Creative/Media

Historic Bristol pub and its craft brewery owner in the running for three coveted industry awards

February 10, 2021
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Historic Bristol pub and its craft brewery owner in the running for three coveted industry awards

A Bristol craft brewery and an historic waterside hostelry in the city it recently renovated have been shortlisted in the UK pub industry’s leading awards. Butcombe Brewing Co and its parent company Liberation Group are in the running in three categories in the prestigious Publican Awards, which champion the...

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University of Bristol internship scheme relaunched to help Covid-hit small firms

February 10, 2021
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University of Bristol internship scheme relaunched to help Covid-hit small firms

Small firms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for one of 100 fully funded internships in a scheme run by the University of Bristol. The university hopes the £125,000 scheme, which it is funding partly from alumni donations, will help struggling businesses while also giving students vital work experience.  The...

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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

February 5, 2021
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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

Turning a huge site at Avonmouth and Severnside into one of a new generation of ‘freeports’ could give Bristol’s economy a massive post-pandemic boost and create up to 50,000 jobs, it was claimed today. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA), which includes Bristol City Council, today officially submitted...

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BBC ‘close to signing city centre studio deal’ as Bristol’s property market stays resilient

February 5, 2021
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BBC ‘close to signing city centre studio deal’ as Bristol’s property market stays resilient

The BBC is set to give Bristol’s commercial property market a timely boost as it continues to show resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. According to property agents in the city, BBC Studios is poised to strike a deal to take 50,000 to 60,000 sq ft of...

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First ‘Night Czar’ to be recruited to help city’s clubs and bars bounce back from devastation of Covid

February 5, 2021
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First ‘Night Czar’ to be recruited to help city’s clubs and bars bounce back from devastation of Covid

Bristol is to appoint its first night time economy czar to champion its clubs, pubs, restaurants and events venues as they look to recover from the devastating effects of Covid-19 pandemic. The night-time economy (NTE) advisor will sit in the Bristol City Council’s City Office and work closely with...

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RSM and Osborne Clarke advise scientific publisher’s shareholders on major private equity investment

February 5, 2021
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RSM and Osborne Clarke advise scientific publisher’s shareholders on major private equity investment

The Bristol offices of national accountancy firm RSM and global law firm Osborne Clarke have acted for the shareholders of specialist online publisher SelectScience on a major private equity investment in the business. Bath-based SelectScience was formed in 1998 by Arif and Louise Butt with a mission to introduce...

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SETsquared Bristol firms secure investments worth £40m despite Covid slowing down funding

February 5, 2021
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SETsquared Bristol firms secure investments worth £40m despite Covid slowing down funding

Businesses based at SETsquared Bristol, the city’s acclaimed incubator, last year attracted investments worth a total of £40.2m – equivalent to more than 10% of the total raised by the South West region for the third year in a row. The achievement came despite the region’s investment market slowing...

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Print group Latcham takes direct route to rebranding to reflect its transformation

February 5, 2021
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Print group Latcham takes direct route to rebranding to reflect its transformation

Bristol-based Latcham Direct, one of the UK’s leading print and communications firms, has rebranded as Latcham with a new look and website after celebrating its 10th anniversary last year. The firm, which operates from an 82,000 sq ft purpose-built head office in Hengrove with a satellite base in Crawley,...

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New regional convention bureau to give Bristol higher global profile as conference location

February 5, 2021
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New regional convention bureau to give Bristol higher global profile as conference location

Bristol’s promotion as a prime location for international conferences and business events is to be stepped up with the launch of a new regional convention bureau. Instead of marketing the city as a standalone location to the global meetings industry, it will be promoted alongside Bath and the wider...

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Top firms target Bristol graduates more than most other universities, report shows

February 4, 2021
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Top firms target Bristol graduates more than most other universities, report shows

Graduates from the University of Bristol are among the most sought after by top employers, a major new report has found – and in some cases can command starting salaries of more than £45,000. The ‘Graduate Market in 2021’ survey asked the Britain’s top 100 employers which graduates they...

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St Mary le Port developer looks to the past to shape future of city’s birthplace

February 4, 2021
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St Mary le Port developer looks to the past to shape future of city’s birthplace

Archaeological investigation work underway at St Mary le Port in Bristol city centre could shape the future development of the historic area. Site development manager MEPC, which is planning to redevelop the high-profile but neglected area, said the dig – being staged in collaboration with Bristol City Council –...

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Covid Impact Review service for Bristol businesses launched by GL Law

February 4, 2021
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Covid Impact Review service for Bristol businesses launched by GL Law

Bristol legal firm GL Law has started an initiative to support businesses in the city in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The free Covid Impact Review will help owners and directors build back better by highlighting the parts of the business that need attention and set out steps...

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Virtual trade missions to open up new markets for South West ‘tech-for-good’ firms

February 4, 2021
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Virtual trade missions to open up new markets for South West ‘tech-for-good’ firms

Nearly 50 technology firms from across the South West are to explore potential business deals in the US, India and Singapore as part of a virtual trade mission promoting the region as a ‘tech-for-good’ hotspot. The companies have been selected to take part in Tech 4 Good South West,...

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