Creative/Media

Bristol city centre office market heats up as investors target dwindling number of opportunities

January 24, 2020
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Bristol city centre office market heats up as investors target dwindling number of opportunities

An historic building-turned-media hub in Bristol’s Finzels Reach regeneration area has become the latest to be sold as the commercial property market continues to view the city as an investment hotspot. The Fermentation Buildings, pictured, whose occupiers include Channel 4, was sold to Mendip District Council for £11.9m by...

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US viewers get to see Bristol-made Crystal Maze as cult TV gameshow crosses the Atlantic

January 24, 2020
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US viewers get to see Bristol-made Crystal Maze as cult TV gameshow crosses the Atlantic

Legendary UK gameshow The Crystal Maze makes its US debut this weekend – but its production has stayed firmly rooted in Bristol. The cult programme has been filmed in the city since it underwent a reboot two years ago. It has become one of the largest productions at the...

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Aardman puts crisis facing the world’s oceans in the frame to back Greenpeace campaign

January 24, 2020
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Aardman puts crisis facing the world’s oceans in the frame to back Greenpeace campaign

Bristol’s Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman has teamed up with Greenpeace to launch a powerful film highlighting the plight of the world’s oceans. Turtle Journey, made by Aardman director and designer Gavin Strange, tells the heart-breaking story of a turtle family heading home through an ocean that is under increasing...

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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

January 24, 2020
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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

Some of Bristol’s most dynamic entrepreneurs are among the shortlisted entries for a major new awards scheme celebrating the West of England’s inspirational small businesses. The inaugural Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch’ awards take place next week to champion the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. ...

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MEET South West 2020′s vision to show that events can be green too

January 24, 2020
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MEET South West 2020′s vision to show that events can be green too

With just a week to go to MEET South West 2020 – the region’s only trade show dedicated to the events industry – its organisers are highlighting its sustainability credentials. When the inaugural event took place last year one of the key objectives was to make it as sustainable...

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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

January 24, 2020
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Directors urged to enter awards scheme that showcase excellence in the region’s boardrooms

The region’s top annual business award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom has been launched. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2020 aim to champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs while also focusing UK-wide attention on success in the region.  Nominations – which opened...

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Bristol’s creative sector welcomes Channel 4 with pledge to support city’s diverse talent pool

January 17, 2020
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Bristol’s creative sector welcomes Channel 4 with pledge to support city’s diverse talent pool

Channel 4’s arrival in Bristol will open up new opportunities for the city’s creative talent and widen access to jobs in the media sector, Mayor Marvin Rees told the official launch party for the TV firm’s Bristol base. He said the campaign to attract Channel 4 to the city...

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Bristol’s booming tech sector earns city place among global investment hotspots

January 17, 2020
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Bristol’s booming tech sector earns city place among global investment hotspots

Bristol is one of the 15 top destinations in the world for venture capital investment in tech businesses, beating cities such as Oslo and Dublin and second only to London in the UK, according to new research. A report prepared for the Digital Economy Council by Tech Nation and...

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More seed funding for indoor farming firm as it looks to reap rewards of its pioneering tech

January 17, 2020
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More seed funding for indoor farming firm as it looks to reap rewards of its pioneering tech

Bristol vertical and indoor farming innovator LettUs Grow has secured £2.35m in seed funding to scale-up delivery of its game-changing technology to farmers across the UK. LettUs Grow’s award-winning indoor farming system for greenhouses and vertical farms aims to address global food security and sustainability concerns.  These indoor farms...

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Inspiring speakers from Bristol lined up for Bath hotel’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

January 17, 2020
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Inspiring speakers from Bristol lined up for Bath hotel’s Phenomenal Women 2020 series

Some of Bristol’s most inspiring businesswomen will share their experiences in the latest series of Phenomenal Women talks staged by a top Bath hotel. Now in its third year, the series at The Gainsborough Bath Spa aims to celebrate, support and inspire. Each event is delivered by a high-profile...

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Practical insight and expert speakers lined up for MEET South West’s educational programme

January 17, 2020
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Practical insight and expert speakers lined up for MEET South West’s educational programme

The speaker line-up for MEET South West 2020, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the events industry, has been confirmed – with attendees promised a day full of expert advice, industry updates and practical support. Subjects will range from future trends and sustainable events to utilising tech and...

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MIND Mondays launched by Bristol pub chain to help raise awareness of mental health

January 17, 2020
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MIND Mondays launched by Bristol pub chain to help raise awareness of mental health

Butcombe, the brewery and pub chain based just outside Bristol, has teamed up with charity MIND to increase awareness of mental health issues among its customers and staff. The pair are launching MIND Mondays – weekly coffee afternoons to encourage people to meet, talk more and enjoy a free...

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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

January 16, 2020
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West of England start-ups to benefit from UK’s first investment catalyst scheme

A pioneering programme to help catalyse investment into some of the West of England’s fastest-growing start-ups has been launched by TechSPARK, the region’s tech sector information hub. The first of its kind in the UK, the Investment Activator Programme (IAP) will include activities to increase the flow of money...

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