Creative/Media

McCann Bristol on target with Archery GB account win

October 25, 2013
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McCann Bristol on target with Archery GB account win

Archery GB, the sport’s national governing body, has appointed McCann Bristol’s PR team to raise its profile ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. McCann will specifically promote the performance and development aspects of Archery GB across the UK with the main aim for its athletes to reach...

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Creative pair bring fresh talent to Synergy’s growing team

October 25, 2013
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Creative pair bring fresh talent to Synergy’s growing team

Synergy Creative, the Bristol-based design and marketing communications agency, has further expanded its creative team with the appointment of Zoe Grimes as creative manager and James Jenson as senior designer. Zoe, who has more than 10 years’ experience in branding, product launches and advertising, joins as creative manager from...

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Developer Mubaloo continues its winning streak at app industry awards

October 24, 2013
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Developer Mubaloo continues its winning streak at app industry awards

Bristol-based Mubaloo has claimed the title of App Developer of the Year for the second year running. The fast-growing firm, launched by Bristol serial entrepreneur Mark Mason, won the accolade at the Appsters, the national awards for the burgeoning UK app industry. Mubaloo was also highly commended in the...

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Middle East’s ‘Silicon Valley’ linked with Bristol’s creative and tech sectors

October 23, 2013
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Middle East’s ‘Silicon Valley’ linked with Bristol’s creative and tech sectors

Bristol’s reputation as a centre for creativity and innovation has been recognised through a new technology partnership in the Middle East’s equivalent of Silicon Valley. The UK Jordan Tech Hub was launched in Amman this week to help drive economic growth through a technology and innovation partnership between the...

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Innovation will be key to unlocking Bristol’s bright future, conference hears

October 16, 2013
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Innovation will be key to unlocking Bristol’s bright future, conference hears

Bristol will have a bright economic future if it harnesses the innovation of its key sectors and the talents of its skilled workforce and also markets itself effectively, a major conference heard this week. But it needs to overcome some serious issues, particularly around transport, and it needs to...

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High-profile conference will put Bristol’s bright future in the spotlight

October 15, 2013
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High-profile conference will put Bristol’s bright future in the spotlight

A major conference this afternoon will explain why Bristol is set to have one of the UK’s best-performing local economies as the country moves out of recession. The high-profile Bristol’s Bright Future event at Ashton Gate will hear from a range of speakers who will take the pulse of...

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Bristol’s Bright Future Conference: The speakers

October 15, 2013
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Bristol’s Bright Future Conference: The speakers

Among speakers at this afternoon’s Bristol’s Bright Future conference are: James Durie, executive director of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, the organisation that leads and speaks for business in the Bristol, Bath and wider area. It provides a range of services from business start-up, business...

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Gromit hunters unleash a cracking £120m boost for Bristol’s economy

October 11, 2013
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Gromit hunters unleash a cracking £120m boost for Bristol’s economy

This summer’s Gromit public art trail and exhibition – when 80 statues of the canine superstar were placed around Bristol – contributed £120m to the city’s economy, according to organisers. An estimated 1.18m people came to the city during the hugely-successful Gromit Unleashed project this summer – delivering a...

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Gromit auction’s £2.3m grand finale to Bristol’s successful charity arts trail

October 4, 2013
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Gromit auction’s £2.3m grand finale to Bristol’s successful charity arts trail

Bristol’s hugely-successful Gromit Unleashed charity arts project came to a spectacular finale last night when the long-awaited auction of the 81 Gromit sculptures netted more than £2.3m. The 5ft-high Gromit sculptures, which have been located around Bristol over the past few months, went under the hammer along with 11,...

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Major arts conference boost for Bristol’s standing as creative hub

October 4, 2013
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Major arts conference boost for Bristol’s standing as creative hub

Bristol’s reputation as a creative and artistic hub will be strengthened next year when it hosts the Arts Marketing Association’s (AMA) annual conference. Some 600 creative marketers, inspiring thinkers and arts and cultural professionals will attend the three-day event in July at Watershed and Colston Hall to explore ways...

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Arena will bring major jobs boost to city economy, mayor Ferguson says

October 3, 2013
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Arena will bring major jobs boost to city economy, mayor Ferguson says

Bristol’s long-awaited arena will create nearly 400 jobs and contribute more than £150m to the region’s economy, mayor George Ferguson has said as he unveiled more details of his for vision to build the much-delayed venue. The 12,000 capacity arena will open on disused land near Temple Meads station...

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Seminar will shed light on tax boost for innovative and creative firms

September 30, 2013
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Seminar will shed light on tax boost for innovative and creative firms

The benefits of the Patent Box tax incentive, which aims to boost innovation in the UK, will be explained at a seminar hosted by accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office. Speakers from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will...

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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

September 26, 2013
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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

Shares in specialist IT and software firm SciSys, which has an office in Bristol, have fallen heavily after it revealed a 19.8% drop in interim pre-tax profits yesterday and warned that its markets remained challenging. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose blue-chip customers include the Ministry of Defence, European Space Agency and...

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