Creative/Media

Bristol Arena gets go-ahead at last as full council meeting approves funding

February 18, 2014
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Bristol Arena gets go-ahead at last as full council meeting approves funding

Bristol’s long hoped for arena cleared its final hurdle this week as its funding package was agreed by the full city council. Work will now begin on appointing an operator to run the 12,000 capacity venue on disused land near Temple Meads station in a move that will deliver...

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China trade mission will showcase Bristol’s green, tech and creative innovation

February 14, 2014
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China trade mission will showcase Bristol’s green, tech and creative innovation

Bristol’s innovation in the green, hi-tech and creative industries is to be championed in China through a unique trade mission which aims to open up valuable new markets for businesses in these key sectors. Taking the ‘Smart Cities’ concept as its theme, the November visit will give 10 Bristol...

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Royal seal of approval for Bristol’s tech innovation as Duke of York visits

February 14, 2014
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Royal seal of approval for Bristol’s tech innovation as Duke of York visits

Bristol’s emerging role as a national crucible for tech innovation received royal approval this week when the Duke of York visited the city. The Duke, who has a keen interest in technology and knowledge transfer, met fledging and established tech companies on Monday when he toured Bristol’s recently-opened Engine...

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Animated money-saving advice app is child’s play for Aardman

February 14, 2014
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Animated money-saving advice app is child’s play for Aardman

Bristol’s Aardman Animations have teamed up with NatWest to launch a children’s smartphone and tablet app to help them learn about saving money. The free-to-download app, the first produced by a UK bank, includes a game that allows the player to be a boy or girl pig character running...

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Double sponsorship success for Gloucestershire Cricket ahead of new season

February 14, 2014
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Double sponsorship success for Gloucestershire Cricket ahead of new season

Gloucestershire Cricket has announced two sponsorship agreements as it prepares for its first season at the redeveloped County Ground. St Austell Brewery, which last year signed a six-year partnership to become major sponsor and the main supplier to its club bars, is to become a shirt advertising sponsor.   ...

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UWE expert to help Government shape the cities of the future

February 14, 2014
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UWE expert to help Government shape the cities of the future

The director of the Centre for Sustainable Planning and the Environments (SPE) at UWE, Professor Katie Williams, has been appointed to a major Government body looking at the cities of the future. The Foresight Review will tackle the issues that will influence central Government thinking on where and how...

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UWE launches £4m fund to boost innovation among West businesses

February 12, 2014
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UWE launches £4m fund to boost innovation among West businesses

Innovative West businesses working on pioneering research and development projects can apply for financial help through a £4m innovation fund launched today by the University of the West of England (UWE). Grants of between £25,000 and £150,000 will be available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) as well as...

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Young entrepreneurs on a mission to pair students with small firms

February 7, 2014
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Young entrepreneurs on a mission to pair students with small firms

Missionly, the pioneering Bristoln business that harnesses young people’s skills to benefit small businesses, is looking forward to a bright future after its official – and colourful – launch brought together more than 100 entrepreneurs, supporters and students. The firm is the brainchild of Chris Dalley and Will Duddell,...

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Royal visit will showcase Bristol’s pioneering work in robotics research

February 7, 2014
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Royal visit will showcase Bristol’s pioneering work in robotics research

Key innovations that are putting Bristol at the leading edge of global robotics research will be demonstrated to the Duke of York when he visits Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on Monday. BRL is the UK’s leading and largest academic centre for multi-disciplinary robotics research and home to a vibrant...

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London cocktail bar chain ready to mix it in Bristol’s burgeoning bar scene

February 7, 2014
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London cocktail bar chain ready to mix it in Bristol’s burgeoning bar scene

Fast-growing London-based cocktail bar group Be At One, which is backed by Piper Equity, is to open an outlet in Bristol – its 22nd venue and third outside the capital. The bar, in a unit on the Clifton Triangle formerly occupied by Hermanos, will open on February 26 and...

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Bristol Arena plan takes big step forward as LEP agrees to invest

February 6, 2014
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Bristol Arena plan takes big step forward as LEP agrees to invest

The long-awaited plan to build a 12,000 seat arena in Bristol has taken its most significant step towards reality with the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) agreeing to part fund the scheme. The LEP’s board agreed to invest money from a special economic development fund on the basis that the...

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Bristol’s Studio Diva has top gaming industry accolade in its sights

February 5, 2014
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Bristol’s Studio Diva has top gaming industry accolade in its sights

Bristol-based specialist creative agency Studio Diva, which has helped market video games such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft, is about to do battle itself for a major industry accolade. The agency, which specialises in point of sale and marketing materials for the video games, entertainment, leisure...

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London TV post-production firm opens Bristol base

February 3, 2014
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London TV post-production firm opens Bristol base

Bristol’s burgeoning reputation as a media hub has been strengthened with the arrival of London TV post-production company Evolutions, which has worked on shows such as The Apprentice and The Only Way Is Essex. The move, revealed by Bristol Business News last summer, has resulted in Evolutions taking 7,000...

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