Hello! It’s team leader Toby (I like CATS) here!
Last weekend the fair city of Bristol hosted the UK Etsy Captain’s Summit 2015 and I was lucky enough to attend along with Captain Karli (designosaur) along with lots of other captains from all over the UK (and beyond!).
It was a very full and informative weekend and it was great to see so many different people from teams across the country, and seeing and hearing all of the great things they do with their teams. It was also great to see so many Etsy admin – from the UK and across the world – and to get some insight into Etsy’s plans for the year ahead.
After an ice-breaker scavenger hunt that had us all running around the SS. Great Britain (the amazing venue for the summit), the first day started with a few of the captains looking back at what they did with their teams last year. Karli and I were asked to do a short presentation about the Christmas Brighton Etsy Team pop-up shop, and it was really interesting to hear all the good things and bad things the other team’s faced on their projects, especially when comparing them to ours.
The weekend was full of brilliant tips and useful information that I know we are going to implement into the Brighton Etsy Team. There’s big things coming to look forward to in the team, including the Craft Party in June (and it’s going to be the biggest and best yet!) and Etsy Made Local, a market event in December. Make sure you come along to team meet-ups and events to find out more, and always keep your eyes on the forum, Facebook page and Twitter.
Another highlight of the weekend was our team captain Karli winning the UK Captain’s award! I think it was very well deserved, we really couldn’t do so much with the Brighton team without her.
If anyone has any questions about the summit, feel free to leave a comment!
Thank you to Nafsika from Etsy Greek Street Team for the pictures!