Creative/Media

Rebrand for Bristol comms agency JBP as it targets further growth

August 22, 2014
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Rebrand for Bristol comms agency JBP as it targets further growth

Bristol-headquartered national strategic communications consultancy JBP has rebranded on the back of a 17% growth in annual sales. The agency, which this year celebrates 30 years in business, grew revenue to more than £2m and now plans to double its turnover within the next three years. Managing director Chris...

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Boots retail contract for Bristol company bringing a touch of style to disabled parking permit wallets

August 22, 2014
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Boots retail contract for Bristol company bringing a touch of style to disabled parking permit wallets

Bristol-based Blue Badge Company, which made the world’s first stylish wallets for disabled parking permits, is to have its products stocked by Boots stores across the UK. The unique blue badge holder designs will be on the shelves of around 2,000 Boots outlets and on the retailer’s website. Blue...

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Bristol art house cinema The Cube scripts its own future after raising funds to buy its building

August 22, 2014
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Bristol art house cinema The Cube scripts its own future after raising funds to buy its building

Bristol independent cinema The Cube’s fundraising appeal has given the self-styled ‘microplex’ a happy ending – allowing it to buy the freehold of the building and determine its own future. The Cube raised the £185,000 needed from donations by supporters and fundraising events along with a £90,000 contribution from...

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New brand identity for Bristol Sport as it aims for table-topping position

August 22, 2014
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New brand identity for Bristol Sport as it aims for table-topping position

Bristol Sport, the management company behind many of the city’s leading clubs including Bristol City FC and Bristol Rugby, has adopted new branding. The identity, which includes new logos on its teams’ shirts, underpins Bristol Sport’s plans to become the South West’s lead business for sport, sponsorship, entertainment and events. It...

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Gloucester Road traders catch the mood as Bristol prepares to host one-day cricket international

August 21, 2014
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Gloucester Road traders catch the mood as Bristol prepares to host one-day cricket international

Shops and bars along Bristol’s Gloucester Road, Britain’s longest street of independent traders, are preparing for a boost from Bank Holiday Monday’s cricket international between England and India. Some 16,000 cricket fans will descend on the area for the first of the Royal London One-Day International series at the...

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Bristol agency Brandon Hill lands contract to stage major UK space conference

August 20, 2014
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Bristol agency Brandon Hill lands contract to stage major UK space conference

Bristol-based events and communications agency Brandon Hill Communications has been appointed to stage the UK’s leading space industry event, the UK Space Conference 2015. The two-day event, held every second year, focuses on how the UK can make an impact in a global market which, according to estimates, could...

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New investment manager taken on at BGF in Bristol as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

August 19, 2014
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New investment manager taken on at BGF in Bristol as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

The Bristol office of BGF, the business growth fund set up to help the UK’s growing smaller and medium-sized firms, has appointed Sarah Ledwidge as an investment manager. Sarah, pictured, will be responsible for identifying investable businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Thames Valley and working with them to...

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Shaun in the City adds accountants Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office to its growing flock of sponsors

August 18, 2014
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Shaun in the City adds accountants Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office to its growing flock of sponsors

Accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has become the latest blue-chip firm to sponsor a Shaun the Sheep sculpture as part of next year’s Shaun in the City charity arts trails in Bristol and London. The campaign, to be launched by Wallace and Gromit’s Grand Appeal, will...

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Bristol’s tech innovators invited to enter contest to find UK’s wireless pioneers

August 18, 2014
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Bristol’s tech innovators invited to enter contest to find UK’s wireless pioneers

Businesses in Bristol’s world-leading mobile and microelectronics sector are being urged to enter a competition to find the most innovative new wireless technologies and business ventures. The annual Discovering Start-Ups contest is organised by SETsquared, the business incubator programme run from the University of Bristol’s Engine Shed, and Cambridge...

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Bike, art and coffee shops pop up to recycle empty Clifton retail scheme

August 15, 2014
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Bike, art and coffee shops pop up to recycle empty Clifton retail scheme

A shared love of bikes, art and coffee has brought a varied collection of businesses together to turn an empty Clifton Village shopping scheme into a vibrant pop-up community. The venture, called THAT Clifton Pop-up, brings together Bath-based coffee house group Jika Jika, Bath Ales’ craft beer brand Beerd...

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Bristol’s Tribal Group tumbles into first-half loss after Ofsted contract ends

August 15, 2014
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Bristol’s Tribal Group tumbles into first-half loss after Ofsted contract ends

The ending of a lucrative contract with school inspector Ofsted helped push Bristol-based education support services group Tribal into a first-half loss of £8.4m. The loss, for the six months to June 30, compares to profit of £4.3m in the same period last year. Sales edged ahead from £62.1m...

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Sportswear brand Puma to open base in Bristol

August 15, 2014
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Sportswear brand Puma to open base in Bristol

Iconic sportswear brand Puma is to open a showroom in Bristol to showcase its new and upcoming collections to retail buyers. The base, which will not be accessible to the public, will be at Bath Road Studios, the landmark former HTV building which has been converted to office and...

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Bristol firms urged to get in the saddle for this year’s Cycle to Work Day

August 15, 2014
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Bristol firms urged to get in the saddle for this year’s Cycle to Work Day

Bristol firms are joining organisers of Cycle to Work Day and encouraging their employees to pledge to bike to work on September 4. Tens of thousands of cyclists across the country took part in last year’s Cycle to Work Day, riding a total of a quarter of a million...

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