Creative/Media

Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

March 31, 2014
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Back our plan to create 25,000 jobs, LEP tells Government as it sets out blueprint for growth

The blueprint for job creation and economic growth in Bristol and the West of England was unveiled this morning with a clear message to the Government – come and back our vision for success. The Strategic Economic Plan identifies the city-region’s key growth sectors and sets out 122 ways...

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Bristol’s innovation can make it world centre for creative industry, says BBC chief

March 28, 2014
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Bristol’s innovation can make it world centre for creative industry, says BBC chief

Bristol could become the “most disproportionately innovative city in the world”, one of the BBC’s top bosses told business leaders this week. Peter Salmon, director of BBC North and the man responsible for the corporation’s activities in Bristol, challenged the city to grow its own creative base rather than...

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Investors flock to find out more about Bristol’s fledgling tech firms at first Silicon Gorge event

March 28, 2014
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Investors flock to find out more about Bristol’s fledgling tech firms at first Silicon Gorge event

Investors from London, Cardiff and the North East travelled to Bristol to find out more about some of the city’s most-exciting early stage businesses at the first Silicon Gorge event. The firms included the first ‘graduates’ of the WebStart Bristol internet accelerator, 10 companies from the SETsquared incubators in...

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The region’s unique business showcase is now just days away

March 28, 2014
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The region’s unique business showcase is now just days away

Anticipation is building ahead of the region’s major new business event, The Business Showcase South West 2014, which takes place next Tuesday in Bristol. The unique event will celebrate the best of the region’s innovation, creativity and sustainability through speeches, discussions, exhibitors and networking opportunities. Business Showcase South West...

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Temple Bright supports Twitter analytics tech deal with S4C

March 28, 2014
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Temple Bright supports Twitter analytics tech deal with S4C

Bristol law firm Temple Bright has provided legal support on an investment in Twitter analytics start-up Blurrt by Welsh language broadcaster S4C’s commercial arm. The investment gives S4C Commercial the chance to develop a more sophisticated understanding of audience behaviours while access to Blurrt’s data will help it shape...

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Innovative social media project aims to put Park Street at forefront of retail e-revolution

March 27, 2014
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Innovative social media project aims to put Park Street at forefront of retail e-revolution

Bristol’s Park Street is to be a test bed for a pioneering digital marketing project that aims to boost business for its stores by harnessing the power of social media. The trailblazing initiative – only the second of its kind in the UK – will enable the iconic street’s shops,...

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Trio of new arrivals boost refurbished city centre office block

March 27, 2014
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Trio of new arrivals boost refurbished city centre office block

Bristol city centre landmark office building Whitefriars has attracted three new occupiers since the start of the year following a major refurbishment. The 145,000 sq ft, 11-storey building on Lewins Mead is one of the largest in the city centre. Agents are now marketing 36,000 sq ft of unoccupied...

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New innovation director to head the successful SETsquared incubator network

March 27, 2014
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New innovation director to head the successful SETsquared incubator network

The SETsquared network, the UK’s top university business incubator with a base in Bristol, has appointed Simon Bond as its new head. As innovation director, Simon, pictured, the former director of the SETsquared innovation centre at the University of Bath, will oversee the way the partnership incubates hi- tech...

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Tech services firm Kainos to create up to 50 jobs as it opens Bristol office

March 25, 2014
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Tech services firm Kainos to create up to 50 jobs as it opens Bristol office

Fast-growing digital company Kainos has opened an office in Bristol, creating up to 50 jobs and strengthening the city’s reputation as a hub for ambitious firms operating in the tech sector. The Belfast-headquartered firm, which supplies a range of support services mainly to the healthcare, public sector and financial...

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BUDGET 2014: Help for Bristol’s key tech, creative and manufacturing industries

March 21, 2014
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BUDGET 2014: Help for Bristol’s key tech, creative and manufacturing industries

Bristol’s standing as a hub for the hi-tech, creative and advanced engineering sectors received some welcome boosts in this week’s Budget. There was help for businesses moving to the city’s Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone, its filmmakers through increased tax breaks, its growing cyber security industry through investment and its...

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Eat Drink Bristol Fashion festival promises to cook up a storm with line-up of region’s top chefs

March 21, 2014
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Eat Drink Bristol Fashion festival promises to cook up a storm with line-up of region’s top chefs

Pictured: Eat Drink Bristol Fashion founders at this year's launch, from left, Luke Hasell, Josh Eggleton and Nick Roberts. Photo by Jon Craig www.joncraig.co.uk Eat Drink Bristol Fashion, the celebration of Bristol’s high-flying food and restaurant scene, has announced that some of the South West’s top chefs will cook...

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Ambitious West firms invited to apply for cash aid from £25m growth fund

March 21, 2014
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Ambitious West firms invited to apply for cash aid from £25m growth fund

Bristol firms with expansion potential can apply for growth funding to a £25m pot of Government cash launched this week. The West of England Growth Fund aims to bring about job creation and private sector investment that would otherwise not have happened, or that can be accelerated through public...

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Sudden departure for Mulberry chief after stormy period at fashion brand

March 21, 2014
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Sudden departure for Mulberry chief after stormy period at fashion brand

Upmarket fashion brand Mulberry’s chief executive Bruno Guillon resigned with immediate effect yesterday – with industry insiders pointing to the West-based group’s troubles during his two years at the helm. His sudden departure comes less than two months after the iconic brand’s third profits warning in 18 months –...

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