Creative/Media

The LAST WORD: Amanda Kerin, founder, Inspiring Women Live!

November 7, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Amanda Kerin, founder, Inspiring Women Live!

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Amanda Kerin, founder of Inspiring Women Live!, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? Eat, Pray, Love. I’m working on my trip...

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Bristol tech entrepreneur develops innovative platform for taking ‘groupies’ not selfies

November 7, 2014
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Bristol tech entrepreneur develops innovative platform for taking ‘groupies’ not selfies

An innovative video-sharing platform that lets people take ‘groupies’ rather than selfies on their phones has been developed by Bristol tech entrepreneur Tim Kindberg. The Nth Screen has been in development for two years and has already received prototype funding. Tim, who is based in the Pervasive Media studio...

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Centre launched in Bristol to tap into growing need for effective leadership

November 7, 2014
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Centre launched in Bristol to tap into growing need for effective leadership

The Bristol Leadership Centre has been launched to support organisations and individuals grappling with the challenges of change, complexity and uncertainty. Based at the UWE’s Bristol Business School, the centre is one of largest of its kind in the country and taps into a growing need for effective and...

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Unique university-led research project to gauge impact of design on Bristol’s economy

November 7, 2014
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Unique university-led research project to gauge impact of design on Bristol’s economy

The contribution made by design in businesses and the public sector in Bristol is to be analysed for the first time in new academic research. The project, which will also look at design in Bath, brings together experts from UWE Bristol, the University of Bristol and Bath Spa University....

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Halfway point reached by St George’s in its bid to raise £5.5m for extension and upgrade

November 7, 2014
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Halfway point reached by St George’s in its bid to raise £5.5m for extension and upgrade

St George’s, the iconic Bristol music venue, has reached the halfway point in its £5.5m appeal to extend and upgrade its facilities after receiving £350,000 in grants. The project was kick-started by an initial pledge from Arts Council of £1.95m, and funds raised from a number of private donors....

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Colston Hall joins plea for more arts funding to be devolved to the regions

November 7, 2014
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Colston Hall joins plea for more arts funding to be devolved to the regions

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid, who grew up in Bristol, has been invited by bosses at the city’s Colston Hall to visit the venue and see for himself why arts funding needs to be less London-centric. A report published by the Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee this week is...

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Bring back tax breaks to fund UK’s next-generation innovators, says Smith & Williamson report

November 6, 2014
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Bring back tax breaks to fund UK’s next-generation innovators, says Smith & Williamson report

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson is calling for the reintroduction of tax breaks for companies which fund innovative, early-stage businesses. The plea to the Government comes in the firm’s Unleashing British Business report, which highlights key measures needed to encourage entrepreneurship and...

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Jobs boost for Bristol as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

November 5, 2014
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Jobs boost for Bristol as inward investment agency attracts international firms to city

Inward investment agency Invest Bristol & Bath is on track to hit its target of helping to create 1,380 jobs over two years, new figures show. Since its launch January 2013, the organisation has assisted in generating more than 1,200 jobs by attracting a number of high-profile businesses to...

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Bristol firms shine in the Sparkies and showcase the best of the West’s tech innovators

October 31, 2014
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Bristol firms shine in the Sparkies and showcase the best of the West’s tech innovators

Some of Bristol’s most innovative businesses are celebrating after winning in the Sparkies last night, the region’s tech sector ‘Oscars’. The awards emphasise the West of England’s growing role as one of the UK’s most innovative regions and showcase the achievements of its ambitious digital companies and entrepreneurs. Judges...

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Marketing agency Proteus Creative finds modern home in Bristol’s historic Queen Square

October 31, 2014
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Marketing agency Proteus Creative finds modern home in Bristol’s historic Queen Square

One of the most prominent buildings in Bristol’s Queen Square is almost full following its letting to marketing and comms agency Proteus Creative Communication. The firm, which has relocated from Redcliffe Parade, has taken nearly 2,500 sq ft of contemporary, open plan space on a 10-year lease at King...

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Bristol’s phonebox millionaire called on to become patron of homeless charity Emmaus

October 31, 2014
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Bristol’s phonebox millionaire called on to become patron of homeless charity Emmaus

Bristol-born entrepreneur Stephen Fear, known as the phonebox millionaire, has become a patron of homeless charity Emmaus. Dr Fear, pictured, who created his first business aged 14 from a phonebox on his Bristol council estate, said due to hyperactivity as a child and the breakup of his parents’ marriage...

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Charity boosted by donation of £10,000 online support from Bristol agency Toinfinity

October 31, 2014
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Charity boosted by donation of £10,000 online support from Bristol agency Toinfinity

Digital marketing agency toinfinity is to donate £10,000 worth of online support to children’s bereavement charity Winston’s Wish. The agency, which has offices in Bristol and Swindon, had appealed for charities to apply for the funding to support their cause and advance their online exposure. Having learnt more about...

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Tax specialist boosts Corrigan Associates as firm looks for more growth among Bristol’s innovators

October 30, 2014
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Tax specialist boosts Corrigan Associates as firm looks for more growth among Bristol’s innovators

Corrigan Associates, the expanding Bristol-based independent accountancy firm, has appointed Pete Edwards as a partner specialising in tax advice to owner-managed businesses. Pete, pictured, who previously worked as a tax specialist with accountants Baker Tilly, is the latest arrival at Corrigan Associates, underpinning its position as one of Bristol’s...

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