Creative/Media

Spike Island deputy director takes up role as Bristol chair of Institute of Directors

January 16, 2017
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Spike Island deputy director takes up role as Bristol chair of Institute of Directors

The Bristol branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has named Lhosa Daly, deputy director of city-based international contemporary art and design centre Spike Island, as its new chairman. Lhosa, pictured, takes over from Rebecca Tregarthen, who steps down after her three-year tenure. Lhosa trained as a lawyer, working in both London and...

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£3m funding sought by innovative Bristol housing firm HAB to acquire sites for new schemes

January 13, 2017
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£3m funding sought by innovative Bristol housing firm HAB to acquire sites for new schemes

HAB, the pioneering Bristol housing business set up by designer, writer and TV presenter Kevin McCloud, is seeking to raise £3m through crowd funding to acquire land for more innovative sustainable housing schemes. The funding is being sought by HAB Land, part of the award-winning HAB family of companies which...

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German magazine giant snaps up Bristol and London-based Immediate Media

January 13, 2017
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German magazine giant snaps up Bristol and London-based Immediate Media

Immediate Media, the Radio Times publisher with a major office in Bristol, has been acquired by German magazine giant Hubert Burda Media. Immediate was formed in 2011 when the BBC sold its magazines division to Exponent Private Equity. It was then combined with Bristol-based Origin publishing. The Bristol office...

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Opportunity for businesses to plot a happier year ahead through wellbeing in the workplace

January 13, 2017
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Opportunity for businesses to plot a happier year ahead through wellbeing in the workplace

Wellbeing in the workplace will be the focus of an action-oriented event staged by Bristol’s Happy City initiative at the city’s Watershed film and digital media centre.  The session on January 26 – called Plotting a Happier Year Ahead – will allow people to explore their own key opportunities, challenges or questions...

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Office move gives JLL room to bring in innovative work environment

January 13, 2017
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Office move gives JLL room to bring in innovative work environment

Property consultancy JLL has practised what it preaches its clients following its move to its new Bristol office. Relocation of the regional office to Great George Street after more than 50 years in nearby Berkeley Square has enabled the firm to introduce modern working practices and create a healthy...

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Turnover doubles at R&D tax credit firm ForrestBrown in 2016 as it takes on 19 new staff

January 13, 2017
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Turnover doubles at R&D tax credit firm ForrestBrown in 2016 as it takes on 19 new staff

Bristol-based R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown is forecasting further expansion this year having grown its turnover by more than 100% in 2016 and doubled its staffing by taking on 19 more staff. The Clifton firm, launched by managing director Simon Brown in 2013, also opened its first London office...

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Growth at the double for Slide’s fleet of minivans as more commuters get on board

January 13, 2017
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Growth at the double for Slide’s fleet of minivans as more commuters get on board

Slide, the shared commuting service that launched in Bristol in July, is adding more vehicles to its fleet from Monday in a move that will double the number on the road. It is the third stage of growth for Slide, which is operated by RATP Dev UK, part of...

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Companies House delays risk damaging businesses’ credit status, warns Bishop Fleming

January 13, 2017
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Companies House delays risk damaging businesses’ credit status, warns Bishop Fleming

Businesses are at risk of having black marks against their credit profile because of Companies House delays in processing filed documents and accounts, according to accountancy firm Bishop Fleming. The firm, which has its largest office in Bristol, is warning that a backlog of up to a fortnight in...

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Trade links on the menu at Bristol’s Chinese New Year banquet

January 13, 2017
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Trade links on the menu at Bristol’s Chinese New Year banquet

Bristol firms with links to China – or those wishing to explore them – are being invited to welcome in the Year of the Rooster at a special Chinese New Year celebration banquet in the city next month. The gala banquet is being stage by the Bristol and West...

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Inspirational speakers lined up for second Royall Wealth Club meeting

January 13, 2017
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Inspirational speakers lined up for second Royall Wealth Club meeting

The Royall Wealth Club, the innovative Bristol-based community of forward-thinking individuals, stages its second meeting later this month with a platform of inspirational speakers. The club, which covers Bath and Bristol, was launched last October with the intention of bringing together successful people from all walks of life to meet,...

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Production Guild board role for Bottle Yard Studios’ director

January 12, 2017
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Production Guild board role for Bottle Yard Studios’ director

Fiona Francombe, site director of Bristol’s successful Bottle Yard Studios, has joined the board of The Production Guild of Great Britain, the UK’s most prestigious membership organisation for film and TV production management professionals. Based at Pinewood Studios, The Production Guild represents and supports those working in a wide...

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Another delay for Bristol’s arena as council parts company with main contractor

January 12, 2017
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Another delay for Bristol’s arena as council parts company with main contractor

The long-awaited Bristol Arena has been delayed yet again following the departure of its main contractor, it was revealed this week. It should now open by autumn 2020, Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees said. Bristol City Council has chosen not to progress to a main building contract with Bouygues...

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Bristol’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

January 9, 2017
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Bristol’s ethical firms urged to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards

Bristol firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business are being urged to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their fifth year, the coveted awards champion businesses that demonstrate commitment to using and promoting fairtrade and supporting fair and ethical business practices. Bristol...

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