Creative/Media

The LAST WORD: LaToyah McAllister-Jones, executive director, St Pauls Carnival

May 17, 2019
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The LAST WORD: LaToyah McAllister-Jones, executive director, St Pauls Carnival

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week LaToyah McAllister-Jones, executive director of St Pauls Carnival, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Lost Boys. Couldn’t resist. Book you...

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Firms urged to help Bristol set the gold standard as UK’s most sustainable food city

May 17, 2019
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Firms urged to help Bristol set the gold standard as UK’s most sustainable food city

Businesses are being invited to get behind Bristol’s bid to become the UK’s first Gold Sustainable Food City by promoting healthy eating and supporting a better local food system. Bristol is already a recognised trailblazer in food-related projects and practices – often leading the world with its innovative. It...

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Funding for Bristol TV film maker from Channel 4 as it prepares to open creative hub in city

May 17, 2019
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Funding for Bristol TV film maker from Channel 4 as it prepares to open creative hub in city

Channel 4’s Indie Growth Fund has taken a minority stake in Bristol-based TV documentary maker Five Mile Films – its first local investment since the broadcaster announced last year that it was to set up a creative hub in the city. Five Mile Films was set up last September by former Channel 4 head...

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Bristol bosses shortlisted for awards that champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs

May 17, 2019
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Bristol bosses shortlisted for awards that champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs

Five Bristol bosses are in the running for the region’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The five – whose businesses range from the region’s largest bus operator to a family-owned recycling company – have been shortlisted in the Institute of Directors South West 2019 Director of...

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Bad bosses and office culture blamed for tech firms’ recruitment and retention crisis

May 17, 2019
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Bad bosses and office culture blamed for tech firms’ recruitment and retention crisis

Employees in tech start-ups and scale-ups tend to leave their jobs because of work culture or bad management having joined them based on salary, a new report has revealed. The report, produced by Bristol-headquartered tech and engineering specialist recruitment firm ISL, surveyed nearly 200 people who had left their jobs...

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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

May 15, 2019
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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

Bristol-based lighting firm Global Design Solutions (GDS) is to create 100 jobs and quadruple its turnover after securing contracts worth £500,000 with South Korean car giants Kia and Hyundai. The jobs, which will be spread across its factory in St Annes and a new plant in South Korea, follow...

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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed YTL Arena Bristol managing director Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who has been vice-chair for four years, will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Clifton-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015. ...

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Co-working becomes ‘pro-working’ as high-spec shared office space is officially opened

May 10, 2019
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Co-working becomes ‘pro-working’ as high-spec shared office space is officially opened

Bristol’s first office building dedicated to ‘pro-working’ has been officially opened as competition in the shared workspace market intensifies. Origin Workspace says Phase 1 of its £9m renovation of the former Bristol office of international property consultancy JLL office at 40 Berkeley Square, Clifton, brings a new form of...

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Bid to convert former police station into a thriving centre for arts and community activities

May 10, 2019
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Bid to convert former police station into a thriving centre for arts and community activities

A charity formed by leading figures in Bristol’s arts community has launched a bid to buy a former police station and transform it into an artists’ and community hub. Bricks has been formed in response to the critical need for spaces for artists and community activities for the benefit...

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Bristol relocation for student bills company following rebrand and move into rental market

May 10, 2019
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Bristol relocation for student bills company following rebrand and move into rental market

A rapidly growing company which manages students’ household bills has set up its head office in Bristol and relaunched under a new brand. Formerly known as Easy Student Living and based in Leeds, The Bunch oversees students’ energy, water, TV and wi-fi bills, saving them time and money.  The...

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Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

May 10, 2019
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Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

The world’s first ‘gamified’ cyber-security conference takes place in Bristol next week in a bid to make the subject fun and engaging and attract more people into the fast-developing industry. BristolCyberCon is designed to help those attending network through fun social engineering and gamification activities, take part in interactive...

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Burges Salmon and University of Bristol team up to pioneer research into using AI in business

May 10, 2019
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Burges Salmon and University of Bristol team up to pioneer research into using AI in business

The opportunities and challenges of using AI and data science in professional services and their likely impact on productivity and the future of work are to be jointly explored by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon and the University of Bristol. The two have signed a memorandum of understanding...

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PR agency helps build profile of charity launched by TV architect with social media campaign

May 10, 2019
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PR agency helps build profile of charity launched by TV architect with social media campaign

The Bristol office of placemaking PR agency Social Communications has helped highlight the work of an educational charity launched by TV architect George Clarke to encourage children and young people to pursue careers in the built environment. Launched by the presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces in 2017, the...

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