Creative/Media

Series of events to be launched to showcase Bristol as a sustainable business hub

February 17, 2017
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Series of events to be launched to showcase Bristol as a sustainable business hub

Bristol’s leading role in building sustainable businesses and a more inclusive economy comes under the spotlight next week at a major event in the city. The gathering of investors, academics and sustainability networks will be the first of a series to be staged by B Lab UK – the...

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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

February 17, 2017
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Coming soon . . . Creative Business News. A unique source of essential news, views and information

The West of England is experiencing a creative boom. From its trailblazing animators and filmmakers to its innovative marketing agencies, brand consultancies and graphic designers, the rich pool of talent in the region is going from strength to strength. To celebrate and showcase the world-leading work of this sector, Bristol...

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Bristol’s creative tech firms to get introduction to ‘artful innovation’

February 17, 2017
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Bristol’s creative tech firms to get introduction to ‘artful innovation’

Companies producing chocolate that tells stories, new musical instruments and robotic art are among those taking part in Artful Innovation, a new business development programme launched this weekend by Watershed, Bristol’s pioneering arts and media centre. Artful Innovation is a five-day intensive course supporting small creative technology companies to examine their...

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Call for entries for Bristol’s world-renowned Encounters short film festival

February 17, 2017
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Call for entries for Bristol’s world-renowned Encounters short film festival

Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival, the qualifying UK festival for the Oscars and BAFTAs, has opened its call for short film submissions from around the world for its 2017 Bristol event. Hosted at venues across the city, including Watershed and Arnolfini, between September 19 and 24, the festival...

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Icon Films appoints award-winning producer to its senior management team

February 17, 2017
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Icon Films appoints award-winning producer to its senior management team

Award-winning producer Jonny Young has joined Bristol-based TV production company Icon Films as head of specialist factual. With a strong track record of factual commissions and productions for national and international broadcasters such as the BBC, Discovery and Channel 4, Jonny, pictured, will now aim to build on Icon Films’ existing...

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First organic food stars are dished out to Bristol’s Better Food cafés

February 16, 2017
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First organic food stars are dished out to Bristol’s Better Food cafés

Bristol’s three Better Food cafés have become the first in England to receive the Soil Association’s Organic Served Here Award. The cafés – which serve breakfast, lunch, hot drinks and snacks – collected four stars in recognition of their commitment to sourcing sustainable food by using 93% organic ingredients....

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Bristol Business Blog: Donna Kehoe, regional agent, Bank of England. Mixed picture emerging as UK heads towards Brexit

February 16, 2017
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By Donna Kehoe, the Bank of England’s agent for the South West of England What should we make of the prospects for the UK economy just over a month into what promises to be another eventful year? On the face of it there’s much to be positive about. Growth...

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Chancellor urged to use Spring Budget to lift flagging business confidence

February 15, 2017
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Chancellor urged to use Spring Budget to lift flagging business confidence

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, is calling on Chancellor Philip Hammond to use his Spring Budget next month to bolster confidence amid fears that higher inflation and skill shortages will combine to hit West of England firms hard. While latest official jobless figures show unemployment continuing to...

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Former Deloitte vice-chairman becomes first chairman at Consumer Intelligence

February 10, 2017
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Former Deloitte vice-chairman becomes first chairman at Consumer Intelligence

Bristol-based Consumer Intelligence, the provider of consumer insight for clients in the financial sector, has appointed Louis Jordan as is first chairman as it looks to further develop the business. The firm was launched 13 years ago by Ian Hughes, the former development director of Bristol-based pioneering direct marketing services...

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South West Fairtrade Business Awards deadline extended

February 9, 2017
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South West Fairtrade Business Awards deadline extended

Bristol’s ethical firms have until tomorrow, Friday, to enter the South West Fairtrade Business Awards following an extension of the deadline. The coveted awards, now in their fifth year, are open for applications from all organisations in the region that use Fairtrade products and prioritise fair trade practices within...

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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

February 9, 2017
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Search starts for region’s most inspirational business leaders

Directors from Bristol and across the West of England are being invited to enter one of the region’s top annual awards schemes that recognises excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The prestigious Institute of Directors’ South West Director of the Year Awards 2017 will showcase outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs as well...

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Bristol Media appoints digital marketing entrepreneur Chris Turling as new chair

February 9, 2017
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Bristol Media appoints digital marketing entrepreneur Chris Turling as new chair

Digital marketing pioneer Chris Thurling has been appointed as the new chair of Bristol Media, the 600-strong membership group for the city’s burgeoning creative, media and digital sector. Chris , pictured, founded 3Sixty – one of the region’s first web design and digital marketing agencies – 1995. He left...

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Blue-chip business backing for Lord Mayor’s Children’s Appeal Gift Gala

February 5, 2017
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Blue-chip business backing for Lord Mayor’s Children’s Appeal Gift Gala

Some of Bristol’s top businesses are backing the Lord Mayor’s Children’s Appeal Gift Gala to raise money for the city’s most disadvantaged children. The Gift Gala is one of several events in aid of the Appeal that runs through the year to raise money for clothes, gifts and food vouchers...

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