Ultimate Planet was formed in 2013 following 2 successful years of running Planet London, which was founded in 2011 by Naomi Bennett-Hall and Katie Bennett-Hall. Ultimate Planet is made up of a number of Planet brands. All of the Planet strands have one thing in common; support, promotion and focus on the LBQ community through forming collaborative partnerships with LGBT community organisations and ally organisations to support the diverse LGBT community.
Our vision, mission and values
Ultimate Planet's vision is to empower women within their community by creating a strong and trusted brand on which various entrepreneurial women can join and benefit from to further their skills to the benefit of the wider community.
Ultimate Planet exists to ensure and support an accessible, exciting and diverse community, with a relevant social and support scene that supports the diversity of the lesbian, bisexual and queer (LBQ) women in it.
- Diversity - to provide quality and diverse content and information relevant to the wide range of LBQ women across the gender spectrum
- Accessibility - ensuring LBQ women have access to the information they want in the way they want, wherever they are located
- Community - to be an integral member of the LBQ community in London, Brighton and across the UK
- Partnership - where appropriate, work in partnership with other people to give the best opportunities and experience for LBQ women across the UK
- To identify key areas within the community that would benefit from the reputation of the Planet Brand
- To maintain the brand reputation of Ultimate Planet and its sub-brands
- To ensure that the Planet brands work to the benefit of the community
The legal structure of Ultimate Planet
Ultimate Planet is a community business which has a legal structure of a UK Partnership. However we run the business as a not for profit and are proud to invest in and support our LBQ community. Ultimate Planet is the umbrella brand under which a number of Planet brands operate:
Planet London is a listings and lifestyle website. Planet London makes it easy for all LBQ women to find out and share what's on in London. The website includes film, book, theatre, music, holiday, family and event reviews; general opinion blogs, a food blog and a media blog as well as a comprehensive events calendar of the events in London and profiles of key people in the community.
Planet Brighton is a listings and lifestyle website. Planet London makes it easy for all LBQ women to find out and share what's on in Brighton. The website includes film, book, theatre, music, holiday, family and event reviews; general opinion blogs, a food blog and a media blog as well as a comprehensive events calendar of the events in Brighton and profiles of key people in the community.
Planet Residential is the first Planet strand to potentially concentrate on the entire LGBT community rather than just women. The Planet Residential vision is the creation of a commercially viable and community driven, sustainable housing solution that meets the needs of an inclusive older LGBT population in the UK.
Planet M Productions
Planet M Productions is a production company that is seeking to create, currate and support quality LBQ content out of the UK. The first project, the UK's first LBQ web series She's in London is due to be released on 27 September 2015 via TelloFilms.com.
Ultimate Planet Awards
The Ultimate Planet Awards launched in 2013. We have created the Ultimate Planet Awards to recognise, thank and promote the hard work from dedicated grass roots event organisers and community businesses who are committed to improving the LBQ scene. In 2014 the awards were held and a glamourous awards ceremony and after party took place in Central London. The hashtag #LesbianOscars trended and created a huge buzz at this success event. The 2014 awards were sponsored by Tello Films.
My Pocket Planet
My Pocket Planet is an app which is available on iOS, Android, Blackberry 10 and Kindle Fire that contains the key blog and events content from Planet London and Planet Brighton. It also contains discount vouchers and a digital loyalty card that aims to reward LBQ women for their loyalty to the women's venues in London.
Planet Promo is a brand that is created to support small LBQ businesses and event organisers. It provides sponsored banners, marketing support such as flyer, poster and social media design, and training on areas such as social media. We hope to support LBQ women to make their business more sustainable and reach more customers.
Planet Publishing is a self-publishing support service for LBQ women authors. We support writers across any genre and format. We are not publishers nor agents, however. We are the complete self publishing service, ready to take LBQ writers from first draft to publication (and everything in between). We are here for women after they've asked themselves "I've finished my book/poetry collection/thesis, now what?"
Proud Planet is the brand that we use when we are fundraising for LGBT charities, either face to face or online. It is our LGBT campaigning arm. We are proud of our commitment to our community, including supporting LGBT charities and good causes.