Creative/Media

The LAST WORD: Sonja Jefferson and Sharon Tanton, Valuable Content

July 31, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Sonja Jefferson and Sharon Tanton, Valuable Content

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 Sonja Jefferson and Sharon Tanton of digital marketing consultancy Valuable Content answer our 10 questions: What was the LAST: Film you watched? Sonja: Little Miss Sunshine...

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Mubaloo founder Mark Mason moves to chairman role as app developer’s growth gathers pace

July 31, 2015
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Mubaloo founder Mark Mason moves to chairman role as app developer’s growth gathers pace

Serial entrepreneur Mark Mason has taken a step back from his role as CEO of his innovative app developer Mubaloo to become its chairman. Fast-growing Mubaloo, which is on course for its most successful year in 2015, has named Sarah Weller and Gemma Coles as joint managing directors and...

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Half of Bristol’s new trendy ‘Shoreditch-style’ office scheme taken by digital agency

July 31, 2015
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Half of Bristol’s new trendy ‘Shoreditch-style’ office scheme taken by digital agency

Digital media company Zone has opened its Bristol office in the city’s latest creative hub – the Brew House. The agency, which has bases in London and Cologne, has taken 12,500 sq ft of office space over two floors – roughly half the total space in the Grade II...

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Thrings advises national booksellers’ group in legal fight against Amazon

July 31, 2015
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Thrings advises national booksellers’ group in legal fight against Amazon

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, is advising the trade association for bookshops in its legal battle against what it sees as market abuse by online retail giant Amazon. The EU’s Competition Directorate (DGC) has launched a competition law investigation into Amazon’s e-book distribution arrangements....

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Senior sales and marketing appointment helps Clip launch innovative exhibition stand system

July 29, 2015
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Senior sales and marketing appointment helps Clip launch innovative exhibition stand system

Clip, the exhibition stand design and build firm, has appointed experienced industry figure Doug Gosling as head of sales & marketing for its new Refresh by Clip system. Refresh is an industry and UK first aimed at bridging the gap in the exhibition stand market between simple shell schemes...

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Veale Wasbrough Vizards solicitor joins elite group of registered trade mark attorneys in Bristol

July 27, 2015
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Veale Wasbrough Vizards solicitor joins elite group of registered trade mark attorneys in Bristol

Paula Williams, a senior associate in law firm Veale Wasbrough Vizards’ (VWV) Bristol trade marks team, has qualified as a registered trade mark attorney – one of only seven based in the city. Paula  joins a select number of solicitors in the UK who are qualified both as a...

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Firms dig deep to make sure charity race day boosts Children’s Hospice South West

July 24, 2015
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Firms dig deep to make sure charity race day boosts Children’s Hospice South West

Specialist building contractor Dribuild – the premium sponsor of Bath Racecourse’s winning post – has raised more than £17,000 for the Children’s Hospice South West from the course’s Summer Afternoon Raceday meeting. The meeting on Wednesday – specially organised to support the hospice, the Keynsham-based company’s charity of the...

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The LAST WORD: Christina Robino, co-owner, Bud UK

July 24, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Christina Robino, co-owner, Bud UK

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 Christina Robino, co-owner of Bristol communications agency Bud UK, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? The Imitation Game Book you read?...

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Businesses urged to get on board with their views on Bristol’s new transport vision

July 24, 2015
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Businesses urged to get on board with their views on Bristol’s new transport vision

Sustrans, the Bristol-based transport charity, is encouraging businesses to help it shape its ‘Good Transport Plan’ for the city, which aims to cut congestion and stop the environmental damage caused by traffic. With snarl-ups costing the local economy an estimated £600m a year, businesses have a key role to...

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Entrepreneur behind Bristol R&D tax credit firm and app developer shortlisted for national awards

July 24, 2015
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Entrepreneur behind Bristol R&D tax credit firm and app developer shortlisted for national awards

The managing director of fast-growing Bristol-based R&D tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown, and app consultancy and developer Mubaloo are in the running for prestigious national entrepreneur awards. Simon Brown, who founded the business in 2013, is shortlisted in the Duke of York New Entrepreneur of the Year category at the Lloyds...

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Trade minister praises Bristol’s strength in attracting inward investment

July 24, 2015
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Trade minister praises Bristol’s strength in attracting inward investment

Bristol’s ambitions to attract more inward investment and boost exports were highlighted this week with the visit of trade and investment minister Lord Francis Maude. Lord Maude met a cross section of small and medium-sized firms and recent investors in the city along with representatives from aerospace giant Rolls-Royce,...

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Innovative community-business connector Neighbourly goes for growth after £1m angel investment

July 24, 2015
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Neighbourly, the innovative Bristol-based internet platform that connects community projects with companies wishing to make a difference, has raised more than £1m from angel investors. The funds – its third round of investment – will be used to grow the firm’s engineering team and accelerate its development and international...

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Bristol Green Capital takes charge of electric cars under motor dealership sponsorship deal

July 22, 2015
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Bristol Green Capital takes charge of electric cars under motor dealership sponsorship deal

Bristol car dealership Wessex Garages has become the official vehicle sponsor for Bristol Green Capital 2015 and has supplied five zero-emission electric Nissan Leafs to transport staff and visitors around the city. Bristol is gaining a high international profile during its year as European Green Capital and Bristol 2015...

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