Creative/Media

Former Bray Leino senior planner joins McCann Bristol’s growing team

May 21, 2015
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Former Bray Leino senior planner joins McCann Bristol’s growing team

Integrated communications agency McCann Bristol has appointed Kathryn Ellis as planning director. Kathryn, pictured, joins McCann Bristol’s growing team from Bristol agency Bray Leino, where she was senior planner. She brings with her an impressive track record going back 10 years and a wealth of big brand knowledge, having...

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New At-Bristol creative director will explore innovative ways to bring science and art closer together

May 20, 2015
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New At-Bristol creative director will explore innovative ways to bring science and art closer together

At-Bristol Science Centre has appointed former BBC producer and BAFTA-nominated writer Anna Starkey as creative director. In the newly created role – which aims to bring science and art closer together – Anna, pictured, will oversee At-Bristol’s learning and exhibitions teams. She brings a wealth of creative and scientific experience...

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Business Secretary draws on Bristol childhood to launch Government’s Enterprise Bill in city

May 19, 2015
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Business Secretary draws on Bristol childhood to launch Government’s Enterprise Bill in city

Business Secretary Sajid Javid drew on his childhood in Bristol to make his first major speech in the role today – returning to the city to launch the Government’s new Enterprise Bill. Speaking to local business leaders and entrepreneurs, he used his experience helping out in his parents’ women’s...

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First franchisees signed up by Bristol takeaway chain Hotcha as it launches national expansion

May 15, 2015
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First franchisees signed up by Bristol takeaway chain Hotcha as it launches national expansion

Bristol-based Hotcha, the UK’s fastest-growing Chinese takeaway chain, has recruited its first franchisees as part of its ambitious expansion plan to have 100-plus outlets across the UK in the next five years. The firm, which serves freshly made Chinese dishes for collection or delivery, was founded three years ago...

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Bristol agency Valuable Content wins Tech City UK online skills training contract

May 15, 2015
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Bristol agency Valuable Content wins Tech City UK online skills training contract

Pictured: Sonja and Sharon of Valuable Content Bristol-based digital marketing consultancy Valuable Content has been selected by Government-backed Tech City UK to create an online training course to help UK companies and employees do more business online. Valuable Content, launched by Sonja Jefferson and Sharon Tanton 15 years ago,...

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Believe in yourself to slay your own dragons, Levi Roots tells Business Showcase South West

May 14, 2015
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Believe in yourself to slay your own dragons, Levi Roots tells Business Showcase South West

Be the best you can be because you are the most important thing about your business, Reggae Reggae Sauce entrepreneur Levi Roots told a captivated audience at Business Showcase South West. Levi drew on his own remarkable journey from youth offender to singer and then Dragons’ Den success story...

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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

May 14, 2015
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Up, up and away today for Business Showcase South West 2015

The South West’s biggest free business event gets underway today with organisers saying it looks set to be a flyaway success. Up to 3,000 delegates are expected to attend the Business Showcase South West 2015, which returns to returns to Bristol’s Colston Hall today and tomorrow. Star attractions include...

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Charity cyclists’ towering achievement as they go above and beyond to reach Paris in four days

May 8, 2015
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Charity cyclists’ towering achievement as they go above and beyond to reach Paris in four days

They did it! The 70-strong team of intrepid charity cyclists who set out from Bristol last Friday reached Paris on schedule four days later – tired, slightly sore but in convoy and extremely jubilant. The business people, medics and supporters are now hoping their feat will have earned more...

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Prestigious trade organisation membership secured by Bristol brand agency Workbrands

May 8, 2015
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Prestigious trade organisation membership secured by Bristol brand agency Workbrands

Bristol brand communications agency Workbrands has been granted membership of the trade organisation the Design Business Association (DBA) – joining a select group of 450 agencies nationwide of which 48% are based in London. The DBA focuses on promoting professional excellence and building productive partnerships between commerce and the...

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Tory election victory welcomed by business groups – but with warning over possible threat to leave EU

May 8, 2015
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Tory election victory welcomed by business groups – but with warning over possible threat to leave EU

West of England business organisations welcomed the decisive General Election result and urged the new Conservative Government to continue to build on the foundations of growth that have emerged over the past year. However, there was an immediate warning over the threat of the UK leaving the European Union...

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Bristol creative team behind major UK-Canadian animated kids’ series

May 8, 2015
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Bristol creative team behind major UK-Canadian animated kids’ series

Wildseed Studios, the Bristol-based firm that promotes and invests in new film-making talent, has teamed up with a North American studio to produce a new kids’ animated TV comedy series. Production on Counterfeit Cat, which is targeted at six-12 year olds, has started at Wildseed’s newly launched Bristol studio,...

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Remarkable rise of comms agency puts it among PR industry’s top performers

May 8, 2015
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Remarkable rise of comms agency puts it among PR industry’s top performers

Remarkable Group, the communications and public consultation specialist with an office at Aztec West, Bristol, has been ranked as a top five agency outside of London in the most authoritative analysis of the UK PR industry. The group, which has its head office in Winchester, was also one of...

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Business Showcase South West prepares to reflect region’s innovation and creativity

May 8, 2015
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Business Showcase South West prepares to reflect region’s innovation and creativity

Anticipation is building with less than a week to go before delegates gather for the region’s biggest free business event. Organisers hope to welcome up to 3,000 delegates to Business Showcase South West 2015 next Thursday and Friday. Star attractions include keynote speakers ‘Millionaires’ Mentor’ Bev James and Levi...

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