Creative/Media

Businesses urged to back social enterprise that mentors and inspires Bristol’s inner city youth

September 19, 2014
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Businesses urged to back social enterprise that mentors and inspires Bristol’s inner city youth

BYEP, the Bristol-based social enterprise dedicated to mentoring, enterprise training and inspiring young people, is calling on businesses to support it as it embarks on an ambitious five-year plan to support young people from the inner city. The plan sets out key targets to support those who might find...

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Bristol app Wriggle placed among Europe’s top seven fledgling tech companies

September 19, 2014
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Bristol app Wriggle placed among Europe’s top seven fledgling tech companies

Fast-growing Bristol-based mobile app Wriggle, which connects users to exclusive, on-the-day discounts at bars, restaurants and events, has been named as one of the top seven tech start-ups in Europe. The innovative firm landed the prestigious title at Seedcamp 2014 – a gathering of 20 of Europe’s best seed-stage...

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Crowd-funding appeal focuses on turning Bristol’s 20th Century Flicks dramatic vision into reality

September 19, 2014
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Crowd-funding appeal focuses on turning Bristol’s 20th Century Flicks dramatic vision into reality

Bristol’s legendary 20th Century Flicks video shop has launched a crowd-funding campaign to help secure its future and develop what it hopes will be the ultimate store for film buffs. The business has been a mecca for film fans across the region for more than 30 years with an...

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Top digital industry award for Bristol agency e3 Media’s ground-breaking Royal Navy website

September 19, 2014
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Top digital industry award for Bristol agency e3 Media’s ground-breaking Royal Navy website

Bristol digital creative agency e3 Media has landed one of the industry’s top awards for its work developing a new website and digital presence for the Royal Navy. Winning the Web Design and Build category at last night’s prestigious BIMA awards – which celebrate the ‘Best of British Digital’...

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Airport and tourist chiefs fly flag for city at global gathering of major airlines

September 19, 2014
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Airport and tourist chiefs fly flag for city at global gathering of major airlines

Bristol Airport, Destination Bristol and Bath Tourism Plus have teamed up to promote the West of England to airlines from across the globe at the world’s largest commercial aviation event. Top of their agenda at the World Route Development Forum, which starts tomorrow in Chicago and lasts until Tuesday,...

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Bristol firms get chance to join world’s leading multicore innovators at major conference

September 19, 2014
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Bristol firms get chance to join world’s leading multicore innovators at major conference

Bristol tech firms are being invited to join major industry names such as Intel and Huawei at an upcoming conference in the city which will highlight the latest advancements in multicore – the technology integral to the development of cutting-edge innovations such as autonomous cars, robots and next-generation mobile...

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Call for Bristol’s tech pioneers to compete against region’s brightest sparks in prestigious awards

September 19, 2014
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Call for Bristol’s tech pioneers to compete against region’s brightest sparks in prestigious awards

Bristol’s hi-tech innovators are being urged to enter an awards scheme that aims to find the best tech firms in the West. The SPARKies will showcase the leading people, products and companies that make up the tech industry across a region spreading from Swindon to Bath, Bristol and Gloucestershire....

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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bristol Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event in Bristol earlier this year which attracted nearly...

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SciSys lands Mars rover software contract worth €2m from Airbus Space

September 16, 2014
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SciSys lands Mars rover software contract worth €2m from Airbus Space

IT innovator SciSys has secured a €2m (£1.59m) order to develop software for the next Mars rover as part of the European Space Agency’s 2018 mission to the red planet. The Chippenham-headquartered firm, which has an office in Brislington, has its roots in the space industry. It will work...

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Colston Hall raises curtain on its ambitious £45m refurbishment to create world-class music venue

September 15, 2014
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Colston Hall raises curtain on its ambitious £45m refurbishment to create world-class music venue

Bristol’s iconic Colston Hall music venue has officially launched an ambitious £45m refurbishment appeal to meet its aspirations to become an international centre of excellence. Called Thank You for the Music, the appeal aims to end decades of under-investment in the venue, which celebrates its 150th anniversary in 2017....

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Bristol in the spotlight for movie industry as its long-running short film festival gets under way

September 12, 2014
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Bristol in the spotlight for movie industry as its long-running short film festival gets under way

Bristol’s role as an international centre for the film industry is enhanced next week when the curtain goes up on the city’s 20th Encounters short film festival. The UK’s leading short film and animation festival, it takes place from next Tuesday to Sunday. The theme of this year’s Festival is...

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Networking group launched to overcome the self-employed parent trap

September 12, 2014
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Networking group launched to overcome the self-employed parent trap

A pioneering group has been launched in Bristol to bring in from the cold the one group who are marginalised when it comes to normal daytime networking opportunities – self-employed parents. Founded by South Bristol blogger and mum of two Faye Dicker, Freelance Mum is a digital hub designed...

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Starring role for Bristol retail specialist in Amazing Spider-Man 2 launch

September 12, 2014
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Starring role for Bristol retail specialist in Amazing Spider-Man 2 launch

Bristol-based retail support services specialist eXPD8 has played a key role in the nationwide launch of the DVD of one this year’s biggest film releases, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. The film has already grossed more than £16m at the box office. It is the second blockbuster launch managed by...

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