Creative/Media

Latest Bristol-Guangzhou link will harness cities’ leading innovation in energy, education and urban design

October 24, 2014
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Latest Bristol-Guangzhou link will harness cities’ leading innovation in energy, education and urban design

Bristol and its Chinese sister city Guangzhou are to explore closer links between their important educational, industrial and energy sectors following the second visit by a high-powered delegation to Bristol in as many weeks. A Bristol-Panyu Urbanisation and Cooperation group is to be established to look at how the...

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Bristol firm Ecoegg ‘reshores’ manufacturing back to UK from China

October 24, 2014
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Bristol firm Ecoegg ‘reshores’ manufacturing back to UK from China

Bristol-based Ecoegg, an award-winning designer of eco-friendly laundry products, has created nine jobs and is exporting to more than 30 countries worldwide after bringing its production back from China. Having developed its innovative Dryer Egg, the latest in its range of eco- and skin-friendly products, firm was keen to...

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Bristol musical instrument firm looking for perfect pitch at royal innovation event

October 24, 2014
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Bristol musical instrument firm looking for perfect pitch at royal innovation event

Nu Desine, the Bristol firm behind the revolutionary AlphaSphere electronic musical instrument, is to take part in a pitching event with a royal twist. The firm, based at Bristol’s SETsquared innovation hub, has been shortlisted to take part in Pitch@Palace, a project spearheaded by the Duke of York and...

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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

October 24, 2014
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Economic growth welcomed in Bristol but fears remain that recovery could stall

Bristol business leaders today welcomed the latest positive national economic figures but concerns remain that the pace of growth is slowing and further problems could lie ahead. The Office for National Statistics figures show the UK’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 0.7% in the three months to September...

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B24/7 & Bristol Business News comment: Why businesses must back our year as Green Capital

October 24, 2014
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B24/7 & Bristol Business News comment: Why businesses must back our year as Green Capital

Each month the relaunched B24/7 website will feature a comment article by Bristol Business News editor Robert Buckland looking at a different business issue affecting the city. He kicks off the series by urging Bristol businesses to get behind next year’s European Green Capital. We’ve had the high-profile sackings,...

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Award nomination for Bristol’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

October 23, 2014
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Award nomination for Bristol’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bristol, has been named as one of the UK’s most dedicated champions of entrepreneurs. SETsquared, whose Bristol base is at the Engine Shed at Temple Meads, will compete in the national finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards next...

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National innovation in IT roadshow to stop off at historic Bristol conference venue

October 21, 2014
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National innovation in IT roadshow to stop off at historic Bristol conference venue

Engineers’ House, the historic conference and meeting venue in Clifton, has been chosen as one of the locations for a major national IT roadshow touring the UK throughout October and November. Organised by industrial IT firm SolutionsPT, the Industrial IT Roadshow will showcase the latest innovations in industrial IT...

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Bristol’s creative sector urged to truly represent the city’s rich cultural diversity

October 20, 2014
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Bristol’s creative sector urged to truly represent the city’s rich cultural diversity

A social enterprise with a mission to improve equality, diversity and inclusion in Bristol’s burgeoning creative sector has been launched. Represent has been set up by Joanna Randall, who runs Bristol PR agency Purplefish, and Liz Gadd, a recruiter in the creative sector in the South West, to raise...

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Bristol entrepreneurs to take centre stage as national contest The Pitch stages final in the city

October 17, 2014
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Bristol entrepreneurs to take centre stage as national contest The Pitch stages final in the city

Bristol entrepreneur Andrew Mulvenna, co-founder of retail management software business Brightpearl, and mayor George Ferguson will be among speakers at the final of The Pitch 2014, the UK-wide competition which has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs on the road to success. Founded in Bristol in 2008, The Pitch takes place...

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Coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for Bristol Old Vic remodelling architect

October 17, 2014
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Coveted RIBA Stirling Prize for Bristol Old Vic remodelling architect

The architect behind Bristol Old Vic’s plans to transform its front-of-house spaces has won the RIBA Stirling Prize, the profession’s most-prestigious award. Haworth Tompkins scooped architecture’s top national prize for the best building of the year last night for their work on the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool. They were...

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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

October 17, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

By Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath The value of investment to economic growth cannot be underestimated: it lessens our reliance on public sector support, creates jobs and drives up wages. This is as true for a small business – a café expanding into new premises and taking on...

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JBP to manage Colston Hall’s £45m Thank You for the Music transformation appeal

October 17, 2014
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JBP to manage Colston Hall’s £45m Thank You for the Music transformation appeal

Bristol PR agency JBP has been appointed by the Bristol Music Trust, which runs the city’s iconic music venue Colston Hall, to provide media and political communications support for its £45m transformation appeal. The agency will manage the communications campaign Thank You for the Music which aims to make...

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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, Business West warns

October 16, 2014
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Fall in unemployment masking ‘fundamental weaknesses’ in the economy, Business West warns

The economic recovery may not be as strong as anticipated despite the latest fall in unemployment, Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative, has warned. While welcoming the 1.6% year-on-year drop in the number of people out of work in the South...

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