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Bristol Business Blog: Matthew Lee, managing partner, Bishop Fleming. Budget shows businesses are under attack from Govt

March 24, 2017
Bristol Business Blog: Matthew Lee, managing partner, Bishop Fleming. Budget shows businesses are under attack from Govt

Chancellor Philip Hammond’s Spring Budget, with its U-Turn on National Insurance Contributions (NICs), alienates the very businesses the government should be encouraging, warns Matthew Lee, managing partner at Bristol-headquartered accountancy firm Bishop Fleming. The Budget is making a bad turn worse and I’m concerned that the government is out...

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Hustings will give Bristol’s creative and tech firms chance to quiz Metro Mayor hopefuls

March 24, 2017
Hustings will give Bristol’s creative and tech firms chance to quiz Metro Mayor hopefuls

Bristol’s tech and creative businesses will get the opportunity to find out the views of the candidates in May’s West of England Metro Mayoral election at a special hustings next month. All six candidates to declare so far have promised to attend the event and put forward their views on the sectors,...

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Creative sector focus: West’s star rises as location for TV and film industry – but challenges are appearing

March 22, 2017
Bottle Yard Studios exterior

A combination of tax breaks, talent and location choices has lured UK and US film and TV production firms to the West of England over recent years – sparking a dramatic episode of growth for the regional industry’s fortunes. Bristol alone is now the third largest film and television centre in Britain and...

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Innovation, talent and global reach of West of England’s TV sector celebrated at RTS Awards

March 22, 2017
Innovation, talent and global reach of West of England’s TV sector celebrated at RTS Awards

The West of England’s television community turned out in force last Sunday evening to celebrate their work over the past 12 months. Hosted by Countryfile’s Anita Rani, the Royal Television Society West of England Awards, in association with Evolutions Bristol, took place at the Bristol Old Vic. Guests at...

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Hat-trick of awards for Bristol arts venues shows city’s commitment to reaching wider audiences

March 22, 2017
Hat-trick of awards for Bristol arts venues shows city’s commitment to reaching wider audiences

Five Bristol cultural organisations are celebrating after seeing off stiff competition to win three coveted national awards between them from organisers of the Get Creative Family Arts Festival 2016. Music venue St George’s scooped two awards – for Best Family Welcome and Best Age-Friendly Event – while the Architecture...

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Event: Bristol National Union of Journalists – Local News Matters

March 22, 2017
Event: Bristol National Union of Journalists – Local News Matters

In an era of Facebook, fake news and free content, how are the West of England’s media organisations maintaining standards and keeping the region in the know? The Bristol branch of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) tackles this issue head-on at an event on Friday as part of...

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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News sector focuses on professional services and digital experience/UX

March 22, 2017
Coming soon . . . Creative Business News sector focuses on professional services and digital experience/UX

Continuing Creative Business News’ series of in-depth articles focussing on the region’s creative industries, our editorial team is inviting contributions in the form of news stories, opinion and comment relating to the professional services that support the creative sector and digital experience/UX for our next two monthly features. We will be looking at how these...

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Overseas expansion and paid search growth at Flourish earn it brace of top marketing award shortlistings

March 22, 2017
Overseas expansion and paid search growth at Flourish earn it brace of top marketing award shortlistings

Bristol digital and design agency Flourish is in the running for two prestigious Performance Marketing Awards. The nominations in Best Paid Search Campaign and the Global Excellence categories are the result of the Flourish’s recent expansion into two international markets – the UAE and Australia. The nominations are the...

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Bottle Yard Studios’ green screen technology lures back CBeebies’ Andy for another adventure

March 22, 2017
Bottle Yard Studios’ green screen technology lures back CBeebies’ Andy for another adventure

Children’s television favourite Andy Day has returned to Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios to film a new series of Andy’s Safari Adventures for CBeebies. Produced by the BBC’s world-renowned Natural History Unit – also based in Bristol – Andy’s Safari Adventures is a co-commission from CBeebies in the UK and...

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