Creative/Media

Burges Salmon plays lead role in Bristol industrial design agency management buy-out

September 23, 2016
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Burges Salmon plays lead role in Bristol industrial design agency management buy-out

Corporate finance experts from Bristol-headquartered law firm Burges Salmon have advised the shareholders of leading design and innovation consultancy Kinneir Dufort on its management buy-out. As reported by Bristol Business News last week, the deal to acquire Bristol-based Kinneir Dufort was backed by equity investor Mobeus. The Burges Salmon...

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Specialist software gets taste for food and drink awards sponsorship

September 23, 2016
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Specialist software gets taste for food and drink awards sponsorship

Bristol-based agricultural software specialist Agrantec has agreed a two-year sponsorship deal with regional food and drink award scheme, the Taste of the West Awards. Agrantec will support the 2016 Champion Meat & Poultry award, the winner of which will be announced at the awards ceremony at Exeter Cathedral on...

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SMEs missing out, by definition, on R&D tax breaks, warns Smith & Williamson

September 23, 2016
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SMEs missing out, by definition, on R&D tax breaks, warns Smith & Williamson

Thousands of businesses are still missing out Research & Development (R&D) tax credits and time is running out for them to claim for calendar year 2014, warns Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and tax group with a large office in Bristol. New figures from HMRC show that...

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Bristol Business News Analysis: Bristol – an indie publishing hub

September 23, 2016
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Bristol Business News Analysis: Bristol – an indie publishing hub

In a city that prizes creativity and independence, it’s hardly surprising that indie publishers thrive in Bristol. Newcomers have joined stalwarts like the Redcliffe Press, celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. Helen Hart set up SilverWood Books in 2007. Her team provides self-funding authors with professional publishing services, trade...

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First firms arrive at UWE’s innovative Future Space as it opens for business

September 23, 2016
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First firms arrive at UWE’s innovative Future Space as it opens for business

The state-of-the-art Future Space business workspace at UWE’s Frenchay Campus has been handed over to the management team at Oxford Innovation as its third business moves in. Future Space provides a unique destination for science and technology companies and includes shared and co-working offices, an equipped lab, upgradeable workshops and...

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Full programme

September 22, 2016
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Full programme

The Festival of Female Entrepreneurs returns to Bristol next month for its fifth year, with a jam-packed programme featuring amazing entrepreneurs and inspirational start-ups. Among those taking part will be Julie Deane of The Cambridge Satchel Company, tech entrepreneur Alex Depledge and Oliver Bonas founder Oliver Tress.  Panels will...

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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Start-Up Award ready to showcase up-and-coming business talent

September 22, 2016
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Festival of Female Entrepreneurs: Start-Up Award ready to showcase up-and-coming business talent

The Bristol-based Festival of Female Entrepreneurs (FFE) is on the look-out for up-and-coming female business talent to enter its annual awards as it prepares to return to the city for a fifth year. The FFE, organised by small business support group Enterprise Nation, stages its high-profile annual event at...

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Bristol Business Blog: Sullivan Gardner, business development manager, Amarelle. Top tips for office fit-outs that go up to 11

September 16, 2016
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Bristol Business Blog: Sullivan Gardner, business development manager, Amarelle. Top tips for office fit-outs that go up to 11

By Sullivan Gardner, business development manager, Amarelle. You’re an expert in your industry. You know how much things cost and more importantly who to trust. But, as is often the case with office fit-out projects, if you’re the internal key stakeholder you may not be well versed in office...

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Prestigious national community radio award for Bristol’s Ujima 98fm

September 16, 2016
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Prestigious national community radio award for Bristol’s Ujima 98fm

Bristol radio station Ujima 98fm has won the title of Community Radio Station of the Year at the inaugural National Community Radio media awards. Ujima’s Primrose Granville also won Gold for best Female Presenter. The station – a community interest company – has won a number of accolades over...

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MBO puts pioneering Bristol design consultancy on track for more growth

September 14, 2016
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MBO puts pioneering Bristol design consultancy on track for more growth

Innovative Bristol design consultancy Kinneir Dufort has been bought by its management in a multi-million pound deal that will pave the way for further expansion. The firm, which launched in 1977, is among the UK’s top industrial design agencies and has been responsible for many iconic products over the...

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FSB roadshow to roll into Bristol with free seminars and workshops

September 14, 2016
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FSB roadshow to roll into Bristol with free seminars and workshops

Bristol has been chosen as one of only three places in England to host a free one-day national roadshow of seminars and workshops aimed at helping smaller business owners. The events, staged by Britain’s biggest business representation group, the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), will give practical advice and...

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The LAST WORD: Karen White, PR consultant and director, JBP Associates

September 9, 2016
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The LAST WORD: Karen White, PR consultant and director, JBP Associates

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 Karen White, PR consultant and director at JBP Associates, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Sunset Song. The first part of...

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Engine Shed II innovation hub on track after Cabinet gives green light to Enterprise Zone expansion

September 9, 2016
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Engine Shed II innovation hub on track after Cabinet gives green light to Enterprise Zone expansion

Bristol’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone is to be increased in a landmark move that paves the way for the city’s highly successful Engine Shed innovation hub to expand into a much-needed second building. The approval this week by Bristol City Council’s cabinet will also trigger the redevelop of the...

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