Creative/Media

Bristol architect urges Women in Property members to ‘stand tall and thrive’ ahead of becoming chair

February 24, 2021
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Bristol architect urges Women in Property members to ‘stand tall and thrive’ ahead of becoming chair

Bristol-based architect Rachel Bell is to become the national chair of Women in Property, the industry lobbying and networking organisation. Rachel, pictured, a director of Bristol-based national architecture practice Stride Treglown and a former South West branch chair of Women in Property in 2017/18, takes up the role on...

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Business groups call for more support for firms as Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

February 22, 2021
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Business groups call for more support for firms as Johnson unveils roadmap out of lockdown

The South West’s largest business organisation has said many of its members will be “disappointed” with the government’s roadmap for taking England out of national lockdown. Business West, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s statement in the House of Commons this afternoon the...

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Reboot for stalled Redcliff Quarter scheme – but new owners throw out planned ‘indie food street’

February 19, 2021
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Reboot for stalled Redcliff Quarter scheme – but new owners throw out planned ‘indie food street’

Work could restart on one of Bristol’s largest city centre mixed-use redevelopment schemes after nearly two years – but with some significant changes. Following a transfer of ownership, new plans are being drawn up for the 2.5-acre Redcliff Quarter site which could result in what would have been its...

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Industry accolade for Bristol marketing agency after it shrugs off pandemic to double its staffing

February 19, 2021
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Industry accolade for Bristol marketing agency after it shrugs off pandemic to double its staffing

Bristol B2B digital marketing agency Modern has been named as the industry’s number one ‘rising star’ after its team more than doubled in size during the Covid-19 pandemic. The firm’s strong growth – as well as growing its staff from 11 to 23 it also achieved a 156% increase...

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Business figures back bid to create ‘economy-boosting’ Great Western Freeport at Avonmouth

February 19, 2021
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Business figures back bid to create ‘economy-boosting’ Great Western Freeport at Avonmouth

Bristol business leaders are calling on Chancellor Rishi Sunak to approve the creation of a ‘free port’ at Avonmouth in a move they say could create up to 50,000 jobs. They are among the signatories to a letter supporting the bid for government funding for the Great Western Freeport. ...

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Bristol’s the star again as city’s TV production industry bounces back

February 19, 2021
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Bristol’s the star again as city’s TV production industry bounces back

Bristol’s TV industry is continuing to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic with two popular shows filmed in the city back on the screen this month. The city provides a number of locations for the return of contemporary detective series McDonald & Dodds later this month while a new...

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Happy return for Create Health’s marketing manager after five years away from healthcare agency

February 16, 2021
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Happy return for Create Health’s marketing manager after five years away from healthcare agency

Bristol-based Create Health has recruited Carrie Fick as its new marketing manager in a move that sees her return to the healthcare marketing agency after a five-year gap. Carrie, pictured, is the latest in a series of appointments at the fast-growing agency, which works on global and national campaigns...

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National Friendly’s ‘genuine desire to make a difference’ to the community earns it top award

February 16, 2021
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National Friendly’s ‘genuine desire to make a difference’ to the community earns it top award

Supporting the community in its home city of Bristol has helped mutual society National Friendly land a major industry award. National Friendly’s sponsorship of events at Bristol’s iconic Hippodrome theatre along with a hospital charity fundraising partnership in the city impressed the judges in the Protection Review Awards, earning...

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New round of grants available for Bristol firms financially impacted by Covid restrictions

February 12, 2021
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New round of grants available for Bristol firms financially impacted by Covid restrictions

Bristol firms hit by Covid-19 restrictions can apply for financial assistance through a new round of discretionary business grants – but should be quick as funding is limited. The pay outs are specifically for businesses that have been severely financially impacted by restrictions during the city’s Tier 2, Tier...

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Media innovators sought for unique programme exploring future of publishing

February 12, 2021
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Media innovators sought for unique programme exploring future of publishing

Bristol media firms looking at ways of engaging with emerging tech can apply for funding under a scheme designed to explore future content creation and distribution. The Amplified Publishing Pathfinder project offers funding ranging from £5,000 each for six industry partners to £12,000 each for six fellowships to give...

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Bristol to benefit from innovative scheme that uses live-streaming tech to link events in different cities

February 11, 2021
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Bristol to benefit from innovative scheme that uses live-streaming tech to link events in different cities

Bristol’s pandemic-hit meetings and events industry is to get free access to a pioneering scheme that allows events staged in different cities to link up through live-streaming technology. Nationwide initiative Hybrid Event Solutions UK (HESUK) has been launched by the convention bureaus covering England’s main cities – including the...

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Commitment to help solve environmental challenges earns B Corp status for Thrive Renewables

February 11, 2021
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Commitment to help solve environmental challenges earns B Corp status for Thrive Renewables

Bristol-based specialist energy investment company Thrive Renewables has become the latest firm in the city to be certified as a B Corporation, proving its commitment to people and planet over profit. B Corp businesses must meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal...

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Major toilet and kitchen roll branding win for Mr B & Friends

February 11, 2021
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Major toilet and kitchen roll branding win for Mr B & Friends

Bristol branding agency Mr B & Friends has been appointed as the primary brand and marketing agency for kitchen towel and toilet tissue firm Regina UK as it seeks to grow its share of the UK market. Regina’s core brands include Blitz household towels, Seriously Soft and Seriously Strong...

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