Creative/Media

Brewery’s team spirit and food offer put it in running for top industry award

December 5, 2014
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Brewery’s team spirit and food offer put it in running for top industry award

For the second year in a row Warmley-based Bath Ales has been shortlisted in prestigious national awards that recognise quality and innovation in the pub trade. The firm is a finalist in the Best Food Offer (2 – 50 sites) category in The Publican Morning Advertiser Awards, as well...

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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

December 5, 2014
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Coveted West of England Business of the Year Awards launched to find region’s top company

The annual search for the region’s best companies has started with the launch of accountants PwC’s widely-respected West of England Business of the Year Awards 2015. Now in their 27th year, the eagerly-contested awards are the most prestigious in the region by far – previous winners read like a...

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Exports edge up as more South West firms see benefits of trading overseas

December 5, 2014
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Exports edge up as more South West firms see benefits of trading overseas

Exports by South West firms have risen slightly over the past year despite turmoil in the key eurozone market, new figures show. And more companies are following the Government’s advice and selling overseas as a way of strengthening their business. Regional trade boss Russell Jones welcomed today’s figures with...

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Red is the colour for Mulberry as sales decline pushes it into a half-year loss

December 4, 2014
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Red is the colour for Mulberry as sales decline pushes it into a half-year loss

Mulberry, the luxury goods brand, has slumped into the red with a half-year loss of £1.1m after a disastrous attempt to go upmarket backfired. The firm, based at Chilcompton, suffered a 9% fall in sales to £45.1m in the six months to September 30 while wholesale revenues tumbled 31%...

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Innovation partnership SETsquared’s £3.8bn boost to economy creates 9,000 jobs

December 4, 2014
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Innovation partnership SETsquared’s £3.8bn boost to economy creates 9,000 jobs

Hi-tech start-ups incubated by SETsquared, the innovation hub backed by the University of Bristol, have created 9,000 jobs and contributed a staggering £3.8bn to the UK economy, research released today shows. The figures, which emerge from a study commissioned from Warwick Economics & Development, are based on the 1,041...

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Autumn Statement: Bristol Business reaction

December 3, 2014
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The Chancellor produced a balanced Autumn Statement that addressed business concerns around rates reform and finance, according to Bristol business leaders. James Durie, executive director of Bristol Chamber of Commerce at Business West, described it as a “crowd-pleasing” set of proposals for business, particularly its pledge for a major...

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Driverless cars to be trialled in Bristol after city group receives funding

December 3, 2014
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Driverless cars to be trialled in Bristol after city group receives funding

Bristol is to be a test-bed for driverless cars after funding was secured by a consortium made up of the city council, universities and businesses. The Bristol trial, which will start next January, will look at how the public reacts to so-called autonomous vehicles along with the legal and...

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International urban innovation award puts Bristol among world’s ‘smartest’ cities

December 3, 2014
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International urban innovation award puts Bristol among world’s ‘smartest’ cities

Bristol’s pioneering use of digital technology to improve the lives of its residents has earned it a major international award that places it among the world’s most-innovative cities. The International Award for Urban Innovation was presented to Mayor of Bristol George Ferguson at an event hosted by the municipal...

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Colourful campaign draws on Bristol’s street art scene to get more firms selling overseas

December 2, 2014
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Colourful campaign draws on Bristol’s street art scene to get more firms selling overseas

Export chiefs hope that a former shipping container covered with colourful street art will hold the key to getting more Bristol firms to take their business to the world. Launched this week outside the city’s Engine Shed innovation hub, Business West’s #GetExporting campaign highlights the benefits of exporting in...

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Breweries mark their merger by producing beer that packs a punch

November 28, 2014
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Breweries mark their merger by producing beer that packs a punch

An ‘explosive’ beer has been created by two award-winning master brewers to toast the merger of their businesses. Dynamite IPA is the first collaboration for Nik Milo, from Cotswold Spring, and Steve McDonald, of Severn Vale, whose businesses have joined forces to create Combined Brewers Ltd. Very different from...

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Pop-up ice rink gives Clifton building site cool temporary use

November 28, 2014
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Pop-up ice rink gives Clifton building site cool temporary use

The trend for pop-up shops and restaurants may be overheating but Bristol has maintained it cool reputation by being the location for a chilled-out pop-up ice rink and bar. Property firm THAT group has transformed a derelict Clifton building site into an alpine ski lodge and real ice rink....

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SETsquared’s Shard showcase serves as launchpad for two new innovation projects

November 28, 2014
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SETsquared’s Shard showcase serves as launchpad for two new innovation projects

Innovation incubator SETsquared, which is backed by the University of Bristol, has unveiled two new projects – a £3.2m programme to speed up the commercialisation of university research and a partnership with academic health science networks to help NHS patients. The double boost was announced as it staged a...

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Harvey’s Bristol Blues hits festive note with pre-Christmas jam

November 28, 2014
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Harvey’s Bristol Blues hits festive note with pre-Christmas jam

Budding musicians and music lovers from Bristol’s business community are invited to join the city’s best blues and jazz jam night next week. Taking place at Harveys Cellars, Denmark Street, on the first Tuesday of every month, the event is a great opportunity for musicians of all standards –...

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