Creative/Media

The LAST WORD: Karen Pearce, agency leader, Loom Digital

August 5, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Karen Pearce, agency leader, Loom Digital

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 Karen Pearce, agency leader at Bristol integrated digital marketing agency Loom Digital, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? I’m terrible at watching films – you’ll normally catch me watching...

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A roaring success for Bristol and showcase for its creativity. Wake the Tiger opens its doors

August 5, 2022
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A roaring success for Bristol and showcase for its creativity. Wake the Tiger opens its doors

The world’s first ‘amazement park’ opened in Bristol last weekend, with tickets for its first few days selling out. Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe went to check out this magical attraction, created in a rundown former paint factory.  Promised a ‘magical journey to another world’, I’m excited...

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Funding for Bristol tech firm leading the world in live-streaming events to the metaverse

August 5, 2022
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Funding for Bristol tech firm leading the world in live-streaming events to the metaverse

Condense, the Bristol firm at the forefront of bringing live events to 3D virtual worlds, has raised $4.5m (£3.7m) to take its world-beating tech to the next level. The firm, launched in in 2019, is making the first streaming studio in a global network to record and transmit Video 3.0...

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Balloon Fiesta bounces back with rapidly expanding Huboo sponsoring its first public VIP area

August 5, 2022
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Balloon Fiesta bounces back with rapidly expanding Huboo sponsoring its first public VIP area

Bristol’s iconic Balloon Fiesta returns next week after a two-year break due to the pandemic – and for the first time visitors will be able to enjoy the event from a public VIP area. The Huboo Sky Lounge, sponsored by fast-growing Bristol-based eCommerce fulfilment company Huboo, will ensure guests...

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Wide audience for University of Bristol’s candid interviews with city-based entrepreneurs

August 5, 2022
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Wide audience for University of Bristol’s candid interviews with city-based entrepreneurs

A series of films commissioned by the University of Bristol in which founders, researchers and academics from the university talk openly about their personal experiences of getting into enterprise has attracted widespread interest and applause for its diverse topics and honest approach. Called The Enterprise Sessions, the broadcast-style interviews...

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New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

August 4, 2022
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New placemaking charter aims for better-designed homes for region’s communities

An ambitious project calling for homes being built in Bristol and across the West of England to be high quality, well-designed and affordable has been launched. The Placemaking Charter will bring together the region’s councils and other public authorities, developers, communities and partners under a shared ambition to create...

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Global kids’ TV accolade for pioneering series made by Bristol animation firm

August 4, 2022
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Global kids’ TV accolade for pioneering series made by Bristol animation firm

Bristol animation production studio A Productions has scooped an international award for its part in creating the ground-breaking children’s TV series leading JoJo & Gran Gran. A Productions worked in collaboration with BBC Studios Kids & Family Productions on series one and two of the hugely successful series, pictured, which celebrates the...

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Significant changes to creative team at Mr B & Friends as it pursues designs for further growth

August 3, 2022
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Significant changes to creative team at Mr B & Friends as it pursues designs for further growth

Mr B & Friends, the Bristol-based independent brand consultancy, has made a number of significant appointments and promotions to its creative team as it continues to grow. Four people have been recruited in a move that builds on the expertise within the agency while a key creative in the...

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Bristol ‘incubator hub’ hailed after US software group acquires its Solverboard innovation platform

July 29, 2022
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Bristol ‘incubator hub’ hailed after US software group acquires its Solverboard innovation platform

Bristol-based creative group Istoria has sold its innovation management platform subsidiary Solverboard to a US-headquartered international software group in a deal worth up for £2.25m. Istoria Group, which owns a number of businesses in the exhibitions, events, publishing and interior design sectors, said the deal demonstrated the success of...

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Plans to make ‘Bristol better for all’ outlined by City Centre BID ahead of ballot for its next five-year term

July 29, 2022
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Plans to make ‘Bristol better for all’ outlined by City Centre BID ahead of ballot for its next five-year term

Bristol City Centre Business Improvement District (BID) has unveiled an ambitious five-year plan to make the area a more welcoming and safer place while also attracting new business, investment and people. The vision, for the period up to 2027, will be implemented if the BID is successfully voted back...

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Flagship event will explore how pioneers have – and continue to – shape our legal justice system

July 29, 2022
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Flagship event will explore how pioneers have – and continue to – shape our legal justice system

Baroness Hale, the former president of the Supreme Court, has been named as a speaker at a high-profile event in Bristol later this year which aims to shine a light on the impact of human rights change makers in legal justice and equality. Also lined up to speak is...

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Aardman on cue to sign up as first backer of region’s inaugural Good Employment Charter

July 29, 2022
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Aardman on cue to sign up as first backer of region’s inaugural Good Employment Charter

The West of England’s first Good Employment Charter has been launched – with Bristol’s four times Academy Award-winning animation studio Aardman the first to pledge its support. The project was kick-started this week by Metro Mayor Dan Norris as part of a push to develop good jobs, deliver opportunities...

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Confidence levels among South West firms worst in UK as economic storm clouds gather

July 29, 2022
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Confidence levels among South West firms worst in UK as economic storm clouds gather

Companies in the South West are more gloomy about the economy and their own prospects than those in all other regions of the UK, according to a new survey. Business confidence in the region fell three percentage points to 11% during July, making it the least confident region in the UK for...

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