factory

The Sound of A Window

It's the day that Sky Sports invented themselves for – the self congratulatory scoops with reporters hanging around rainy training grounds stealing glimpses of footballers arriving behind tinted windows. For the fans it's the dream of signing that Brazilian who was great on Football Manager and ending up seeing your star midfielder leave for his "dream move" to his "boyhood favourites".

It's Transfer Deadline Day, and you can soundtrack the events here.

Sign O' the Times

To complete our studio refurbishment, yesterday saw the installation of our brand spanking new signs. Clean, striking and minimal - just the way we like our design!

In the coming weeks, we'll be photographing the new studio so keep an eye on the news section for updates.

Sporting Sounds

We're all a little sad in the studio now that the Olympics has finished. To aid our melanchony and relive all the magical moments from the past 2 weeks, we've put together a little Olympic themed spotify playlist. It's a good thing the Paralympics start next week!

Click here to listen to the playlist.

Hello, Bonjour, Guten Tag!

I'm Alice, and I'm taking the blog by storm.

I'll be letting you know what we've been up to at the weekend, about anything interesting that's going on, new projects and deliveries, and anything else interesting!

If you have any pro tips, then please let me know! @theideasfactory

Surrey 100 Mile Sportive

I am riding the Surrey 100 mile Sportive race in September to raise money for Action Medical Research, a UK charity dedicated to helping babies and children.

The route takes in some of the biggest climbs in Surrey including Box Hill, made famous by the recent Olympic road race. My training thus far has been a handful of 50+ mile rides, so I'm hoping my perverse joy at climbing hills will be enough to get me through the full course ahead of the broomwagon.

I'd be very grateful for any sponsorship for this great cause and to give me that little more encouragement! You can find more information about the charity and the race and also donate by clicking here.