Creative/Media

The LAST WORD: Pete Snowman, owner, Bristol Cider Shop

March 27, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Pete Snowman, owner, Bristol Cider Shop

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 Pete Snowman, owner of Bristol Cider Shop, answers our 10 questions What was the LAST: Film you watched? True Romance – in the 20th Century Flicks...

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New report shows value of Engine Shed innovation hub to Bristol’s economy

March 27, 2015
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New report shows value of Engine Shed innovation hub to Bristol’s economy

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub has added £8m to the local economy after being in operation for just over a year, according to a new study. The centre, which is home to the Bristol SETsquared university business incubator and Invest Bristol and Bath, the West of England’s inward investment...

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Prestige city centre office scheme proving a winner as management group prepares to move in

March 27, 2015
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Prestige city centre office scheme proving a winner as management group prepares to move in

Global management, engineering and development consultancy Mott MacDonald is to become the latest tenant at the showpiece 10 Templeback office development in Bristol city centre. Mott MacDonald hopes to move its 100-strong team from its Prince Street office in June. The consultancy is taking 10,000 sq ft on the...

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Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

March 27, 2015
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Warning of ‘flat’ year at IT group SciSys triggers share price fall

Shares in specialist IT group SciSys continued to fall today after its chairman warned that its performance this year would be “flat”. Dr Mike Love, pictured, who co-founded the group, which has a base in Bristol, admitted the business faced challenges last year but insisted its 2014 financial results,...

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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

March 27, 2015
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Bristol Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Increase growth, productivity and innovation in your business

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP Businesses in our region continue to face the challenge of a skills gap, impacting on growth and stifling productivity and future innovation. However, how can we ensure that the skill demands of the business community can be met now...

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Record number of delegates expected at Bristol’s prestigious Business Showcase South West

March 26, 2015
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Record number of delegates expected at Bristol’s prestigious Business Showcase South West

Business Showcase South West 2015, the biggest event of its kind in the region, is hoping to welcome up to 3,000 delegates in just under two months’ time. The event attracted more than 1,700 pre-event delegate registrations for its inaugural show last year. This year it has been extended...

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Smith & Williamson to host finance and business briefing for SMEs

March 26, 2015
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Smith & Williamson to host finance and business briefing for SMEs

The latest changes to accounting practices, tax, regulations and company compliance procedures will be explained at a finance and business briefing staged by the Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson. The breakfast event on April 21 is aimed at small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)...

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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

March 25, 2015
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Specialist LEP fund sparks growth for 222 West of England businesses

More than 800 jobs have been created in 222 businesses over the past year through the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) Growth Fund. The £10m-plus handed out by the fund has enabled the wide range of businesses to gain training, attract investment and carry out research and...

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Bristol’s Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

March 24, 2015
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Bristol’s Business Showcase South West nears sell out for its exhibition stands

Bristol firms are being urged to act quickly to secure the last few exhibition stands at the ‘early bird’ rate for Business Showcase South West 2015, the region’s biggest business exhibition. The event, which is expected to attract 3,000 delegates, is being staged at Colston Hall on May 14...

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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

March 23, 2015
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Last chance to enter awards that recognise the region’s top business leaders

The deadline is looming for Bristol firms to enter one of the region’s top award schemes showcasing excellence and enterprise in business. Entries for the prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2015 must be in by March 31. Nominations are open to anyone working...

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The LAST WORD: Asif Khan, business development manager, Learning Partnership West

March 20, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Asif Khan, business development manager, Learning Partnership West

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 Asif Khan, business development manager at Learning Partnership West, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Catch Me Daddy at the Watershed....

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The search for Bristol’s happiest workplace narrows to five contenders

March 20, 2015
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The search for Bristol’s happiest workplace narrows to five contenders

Five firms are battling it out to earn the coveted title of Bristol’s happiest workplace. Animation studio Aardman, publisher Immediate Media, distribution firm Shiner, recruitment group Opus and digital media pioneers Sift Media are today named as the shortlist in the first contest of its kind in Bristol. Launched...

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Bristol broadcaster’s journey to the US to find his identity as a Black Briton leads to his first book

March 20, 2015
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Bristol broadcaster’s journey to the US to find his identity as a Black Briton leads to his first book

Bristol-based social entrepreneur, broadcaster and writer Roger Griffith has launched his first book My American Odyssey – From the Windrush to the White House. Part memoir, part cultural history and part political essay, the book charts the life of a London-born, Bristol-raised boy of West Indian parents encountering overt...

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