Creative/Media

Sift Digital shifts to new offices after demerger from parent group

July 29, 2016
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Sift Digital shifts to new offices after demerger from parent group

Bristol-based internet marketing firm Sift Digital has relocated to the newly-refurbished office building The Quorum on the edge of the city centre. The firm, which earlier this year demerged from Bristol-based business publisher Sift, has taken nearly 5,000 sq ft in the building on a five year lease with...

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West of England devolution deal: Infographic

July 29, 2016
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West of England devolution deal: Infographic

The £1bn devolution deal and the West of England combined authority formed by it would increase control and resources for business including: Integrated and locally relevant inward investment and trade services, led by Invest in Bristol & Bath Support for developing the West of England Growth Hub Increased support...

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West of England devolution deal: Make your views known, Bristol businesses are told

July 29, 2016
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West of England devolution deal: Make your views known, Bristol businesses are told

Bristol businesses are being urged to give their views on the West of England devolution proposal, which would bring extra powers to the area along with additional funding worth up to £1bn. Business organisations in the region, including the Institute of Directors (IoD), CBI, FSB and Business West have...

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Event: Is crowdfunding still an alternative source of finance?

July 29, 2016
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Event: Is crowdfunding still an alternative source of finance?

Bristol’s innovation hub Engine Shed is staging the third in its finance series with an expert panel session assessing the state of maturity of crowdfunding. There has been significant growth in crowdfunding over the last few years – with many of the pioneers coming from the innovation-rich Bristol area and across...

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Team Juice get set to clock up the miles in charity bike ride

July 28, 2016
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Team Juice get set to clock up the miles in charity bike ride

Recruitment agency Juice is gearing up for a pedal-powered charity fundraiser this September in which its staff will cycle 57 miles between its four offices. The event is the brainchild of Juice managing director Emma Summers and her husband Andrew, who wanted to organise a fun and energetic event...

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Gem sparkles as trend for craft beer lifts Bath Ales’ supermarket sales

July 26, 2016
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Gem sparkles as trend for craft beer lifts Bath Ales’ supermarket sales

The growing popularity of Bath Ales’ flagship Gem bitter has helped the brewery achieve its best ever year for grocery sales. Its supermarket sales grew by 14% last year to £3.5m as demand for craft beer continued to spiral. The increase put Bath Ales in third position in a...

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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

July 25, 2016
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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

The Institute of Directors South West regional chairman Nick Sturge has been appointed to the organisation’s national council as it seeks to ensure that a range of voices from across business are heard as Brexit unfolds. Nick Sturge, pictured, the co-founder and director of Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub,...

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Top award – and potential retail deal – for student’s invention that reuses waste plastic

July 22, 2016
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Top award – and potential retail deal – for student’s invention that reuses waste plastic

An enterprising UWE Bristol student has invented a product which utilises the mountains of plastic bottles discarded every day by turning them into functional household items. Josh James, pictured, has received a prestigious industry award for his innovative product Melt, a toolkit which can be used to transform plastic...

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Sports performance coffee firm’s runaway success leads group of award-winning entrepreneurs

July 22, 2016
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Sports performance coffee firm’s runaway success leads group of award-winning entrepreneurs

A group of Bristol start-ups have been awarded a total of £30,000 to propel their business growth and take them to the next level. The Entrepreneuring Awards were presented to ‘chiclets’ (entrepreneurs) in Bristol’s Entrepreneurial Spark business accelerator – or ‘hatchery’. They received between £1,000 and £10,000 in the...

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Michelin-starred chef teams up with Ashton Gate to create posh nosh for VIP sports fans

July 22, 2016
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Michelin-starred chef teams up with Ashton Gate to create posh nosh for VIP sports fans

Most football and rugby fans are used to little more than a pasty or hamburger as their pre-match meal but anyone splashing out on platinum VIP packages at Ashton Gate next season will be in for a Michelin-starred treat ahead of kick-off. Bristol-based award-winning chef Josh Eggleton has teamed...

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Bristol’s financial services sector showcased as alternative location to City of London

July 22, 2016
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Bristol’s financial services sector showcased as alternative location to City of London

Bristol and the West of England are being promoted as a financial services hotspot capable of attracting major international investment while also playing a lead role in the UK’s emerging financial technology (fintech) industry. The area is being showcased as one of nine UK ‘financial centres of excellence’ by...

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Stronger economy in first half of year fuels increase in South West deal activity

July 22, 2016
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Stronger economy in first half of year fuels increase in South West deal activity

Merger and acquisition activity in the South West climbed by 4.3% in the first half of this year as the economy continued to recover and cash-rich businesses hit the takeover trail. However, the total value of 267 deals was down 15% at £3.08bn against the same period in 2015....

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Bristol trio in running for national Institute of Directors awards

July 21, 2016
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Three bosses of Bristol area firms have been selected to compete at national level in the coveted Institute of Directors (IoD) 2016 Director of the Year Awards. The three – Mark Crutchley of Circadian Trust, James Piper from Ecosurety and Almeda Facilities’ Brady George – were winners in last month’s regional...

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