Creative/Media

Boost for Bristol’s creative sector as world-leading motion capture studio sets up in city

September 25, 2020
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Boost for Bristol’s creative sector as world-leading motion capture studio sets up in city

An innovative motion capture studio providing world-leading research for sectors ranging from artificial intelligence to rehabilitation and biomechanics is to be based at Bristol’s Bottle Yard film and TV studio complex. The CAMERA (Centre for the Analysis of Motion, Entertainment Research & Applications) studio will occupy a huge building...

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Warfare tech tools developed for Royal Navy deployed by Bristol firm to help cruise line return to sea

September 25, 2020
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Warfare tech tools developed for Royal Navy deployed by Bristol firm to help cruise line return to sea

Bristol-based tech innovator Geollect is helping the world’s largest cruise line get back to sea after the industry was plunged into turmoil by the covid-19 pandemic. Geollect is utilising the same tools built for the Royal Navy to support Carnival Corporation’s ships in monitoring risk and understanding global restrictions...

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UWE opens new round of funding for innovative firms aiming to meet challenges of Covid-19

September 25, 2020
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UWE opens new round of funding for innovative firms aiming to meet challenges of Covid-19

Businesses looking to innovate and address new challenges that have arisen from Covid-19 can apply for funding from a £1m recovery fund set up by UWE Bristol. Following on from a successful first round, the university has launched the second round of funding for its Digital Innovation Fund, which...

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Success on a plate for Bristol food and drink firms as global markets link-up goes virtual

September 25, 2020
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Success on a plate for Bristol food and drink firms as global markets link-up goes virtual

Food and drink producers from Bristol and its surroundings had the opportunity to meet commercial trade officers working across the world this week at the first-ever virtual Meet the Market Expert event. Some 80 businesses booked meetings with more than 50 global trade officers representing 40-plus countries. In total...

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Innovation manager joins Future Space hub as it looks to bring in new ways of working

September 24, 2020
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Innovation manager joins Future Space hub as it looks to bring in new ways of working

Bristol science and tech hub Future Space has appointed Aimeé Skinner as its new innovation manager in a move that further enhances its offering to member companies in a rapidly-changing business environment. Aimeé, pictured, joined Oxford Innovation, which operates Future Space on behalf of UWE, from Bristol Water, where she...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan: National business reaction

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan: National business reaction

Measures in Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economic Plan have been welcomed as “bold steps” and “a shot in the arm” for industry by the UK’s leading business groups. The CBI said it would save hundreds of thousands of viable jobs while the British Chambers of Commerce said it would...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Bristol business reaction

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Bristol business reaction

The Winter Economic Plan announced by Chancellor Rishi Sunak today may help stave off mass unemployment, but it failed to target support to those sectors that need it most, according to the West of England’s largest business organisation. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, along with other...

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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

September 24, 2020
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Rishi Sunak’s Winter Economy Plan: Key points

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has unveiled his Winter Economy Plan to help businesses and their employees as Covid-19 continues to have a devastating impact. The key points are:  A Jobs Support Scheme for employees will replace the furlough scheme, which effectively paid people not to work. Under this new scheme,...

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Bristol Business Blog: Peter Ball, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme explained

September 23, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Peter Ball, partner, Smith & Williamson. The Covid-19 self-employed income support scheme explained

The window for claiming the second grant under the self-employed income support scheme opened on August 17 and closes on October 19. Traders do not have to have claimed the first grant in order to qualify for the second, but their business must have been adversely affected by Covid-19 on or after July...

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Colston Hall raises curtain on new name as ‘symbol of hope’ for city

September 23, 2020
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Colston Hall raises curtain on new name as ‘symbol of hope’ for city

The new name for Bristol’s iconic Colston Hall was revealed this morning in a live-streamed event. The historic music venue will now be known as Bristol Beacon – a name its operator Bristol Music Trust described as “a symbol of hope and community”. The new name has been adopted...

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Protect firms and their workers, Business West urges, as Govt brings in raft of new restrictions

September 22, 2020
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Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, today called for a comprehensive support package for firms hit by the latest coronavirus measures. With the number of cases of Covid-19 rising again – promoting a new raft of restrictions on businesses – Business West urged the government to...

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Bristol Business Blog: Nigel Phillips, managing director, Westgate IT. Going completely Cloud – a client case study

September 22, 2020
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Bristol Business Blog: Nigel Phillips, managing director, Westgate IT. Going completely Cloud – a client case study

The challenge  Our client presented a challenge to Westgate’s Bristol team that came about due to the pandemic and the difficulties faced with communication and access for multiple team members remotely. They decided that they would no longer need such a large office space to work in and that...

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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

September 22, 2020
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Webinar will bring together fintech leaders and investors to guide tech stars of tomorrow

Some of the world’s brightest minds in fintech and investment are being brought together by Bristol-based tech-focused investment bank ICON Corporate Finance to provide a masterclass on successfully raising funds. The expert panel will provide the inside track on how to pitch for investment, whether through a bank, venture...

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