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The LAST WORD: Nadia Abdulla, managing director, Park Street Events

July 3, 2015
The LAST WORD: Nadia Abdulla, managing director, Park Street Events

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Nadia Abdulla, Managing Director of Park Street Events (Bristol) and Experience Factory Ltd, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Interstellar –...

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Unique solar-powered balloon to take to the skies above Bristol

July 3, 2015

The world’s first solar hybrid balloon, now under development in Bristol, will make its maiden flight at the city’s iconic international balloon fiesta next month. The innovative balloon, produced by Cameron Balloons, was showcased this week to coincide with the announcement of St Austell Brewery as the official sponsor...

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Supercomputer firm Cray gets RSG on side to build its Bristol team

July 3, 2015
Supercomputer firm Cray gets RSG on side to build its Bristol team

Bristol recruitment firm Resource Solutions Group (RSG) has been appointed by US supercomputing pioneer Cray to help staff its new Bristol base in a deal that was kicked off by RSG’s sponsorship of Bristol City. Cray located its first European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) HQ in Bristol because of the...

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Bristol in the spotlight as a green and ethical city as it welcomes International Fair Trade conference

July 3, 2015
Bristol in the spotlight as a green and ethical city as it welcomes International Fair Trade conference

Bristol takes its place among the world’s most ethical cities this weekend as it hosts around 250 delegates from 20 countries across the world for the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference. The event will explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ as part of the Bristol’s European Green Capital events...

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Bristol digital marketing agency Strategy snapped up by industry heavyweight Fat Media

July 3, 2015

Long-running Bristol content marketing firm Strategy Digital has been acquired by Fat Media, one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the North of England. Based in Lancaster and with an office in London, Fat Media employs 93 people working on household brands such as Typhoo, OCS, Samsung, Jessops...

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Expansion and new director for BDO’s Bristol audit team

July 3, 2015
Expansion and new director for BDO’s Bristol audit team

The Bristol office of accountancy and business advisory firm BDO is growing its audit team with new recruits and the promotion of John Talbot to director. New staff include Hannah Cook, who joins from Berg Kaprow Lewis in London and James Ellis, who previously worked at Smith & Williamson....

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Innovative designer bags top fashion award within months of starting up in business

July 3, 2015
Innovative designer bags top fashion award within months of starting up in business

Bristol designer Jennifer Hamley, who set up her own handbag business just months ago with help from BRAVE Enterprise, has won a prestigious international fashion award. Jennifer, of Jennifer Hamley, England, beat five other finalists to win the unisex work bag category of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards in...

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New departure lounge and terrace opened at Bristol Airport as its expansion gathers pace

July 3, 2015
New departure lounge and terrace opened at Bristol Airport as its expansion gathers pace

The first of Bristol Airport’s two major terminal extensions opened to passengers today following a 12-month build programme and £8.6m investment. The east terminal extension includes a significantly enlarged departure lounge featuring hundreds of additional seats as well several retail and catering brands new to the airport. A stand-out...

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Plea to Osborne to focus on infrastructure, exports and skills in next week’s Budget

July 3, 2015
Plea to Osborne to focus on infrastructure, exports and skills in next week’s Budget

Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, has called on the Chancellor to strike a balance between eliminating the deficit and stimulating growth in next week’s Budget. And while George Osborne is likely to focus on the cuts and reform, he must also concentrate on infrastructure, boosting...

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