Creative/Media

Bristol firms dominate unique list of South West’s most disruptive firms

November 17, 2017
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Bristol firms dominate unique list of South West’s most disruptive firms

The 25 most disruptive firms in the South West have been named in a unique list – with seven of the top 10 based in Bristol. The first of its kind, the Disrupt South West index recognises ventures with headquarters in the region which hold the greatest potential to...

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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Bristol’s ethical firms

November 17, 2017
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South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018 launched with call to action for Bristol’s ethical firms

Bristol’s ethical organisations – large and small – are being invited to enter the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of Fairtrade by buying certified Fairtrade products for...

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Shoe hanger firm steps up expansion with move to new HQ at Paintworks

November 17, 2017
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Shoe hanger firm steps up expansion with move to new HQ at Paintworks

Phineas, the Bristol firm which designs and manufactures footwear hangers for the world’s largest brands and retailers, has bought its own head office as it continues to grow. The 1,978 sq ft base at The Paintworks creative hub on Bath Road, pictured, is enabling it to speed up development...

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Review: Vision gives us glimpse of the future of creative sector

November 17, 2017
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Review: Vision gives us glimpse of the future of creative sector

Covering topics ranging from AI and VR to winning new business and diversity, and with every possible topic in between, the annual Vision gathering returned this week. Staged by Bristol Media, it again brought together as many creatives as possible, tightly packed into one space to be inspired, educated...

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Search starts for Bristol’s next City Poet

November 17, 2017
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Search starts for Bristol’s next City Poet

Poets, performers and fans of the spoken word in Bristol are being invited to apply to become the next City Poet. The winner will be required to write 10 poems for specific events or projects and will also take part in public performances and community engagement activities during Mayor Marvin...

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Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios generates hundreds of jobs as centre for TV and film production

November 17, 2017
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Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios generates hundreds of jobs as centre for TV and film production

An estimated 380 jobs were created on-site at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios last year, according to annual figures that highlight its importance to the region’s film and TV production sector. Some 83% (315) of the full-time equivalent (FTE) positions were filled by crew working on productions made at the...

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Young hospital patients-turned-authors’ stories go into print to share with others

November 16, 2017
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Young hospital patients-turned-authors’ stories go into print to share with others

Stories written by young patients at Bristol children’s hospital have been compiled into a book as part of a project run by Bath Festivals, storyteller Jennifer Lunn and Read for Good – a charity that helps children develop a love of reading. Entitled Once Upon A Time…, the book...

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Review: Robert Peston, Bristol Festival of Economics. WTF: How do we take back control?

November 16, 2017
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Review: Robert Peston, Bristol Festival of Economics. WTF: How do we take back control?

Former BBC journalist and now political editor of ITV Robert Peston drew on his characteristically sharp wit and insightful analysis to promote his book WTF: How Do We Take Back Control? to a sold-out audience at Bristol’s We the Curious. Penned as a letter to his late father –...

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Fat Media called in to give fast-growing US hair care firm headstart in UK market

November 16, 2017
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Fat Media called in to give fast-growing US hair care firm headstart in UK market

The Bristol office of full service digital marketing agency Fat Media is working with US reality TV star Aaron Marion to launch his hair care company Pete & Pedro in the UK. Aaron, pictured, is a popular US lifestyle vlogger with a 3m-strong following on his YouTube channel AlphaM....

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My Creative Life: Anthony Sullivan, product director, Cookpad

November 15, 2017
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My Creative Life: Anthony Sullivan, product director, Cookpad

Creative Business News regularly 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: Anthony Sullivan  Job title: Product director Current company: Cookpad Ltd Age: 45 My big break: In 1999...

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Engine Shed 2 project on track after city council gives green light to new innovation hub

November 10, 2017
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Engine Shed 2 project on track after city council gives green light to new innovation hub

Ambitious plans for a second Engine Shed innovation hub in Bristol were this week given the go-ahead by the city council, paving the way for increased long-term, sustainable and inclusive economic growth based on its model of collaboration. Engine Shed 2 will enable it to bring new projects into...

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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

November 10, 2017
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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

West of England firms’ domestic sales and orders have grown at their fastest rate for two years, while business confidence is at its highest since before the Brexit referendum, according to the latest survey from Business West. The organisation, the largest business membership group in the region, said the...

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Nash Partnership’s senior management team bolstered with studio design director promotion

November 10, 2017
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Nash Partnership’s senior management team bolstered with studio design director promotion

The Bristol office of planning, design and regeneration consultancy Nash Partnership has boosted its senior management team with the promotion of John Everett to studio design director. The firm, which has its headquarters in Bath, said the move reflected its continued growth in Bristol. John, pictured, was previously an associate...

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