Creative/Media

Bristol team unwraps £3m investment package for online wedding gift business

May 25, 2017
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Bristol team unwraps £3m investment package for online wedding gift business

The Bristol office of investment group BGF and a team of advisors from the city have put together £3m funding package for Prezola, the fast-growing Bath-based online wedding gift list firm. Prezola will use the funding from BGF, the UK’s most active investor in small and mid-sized companies, to...

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Ex-business journalist to share PR secrets at small firms’ workshop

May 22, 2017
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Ex-business journalist to share PR secrets at small firms’ workshop

Business journalist-turned-PR consultant Paul Mullins will be teaching aspiring entrepreneurs and established firms in Bristol how to secure free media publicity at a workshop organised by BRAVE Enterprise. Paul, pictured, the founder of Clutton-based PR and digital content agency Sandusky Media Consultants and former business editor of the Bath...

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Mixed touch rugby tournament to raise funds for hospitals charity Above & Beyond

May 19, 2017
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Mixed touch rugby tournament to raise funds for hospitals charity Above & Beyond

Amarelle, the Bristol-based office design and build specialist, and construction industry recruitment firm Kingston Barnes have teamed up to stage a charity mixed touch rugby tournament next month. The event, at Cotham Park Rugby Club on June 15, will raise funds for Bristol hospitals charity Above & Beyond. All...

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Bristol’s scale-up businesses to get boost from Engine Shed’s investor-in-residence service

May 19, 2017
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Bristol’s scale-up businesses to get boost from Engine Shed’s investor-in-residence service

Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub is extending its support for the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem by introducing an investor-in-residence service open to all growth businesses in the area. Delivered in partnership with Deepbridge Capital and Accelerated Digital Ventures (ADV), the service goes live on with bookings available during normal office...

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Demerged Sift Digital reveals new brand and looks to future “as progressive change consultancy”

May 18, 2017
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Demerged Sift Digital reveals new brand and looks to future “as progressive change consultancy”

Sift Digital, the Bristol-based user-centred design agency, has relaunched as Edo following its demerger from parent group Sift. Edo, which also has an office in London, said the rebrand would re-affirm its proposition “as progressive change and technology consultants”.  The firm has a strong heritage working with private and non-profit clients...

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Bristol’s creative collaboration earns it place among UK Top 10 regional cities

May 18, 2017
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Bristol’s creative collaboration earns it place among UK Top 10 regional cities

Collaboration among Bristol’s creative firms has helped put the city in the top 10 for growth in a new report highlighting the strength of the sector in the UK’s regions. Bristol ranks eighth overall in the table of UK provincial cities – with Manchester taking top spot – but...

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New name – and top acts – for Bristol’s Americana Weekend

May 18, 2017
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New name – and top acts – for Bristol’s Americana Weekend

Bristol’s Americana Weekend, which brings the best blues, gospel, country and bluegrass music to the city, is back for a third year under a new name, River Town. Taking place from the July 14 to 17 at Colston Hall – and with a launch concert at St George’s this evening -...

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My Creative Life: Remco Merbis, visual storyteller, Pixillion

May 17, 2017
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My Creative Life: Remco Merbis, visual storyteller, Pixillion

Each fortnight Creative Business News gives a prominent member of the region’s creative sector the chance to reflect on their career, their work and their ambitions by answering 10 questions about themselves. Name: Remco Merbis Job title: Visual storyteller Current company: Pixillion Age: 45 My big break: I think...

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Creative Business News campaign of the month: Purplefish and the European launch of YoBike

May 17, 2017
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Creative Business News campaign of the month: Purplefish and the European launch of YoBike

We all know the West of England is chock-full of incredibly talented agencies and individuals. To showcase the cream of their work, Creative Business News each month features the very best creative campaigns coming out of the region. This month we highlight Bristol communications agency Purplefish’s attention-grabbing launch of innovative bike-sharing...

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Creative firms can help support UWE talent through its summer internship scheme

May 17, 2017
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Creative firms can help support UWE talent through its summer internship scheme

The University of the West of England (UWE), which offers dozens of courses focused on the creative industries, has launched its internship schemes to help employers recruit interns for the summer. UWE, which earlier this year announced a £37m investment in creative industries education in Bristol, runs three internship schemes...

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New consumer research manager to support innovation drive at financial services research specialist

May 17, 2017
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New consumer research manager to support innovation drive at financial services research specialist

Bristol-based financial services research specialist Consumer Intelligence is expanding its research capabilities with the appointment of Stuart Peters as consumer research manager to help drive innovation. Stuart, pictured, will help identify insights to enable clients to drive change and enhance their products and services as Consumer Intelligence grows its business...

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Creative Business News’ cultural, creative and inspirational events round-up

May 17, 2017
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Creative Business News’ cultural, creative and inspirational events round-up

The West of England boasts many creative, cultural and inspirational events. The region’s broad cultural diversity is reflected in an eclectic array of things to do. From theatre and design to music and food, there is something for everyone to enjoy on the social and professional calendar. Here’s Creative...

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Leadership team restructure and new arrival boost fast-growing digital marketing agency

May 17, 2017
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Leadership team restructure and new arrival boost fast-growing digital marketing agency

Bristol-based digital marketing agency Digirank has boosted its leadership team and appointed a new pay-per-click (PPC) & biddable media manager to further build on its success.  New arrival Tommy Pearson, who joins from Bristol and London-based agency Keel Over Marketing, brings years of specialist paid search marketing experience to Digirank’s team of strategic,...

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