Creative/Media

Brandon Hill Communications takeover gives ‘formidable’ boost to Bray Leino’s events division

November 25, 2014
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Brandon Hill Communications takeover gives ‘formidable’ boost to Bray Leino’s events division

Bristol events and PR agency Brandon Hill Communications has been acquired by international marketing group Bray Leino. Brandon Hill, which was founded in 2006 by leading Bristol PR industry figure Ian Muir, has already worked with Devon-based Bray Leino on joint projects. The two formed a consortium earlier this...

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Temple Bright closes investment deal for Tech City big data firm

November 21, 2014
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Temple Bright closes investment deal for Tech City big data firm

Law firm Temple Bright has advised data-mining business eRevalue on a round of Series B equity fundraising, which will enable eRevalue to implement an ambitious growth strategy out of its London and New York offices. It is the latest in a series of high-profile tech-related deals handed by Temple...

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UK’s global trade bosses shown strength of Bristol’s key creative and digital sectors

November 21, 2014
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UK’s global trade bosses shown strength of Bristol’s key creative and digital sectors

Cutting-edge creative and digital businesses from Bristol have been showcased in front of a delegation of UK trade advisers from around the world. The latest innovations emerging from the region’s thriving creative and tech cluster were presented to UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) representatives at the city’s Engine Shed...

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South African finance giant to create 100 jobs at new Bristol tech base

November 21, 2014
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South African finance giant to create 100 jobs at new Bristol tech base

More than 100 ‘fintech’ jobs are to be created in Bristol by one of South Africa’s largest financial services groups in a move that was today welcomed by Prime Minister David Cameron. MMI Holdings, which acquired Bristol-based financial technology firm Blue Speck Financial earlier this year, plans to open...

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Event catering firm keeps it in the family with business development director appointment

November 21, 2014
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Event catering firm keeps it in the family with business development director appointment

Family-run event catering firm McBaile has appointed Caroline Coxon as business development director – a move which comes as it undergoes a transformation, including a move to premises and the launch of a number of new initiatives. Caroline, pictured, joined the Yate-based firm three and a half years ago...

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Bristol ‘touchless technology’ pioneer gains funding to speed up product development

November 14, 2014
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Bristol ‘touchless technology’ pioneer gains funding to speed up product development

Ultrahaptics, the innovative University of Bristol spin-out company developing technology that uses ultrasound to create the feeling of touch in mid-air, has secured a £600,000 investment to accelerate product development. The funding has been led by London Stock Exchange-listed IP Group and one of its managed funds. It will...

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Arnolfini interim director Kate Brindley appointed to role on permanent basis

November 13, 2014
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Arnolfini interim director Kate Brindley appointed to role on permanent basis

Arnolfini, Bristol’s centre for contemporary arts, has appointed Kate Brindley as its director after seven months in the post on an interim basis. Since becoming interim director in April, Kate, pictured, has built on Arnolfini’s success. Following Arts Council England’s commitment in July to ongoing funding for the centre,...

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New joiners boost Stuff Advertising’s client service team as agency continues to grow

November 13, 2014
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Bristol-based advertising agency Stuff has made two new appointments to its client service team. Lauren Tregaskes and Clare Szymanski join to support Stuff with its growing client base and business development activities. Lauren, pictured, joins as an account manager, having previously worked at Bray Leino, where she focused on a...

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Strong sales growth gives brewery top 20 ranking on its debut appearance in fast-growth table

November 12, 2014
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Strong sales growth gives brewery top 20 ranking on its debut appearance in fast-growth table

Warmley-based brewery Bath Ales has leapt into a league table of the UK’s 50 fastest-growing food and drink firms at number 14 on the back of a 34% growth in compound annual sales over two years. The Fast 50, produced by analysts for The Grocer magazine, ranks independently-owned food...

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Investment doubles to £60m for SETsquared’s innovative firms

November 11, 2014
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Investment doubles to £60m for SETsquared’s innovative firms

Investment raised by innovative firms based at SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bristol, has doubled over the past year to £60m – and is expected to rise again in the coming 12 months. Funding has come through a mixture of angel investors, venture capitalists...

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R&D tax credit take-up spirals as firms finally realise the benefit

November 11, 2014
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R&D tax credit take-up spirals as firms finally realise the benefit

West of England accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has a large office in Bristol, has secured more than £53m in research and development tax credits for clients over the past year. The tax credits were introduced 14 years ago but take-up had been slow until recently – a fact...

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The LAST WORD: Amanda Kerin, founder, Inspiring Women Live!

November 7, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Amanda Kerin, founder, Inspiring Women Live!

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 Amanda Kerin, founder of Inspiring Women Live!, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Eat, Pray, Love. I’m working on my trip...

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Bristol tech entrepreneur develops innovative platform for taking ‘groupies’ not selfies

November 7, 2014
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Bristol tech entrepreneur develops innovative platform for taking ‘groupies’ not selfies

An innovative video-sharing platform that lets people take ‘groupies’ rather than selfies on their phones has been developed by Bristol tech entrepreneur Tim Kindberg. The Nth Screen has been in development for two years and has already received prototype funding. Tim, who is based in the Pervasive Media studio...

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