Creative/Media

Bristol’s Green Capital Year aims high from the start – with opening gala ceremony and a tightrope act

January 23, 2015
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Bristol’s Green Capital Year aims high from the start – with opening gala ceremony and a tightrope act

Bristol’s year as European Green Capital gets underway this weekend with an opening ceremony and gala dinner for visiting dignitaries this evening and a spectacular high-wire act tomorrow as the first public event. Organisers hope the combination of the civic ceremony with the ‘fun’ element of the tightrope walk...

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Innovative Bristol firms placed among top players in England’s creative industries

January 23, 2015
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Innovative Bristol firms placed among top players in England’s creative industries

Four Bristol firms have been named among England’s most creative businesses in a list that also highlights the contribution the sector makes to the economy. App developer Mubaloo, Animation studio Rumpus, digital media firm Sun and Moon and games developer Ground Shatter join some of the country’s most-innovative firms...

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Bristol placed among top UK cities for innovation and business growth in major new report

January 23, 2015
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Bristol placed among top UK cities for innovation and business growth in major new report

Bristol’s standing as one of the UK’s most innovative cities has been recognised in a major new report which also highlights the strength of its economy. The latest report from respected urban think tank Centre for Cities places Bristol ninth in the table of the leading UK cities for...

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Colston Hall’s £45m regeneration plan aims to make Bristol UK capital of young people’s music

January 23, 2015
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Colston Hall’s £45m regeneration plan aims to make Bristol UK capital of young people’s music

Bristol’s Colston Hall is taking its £45m transformation and regeneration campaign to the heart of Westminster next month as it continues to seek top-level support and funding. Buoyed by Bristol City Council’s draft budget pledge of £10m, confirmed earlier this month, the iconic music venue is staging an event...

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Join us in helping combat poverty in Africa, microfinance charity Deki urges Bristol businesses

January 23, 2015
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Join us in helping combat poverty in Africa, microfinance charity Deki urges Bristol businesses

Innovative Bristol microfinance charity Deki is calling on businesses in the city to help it fight poverty in Africa by joining it in a unique partnership. Deki’s crowdfunding website deki.org.uk offers long-term solutions to poverty by giving entrepreneurs in the developing world access to small loans and business training....

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Crowdfunding campaign launched for social enterprise promoting diversity in Bristol’s creative sector

January 23, 2015
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Crowdfunding campaign launched for social enterprise promoting diversity in Bristol’s creative sector

Bristol social enterprise Represent has kicked off its crowdfunding campaign to support its mission of improving diversity, inclusion and equality in the region’s creative sector. It has set a target of £15,000 and is offering a range of rewards for supporters with pledges of support starting from as little...

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Ocean estate agents hail Taxi Studio’s work in creating its new brand identity

January 23, 2015
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Ocean estate agents hail Taxi Studio’s work in creating its new brand identity

Bristol design studio Taxi has created a new brand identity for estate agency chain Ocean as it prepares to expand beyond the city. Ocean, which now has eight branches in Bristol, was launched in 1983. It quickly established itself as an agency with customer service at its heart and...

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Top 20 ranking in industry league table for fast-growing Bristol agency Workbrands

January 22, 2015
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Top 20 ranking in industry league table for fast-growing Bristol agency Workbrands

Bristol-based brand and design agency Workbrands has been named among the UK’s Top 20 Fastest Growing B2B agencies by business-to-business marketing resource B2B Marketing. The agency, which appears in the table at number 16, has expanded significantly over the past 18 months with a clutch of new client wins,...

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Businesses urged to join debate on future of libraries in Bristol

January 20, 2015
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Businesses urged to join debate on future of libraries in Bristol

Businesses are being invited to have their say on the future of Bristol’s libraries at an event today (Wednesday January 21). The city council is consulting on the issue and inviting feedback from all parts of the community. This evening’s event, at the Central Library on College Green, will...

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Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios prove picture perfect location for film production equipment business

January 20, 2015
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Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios prove picture perfect location for film production equipment business

A firm supplying TV and film productions such as Downton Abbey with everything from lighting and power generators to pop-up changing rooms and gaffer tape has become the latest business to open a base at Bristol’s successful Bottle Yard Studios. Location One’s Bristol office is its second regional branch...

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Bristol’s Harbourside to get cultural boost from link-up between Arnolfini and UWE

January 16, 2015
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Bristol’s Harbourside to get cultural boost from link-up between Arnolfini and UWE

Arnolfini and UWE Bristol have forged a new partnership to enhance the art and cultural offer on Bristol’s Harbourside. Under the link-up, which will be agreed in full this spring, the two organisations will share resources and facilities and collaborate on programming and education workshops, seminars and events, and...

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City council cabinet approves digital advertising billboards trial – but opponents attack them as ‘gaudy’

January 16, 2015
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City council cabinet approves digital advertising billboards trial – but opponents attack them as ‘gaudy’

From Bristol 247  Two main roads in Bristol city centre could become test areas for controversial digital advertising billboards after the council’s cabinet gave approval for the move, which could generate several million pounds for city over the next few years. Temple Way underpass and Bond Street near Cabot...

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Former Elizabeth Shaw boss joins regional investment firm as it targets Bristol businesses

January 16, 2015
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Former Elizabeth Shaw boss joins regional investment firm as it targets Bristol businesses

The former managing director of Bristol-based chocolate manufacturer Elizabeth Shaw has been appointed by alternative finance provider South West Investment Group (SWIG) Capital as a non-executive director to the board of its fund-holding arm. Malachy McReynolds, pictured, join the group, which since 1996 has invested £15m in to more...

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