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Brightpearl shines in coveted business awards turnaround category

April 16, 2021
Brightpearl shines in coveted business awards turnaround category

Bouncing back from near failure to a £12m-plus turnover in four years has earnt Bristol-based retail management software firm Brightpearl a prestigious national award. The firm, which supplies some of the world’s biggest retail brands, triumphed in the ‘Best Business Turnaround’ category in the Management Today Awards.  Winners in...

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Creative agency celebrates the influences that shape modern life with ‘playful’ rebrand

April 16, 2021
Creative agency celebrates the influences that shape modern life with ‘playful’ rebrand

Bristol specialist creative agency Workbrands has relaunched as Shaped By in a move reflecting how the marketing landscape has changed dramatically since it began 16 years ago. Founded by Nick Farrar and Steve Goss in 2005, Workbrands has grown from a bedroom start-up to a 15-strong agency based in Bristol’s...

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Zap-Map powers ahead with £1m investment from parent group Good Energy

April 16, 2021
Zap-Map powers ahead with £1m investment from parent group Good Energy

Green utility group Good Energy has invested a further £1m into the parent company of Bristol-based Zap-Map, the electric vehicle mapping service, to accelerate its growth. Good Energy already majority owns Next Green Car Ltd following two previous investments, which have helped make Zap-Map a major player in the...

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Happy Hour lands account with Yopa to help build online estate agent’s brand

April 16, 2021
Happy Hour lands account with Yopa to help build online estate agent’s brand

National online estate agency Yopa has appointed Bristol-based TV advertising agency Happy Hour to work on future campaigns. Happy Hour, which works with brands to find new ways to reach their audience, said it will design, create and maintain a portfolio of relatable messages for Yopa that are “delivered...

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Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

April 16, 2021
Brexit having ‘very substantial impact on exporting’, South West Chambers survey shows

Exports by South West businesses have slumped to historic lows as they are hit by higher trade barriers due to Brexit, according to a major new survey. Manufacturers have been impacted most, the research by the British Chambers of Commerce South West shows.  Some 53% of exporters said they...

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Signs of the times: Bristol’s world-leading Legible City wayfinding scheme to be updated

April 16, 2021
Signs of the times: Bristol’s world-leading Legible City wayfinding scheme to be updated

A pioneering signposting and information scheme that helps visitors find their way around Bristol is to be updated by the city-based agency that helped launch it 25 years ago along with a specialist design firm also based in the city. Bristol Legible City initiative was conceived in 1996 by...

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Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

April 15, 2021
Exclusive event: A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty

Bristol Business News has teamed up with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox to host an exclusive virtual event aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain times. A Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. Expert presenters from Tinderbox...

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‘Pragmatic’ Osborne Clarke team helps $100m fund close despite Brexit and pandemic obstacles

April 14, 2021
‘Pragmatic’ Osborne Clarke team helps $100m fund close despite Brexit and pandemic obstacles

A team from the Bristol office of global law firm Osborne Clarke have advised venture capital firm Illuminate Financial Management on the final close of its second fund at $100m (£72.5m) – double what it achieved in its first. London-based Illuminate Financial invests in companies providing cutting-edge solutions to...

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Bristol law firms’ innovative projects in the running for specialist awards

April 14, 2021
Bristol law firms’ innovative projects in the running for specialist awards

Game-changing projects introduced by Bristol law firms have been recognised with nominations in a major national legal awards scheme that highlights innovation in the sector. Burges Salmon, Osborne Clarke, DAC Beachcroft and Womble Bond Dickinson will line up against many of the UK’s top law firms in The Legal...

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