Creative/Media

Bristol to host first major showcase for the South West’s events industry

July 19, 2018
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Bristol to host first major showcase for the South West’s events industry

A major new trade show to highlight the vibrant events industry in the South West is to be staged in Bristol early next year. Called MEET South West, it will be the first of its kind to provide a showcase for the region’s thriving meetings, incentives, conferences and events...

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Bristol Business Blog: Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

July 17, 2018
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Bristol Business Blog:  Tracey John, UWE Bristol. Support for business innovation with two grants schemes

By Tracey John, assistant director of research, business and innovation, UWE Bristol The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) is very active when it comes to business engagement. As well as offering internships and supplying work-ready graduates, it also serves as a conduit for government funding. Two...

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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

July 17, 2018
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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

Business West, the region’s largest business support and lobbying group, has joined three other organisations to this week launch a new venture that aims to transform how businesses trade internationally. Export Growth Partners will redefine export support to meet the challenges and opportunities of Britain’s exit from the European...

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The LAST WORD: Louise Mitchell, CEO, Bristol Music Trust

July 13, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Louise Mitchell, CEO, Bristol Music Trust

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Louise Mitchell, CEO of Bristol Music Trust, which runs Colston Hall, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Darkest Hour. I’m not...

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Second cohort of innovators selected for Oracle’s Bristol Startup Cloud Accelerator

July 13, 2018
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Second cohort of innovators selected for Oracle’s Bristol Startup Cloud Accelerator

A diverse group of five fledgling firms in areas ranging from artificial intelligence (AI) to video collaboration and vertical farms has been selected to take part in the second Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator programme in Bristol. The six-month programme provides enriching, collaborative partnerships to take high-potential cloud-based innovators to...

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Call goes out to engineers to help nurture Bristol’s next generation of tech innovators

July 13, 2018
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Call goes out to engineers to help nurture Bristol’s next generation of tech innovators

DigiLocal, the Bristol organisation supporting communities in running tech clubs for their young people, is seeking engineers to support the design of project guides for its clubs and workshops. DigiLocal support 16 clubs across 12 communities aimed at eight to 14 year olds who do not have traditional access...

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Halo effect of creative hub means there’s no space left in HERE

July 13, 2018
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Halo effect of creative hub means there’s no space left in HERE

Creative and tech workspace in one of Bristol’s most iconic commercial buildings is now fully occupied following the arrival of its latest tenant. Branding agency Halo’s move into HERE – the former HTV West studio and HQ on Bath Road – has left the building’s asset managers Ashville operating...

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Bristol in starring role again as ‘emotionally charged’ drama returns to TV

July 13, 2018
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Bristol in starring role again as ‘emotionally charged’ drama returns to TV

Another critically acclaimed made-in-Bristol TV drama returns to the small screen this weekend after filming in the city earlier this year. The first two series of ITV’s Unforgotten proved hugely successful with viewers and critics alike, the second receiving an average consolidated viewing figure of over 6m with a...

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Bristol Pride founder takes up new role as director of Architecture Centre

July 13, 2018
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Bristol Pride founder takes up new role as director of Architecture Centre

Bristol’s Architecture Centre has appointed the founder of the city’s Pride festival, Dr Anna Rutherford, as its new director. Anna, pictured, is known for driving step-changes in organisations and has already made her mark on the city as chair of Bristol Festivals, during which she helped re-design Bristol’s arts...

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Green light for university’s Temple Quarter campus, but it scales down plan for Bristol’s tallest building

July 12, 2018
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Green light for university’s Temple Quarter campus, but it scales down plan for Bristol’s tallest building

The University of Bristol has received outline planning permission for its new £300m Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus – paving the way for the long-awaited regeneration of the high-profile area. However, it has reduced the height of one of the planned student accommodation blocks on the site from 25 storeys...

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Tech industry pioneer sets new course as chair of Brunel’s SS Great Britain

July 12, 2018
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Tech industry pioneer sets new course as chair of Brunel’s SS Great Britain

The SS Great Britain Trust, the organisation that owns Brunel’s iconic ship on Bristol’s Harbourside, has elected long-standing UK tech industry figure Jim McKenna as its new chair. His appointment at the charitable trust’s AGM comes three months after it opened the £7.2m Being Brunel museum as a major...

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Waitrose delivers extension to contract with expats’ ‘favourite online supermarket’

July 11, 2018
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Waitrose delivers extension to contract with expats’ ‘favourite online supermarket’

Bristol-based specialist online supermarket British Corner Shop has renewed its contract with high-end retailer Waitrose under which it sells its UK-made products to more than 150,000 customers spread across 146 countries. Last year alone British Corner Shop delivered more than 1.4m Waitrose biscuits to the British expat community worldwide....

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The LAST WORD: Marti Burgess, associate director, Gregg Latchams, and chair, St Pauls Carnival CIC

July 6, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Marti Burgess, associate director, Gregg Latchams, and chair, St Pauls Carnival CIC

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Marti Burgess, associate director of Gregg Latchams and chair of St Pauls Carnival CIC, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? The...

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