Creative/Media

Bristol graduates’ innovative adventure holiday firm lands major business award

April 17, 2015
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Bristol graduates’ innovative adventure holiday firm lands major business award

The graduate entrepreneurs behind Bristol-based specialist travel company Much Better Adventures are celebrating becoming inaugural winners at the 2015 Making Business Happen Awards. Much Better Adventures, based in Stokes Croft, beat competition from businesses from across the UK to claim the £12,500 first prize in the SME Business Growth...

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Unique survey to gauge views on sustainability in Bristol’s boardrooms

April 17, 2015
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Unique survey to gauge views on sustainability in Bristol’s boardrooms

Bristol executive Search firm Moon Consulting and Bristol Business News have teamed up again to seek the opinions of business leaders across the South West and find out more about the diverse attitudes and leadership abilities of the region’s boardrooms. The South West Board Effectiveness Survey 2015 enables board directors...

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Shiner skates off with title of Bristol’s happiest workplace in inaugural competition

April 17, 2015
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Shiner skates off with title of Bristol’s happiest workplace in inaugural competition

The smiles on the faces of staff at skateboard distribution firm Shiner are even wider today after the business scooped the title of Bristol’s happiest workplace. The family-owned firm, based at Aztec West, won the inaugural contest staged by Bristol workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, beating strong...

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Workshop will demonstrate how firms can put corporate social responsibility at their core

April 17, 2015
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Workshop will demonstrate how firms can put corporate social responsibility at their core

The second in a series of free half-day workshops showing businesses how they can save money, attract and keep quality staff and boost their brand by adopting corporate social responsibility takes place next week. Sustain-Live, a sustainability development consultancy, is running the training sessions for Blue Orchid as part...

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Expansion in Bristol for Bath architects Nash Partnership after winning more work in the city

April 16, 2015
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Expansion in Bristol for Bath architects Nash Partnership after winning more work in the city

Architecture, urban design, planning and regeneration practice Nash Partnership is to expand its presence in Bristol to service a growing portfolio of work in the city. The firm, which has had its headquarters in Bath for 27 years, opened a small serviced office in Bristol’s Wine Street four years...

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Second UK games industry award nomination for Bristol’s Studio Diva

April 15, 2015
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Second UK games industry award nomination for Bristol’s Studio Diva

Bristol creative agency Studio Diva has been nominated as a finalist in the games industry’s main annual awards for the second year running. The firm will battle it out with eight other specialist agencies from across the UK in the creative agency team of the year category at the MCV...

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The LAST WORD: Suzanne Rolt, chief executive, St George’s Bristol

April 10, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Suzanne Rolt, chief executive, St George’s Bristol

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 Suzanne Rolt, chief executive, St George’s Bristol – currently fundraising £5.5m for its ‘Building a Sound Future’ extension appeal – answers our 10 questions. What was...

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Three firms in running to claim title of Bristol’s happiest workplace

April 10, 2015
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Three firms in running to claim title of Bristol’s happiest workplace

Bristol’s best workplace will be named next week – with three of the city’s happiest and most inspirational firms vying for the coveted title. Judges for the inaugural Happiest Workplace Award visited the three firms this week and Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson – who was on the judging...

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At last! Eyesore former Temple Meads sorting office building in line to be redeveloped

April 10, 2015
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At last! Eyesore former Temple Meads sorting office building in line to be redeveloped

The derelict former Royal Mail sorting office next to Temple Meads station could be bought by Bristol City Council and redeveloped as part of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone. The crumbling building, which has stood empty for 17 years, is loathed by business leaders, tourist chiefs and politicians for...

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Bristol’s green innovation puts it in the spotlight at global gathering of sustainable cities

April 10, 2015
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Bristol’s green innovation puts it in the spotlight at global gathering of sustainable cities

Bristol’s burgeoning reputation as a testbed for innovative ways of tackling the impact of climate change has this week put it centre stage at a major event attended by senior figures from cities across the globe. The World Congress in Seoul, South Korea, heard from the Mayor of Bristol...

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Summit will offer food for thought on sustainability for Bristol’s thriving restaurant trade

April 10, 2015
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Summit will offer food for thought on sustainability for Bristol’s thriving restaurant trade

Sustainability in the restaurant and catering trade will be on the menu at a summit to be staged as part of the city’s innovative Eat Drink Bristol Fashion festival. Some 150 delegates from businesses across all sections of the food industry will take part to learn and exchange ideas...

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Coveted national tourism award shortlistings for At-Bristol and the Hippodrome

April 10, 2015
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Coveted national tourism award shortlistings for At-Bristol and the Hippodrome

The Bristol Hippodrome and At-Bristol Science Centre have been named as finalists in the prestigious VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015. At-Bristol is among five venues shortlisted in the Sustainable Tourism Award category while the Hippodrome is competing for the Access for All Tourism award. This year’s VisitEngland Awards attracted...

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Unique opportunity to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

April 10, 2015
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Unique opportunity to take part in West of England’s largest business showcase

Bristol firms have just over a month to make sure they secure sponsorship, exhibition stands and free delegate passes for the region’s biggest business show. The Business Showcase South West 2015 will provide a platform for the best of the West of England’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. It has...

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