Quarterly update – December 2022

As we near the end of 2022, we reflect back on the year at BrightMinded. There has been a lot of change, many exciting projects launched and of course some fun socials with the BrightMinded team!

Seasons Greetings from BrightMinded

2022 a year of rebuilding

After two tough years in 2020 and 2021 with the global pandemic, 2022 has been an exciting year for us at BrightMinded. We’ve really enjoyed getting out again, meeting clients and being able to work together as a team in our new offices in Platf9rm that we moved into this year.


A huge thank you and farewell to Dan Cowan

After more than 11 years at BrightMinded, one of our co-founders, Dan Cowan, has decided to retire from the company. Dan will be hugely missed by all of us at BrightMinded.

Dan Cowan

John, Cris, and Dan Murray met Dan Cowan in 2006 when they joined a company he co-founded, Codefarm. Since then, it has been an interesting, fun, challenging, rewarding, and sometimes emotional ride!

Dan brought a unique blend of problem-solving, analytical and outstanding technical expertise to the team. We have all learned so much from him and would like to say a huge thank you to Dan for his incredible part in shaping BrightMinded as it is today.

We wish Dan all the very best for the next chapter in his life and will miss him very much!



Putting members at the heart of technology decision-making

This quarter we launched a new membership website for The British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). BAAT is the leading professional association for art therapists across the world and the UK.BAAT Homepage

We transformed the BAAT membership experience by using CiviCRM and WordPress to create a more fulfilling, self-service approach for members. From signing up to become a member, paying fees, renewing membership, connecting with other members, or tracking their personal development – we’ve delivered an enjoyable experience for members, supported by a modern software framework.

BAAT membership portal

We’ve set BAAT on a new course for the future with a truly scalable technology solution.

BrightMinded Socials

Giving Dan a sendoff

In November, the team headed to Fatto a Mano for Dan’s leaving lunch. Unfortunately, no pics were taken as everyone was too busy eating lots of delicious pizza and having a lovely (although bitter-sweet) time!


Photo by @gogofoto on Unsplash


David H, David Y, Cris, and Bradley recently headed to Boulder Brighton. David H had been bouldering before so he was an expert in showing the others how it was done. It was a successful trip – no broken bones! The team had a great time and highly recommend checking Boulder Brighton out!

Boulder indoor climbing wall
Photo by @davidpisnoy on Unsplash

Boulder Brighton Logo

Pub quiz

Anwen and Bradley also took part in a pub quiz at Platf9rm and had a brilliant evening!

Platf9rm Pub Quiz
Image source: Instagram @quizfacehq