Creative/Media

Michael Eavis joins cream of Bristol’s creative events industry to discuss future of festivals sector

January 12, 2018
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Michael Eavis joins cream of Bristol’s creative events industry to discuss future of festivals sector

Some of the leading lights in the Bristol region’s creative industry – including Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis – will gather next month to put the future shape of the festival and events sector under the spotlight. They will appear on a heavyweight panel at an event at Bath...

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Jobs saved at B2B marketing agency after managers buy it from administrators

January 12, 2018
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Jobs saved at B2B marketing agency after managers buy it from administrators

A multi-award winning marketing agency with offices in Bristol and London has been bought out of administration by the existing management team, saving the jobs of all remaining staff. Rooster Punk, which was established in 2013 by serial entrepreneur and self-styled innovation junkie Paul Cash, was hit by a...

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Newspaper group chief to speak on importance of journalism ‘in a post-truth world’ at UWE lecture

January 11, 2018
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Newspaper group chief to speak on importance of journalism ‘in a post-truth world’ at UWE lecture

The boss of the UK’s largest newspaper group will explain why he believes journalism matters now more than ever in a speech in Bristol next month. Simon Fox, chief executive of Trinity Mirror, will deliver his lecture, entitled ‘The importance of professional journalism in a post-truth world,’ as part...

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Cancer treatment world leader calls in Fat Media to revamp its web strategy

January 11, 2018
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Cancer treatment world leader calls in Fat Media to revamp its web strategy

Digital marketing agency Fat Media is working with one of the world leaders in cancer treatment to redevelop its online presence. The agency, which has an office in Bristol, has been appointed by The Christie NHS Foundation Trust to roll out the strategy, including extensive user testing and redevelopment...

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Two new arrivals at PR firm Empica as it plans further expansion

January 11, 2018
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Two new arrivals at PR firm Empica as it plans further expansion

Long-established Bristol public relations agency Empica has expanded by taking on an experienced PR manager and a new PR assistant. The appointments are part of the company’s growth plans following its recent move to new, larger offices in Wraxall, North Somerset. Empica was founded in 1989 by former Bristol...

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Bristol boosts role as backdrop for hard-hitting TV drama as another city-filmed series is screened

January 10, 2018
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Bristol boosts role as backdrop for hard-hitting TV drama as another city-filmed series is screened

Powerful new TV series Kiri starts on Channel 4 this evening after filming in Bristol last year – the latest in a run of hard-hitting dramas that are helping the city earn a reputation as high-calibre television production centre. Written by Bristol-born BAFTA-winner Jack Thorne (National Treasure) and starring...

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Trio of promotions prepare comms and engagement agency JBP for more growth

January 10, 2018
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Three senior staff members at Bristol’s longest-established national communications and engagement consultancy JBP have been promoted as it looks for new growth opportunities. James Hargrave has become policy & communications director, James Hinchcliffe strategic engagement director and Julie Williams operations director.   James Hargrave, pictured top, has been with JBP...

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US giant bets on made-in-Bristol ‘virtual-touch’ technology for next generation of 4D casino games

January 5, 2018
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US giant bets on made-in-Bristol ‘virtual-touch’ technology for next generation of 4D casino games

Ultrahaptics, the Bristol firm behind cutting-edge technology that allows people to ‘feel’ virtual objects, has helped global gaming giant IGT produce a range of four-dimensional slot machine games. Ultrahaptics’ mid-air haptics technology will mean players will literally be able to reach out and touch graphics that appear in free...

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New finance package funds Pieminister’s appetite for growth and helps offset higher costs

January 5, 2018
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New finance package funds Pieminister’s appetite for growth and helps offset higher costs

Bristol gourmet pie company Pieminister is to open two more restaurants early this year and boost capacity at its central kitchen in the city after securing a £1.65m finance package from its bank. The pioneering firm, which opened its first venue in Stokes Croft in 2003, has a medium-term...

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Free cyber security advice for small businesses at BRAVE

January 5, 2018
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Bristol-based business support organisation BRAVE Enterprise is hosting a free cyber security workshop later this month for entrepreneurs as new figures show hundreds of firms in the region have been attacked by online criminals. The seminar on January 17 is being presented by Joanne Bocko of Avon and Somerset...

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Pioneering hub launched to fast track low carbon and sustainable tech firms

January 5, 2018
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Pioneering hub launched to fast track low carbon and sustainable tech firms

The UK’s first business acceleration hub dedicated to helping set up and grow a new generation of innovative small firms in the sustainable technologies sector has been officially launched in Bristol. The Sustainable Technologies Business Acceleration Hub has been set up by the University of Bath but will operate across the...

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Less than a week left for firms to help shape major development blueprint for the West of England

January 5, 2018
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Less than a week left for firms to help shape major development blueprint for the West of England

Bristol businesses are being urged to have their say on a major planning blueprint that will determine where future development takes place across the West of England over the next 20 years. The public engagement process on the final draft of the Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) closes next Wednesday,...

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Chinese New Year banquet offers cracking opportunities for Bristol firms to establish links with China

January 2, 2018
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Chinese New Year banquet offers cracking opportunities for Bristol firms to establish links with China

Bristol firms considering doing business in China this year – or those already trading there – are being urged to take part in the region’s largest Chinese New Year reception and banquet. Organised by the Bristol & West of England China Bureau, the event brings together business leaders, key...

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