Creative/Media

Bristol Arena site starts to be ‘unlocked’ as work gets underway on green bridge over Avon

May 28, 2014
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Bristol Arena site starts to be ‘unlocked’ as work gets underway on green bridge over Avon

Work to ‘unlock’ the site of Bristol’s Arena with a new bridge over the River Avon started this afternoon yesterday with communities minister and Bristol West MP Stephen Williams taking the controls of a digger to mark the start of the £11.5m infrastructure work on the former diesel depot...

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Drinks group Matthew Clark stretches its brand support offering with Elastic deal

May 28, 2014
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Drinks group Matthew Clark stretches its brand support offering with Elastic deal

Bristol-based national drinks wholesaler Matthew Clark has acquired a 51% stake in London creative agency Elastic, which specialises in boosting sales through live events and promotions. Matthew Clark said the tie-up will offer brand owners the opportunity to measure return on investment (ROI) for consumer-focused activity. Elastic works with...

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New venture capital fund to target Bristol’s burgeoning small tech firms

May 27, 2014
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New venture capital fund to target Bristol’s burgeoning small tech firms

A new fund focusing on investing in the Bristol area’s early stage tech businesses is to be launched by Technology Venture Partners, a new independent venture capital fund manager based in the city. Technology Venture Partners is to start the fund to run alongside YFM Equity Partners’ closed South...

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Green Capital Bristol can take centre stage in global debate on future shape of cities

May 23, 2014
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Green Capital Bristol can take centre stage in global debate on future shape of cities

Bristol can be a lightning rod for a global debate on the look and shape of the city of the future as it prepares for its role next year as Europe’s green capital. Its year in the international spotlight can also help it shape future thinking about what makes...

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US giant snaps up Bristol charity donations specialist Buffalo

May 22, 2014
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US giant snaps up Bristol charity donations specialist Buffalo

Bristol-based Buffalo Fundraising Consultants, which specialises in helping charities and arts groups increase donations, has been acquired by the world’s largest operator in the fast-growing sector. Buffalo, launched 10 years, has raised millions of pounds for more than 150 major clients in the education, arts, health and sport sectors...

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Colston Hall signs up engineering group Renishaw as sponsor for new music

May 19, 2014
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Colston Hall signs up engineering group Renishaw as sponsor for new music

West-based global engineering firm Renishaw has signed a year-long deal with Bristol’s iconic music venue Colston Hall to sponsor an innovative new music programme at its incubator concert space The Lantern. Under the partnership, employees of the Wotton-under-Edge firm, which makes hi-tech measuring devices used in a range of...

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Navy calls up Bristol digital agency e3 to launch its innovative website

May 19, 2014
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Navy calls up Bristol digital agency e3 to launch its innovative website

Bristol digital agency e3 has deployed the latest digital thinking to launch a website for the Royal Navy which aims to give the public a better understanding of what it does and why it should matter to them. Targeted at multiple audiences, www.royalnavy.mod.uk charts the story of the 500-year-old...

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LEP chief airs views on how it can help boost Bristol’s diverse communities on Ujima Radio show

May 16, 2014
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LEP chief airs views on how it can help boost Bristol’s diverse communities on Ujima Radio show

West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) chief executive Paul Wilson has spoken about the role his organisation is playing in engaging with the area’s diverse communities and helping close the gap between wealth and skills. Mr Wilson appeared as a guest on Bristol community radio station Ujima’s Old...

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Bristol Caribbean restaurant chain Turtle Bay set to spice up Bath’s food scene

May 16, 2014
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Bristol Caribbean restaurant chain Turtle Bay set to spice up Bath’s food scene

Turtle Bay, the Caribbean restaurant chain launched by Bristol entrepreneur Ajith Jayawickrema, is to open its ninth outlet next month in Bath. The group is moving into part of a former music store in the vibrant heart of Bath – the latest restaurant to open in World Heritage city’s...

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Potential operators line up to bid to run Bristol’s arena

May 16, 2014
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Potential operators line up to bid to run Bristol’s arena

Bristol City Council has opened the bidding process to operate the city’s long-awaited arena – and according to Mayor George Ferguson there is no shortage of potential operators for the 12,000-capacity venue. The council staged a bidders’ day yesterday for would-be partners when they were given full details of...

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US cloud giant’s title challenge helps Bristol tech firm Desynit do the double

May 9, 2014
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US cloud giant’s title challenge helps Bristol tech firm Desynit do the double

Bristol-based business technology firm Desynit employee Simon Lawrence has been awarded the title of Most Valued Professional (MVP) by US cloud technology giant Salesforce.com – one of only 8 in the UK and 32 worldwide. Remarkably, he is the second of Desynit’s 12-strong team to become an MVP and...

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Funding sought for innovative Bristol eco-clothing firm’s ‘game-changing’ t-shirts

May 7, 2014
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Funding sought for innovative Bristol eco-clothing firm’s ‘game-changing’ t-shirts

Bristol bamboo clothing firm Mabboo is to launch what it says is a game-changer in t-shirt production by combining eco-fabric from the world’s most-sustainable plant with the least-harmful manufacturing process now available. The result, according to Mabboo owner and entrepreneur Ed Cheney, is the ‘holy grail’ of making ethical...

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Shortlisting for Bristol Business News travel editor in coveted national awards

May 7, 2014
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Shortlisting for Bristol Business News travel editor in coveted national awards

Bristol Business News travel editor Anne Gorringe has been shortlisted in the Travel Article of the Year category of the prestigious annual VisitEngland Awards for Excellence for her article offering an insider’s guide to Manchester for business visitors. The high-profile awards will be presented at a glittering ceremony at...

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