Creative/Media

Global starring role for Bristol as tales of Tudor power and intrigue grip modern TV viewers

April 19, 2017
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Bristol may have a reputation as a forward-looking creative and techie city – but its historic buildings are making it the centre of Tudor England for international TV and film production companies. These firms are increasingly heading West to shoot their 16th century tales of intrigue and power. The...

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Something Good is heading West – a festival bringing renowned designers to the region

April 19, 2017
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Some of the most inspirational and innovative contemporary designers will be in Bristol later this year to take part in a new two-day festival celebrating the best of modern design. Taking place on October 6 and 7, the inaugural Something Good will feature a day of inspiring creative talks...

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Annual search starts again to find the West’s happiest workplace (the humdrum need not apply)

April 19, 2017
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Interior design consultancy Wylde IA has launched the third annual Happiest Workplace competition to showcase the region’s innovative workspaces. Staff in cheerful offices and workspaces across the South West are being urged to share what makes them so special as the contest gets underway again. Bristol-based Wylde IA came...

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Snap General Election must not derail Brexit talks, demands Bristol Chamber of Commerce

April 18, 2017
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The government must convince businesses in Bristol that the snap General Election called for by Prime Minister Theresa May today won’t scupper vital talks with the EU over Brexit, the region’s largest business organisation said. In an immediate response to Mrs May’s announcement this morning that she is seeking...

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My Creative Life: Kate Davis, head of creative, Juice Recruitment

April 18, 2017
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My Creative Life: Kate Davis, head of creative, Juice Recruitment

Each fortnight Creative Business News gives a prominent member of the region’s creative sector the chance to reflect on their career, their work and their ambitions by answering 10 questions about themselves. Name: Kate Davis                                                             Job title: Branch manager and head of creative Current company: Juice Recruitment Age: 32...

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Former Bristol Post chief reporter joins Newgate Communications

April 14, 2017
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Former Bristol Post chief reporter joins Newgate Communications

National PR agency Newgate Communications has appointed regional journalist Michael Ribbeck to help grow its operation in the South West and Wales and across the UK. Mike, pictured, joins as an associate partner from the Bristol Post and becomes part of an eight-strong team based in Bristol and Cardiff –...

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Experienced strategy and innovation director joins Bray Leino Yucca’s leadership team

April 14, 2017
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Experienced strategy and innovation director joins Bray Leino Yucca’s leadership team

Bray Leino Yucca, the Bristol-based digital, direct and data agency, has boosted its leadership team with the appointment of Dwain Thomas as strategy and innovation director. A specialist in customer experience and marketing strategy, Dwain, pictured, joins Bray Leino Yucca after more than two decades working with major brands in...

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Synergy Creative selected by Lidl for employer brand strategy

April 14, 2017
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Synergy Creative selected by Lidl for employer brand strategy

Supermarket group Lidl UK has chosen Bristol-based internal communications specialist Synergy Creative to develop its employer brand strategy following a competitive pitch. Synergy will work with the retailer’s recruitment, training and HR teams to craft and deliver recruitment advertising and shape the overall employer brand experience. The new contract...

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The Doctor returns – starring a Who’s Who of Bristol’s top filming locations

April 11, 2017
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The Doctor returns – starring a Who’s Who of Bristol’s top filming locations

Bristol locations will be in the primetime TV spotlight again when the nation’s favourite time traveller Doctor Who returns to the small screen from this Saturday for a much-awaited new series. The Time Lord has a long-running connection with the city dating back to 1977 when Hengrove’s Imperial Park...

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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

April 7, 2017
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Record-setting Bristol balloon channels message of hope for post-Brexit European trade

A Bristol balloon taking part in today’s world-record flight across the English Channel also conveyed the vital message that the city is still very much open for business with Europe. The balloon owned by Business West, UWE Bristol and Destination Bristol was among the 82 that flew across the...

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Research shows UWE brings £400m and 8,200 jobs to Bristol’s economy

April 7, 2017
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Research shows UWE brings £400m and 8,200 jobs to Bristol’s economy

The economic impact of the University of the West of England (UWE) on the region has been revealed in a report showing that in 2014/15 it supported more than 8,200 jobs and generated just over £400m. The independent analysis – the first of its kind – was compiled by...

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Bristol innovators take pride of place on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

April 7, 2017
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Bristol innovators take pride of place on exclusive list of top entrepreneurs

Twenty entrepreneurs from Bristol have been named on an exclusive list of the top 50 innovators helped by SETsquared, the global number one university business incubator. SETsquared, which is backed by a number of universities including the University of Bristol, supports high-growth tech companies that have significant economic impact....

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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

April 7, 2017
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Hunt for Bristol’s happiest workplace gets underway

Staff in Bristol’s most cheerful offices and workspaces are being urged to showcase what makes them so special as the region’s unique happiest workplace contest gets underway for the third year. Staged by Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA and supported by Bristol Business News and its...

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