Creative/Media

Unique solar-powered balloon to take to the skies above Bristol

July 3, 2015
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The world’s first solar hybrid balloon, now under development in Bristol, will make its maiden flight at the city’s iconic international balloon fiesta next month. The innovative balloon, produced by Cameron Balloons, was showcased this week to coincide with the announcement of St Austell Brewery as the official sponsor...

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Bristol in the spotlight as a green and ethical city as it welcomes International Fair Trade conference

July 3, 2015
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Bristol in the spotlight as a green and ethical city as it welcomes International Fair Trade conference

Bristol takes its place among the world’s most ethical cities this weekend as it hosts around 250 delegates from 20 countries across the world for the 9th International Fair Trade Towns Conference. The event will explore ‘Fair Trade for Sustainability’ as part of the Bristol’s European Green Capital events...

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Bristol digital marketing agency Strategy snapped up by industry heavyweight Fat Media

July 3, 2015
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Long-running Bristol content marketing firm Strategy Digital has been acquired by Fat Media, one of the largest digital marketing agencies in the North of England. Based in Lancaster and with an office in London, Fat Media employs 93 people working on household brands such as Typhoo, OCS, Samsung, Jessops...

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Innovative designer bags top fashion award within months of starting up in business

July 3, 2015
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Innovative designer bags top fashion award within months of starting up in business

Bristol designer Jennifer Hamley, who set up her own handbag business just months ago with help from BRAVE Enterprise, has won a prestigious international fashion award. Jennifer, of Jennifer Hamley, England, beat five other finalists to win the unisex work bag category of the Independent Handbag Designer Awards in...

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New departure lounge and terrace opened at Bristol Airport as its expansion gathers pace

July 3, 2015
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New departure lounge and terrace opened at Bristol Airport as its expansion gathers pace

The first of Bristol Airport’s two major terminal extensions opened to passengers today following a 12-month build programme and £8.6m investment. The east terminal extension includes a significantly enlarged departure lounge featuring hundreds of additional seats as well several retail and catering brands new to the airport. A stand-out...

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Plea to Osborne to focus on infrastructure, exports and skills in next week’s Budget

July 3, 2015
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Plea to Osborne to focus on infrastructure, exports and skills in next week’s Budget

Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, has called on the Chancellor to strike a balance between eliminating the deficit and stimulating growth in next week’s Budget. And while George Osborne is likely to focus on the cuts and reform, he must also concentrate on infrastructure, boosting...

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Honorary degree for Trunki inventor and Dragon slayer Rob Law

July 3, 2015
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Bristol-based entrepreneur Rob Law, the inventor of the Trunki ride-on child’s suitcase, has received an honorary degree from the University of Bath. Rob – who was famously turned down on Dragons’ Den – received his Doctor of Engineering degree in recognition of his exceptional achievements, including building a company...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

June 26, 2015
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: IoD South West Director of the Year Awards

Last week’s ninth annual Institute of Directors Director of the Year awards, staged at Bordeaux Quay, Bristol. Photos by Clint Randall www.pixelprphotography.co.uk All the awards winners with ceremony host Laura Rawlings, centre Director of the Year Award winner Julie Moore with ceremony host Laura Rawlings and Mark Bennett of...

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Bristol firms mount strong challenge in region’s most celebrated business awards

June 26, 2015
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Bristol firms mount strong challenge in region’s most celebrated business awards

Three of the Bristol area’s most successful firms will go head to head next week in the South West’s most prestigious business competition. Global financial administration company Computershare Investors Services, Loungers – the business behind the successful café/bar chain – and Chipping Sodbury-based Ian Williams, one of the UK’s...

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Chairman role at South West Investment Group for former Elizabeth Shaw boss

June 26, 2015
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Chairman role at South West Investment Group for former Elizabeth Shaw boss

The funding holding arm of regional alternative finance lender South West Investment Group (SWIG) has appointed Malachy McReynolds as its new chairman. Malachy, pictured, who spent 12 years as managing director of Bristol-based chocolate manufacturer Elizabeth Shaw, joined the SWIG board in January. He takes over as chairman from...

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Virtual reality offshoot launched by Bristol games developer Opposable

June 26, 2015
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Virtual reality offshoot launched by Bristol games developer Opposable

Opposable Games, the Bristol-based computer games developer and organiser of the UK’s largest virtual reality (VR) conference, has launched a new company focused on this growing area of technology. Based in the Bristol Games Hub in Stokes Croft, Opposable Games have been developing VR experiences into its own games...

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Trio of major conferences will put Bristol at heart of green thinking

June 26, 2015
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Trio of major conferences will put Bristol at heart of green thinking

Bristol’s status as a laboratory for green ideas will be strengthened when it hosts three sustainable conferences in the space of a week. The 52nd International Making Cities Liveable (IMCL) conference (June 29 – July 3), the National Sustainable Schools conference (July 2) and the 9th International Fair Trade...

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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

June 24, 2015
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EU exit could damage the UK economy, say four-fifths of West of England firms

More than 80% of West of England firms fear leaving the EU would pose a risk to the UK economy, according to results of a survey among nearly 1,000 businesses in the region. Two thirds also believe it would be bad for their own business. The survey by Business...

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