Creative/Media

Strong employment growth triggers prospect of new skills shortages

June 16, 2014
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Strong employment growth triggers prospect of new skills shortages

The number of businesses expecting to recruit more staff has almost returned to the pre-recession levels of 2007 new figures released this week show. But while the data is welcome news for job seekers, some business analysts are warning that it could signal looming skills shortages. The latest Business...

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MBE for Bristol ‘digital activist’ Jaya Chakrabarti in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

June 14, 2014
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Jaya Chakrabarti, the Bristol entrepreneur and co-founder of digital comms agency Nameless, has been awarded the MBE for services to the creative digital industries and the community in Bristol in the Queen's Birthday honours list. Jaya, pictured, who describes herself as a digital activist, is well known in the...

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Mayor calls on Bristol’s creative industries to make the city Europe’s ‘capital of creativity’

June 13, 2014
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Mayor calls on Bristol’s creative industries to make the city Europe’s ‘capital of creativity’

Bristol can be Europe’s most creative city if its burgeoning creative industries work together to lift its international profile, according to Mayor George Ferguson. Speaking at Creative Bristol, a gathering of representatives from the city’s creative industries, Mayor Ferguson, pictured, said the sector’s capacity to expand by 20% a...

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Trio of Bristol bosses scoop coveted Institute of Directors regional awards

June 13, 2014
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Trio of Bristol bosses scoop coveted Institute of Directors regional awards

Three Bristol directors have been recognised as among the best in the South West at the prestigious Institute of Directors’ annual regional awards. Nick Sturge, co-founder of enterprise hub The Engine Shed at Temple Meads, which houses the SETsquared innovation centre, won the Public Sector Director title. Julia Clarke,...

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City’s first musical ambassador to bang the drum for Bristol on the global stage

June 13, 2014
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City’s first musical ambassador to bang the drum for Bristol on the global stage

Bristol’s first international ambassador for music has been appointed to promote the city across the globe as a hotbed of musical talent with a vibrant and diverse music scene. Bristol-born jazz musician James Morton is officially appointed to the role today by Mayor George Ferguson – and his first...

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Mulberry vows to halt profits slide with range of ‘cheaper’ handbags

June 12, 2014
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Mulberry vows to halt profits slide with range of ‘cheaper’ handbags

West-based luxury brand Mulberry, best known for its £1,000-plus handbags, has promised to launch new products with slightly cheaper price tags after revealing that profits nearly halved in its last financial year. Chairman Godfrey Davis, who is leading a restructuring of the business to restore growth, said it had...

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Bristol bosses go head-to-head this evening in coveted SW Institute of Directors awards

June 12, 2014
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Seven directors running businesses based in and around Bristol will this evening find out if they have been successful in the prestigious South West Institute of Directors (IoD) awards. Competing for the awards, which celebrate excellence in the boardroom, are Nick Sturge, co-founder of the enterprise hub The Engine...

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Bristol app innovator Mubaloo in running for coveted PwC Business of the Year Award

June 9, 2014
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Bristol app innovator Mubaloo in running for coveted PwC Business of the Year Award

Mubaloo, the app developer launched by Bristol-based serial entrepreneur Mark Mason, is among four firms competing in this year’s prestigious West of England Business of the Year Awards. The finalists are going head-to-head in the category for businesses turning over up to £25m. There is also an award for...

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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

June 9, 2014
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Bristol punches above its weight in UK inward investment league table

Bristol is one of the UK’s most successful cities for attracting foreign direct investment (FDI) and is helping the South West outperform most other regions in a highly-competitive market, according to new research published today. Bristol is ranked sixth in a list of leading UK cities in global accountants...

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Shhh! Osborne Clarke’s role in Apple’s $3bn Beats deal stays on mute

June 6, 2014
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Shhh! Osborne Clarke’s role in Apple’s $3bn Beats deal stays on mute

Bristol-headquartered international law firm Osborne Clarke is quietly celebrating one of its largest and highest-profile deals – Apple’s $3bn (£1.8bn) acquisition of headphone and music streaming company Beats Electronics. Tech specialists at Osborne Clarke’s Bristol office teamed up with colleagues in the firm’s California-based team to advise Beats. The...

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Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios attracts another key film industry firm

June 6, 2014
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Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios attracts another key film industry firm

Filmscape Media, a leading supplier of film and television equipment, has become the latest creative industry firm to set up at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios. The camera, lighting and grip equipment rental company, whose head office is based at The Perfume Factory in central London, is expanding operations and...

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Royal recognition for Bristol’s tech pioneers with Buckingham Palace reception

June 6, 2014
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Royal recognition for Bristol’s tech pioneers with Buckingham Palace reception

A group of Bristol’s leading tech entrepreneurs will visit Buckingham Palace on Monday for a special reception with the royal family to recognise the sector’s powerful economic contribution. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will be joined at the event by The Duke of Cambridge, The Duke of...

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City firms can boost their image by backing Bristol’s 24 Hours photo contest

June 6, 2014
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City firms can boost their image by backing Bristol’s 24 Hours photo contest

Businesses are being urged to sponsor the hugely-successful 24 Hours in Bristol photo-marathon competition as it launches for its second year. The inaugural contest last year attracted hundreds of amateur and professional photographers to the city, generating more than 10,000 stunning of images Bristol over a single day. The...

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