Creative/Media

Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

September 18, 2017
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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

The CBI has appointed Ben Rhodes as its new assistant regional director in the South West. Ben, pictured, joins from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, where he was chief executive for five-and-a-half years. His responsibilities in the newly created role will include promoting the South West as a...

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Businesses urged to back Mayor in his fight to get more government spending for Bristol

September 15, 2017
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Businesses urged to back Mayor in his fight to get more government spending for Bristol

Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees is calling on the business community to support him as he sets out the case for increased powers and investment for the city. Mayor Rees, pictured, joined the leaders and mayors of the UK’s most powerful cities this week in calling on the government to...

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West firms head east on mission to whet appetite of Chinese for quality British food and drink

September 15, 2017
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An official trade mission of small food and drink firms jets off to China from Bristol Airport tomorrow morning in a bid to win business in the fast-growing country, which has a keen appetite for premium brands in the sector. The delegation is backed by Santander, Business West, the...

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Investors get a Wriggle on by backing fast-growing Bristol deals-on-meals app

September 15, 2017
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Investors get a Wriggle on by backing fast-growing Bristol deals-on-meals app

Wriggle, the Bristol-based app developer, has received a £320,000 investment to continue to its fast-paced national roll-out. Wriggle’s app and website connects users to exclusive, on-the-day discounts at bars, restaurants and events through articles, videos, guides and offers. It has already been used to connect around 100,000 foodie fans...

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Bristol’s indie brewers raise the bar for UK and overseas breweries at city’s Craft Beer Festival

September 15, 2017
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Bristol’s indie brewers raise the bar for UK and overseas breweries at city’s Craft Beer Festival

Bristol’s burgeoning craft beer industry takes centre stage this weekend as many of the city’s indie brewers come together for a major event. The Bristol Craft Beer Festival, which starts this evening, will showcase the city’s top breweries alongside those from around the South West and further afield.  Demonstrating...

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From Minions to VR, Encounters returns to put focus on Bristol as hotspot for short film talent

September 15, 2017
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From Minions to VR, Encounters returns to put focus on Bristol as hotspot for short film talent

Bristol’s acclaimed Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival kicks off next Tuesday with more than 400 films and 60 events across six days showcasing the best of animation and short films from new and emerging talent.  This year’s competition programme is extensive and diverse, featuring a range of genres...

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Police and Crime Commissioner to attend launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition

September 15, 2017
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Police and Crime Commissioner to attend launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition

Bristol’s emerging young entrepreneurs will get the chance to share their stories and pitch their ideas in a Dragons’ Den-style competition at an event staged by city-based youth empowerment project Babbasa later this month. Among those taking part in the launch of Bright Ideas Enterprise Competition on September 30...

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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

September 15, 2017
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Event offers chance to hear about unique Productivity through People programme

Small and medium-sized enterprises from across the South West are being invited to the preview of a unique programme aimed at supporting and investing in the business leaders of the future. Productivity through People is a collaboration between four world-class organisations with the University of Bath School of Management,...

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Last chances for Bristol businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

September 15, 2017
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Last chances for Bristol businesses to have their say on draft economic vision for the West of England

Bristol businesses have just a few weeks left to comment on a new economic blueprint for the West of England which aims to make it a “beacon of growth and innovation”. The draft strategy was launched in July by West of England Mayor Tim Bowles and interim chair of...

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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned in Bristol next month

September 14, 2017
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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned in Bristol next month

The search is on to find Britain’s female start-up of the Year – with the winner following in the footsteps of two Bristol-based businesswomen. The successful entrant will be crowned in Bristol next month following a live pitching session on stage at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, which...

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Jason Donovan to top the bill at this year’s fundraising The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner

September 13, 2017
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Jason Donovan to top the bill at this year’s fundraising The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner

Actor and singer Jason Donovan has been announced as the headline act for The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner in Bristol next month, which will raise thousands of pounds for disadvantaged young people across the South West. The platinum award-winning singer and former Neighbours star, pictured, will entertain guests at...

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Scam-busting scheme launched in Bristol by Barclays CEO to tackle rising tide of youth-targeted fraud

September 11, 2017
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Scam-busting scheme launched in Bristol by Barclays CEO to tackle rising tide of youth-targeted fraud

Barclays and City of Bristol College this week teamed up to launch a national scheme to warn young people of the dangers of fraud and scams as cases that deliberately target schoolchildren and students continue to rise sharply. The banking group’s UK CEO Ashok Vaswani, pictured, officially unveiled the...

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Bristol ethical tea firm Pukka insists it won’t weaken its values despite surprise takeover by Unilever

September 8, 2017
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Bristol ethical tea firm Pukka insists it won’t weaken its values despite surprise takeover by Unilever

Pukka Herbs, the Bristol-based highly ethical herbal tea and supplements business, has been snapped up by global grocery and household products giant Unilever in a deal that has brewed up strong feelings in the organic food industry. Unilever, whose brands range from Domestos to Marmite as well as PG...

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