Creative/Media

CBI urges government to supercharge region’s broadband to avoid economy buffering

February 7, 2019
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CBI urges government to supercharge region’s broadband to avoid economy buffering

Firms across the West of England will be left on the wrong side of the ‘digital divide’ unless the government takes action to improve connectivity and pave the way for powerful 5G networks. The warning came this week from the CBI, which fears that, with Brexit dominating the political...

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Stronger trade links on the menu at Bristol’s traditional Chinese New Year business banquet

February 6, 2019
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Stronger trade links on the menu at Bristol’s traditional Chinese New Year business banquet

Businesses will be able to celebrate the Chinese New Year and look ahead to building improved trade links with the country at the Bristol and West of England China Bureau’s annual banquet later this month. The gala on February 27 has become a key event in Bristol business calendar...

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BrandSoup: Playing silly burgers

February 6, 2019
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BrandSoup: Playing silly burgers

Even the biggest brands need to play by the rules – and they don’t come much bigger than McDonald’s. The global burger chain has thousands of trade mark registrations worldwide and spends an eye-watering amount each year maintaining and enforcing them. But in a recent dispute with Irish burger...

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Digital and creative jobs boom to put Bristol among Europe’s top cities for employment growth

February 1, 2019
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Digital and creative jobs boom to put Bristol among Europe’s top cities for employment growth

Bristol will become one of Europe’s fastest-growing cities for job creation over the next three years with thousands of new posts in the digital and creative sectors, according to a new economic forecast. Bristol is ranked seventh in a Europe-wide table for jobs growth between 2019 and 2022 –...

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High salaries put Bristol in UK top 10 for digital career opportunities

February 1, 2019
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High salaries put Bristol in UK top 10 for digital career opportunities

Bristol has been named as the fifth best UK regional city for digital careers, in a survey that took into account factors ranging from the strength of the digital economy and average salaries to the price of a pint. The Digital Cities Ranking, compiled by recruitment group Monster.co.uk, highlights...

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More success for SETsquared Bristol – with diversity as well as investment levels increasing

February 1, 2019
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More success for SETsquared Bristol – with diversity as well as investment levels increasing

Fledgling firms based in SETsquared Bristol – part of the global number one network of university-backed incubators – created more than 1,000 jobs and raised a combined £82.1m last year, new figures show. The 80-plus active members of the incubator based in Bristol’s Engine Shed enterprise hub also collectively...

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Investors looking to help take pioneering Bristol games developer to next level

February 1, 2019
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Investors looking to help take pioneering Bristol games developer to next level

Bristol independent games developer Auroch Digital is poised for strong growth and the launch of two highly original games after receiving funding from a group of private investors in the city. Bristol Private Equity Club’s £200,000 investment in the firm, based in the Bristol Games Hub in Stokes Croft, coincides with...

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Recognition for Bristol is Open MD in Smart City award shortlisting

February 1, 2019
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Recognition for Bristol is Open MD in Smart City award shortlisting

Bristol is Open managing director Julie Snell has been chosen as a finalist for this year’s Smart City Leader of the Year award, reflecting Bristol’s position at the cutting edge of innovation in connectivity. Julie, pictured, was selected as one of six finalists by the team at Smart Cities...

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UWE launches £1m scheme for Bristol small firms to plug into the power of robotics

February 1, 2019
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UWE launches £1m scheme for Bristol small firms to plug into the power of robotics

Small and medium-sized firms thinking of incorporating robotics and smart automation in their business have the opportunity to try out their ideas under a £1m scheme launched by UWE Bristol. The SABRE Programme, which is based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) on UWE’s Frenchay Campus, will link businesses...

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We’ll meet again: Region’s first events industry showcase’s success means it will return next year

February 1, 2019
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We’ll meet again: Region’s first events industry showcase’s success means it will return next year

Organisers of the region’s first dedicated showcase for its exhibition and conference industry are already looking ahead to next year’s event following the success of this week’s inaugural Meet South West. More than 350 event professionals attended the event in Bristol, where expert speakers provided practical insight to support...

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LEP vows to use search for new board members to address its gender imbalance

January 31, 2019
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LEP vows to use search for new board members to address its gender imbalance

The organisation tasked with helping shape the economic future of the West of England is hoping to attract more businesswomen to join its board to go some way to address its major gender imbalance. Out of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) 18 board members, just two...

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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

January 31, 2019
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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

Business leaders in Bristol are being encouraged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes for recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2019 champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region....

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Red letter day for city as work starts to pull down Temple Mead’s hated sorting office

January 30, 2019
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Red letter day for city as work starts to pull down Temple Mead’s hated sorting office

Demolition of the former Royal Mail sorting office next to Bristol Temple Meads station started this week – ridding the city of a notorious eyesore and triggering a key milestone in the regeneration of the Temple Quarter district. The building, which has stood vacant since the Royal Mail moved...

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