Creative/Media

Coveted award flags up vibrancy and safety of Bristol’s night-time economy

June 24, 2022
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Coveted award flags up vibrancy and safety of Bristol’s night-time economy

Bristol’s vibrant and diverse night-time economy has received a coveted Purple Flag award for the 12th year in a row. The international accreditation, which is similar to the Blue Flag for beaches, is awarded to cities that surpass excellence in managing their evening and night-time economies.  It aims to...

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Academic’s new role will promote knowledge exchange among Bristol’s FinTech pioneers

June 23, 2022
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Academic’s new role will promote knowledge exchange among Bristol’s FinTech pioneers

FinTech West, the organisation that champions Bristol and the South West as a tech powerhouse, has added social science expertise to its offering by appointing a University of Bristol academic to its team as knowledge exchange fellow. Jonathan Beaverstock, pictured, professor of international management at the university, has joined...

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Former RAF officer and business transformation expert joins fast-growing Huboo as chief of staff

June 22, 2022
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Former RAF officer and business transformation expert joins fast-growing Huboo as chief of staff

Huboo, the Bristol firm that has become one of Europe’s fastest-growing fulfilment technology providers, has appointed Gordon Bruce as its new chief of staff as it continues to develop strategic plans for significant global expansion. Having already taken its pioneering business model to the Netherlands, Spain and Germany, the...

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Successful US scheme that upskills charities to be brought to Bristol by American digital marketing firm

June 21, 2022
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North American digital marketing agency Noble Performs, which opened its first office outside the US in Bristol four years ago, is to launch its innovative charity support programme in the city. Called Noble Deeds, the scheme upskills charity and not-for-profit organisations’ in-house marketing teams.  Originally launched by Noble Performs’...

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Bristol Zoo site will include large public spaces as well as 200 new homes, according to its owners

June 17, 2022
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Bristol Zoo site will include large public spaces as well as 200 new homes, according to its owners

The organisation that owns Bristol Zoo Gardens has pledged that a large part of the site will remain open to the public and its historic features retained when it is redeveloped as housing. Bristol Zoological Society, which caused controversary when it announced the zoo’s closure in November 2020, plans...

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Bristol lands bigger role on the small screen as city-made TV productions come thick and fast

June 17, 2022
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Bristol lands bigger role on the small screen as city-made TV productions come thick and fast

Bristol’s already strong reputation as a leading centre for TV production has been bolstered this month with a raft of new programmes made in the city hitting the small screen. Wholly set and filmed in Bristol, the second series of Stephen Merchant’s hit comedy thriller The Outlaws began earlier...

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Scheme to lure international visitors back to Bristol launched to global travel industry

June 17, 2022
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Scheme to lure international visitors back to Bristol launched to global travel industry

A new service to boost domestic and international travel trade business in Bristol and the West of England has been launched as the city’s visitor economy continues to recover from the impact of the pandemic. The team at Visit West, the Destination Management Organisation (DMO) that runs Visit Bristol, identified...

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ITV pays £103.5m for controlling stake in academy award-winning Bristol TV production company

June 16, 2022
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ITV pays £103.5m for controlling stake in academy award-winning Bristol TV production company

ITV has acquired a majority stake in Bristol-based TV production company Plimsoll, the world’s largest independent producer of natural history programmes, in a deal that values it at £131m. Founded in based in Bristol in 2013, it also now has offices in LA and Cardiff and has produced more...

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City’s largest showcase of sustainability will put Bristol businesses at heart of climate action

June 16, 2022
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City’s largest showcase of sustainability will put Bristol businesses at heart of climate action

Global brands and household names will be rubbing shoulders with small-but-fast-growing Bristol firms next week at the city’s Festival of Sustainable Business. The event, organised by Future Leap – the innovative Bristol organisation providing hubs that support business sustainability – will be the biggest since it was launched in 2019. ...

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Tilney Smith & Williamson draws on its heritage and ‘single purpose’ to rebrand as Evelyn Partners

June 14, 2022
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Tilney Smith & Williamson draws on its heritage and ‘single purpose’ to rebrand as Evelyn Partners

New branding has appeared at the Bristol office of national accountancy group Tilney Smith & Williamson to reflect its new name of Evelyn Partners. The rebrand, announced in March, became live today with all branded collateral transferred and a new website.  The group, which employs just under 200 people,...

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Green light for delayed regeneration scheme for Bristol Temple Meads area brings promise of 22,000 jobs

June 10, 2022
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Green light for delayed regeneration scheme for Bristol Temple Meads area brings promise of 22,000 jobs

The long-awaited redevelopment of the area around Bristol Temple Meads – which could include up to 10,000 new homes as well as new entrances to the historic railway station – has been given the go-ahead under a £95.8m deal. The flagship project is also expected to create up to...

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MBEs for Bristol tech pioneer and export champion in Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list

June 10, 2022
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One of Bristol’s highest-profile tech entrepreneurs and a champion for international trade in the city are among individuals who received awards in the Queen’s Jubilee Birthday Honours list. Dr Zara Nanu, CEO and co-founder of Gapsquare, was awarded an MBE for services to tackle global workplace inequalities and promoting...

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Green investment firm to serve up food for thought on positive change at its annual investor day

June 10, 2022
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Green investment firm to serve up food for thought on positive change at its annual investor day

How investors can help create positive change and the role that the food and drinks industry plays in shaping public health will be among the topics explored next week when Bristol-based green investment firm Rathbone Greenbank stages its 25th Annual Investor Day. Chaired by Baroness Rosie Boycott, a crossbench peer...

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