Creative/Media

Above & Beyond Bristol-to-Paris sponsored cycle ride: We did it!

May 2, 2016
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By John Hirst, chief executive of Destination Bristol. Well…we’ve made it and arrived in Paris after 430km and four days on the bike. I am sore in a selection of places – some of them quite a surprise! Today we cycled from Evreux to Paris and it seemed it...

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Business figures sign open letter backing George Ferguson in mayoral election

April 29, 2016
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Business figures sign open letter backing George Ferguson in mayoral election

Some of Bristol’s most influential business figures have lent their names to an open letter backing the re-election of George Ferguson as mayor. The letter, signed by 41 men and women, has been published with less than a week to go to the mayoral election next Thursday. The group...

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Polish confectionery firm takes over Bristol’s Elizabeth Shaw in £2.5m deal

April 29, 2016
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Polish confectionery firm takes over Bristol’s Elizabeth Shaw in £2.5m deal

Historic Bristol chocolate firm Elizabeth Shaw was today acquired for £2.5m by Polish confectionery company Colian. A leading producer and distributor of confectionery products, Colian has a number of well-known brands in the sector in its domestic market and exports to more than 60 countries worldwide. Elizabeth Shaw makes...

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Businesses urged to join in taking Bristol’s Happiness Pulse and help lead the world in wellbeing

April 29, 2016
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Businesses urged to join in taking Bristol’s Happiness Pulse and help lead the world in wellbeing

Bristol businesses are being encouraged to take part in a world-beating project to gauge the happiness of the city and improve wellbeing for its residents. The Happiness Pulse has been launched by Bristol charity Happy City to build up a unique picture of the city as seen through the...

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Paris here we come. Cyclists head off to France to channel funds for hospital charity Above & Beyond

April 29, 2016
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Paris here we come. Cyclists head off to France to channel funds for hospital charity Above & Beyond

Eighty intrepid cyclists – including Bristol medics, managing directors and even a Wonder Woman – bid ‘bon voyage’ to family and friends today as they set off on the Bristol-to-Paris Cycle Challenge for local hospital charity Above & Beyond. In just four days, the cyclists will pedal 430km to...

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Event: The funding landscape for entrepreneurs considering going public

April 29, 2016
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Event: The funding landscape for entrepreneurs considering going public

Engine Shed, Bristol’s innovation hub, launches a quarterly finance series on May 12 with a session aimed at entrepreneurs considering exiting from their business via an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Despite recent volatility, the public markets are still an important financing option for growth companies and an ultimate aspiration for...

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Bristol Old Vic’s 250th anniversary fundraiser is just the ticket for city’s enterpreneurs and creatives

April 29, 2016
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Bristol Old Vic’s 250th anniversary fundraiser is just the ticket for city’s enterpreneurs and creatives

Leading Bristol entrepreneurs, creatives and philanthropists have thrown their support behind the Old Vic’s fundraising drive for its ambitious 250th anniversary redevelopment. They are following in the footsteps of theatre’s original investors by snapping up specially minted ‘silver tickets’, each costing £50,000. Back in 1766, the original theatre was...

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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

April 29, 2016
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Showcase of region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise returns bigger than ever

The successful Business Showcase South West returns next month to again celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and enterprise. The event, the largest of its kind in the South West, this year takes place at Bristol’s newly redeveloped Ashton Gate Stadium, meaning it will be even bigger.  Delegates...

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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

April 29, 2016
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£1.55m South African Broadcasting Corporation contract win for SciSys

Specialist IT firm SciSys, which has a base in Bristol, has landed a £1.55m contract to supply the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) with its world-beating ‘cloud-hosted’ radio technology. The two-and-a-half year contract is the latest secured by the firm as it continues to bounce back from serious problems...

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Aardman answers call to help Bristol creative agency Caroline bring charity campaign to life

April 28, 2016
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Aardman answers call to help Bristol creative agency Caroline bring charity campaign to life

Bristol-based creative agency Caroline has enlisted the help of the city’s Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman to bring to life the star of its latest charity marketing campaign – a character called ‘Mac’. Mac was created by the team at Caroline to spearhead a campaign for The Macular Society, a...

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Bristol Business News photo gallery: British Chamber of Commerce in Germany in the South West launch

April 22, 2016
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Bristol Business News photo gallery: British Chamber of Commerce in Germany in the South West launch

The British Chamber of Commerce in Germany (BCCG) has launched a membership region in Bristol to support firms looking to do business in Germany. The launch event was staged at the city office of law firm DAC Beachcroft and was attended by a number of firms already trading in...

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Three new arrivals bolster PR agency PPS Group’s growth plans

April 22, 2016
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Three new arrivals bolster PR agency PPS Group’s growth plans

Public relations consultancy PPS Group has made three appointments to its Bristol team to support its ambitious growth plans. New team members are associate partner Ben Lowndes, account director Steve Jolly and Isaac Casson, who has joined as an associate. Ben, pictured, joins PPS after gaining significant experience of...

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Queen’s Awards for trio of innovative Bristol businesses

April 22, 2016
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Queen’s Awards for trio of innovative Bristol businesses

Three Bristol area firms whose products range from subsea technology for the oil and gas industry to waterproof covers for plaster casts and tea for expats have gained prestigious Queen’s Awards. Portishead-based Viper Subsea Technology and Precision Dippings Manufacturing from Yate have received their awards in recognition for Enterprise...

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