Creative/Media

National innovation in IT roadshow to stop off at historic Bristol conference venue

October 21, 2014
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National innovation in IT roadshow to stop off at historic Bristol conference venue

Engineers’ House, the historic conference and meeting venue in Clifton, has been chosen as one of the locations for a major national IT roadshow touring the UK throughout October and November. Organised by industrial IT firm SolutionsPT, the Industrial IT Roadshow will showcase the latest innovations in industrial IT...

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Bristol’s creative sector urged to truly represent the city’s rich cultural diversity

October 20, 2014
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Bristol’s creative sector urged to truly represent the city’s rich cultural diversity

A social enterprise with a mission to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in Bristol’s burgeoning creative sector has been launched. Represent has been set up by Joanna Randall, who runs Bristol PR agency Purplefish, and Liz Gadd, a recruiter in the creative sector in the South West, to raise...

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Bristol entrepreneurs to take centre stage as national contest The Pitch stages final in the city

October 17, 2014
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Bristol entrepreneurs to take centre stage as national contest The Pitch stages final in the city

Bristol entrepreneur Andrew Mulvenna, co-founder of retail management software business Brightpearl, and mayor George Ferguson will be among speakers at the final of The Pitch 2014, the UK-wide competition which has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs on the road to success. Founded in Bristol in 2008, The Pitch takes place...

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Coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for Bristol Old Vic remodelling architect

October 17, 2014
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Coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for Bristol Old Vic remodelling architect

The architect behind Bristol Old Vic’s plans to transform its front-of-house spaces has won the RIBA Stirling Prize, the profession’s most-prestigious award. Haworth Tompkins scooped architecture’s top national prize for the best building of the year last night for their work on the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. They were...

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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

October 17, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

By Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath The value of investment to economic growth cannot be underestimated: it lessens our reliance on public sector support, creates jobs and drives up wages. This is as true for a small business – a café expanding into new premises and taking on...

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JBP to manage Colston Hall’s £45m Thank You for the Music transformation appeal

October 17, 2014
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JBP to manage Colston Hall’s £45m Thank You for the Music transformation appeal

Bristol PR agency JBP has been appointed by the Bristol Music Trust, which runs the city’s iconic music venue Colston Hall, to provide media and political communications support for its £45m transformation appeal. The agency will manage the communications campaign Thank You for the Music which aims to make...

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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, Business West warns

October 16, 2014
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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, Business West warns

The economic recovery may not be as strong as anticipated despite the latest fall in unemployment, Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, has warned. While welcoming the 1.6% year-on-year drop in the number of people out of work in the South...

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Watercolour exhibition hosted by Smith & Williamson

October 16, 2014
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Watercolour exhibition hosted by Smith & Williamson

The Bristol office of accountancy firm Smith & Williamson, has hosted an exhibition of art shortlisted for the 27th annual Sunday Times Watercolour Competition 2014 – the largest exhibition of its kind in the UK. A private viewing of 93 original works by 73 artists included four from Somerset...

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Strewth! Thatchers Gold wins top award Down Under as Aussies get taste for West Country cider

October 15, 2014
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Strewth! Thatchers Gold wins top award Down Under as Aussies get taste for West Country cider

Thatchers Gold has swept the board at the Australian Cider Awards despite being available in the country for less than a year. The cider, made by family-owned Thatchers in Sandford, near Weston-super-Mare, scooped the awards for Best Cider and Best International Cider, before going on to receive the top...

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Brewery gets in the spirit – with its first single malt

October 15, 2014
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Brewery gets in the spirit – with its first single malt

Warmley brewer Bath Ales, best known for its range of award-winning beers, has produced its first spirit – in a limited edition of just 100 bottles. Gem Aqua Vitae, a 42% vol single malt spirit, has been made using wort from Bath Ales’ brewery. Wort is the liquid produced...

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Mulberry warns on profits after sales decline again in tougher-than-expected market

October 14, 2014
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Mulberry warns on profits after sales decline again in tougher-than-expected market

Shares in luxury goods brand Mulberry fell sharply after it warned its annual profits will be “significantly” lower than expected. The group, based at Chilcompton, Somerset, and best known for its upmarket handbags, is undergoing a major restructuring after several years of dwindling profits. But chairman Godfrey Davis, who...

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First projects unveiled as Bristol’s Green Capital 2015 programme aims for innovation

October 10, 2014
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First projects unveiled as Bristol’s Green Capital 2015 programme aims for innovation

Innovative projects ranging from the world’s first solar-powered balloon to a major festival looking at the future shape of cities across the globe will thrust Bristol into the international spotlight as 2015 European Green Capital. The first initiatives that will make up Bristol’s year as green capital were announced...

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Bristol’s media scene reshaped as new magazine hits the streets and city TV station is launched

October 10, 2014
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Bristol’s media scene reshaped as new magazine hits the streets and city TV station is launched

Bristol’s media landscape has undergone its biggest changes in decades this week with the launch of a major new magazine, website and app and a new TV channel dedicated to the city. B24/7 has emerged from the successful, independent websites Bristol24/7, Bristol Culture and Bristol Listings. It includes a...

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