Creative/Media

Bristol firms shine in the Sparkies and showcase the best of the West’s tech innovators

October 31, 2014
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Bristol firms shine in the Sparkies and showcase the best of the West’s tech innovators

Some of Bristol’s most innovative businesses are celebrating after winning in the Sparkies last night, the region’s tech sector ‘Oscars’. The awards emphasise the West of England’s growing role as one of the UK’s most innovative regions and showcase the achievements of its ambitious digital companies and entrepreneurs. Judges...

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Marketing agency Proteus Creative finds modern home in Bristol’s historic Queen Square

October 31, 2014
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Marketing agency Proteus Creative finds modern home in Bristol’s historic Queen Square

One of the most prominent buildings in Bristol’s Queen Square is almost full following its letting to marketing and comms agency Proteus Creative Communication. The firm, which has relocated from Redcliffe Parade, has taken nearly 2,500 sq ft of contemporary, open plan space on a 10-year lease at King...

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Bristol’s phonebox millionaire called on to become patron of homeless charity Emmaus

October 31, 2014
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Bristol’s phonebox millionaire called on to become patron of homeless charity Emmaus

Bristol-born entrepreneur Stephen Fear, known as the phonebox millionaire, has become a patron of homeless charity Emmaus. Dr Fear, pictured, who created his first business aged 14 from a phonebox on his Bristol council estate, said due to hyperactivity as a child and the breakup of his parents’ marriage...

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Charity boosted by donation of £10,000 online support from Bristol agency Toinfinity

October 31, 2014
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Charity boosted by donation of £10,000 online support from Bristol agency Toinfinity

Digital marketing agency toinfinity is to donate £10,000 worth of online support to children’s bereavement charity Winston’s Wish. The agency, which has offices in Bristol and Swindon, had appealed for charities to apply for the funding to support their cause and advance their online exposure. Having learnt more about...

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Tax specialist boosts Corrigan Associates as firm looks for more growth among Bristol’s innovators

October 30, 2014
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Tax specialist boosts Corrigan Associates as firm looks for more growth among Bristol’s innovators

Corrigan Associates, the expanding Bristol-based independent accountancy firm, has appointed Pete Edwards as a partner specialising in tax advice to owner-managed businesses. Pete, pictured, who previously worked as a tax specialist with accountants Baker Tilly, is the latest arrival at Corrigan Associates, underpinning its position as one of Bristol’s...

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Green light for UWE’s state-of-the-art £50m business and law school building

October 30, 2014
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Green light for UWE’s state-of-the-art £50m business and law school building

A £50m landmark building planned by UWE Bristol for its Faculty of Business and Law has been given the go-ahead by South Gloucestershire Council. The 17,200 sq m, five-storey building will house Bristol Business School and Bristol Law School and is part of UWE’s Frenchay Campus ambitious development plan...

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London creative audio firm is latest arrival at Bristol’s booming Bottle Yard Studios

October 29, 2014
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London creative audio firm is latest arrival at Bristol’s booming Bottle Yard Studios

Bristol’s fast-growing Bottle Yard Studios has attracted another major creative business – Emmy award-winning creative audio company Radium Audio. The London-based firm, which designs music and sound for blue-chip clients such as Sky, National Geographic and the BBC, opened its 3,600 sq ft production studio space at the South...

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Latest Bristol-Guangzhou link will harness cities’ leading innovation in energy, education and urban design

October 24, 2014
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Latest Bristol-Guangzhou link will harness cities’ leading innovation in energy, education and urban design

Bristol and its Chinese sister city Guangzhou are to explore closer links between their important educational, industrial and energy sectors following the second visit by a high-powered delegation to Bristol in as many weeks. A Bristol-Panyu Urbanisation and Cooperation group is to be established to look at how the...

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Bristol firm Ecoegg ‘reshores’ manufacturing back to UK from China

October 24, 2014
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Bristol firm Ecoegg ‘reshores’ manufacturing back to UK from China

Bristol-based Ecoegg, an award-winning designer of eco-friendly laundry products, has created nine jobs and is exporting to more than 30 countries worldwide after bringing its production back from China. Having developed its innovative Dryer Egg, the latest in its range of eco- and skin-friendly products, firm was keen to...

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Bristol musical instrument firm looking for perfect pitch at royal innovation event

October 24, 2014
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Bristol musical instrument firm looking for perfect pitch at royal innovation event

Nu Desine, the Bristol firm behind the revolutionary AlphaSphere electronic musical instrument, is to take part in a pitching event with a royal twist. The firm, based at Bristol’s SETsquared innovation hub, has been shortlisted to take part in Pitch@Palace, a project spearheaded by the Duke of York and...

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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

October 24, 2014
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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

Bristol business leaders today welcomed the latest positive national economic figures but concerns remain that the pace of growth is slowing and further problems could lie ahead. The Office for National Statistics figures show the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.7% in the three months to September...

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B24/7 & Bristol Business News comment: Why businesses must back our year as Green Capital

October 24, 2014
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B24/7 & Bristol Business News comment: Why businesses must back our year as Green Capital

Each month the relaunched B24/7 website will feature a comment article by Bristol Business News editor Robert Buckland looking at a different business issue affecting the city. He kicks off the series by urging Bristol businesses to get behind next year’s European Green Capital. We’ve had the high-profile sackings,...

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Award nomination for Bristol’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

October 23, 2014
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Award nomination for Bristol’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bristol, has been named as one of the UK’s most dedicated champions of entrepreneurs. SETsquared, whose Bristol base is at the Engine Shed at Temple Meads, will compete in the national finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards next...

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