Creative/Media

Engine Shed’s latest departure is platform for creativity as it connects art with innovation

April 17, 2014
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Engine Shed’s latest departure is platform for creativity as it connects art with innovation

The Engine Shed, Bristol’s focal point for innovation, has officially opened its latest initiative – public art space Platform 14. Named after nearby Bristol Temple Meads railway station’s ‘missing’ platform, Platform 14 aims to highlight the diversity of opportunity within the hi- tech, low carbon and creative sectors within...

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Boost for Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios as new TV production of Poldark sails in

April 17, 2014
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Filming started at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios this week on the much anticipated BBC drama Poldark – the latest major series to use the region’s largest film and TV production space. Aidan Turner (The Hobbit Trilogy, Being Human) and Eleanor Tomlinson (Death Comes to Pemberley, The White Queen, Jack...

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Nash Partnership work recognised in shortlist for prestigious planning awards

April 17, 2014
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Nash Partnership work recognised in shortlist for prestigious planning awards

Two projects by built environment planning and design practice Nash Partnership, which has an office in Bristol, have been shortlisted for the national Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence. The St Paul’s scheme in Cheltenham, pictured right, a consultation-led masterplan for Cheltenham Borough Homes, is a...

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Export Week gives hundreds of West firms advice on doing business overseas

April 17, 2014
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Export Week gives hundreds of West firms advice on doing business overseas

Around 300 businesses attended events across the South West last week to learn about international business opportunities and the support available to reach new customers around the world.   A series of nine UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) events were held across the region as part of Export Week....

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Mulberry warns of more pressure on profits as it looks to boost sales with cheaper bags

April 17, 2014
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Mulberry warns of more pressure on profits as it looks to boost sales with cheaper bags

Mulberry, the West fashion brand best known for its upmarket bags, today warned its profits will be hit hard as it introduces new lower-price products. The firm, whose iconic bags often sell for upwards of £1,000, also said it was scaling back its new store opening programme as it...

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West cider apple growers urged to enter awards as industry presses ahead with growth

April 16, 2014
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West cider apple growers urged to enter awards as industry presses ahead with growth

The search is on for the best cider orchard in the West with apple growers being encouraged to compete for the silver medal awarded annually by the Royal Bath and West Show. This year’s contest is expected to be tougher than ever as the number and extent of orchards...

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Portishead founder sings the praises of Bristol’s strength in the creative industries

April 11, 2014
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Portishead founder sings the praises of Bristol’s strength in the creative industries

Founder member of legendary Bristol band Portishead Geoff Barrow was among top figures from the creative industries to talk candidly about their career paths at an advice day in the city for young people starting out in the field. The musician and producer, pictured, spoke about his break into...

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Dyson’s international marketing head to join Wildscreen as new CEO

April 11, 2014
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Dyson’s international marketing head to join Wildscreen as new CEO

Wildscreen, the Bristol-based wildlife conservation charity, has appointed Caroline Copsey, head of marketing for international business development at Dyson, as its new chief executive. Caroline, pictured, who joined the innovative domestic appliance firm in 2011 as group marketing controller, also has experience of introducing and marketing several national food...

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Bristol drinks brand Koji secures follow-on funds to drive growth

April 11, 2014
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Bristol drinks brand Koji secures follow-on funds to drive growth

Bristol-based Future Drinks Co has secured follow-on funding from the Government-backed Angel CoFund and its other investors to drive the next phase of growth of its Koji range of soft drinks. The funding means the firm can continue to scale up its operations and take the Koji brand into...

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New director of skills takes up post at West of England LEP with vision to develop a stronger workforce

April 10, 2014
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New director of skills takes up post at West of England LEP with vision to develop a stronger workforce

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Adam Powell as its new director of skills. In his new role Adam, pictured, will deliver the LEP’s vision of developing a well-educated and well-motivated workforce to meet the needs of business across the area which includes Bristol, North...

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Export Week: Eastern promise of fast-growing Asian markets and help for women in business

April 10, 2014
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Export Week: Eastern promise of fast-growing Asian markets and help for women in business

Two Export Week events will help female business owners expand or launch in new overseas markets and explain how a range of businesses can unlock the potential of South East Asian markets. Export Week aims to encourage firms to consider trading internationally or, for existing exporters, to look at...

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Tickets still available for tomorrow’s unique showcase of Bristol’s innovation and creativity

April 7, 2014
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Tickets still available for tomorrow’s unique showcase of Bristol’s innovation and creativity

Tickets are still available for The Business Showcase South West 2014, the region’s newest and most-exciting business event, which takes place in Bristol tomorrow. The unique showcase at Bristol’s historic Colston Hall celebrates the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and sustainability through speeches, discussions, exhibitors and networking opportunities....

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‘Dare to dream’ urges first black president of Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce

April 4, 2014
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‘Dare to dream’ urges first black president of Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Karl Brown this week took on the role of president of the Bristol Junior Chamber of Commerce. Born and bred in Downend after his parents left the Caribbean to live in Bristol in the 1960s, one of his aims during his year in office is...

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