Creative/Media

Metro Mayor vows to fight Channel 4 sell-off after hearing its likely impact on Bristol’s creative sector

May 27, 2022
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Metro Mayor vows to fight Channel 4 sell-off after hearing its likely impact on Bristol’s creative sector

Privatising Channel 4 could threaten job creation in its Bristol hub while also jeopardising its acclaimed work on diversity and inclusion in the city. The stark warning was delivered to Metro Mayor Dan Norris this week when he visited the hub, which opened in 2019 and now employs 20...

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Bristol tech stalwart Nick Sturge joins new-look board at Diva as it gets set for more expansion

May 27, 2022
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Bristol tech stalwart Nick Sturge joins new-look board at Diva as it gets set for more expansion

Rapid-growth Bristol creative agency Diva, which works with many of the world’s largest videogame brands, has brought in city tech champion Nick Sturge MBE to chair its new-look board. Nick, pictured, best known as the founding director of Bristol’s pioneering Engine Shed innovation hub, will help Diva expand its...

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Relocation to Engine Shed takes pioneering Neighbourly platform back to the future

May 27, 2022
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Bristol community engagement and investment platform Neighbourly is moving to a new base in the city’s Engine Shed innovation hub following another successful funding round that will further accelerate its growth. Now employing 80 people, Neighbourly was set up in 2014 at Engine Shed as part of its SETsquared...

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Bristol Beacon teams up with city production firm to showcase the power of its creativity

May 27, 2022
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Bristol Beacon teams up with city production firm to showcase the power of its creativity

Concert venue Bristol Beacon has formed a partnership with city-based TV production company Plimsoll Productions to highlight its work and help it reach a wider audience. The two, which are among Bristol’s largest creative organisations, said the collaboration would reflect their shared values around sustainability, diversity and creativity. Plimsoll,...

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Larger workshop for kitchen firm as ‘move and improve’ housing market serves up expansion

May 27, 2022
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Larger workshop for kitchen firm as ‘move and improve’ housing market serves up expansion

Bristol-based kitchen firm HUSK has quadrupled the size of its workshop space by expanding into a new site. The 9,500 sq ft unit off the Feeder Road in St Phillips will enable the firm to meet growing demand from homeowners keen to find cost-effective and sustainable ways to update...

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Love Saves The Day organisers pledge to put sustainability top of the bill at music festival

May 26, 2022
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Love Saves The Day organisers pledge to put sustainability top of the bill at music festival

Bristol’s biggest music event, Love Saves The Day, is to show that partying and caring for the planet can go hand-in-hand – including encouraging festival goers to think about waste, food consumption, water usage and their day-to-day choices. Taking place on the two Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holidays next Thursday...

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The LAST WORD: Jessica Morgan, owner, Carnsight Communications

May 20, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Jessica Morgan, owner, Carnsight Communications

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Jessica Morgan, founder and owner of PR agency Carnsight Communications, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? A Time to Die. I’m only a year late! I was...

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Ideas Festival will allow Bristol to shape debates on issues from climate change to cancel culture

May 20, 2022
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Ideas Festival will allow Bristol to shape debates on issues from climate change to cancel culture

A packed programme for Bristol’s Big Tent Ideas Festival has been unveiled, including political debates, arts, a Speaker’s Corner, community fayre and a Dragon’s Den-style pitching competition. Taking part will be government ministers, members of the shadow cabinet and three former Cabinet members, as well the head of the...

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Work, meet, play: Immersive Labs’ new Bristol head office puts the ‘fun’ in functional

May 20, 2022
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Work, meet, play: Immersive Labs’ new Bristol head office puts the ‘fun’ in functional

Rapidly expanding Bristol cybersecurity firm Immersive Labs has unveiled its playful new headquarters in Bristol – complete with scooters, games room and wellness suite. The 16,000 sq ft workspace, pictured, which takes up the entire sixth floor of The Programme, the refurbished curved office building on All Saints Street, is...

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New National Friendly marketing boss vows to raise profile of ‘one of the industry’s best-kept secrets’

May 19, 2022
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New National Friendly marketing boss vows to raise profile of ‘one of the industry’s best-kept secrets’

National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society, has appointed Georgia d’Esterre to the newly created role of executive head of marketing. Georgia, pictured, who will also sit on National Friendly’s executive committee, joins at a critical time for the society as it continues to build on the momentum and progress...

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More growth at Bristol PR firm Purplefish as it lands half a dozen new clients

May 18, 2022
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More growth at Bristol PR firm Purplefish as it lands half a dozen new clients

Bristol communications agency Purplefish is celebrating winning six new clients so far this year – with its growth about to trigger an increase in its workforce. The agency, which is based in Bristol’s Paintworks media hub and specialises in the tech, hospitality, and property sectors, is providing range of...

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Channel 4 teams up with Bristol creative partners to support city’s undiscovered TV drama writers

May 17, 2022
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Channel 4 teams up with Bristol creative partners to support city’s undiscovered TV drama writers

Channel 4’s Bristol creative hub has launched a scheme to nurture new TV drama writers from the city and across the South West – with the opportunity of getting feedback on their completed scripts from the broadcaster’s commission editor. The scheme is open to unrepresented writers looking for their...

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Former ‘big four’ R&D tax director joins ForrestBrown to work with major clients

May 17, 2022
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Former ‘big four’ R&D tax director joins ForrestBrown to work with major clients

Bristol-headquartered R&D tax consultancy ForrestBrown has further strengthened its senior team with the appointment of David Byrne as director. David, pictured, will lead the consultancy’s London office with a focus on supporting local, national and international businesses.  After spending nearly 20 years as an IT professional, designing and developing...

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