Creative/Media

High-flying businesses sought to back Bristol’s world-renown balloon fiesta

March 7, 2014
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High-flying businesses sought to back Bristol’s world-renown balloon fiesta

Bristol’s iconic International Balloon Fiesta, now in its 36th year, has been launched to the city’s business community with a plea to get involved. The Fiesta attracts around 500,000 visitors and more than 150 balloons, making it the second-largest event of its kind in the world and one of...

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Bristol’s radio pioneers back on air for good

March 7, 2014
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Bristol’s radio pioneers back on air for good

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com The Bristol women who set up the UK’s first all-female radio station – Fem FM – are to get a permanent record of their achievement with the opening tomorrow of a digital archive dedicated to their project. Launched to mark International Women’s Day, the official...

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Bristol’s ethical firms recognised in Fairtrade Business Awards

March 7, 2014
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Bristol’s ethical firms recognised in Fairtrade Business Awards

Shops, cafes, hotels, independent financial advisers and universities were among the winners in this year’s South West Fairtrade Business awards, which champion firms that put ethical responsibilities at the heart of their business. The awards, staged yesterday at Bristol’s City Hall, attracted scores of entrants from across the region....

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Restaurant chain raises curtain on Colston Hall’s new-look café/bars

March 3, 2014
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Restaurant chain raises curtain on Colston Hall’s new-look café/bars

Bristol concert venue Colston Hall is to unveil its two new-look café/bars this evening following a major refurbishment by Bath Ales, the independent brewer and restaurant chain which took over the iconic building’s food and drink contract last November. Bath Ales has transformed the first-floor restaurant into a charcuterie...

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Support needed to get community radio BCfm’s Breakfast from Brazil show on air

February 28, 2014
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Support needed to get community radio BCfm’s Breakfast from Brazil show on air

From Bristol 24-7 www.bristol247.com Volunteer presenters on Bristol community radio station BCfm are dreaming of broadcasting live from the World Cup in Brazil after an airline agreed to pay for their flights. The station’s One Love Breakfast show team launched a social media campaign to see if they could...

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£21m scheme revealed to transform gateway to Temple Meads and new arena site

February 27, 2014
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£21m scheme revealed to transform gateway to Temple Meads and new arena site

A radical regeneration of the area around Bristol Temple Meads station and the new arena site to improve access for pedestrians and cyclists is being put forward for nearly £21m in funding. The scheme will vastly improve the semi-derelict Temple Circus – an eyesore for decades – and provide...

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Paintworks developer to bring trendy ‘Shoreditch-style’ offices to Bristol city centre

February 26, 2014
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Paintworks developer to bring trendy ‘Shoreditch-style’ offices to Bristol city centre

Verve Properties, the niche developer behind Bristol's highly-successful Paintworks creative quarter, has started work on the first speculative office refurbishment in the city for five years as the market recovery continues to gathers pace. London-based Verve said it saw a gap in the Bristol office market for trendy office...

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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

February 24, 2014
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Expert transatlantic export advice on tap at UKTI event

Bristol businesses will next week get a rare chance to meet trade experts from the British Embassies in the US and Canada to explore transatlantic export opportunities on a one-to-one basis. The event, at the Mercure Holland House Hotel in Redcliffe Hill, on Wednesday, March 5, is the latest...

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Plea to business as Mayor drums up support to make Bristol the New Orleans of UK

February 21, 2014
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Plea to business as Mayor drums up support to make Bristol the New Orleans of UK

Businesses are being urged to help elevate Bristol to a world-class centre for jazz and blues music as part of Mayor George Ferguson’s ambitions to make the city the ‘New Orleans of the UK’. Cultural and business links between Bristol and the Louisiana birthplace of jazz are being formalised...

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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bristol’s micro-chip innovation

February 21, 2014
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China ‘Smart Cities’ mission will plug into Bristol’s micro-chip innovation

Bristol’s world-class expertise in micro-electronics is to play a crucial role in the recently-announced Smart Cities Trade Mission to China later this year. Bristol boasts the world’s second-largest cluster of micro-chip design expertise outside of California’s Silicon Valley. Many of its leading-edge firms have become global players in the...

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West’s best directors sought for awards that champion excellence and enterprise

February 21, 2014
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West’s best directors sought for awards that champion excellence and enterprise

West firms of all sizes are being urged to enter their directors in the region’s top award scheme recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The South West Institute of Directors (IoD) Awards 2014 celebrate the achievements of the region’s outstanding business people and their contribution to the its...

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How we lead in fostering student innovation: UWE vice-chancellor to speak on high-profile panel

February 21, 2014
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How we lead in fostering student innovation: UWE vice-chancellor to speak on high-profile panel

UWE vice-chancellor Professor Steve West has been selected to take part in a panel debate on how best to foster student innovation and entrepreneurship. Chaired by Guardian Universities editor Judy Friedberg at The Guardian University Forum 2014, the panel will consider the role universities play in nurturing student entrepreneurship...

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Stage is set for Bristol Old Vic’s business club to raise £400,000

February 21, 2014
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Stage is set for Bristol Old Vic’s business club to raise £400,000

The Bristol Old Vic, which celebrates its 250thanniversary in 2016, has launched a membership scheme for the city’s business community to help secure the future of the theatre for another 250 years. Called The Twenty Twenty Club, the scheme has already signed up its first member – international property...

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