Creative/Media

European Green Capital year ends with plea to Bristol businesses to continue sustainable innovation

February 5, 2016
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European Green Capital year ends with plea to Bristol businesses to continue sustainable innovation

Bristol’s year as European Green Capital officially ended this afternoon with a pledge by its key players to keep the city at the leading edge of sustainable business innovation. A closing ceremony staged at Colston Hall looked back over Bristol’s year in the green spotlight and at its legacy....

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Bristol’s top stylists, designers and artists take centre stage at fashion show

February 5, 2016
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Bristol’s top stylists, designers and artists take centre stage at fashion show

The Hobbs Show – the largest fashion show in the UK outside of London – will put Bristol’s fashion industry in the spotlight tomorrow. The night of style, music and performance – the last to be staged by iconic Bristol salon Hobbs – will offer a  platform for the...

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Bristol venues book their places among the winners in regional tourism excellence awards

February 5, 2016
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Bristol venues book their places among the winners in regional tourism excellence awards

Bristol’s Colston Hall, Hippodrome and SS Great Britain were among the winners at last night’s prestigious South West Tourism Excellence Awards. Held in Exeter Cathedral, the awards championed the quality and breadth of the region’s tourist industry – from guest houses, hotels, campsites and pubs to large attractions, cultural...

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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

February 5, 2016
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Growth hub taps into expertise to change the face of business support

Bristol firms can get instant access to an extensive network of business knowledge and skills partners through a new growth hub launched by Business West. The region’s largest business group – and the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – wants the portal to be...

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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

February 4, 2016
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Growth fund on the lookout for new opportunities after reaching £100m investment milestone

The latest deal by BGF, the independent fund that backs small and medium-sized firms with strong growth potential, has taken its total investment in the South West past the £100m mark. The £4.43m equity funding in marketing technology software and service firm Adestra means BGF’s Bristol office has now...

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Hobbs Fashion Show will put Bristol’s top stylists, designers and artists in the spotlight

January 29, 2016
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Hobbs Fashion Show will put Bristol’s top stylists, designers and artists in the spotlight

Bristol’s fashion industry will get a major boost next weekend when The Hobbs Show – the largest fashion show in the UK outside of London – takes place in the city. The night of style, music and performance – the last to be staged by iconic Bristol salon Hobbs...

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Income and jobs boost for city as Destination Bristol three-year marketing campaign beats targets

January 29, 2016
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Income and jobs boost for city as Destination Bristol three-year marketing campaign beats targets

Nearly £70.8m and 1,315 extra jobs were generated through a groundbreaking three-year marketing campaign by Destination Bristol – far more than its original targets – according to new figures. The campaign, from March 2012 to March 2015, formed part of VisitEngland’s Growing Tourism Locally project, funded in part by...

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Firms invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and strengthen business links with China

January 29, 2016
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Firms invited to celebrate the Year of the Monkey and strengthen business links with China

Bristol’s business community will welcome the Chinese New Year of the Monkey in style with a banquet at one of the city’s top restaurants. The gala banquet has been organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, which works to connect businesses in the Bristol region with businesses...

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TLT team steers cross-border acquisition of UK transport magazine publisher

January 29, 2016
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TLT team steers cross-border acquisition of UK transport magazine publisher

Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT has advised global publishing company DVV Media on its acquisition of UK specialist publishing firm Road Transport Media, which owns publications such as Commercial Motor, Motor Transport and Truck & Driver. Hamburg based DVV produces more than 30 B2B publications in the transport and logistics,...

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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. The Range mega-warehouse deal paves way for further Enterprise Area successes

January 29, 2016
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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. The Range mega-warehouse deal paves way for further Enterprise Area successes

By Matt Cross, head of inward investment, Invest Bristol and Bath. Last week’s announcement that The Range is investing in bringing 1,050 jobs through one of the largest warehousing and distribution schemes in the UK to Severnside, South Gloucestershire, shows that the West of England is most certainly open...

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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

January 29, 2016
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Annual search starts to find the West of England’s best businesses

Bristol’s top firms are being urged to enter the region’s most prestigious business competition – accountants PwC’s annual West of England Business of the Year Awards. The widely-respected awards are now in their 28th year and previous winners represent the cream of the region’s top companies. The unrivalled awards,...

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Bristol magazine group chief appointed as trustee of Crafts Council

January 29, 2016
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Bristol magazine group chief appointed as trustee of Crafts Council

The Crafts Council, the UK development agency for contemporary crafts, has appointed Andy Marshall, group managing director at Bristol-based magazine group Immediate Media Co, as a trustee. Andy, pictured, has more than 30 years’ experience in media and publishing. He becomes one of 11 trustees at the council at...

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Last chance to enter prestigious South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016

January 29, 2016
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Last chance to enter prestigious South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2016

Applications for the coveted South West Fairtrade Business Awards close this weekend and Bristol firms that support fair and ethical business practices are being urged to enter before Sunday’s deadline. The unique awards – now in their fourth year – champion firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart...

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