The YourKindaLife Network Stats

  1. Founded in 1999 by programmer Matt Costello.
  2. Over 9 million visits since start of 2003 (see stats).
  3. Over 3 million unique visitors since start of 2003 with over 100,000 in March 2006 (see stats).
  4. Ranks number one in Google for over 70 keywords (and ranks in top 5 for over 120 keywords).
  5. Over 150 thousand messages have been posted on the online forums making ours the busiest in Brighton!
  6. 21,506 individual venues and businesses on our network of websites that have been viewed 8,835,584 times ( and counting!)
  7. One of the best known website for Brighton.
  8. A weekly mailing list (e-mails) of over 10,000 regular users (join the list).
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About Us

Founder / Programmer – Matt Costello
Matt, a long-term resident of Brighton, gained his BSc in Computer Science from Brighton University and has more than 10 years of IT experience including software engineering, database design, web development and design, and network support. He has managed projects for a range of local, national and international clients. He played a key role in the development of, one of the busiest websites in Asia, which provides extensive information for visitors including photos, virtual tours, business directories and hotel reservations.

Business Development - Amanda Costello
A Reading University graduate in Modern History and International Relations, Amanda has 10 years experience in Client Support/Research roles. Her interest in IT began at Brighton University where she helped market and administer several large computing courses. Currently helping to extend the local life website network in 'unchartered' territory, she also ensures that the site is up to date with 'all things Brighton'.

Programmer – Reena Bhandari
Another long-term resident of Brighton who does PHP and MySQL!

Photography - Justin Evans
Since moving to Brighton in 2004, Justin experimented with the many diverse scenes Brighton offers, to see for himself what all this fuss is about. Passing go, collecting $200 and landing on live music street, the self-diagnosed ‘gig junkie’ now combines addiction with passion, photographing gigs for regional and national press. To support his night time frolics, Justin develops bespoke database websites and online applications (

The Interns

A hardy bunch of foreign students who work with us for short periods of time throughout the year keeping the sites up to date.

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Royal Pavilion Townhouse HotelRoyal Pavilion Townhouse Hotel

The Royal Pavilion Townhouse Hotel has been sympathetically renovated and the unique hand-painted interiors have transformed this fine early nineteenth century building. Each room has a luxury bathroom, with a double shower or Jacuzzi bath.
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Sea Spray HotelSea Spray Hotel

Brighton’s newest themed boutique seafront hotel! If it is something a little special you are looking for - different from the usual Brighton guesthouse or hotel - then look no further than Sea Spray.
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Holiday Inn Brighton-SeafrontHoliday Inn Brighton-Seafront

Fully air conditioned bedrooms and public areas and with free WiFi for selected guests in the Hotel, the Holiday Inn Brighton-Seafront is the perfect beach front Hotel offering on-site car parking, lounge bar and Restaurant with uninterrupted views of the beach, sea & horizon, 20 minutes south of London Gatwick Airport.
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Royal Albion HotelRoyal Albion Hotel

The Royal Albion Hotel Brighton is a Regency style, warm and friendly accommodation built in 1826. It is a family run hotel in the richest traditional sense and enjoys a fantastic location just opposite the famous Brighton Pier.
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