Creative/Media

Blackthorn toasts Bristol City’s cup giant-killing squad of ’94 with players’ reunion

January 3, 2014
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Blackthorn toasts Bristol City’s cup giant-killing squad of ’94 with players’ reunion

Blackthorn Cider, the West drinks brand and long-term sponsor of Bristol City, is helping the club bring back memories of its historic FA Cup third round victory over Liverpool 20 years ago. Blackthorn, owned by Irish drinks giant C&C Group’s Gaymer subsidiary and produced in Shepton Mallet, has helped...

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Second Launch Point serviced office for start-ups opened by Business West

January 2, 2014
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Second Launch Point serviced office for start-ups opened by Business West

Bristol-based business support organisation Business West has opened its second Launch Point serviced office building for start-up and micro businesses, with space available from £150 a month. Apex Court at Bradley Stoke has easy-in, easy-out monthly terms and includes broadband, utilities, business rates and free parking. Business West is...

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New Plum office shows fruits of hard work for PR agency

December 20, 2013
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New Plum office shows fruits of hard work for PR agency

The new office of Weston-super-Mare based PR and marketing agency Plum Communications has officially been opened by the town’s mayor. Cllr Keith Morris cut a ribbon as Plum welcomed clients and suppliers to the newly-converted building at Bleadon. Local singer/songwriter and Plum client Ryan Inglis, a national finalist in...

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Clarke Willmott lawyers help set stage for Rod Stewart charity gig

December 20, 2013
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Clarke Willmott lawyers help set stage for Rod Stewart charity gig

Solicitors at law firm Clarke Willmott’s Bristol office have helped bring Rod Stewart to the West Country for a major open-air charity concert next summer. The veteran singer will appear at Somerset Cricket Club’s Taunton ground as part of his five-night UK tour. The concert has been organised by...

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Nash Partnership projects among pace-setters in Placemaking Awards

December 17, 2013
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Nash Partnership projects among pace-setters in Placemaking Awards

Two projects by environment design practice Nash Partnership, which has an office in Bristol, have been shortlisted in a prestigious national awards scheme. The St Paul’s project in Cheltenham – a consultation-led masterplan for Cheltenham Borough Homes – is competing in the ‘regeneration’ category of the Placemaking Awards while...

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What’s the big idea? Bristol firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

December 16, 2013
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What’s the big idea? Bristol firms urged to come up with suggestions to spark jobs and growth

Ideas on the best way to create sustainable jobs and growth across the West of England are being invited from Bristol firms. The Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) today launches a six-week public consultation on its Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) – a blueprint for growth over the next six years....

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Dubplate to Dubstep website tracks 50 years of Bristol’s reggae culture

December 13, 2013
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Dubplate to Dubstep website tracks 50 years of Bristol’s reggae culture

Ujima Radio, the Bristol-based urban music station, has launched a website celebrating the social history and cultural contribution of Bristol’s Caribbean community. Dubplate to Dubstep is the result of a successful three-part heritage media project involving a team of Bristol inner city local young people working with Ujima. Financed...

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Bristol’s Colston Hall seals pioneering sponsorship deal with Nokia MixRadio

December 13, 2013
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Bristol’s Colston Hall seals pioneering sponsorship deal with Nokia MixRadio

Bristol-based Nokia MixRadio, part of the Nokia mobile communications group, has signed a major three-year sponsorship deal with the city’s prestigious Colston Hall to develop its music education  scheme and widen the venue’s music programme. The ground-breaking agreement – among the first of its kind in the UK –...

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Bristol to bestow freedom of the city on veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough

December 9, 2013
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Bristol to bestow freedom of the city on veteran broadcaster Sir David Attenborough

Veteran national history broadcaster Sir David Attenborough is be awarded Bristol’s highest honour – the freedom of the city – at a special ceremony next week. The 86-year-old naturalist, film-maker and former BBC senior manager, pictured, is widely recognised as the world’s greatest natural history programme maker and has...

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Engine Shed hi-tech hub puts Bristol on fast track for innovation and growth

December 6, 2013
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Engine Shed hi-tech hub puts Bristol on fast track for innovation and growth

Bristol is in the driving seat for world-class innovation and creativity following the transformation of the Engine Shed at Brunel’s original Temple Meads station into a hi-tech enterprise hub, guests at its official opening were told. The building, once Bristol’s gateway to the world, has been transformed into a...

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Charity cash pours in for Wallace and Gromit tea sketch

December 6, 2013
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Charity cash pours in for Wallace and Gromit tea sketch

A sketch by Bristol animator Nick Park of his Oscar-winning characters Wallace and Gromit has raised more than £6,000 for youth charity The Prince’s Trust.  The 210cms by 295cms watercolour and ink on paper drawing Wallace Pours The Tea was among works from more than 70 renowned artists auctioned...

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Bristol’s innovation agency Kinneir Dufort joins high-powered creative taskforce

December 6, 2013
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Bristol’s innovation agency Kinneir Dufort joins high-powered creative taskforce

Bristol-based design and innovation consultancy Kinneir Dufort has been selected as one of the top 100 UK companies to spearhead the Government’s new creative industries taskforce. Kinneir Dufort, a user research, innovation, creative design and development consultancy, will now help to encourage another 100,000 UK businesses to export over...

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Funders ready to back the best of Bristol’s creative sector, event hears

December 6, 2013
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Funders ready to back the best of Bristol’s creative sector, event hears

Investors are keen to get involved with Bristol’s ambitious media and creative businesses, a high-profile panel discussion led by some of the city’s best-known names in the industry has heard. The event, staged by the Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson, attracted film-makers, animators,...

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