Creative/Media

Apprentice winner’s Sugar-backed dessert parlour concept brought to life by Bristol creative agency

November 10, 2022
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Apprentice winner’s Sugar-backed dessert parlour concept brought to life by Bristol creative agency

Bristol-based specialist design agency Phoenix Wharf has worked with the winner of this year’s The Apprentice to create a dessert parlour – with the TV series’ host Lord Sugar helping fund the project. The 55-cover Oh So Yum! in Bradford will become the flagship venue for a brand that...

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Bigger role for Bristol in the TV production industry as new studio extension lands first major series

November 4, 2022
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Bigger role for Bristol in the TV production industry as new studio extension lands first major series

The £13.5m expansion of Bristol’s highly successful film and television studio complex The Bottle Yard has received its first booking – an eight-part TV series based on Jilly Coopers’ best-selling novel Rivals. The high-profile production, to be made by The Disney+ by Happy Prince, part of ITV Studios, was...

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A Lifetime for Justice: High Sheriff of Bristol’s flagship event announces full speaker line-up

November 4, 2022
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A Lifetime for Justice: High Sheriff of Bristol’s flagship event announces full speaker line-up

The final line-up of speakers has been confirmed for a major event in Bristol that aims to shine a light on the impact of human rights change makers in legal justice and equality. Joining Baroness Hale, the former president of the Supreme Court, at A Lifetime for Justice will...

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Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

November 4, 2022
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Firms’ fears over deteriorating UK economic outlook slash confidence levels to an all-time low

Confidence among small business in the South West has fallen to a record low as fears grow about rising costs – with the region now the most pessimistic of any part of the country. The gloomy outlook comes from the latest survey by the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses),...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce stalwart to step down from chief executive role after two decades

November 1, 2022
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce stalwart to step down from chief executive role after two decades

James Durie, the chief executive of the Bristol Chamber of Commerce and Initiative, is to step down from his role after 21 years at the end of this year. James, pictured, who is also an executive director of Business West, the chamber’s parent group and the region’s largest business...

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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

October 28, 2022
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Event: Impact investing and its role in building thriving local economies

Purposeful Bristol businesses, charities and social enterprises can find out more about place-based impact investment and how it can help tackle local issues and build a thriving regional economy at an event next week. Hosted by Bristol & Bath Regional Capital (BBRC), the free event takes place on Thursday,...

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More growth for Bristol sustainable fashion brand after it bags six-figure investment

October 28, 2022
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More growth for Bristol sustainable fashion brand after it bags six-figure investment

A sustainable handbag brand founded by a former Bristol lawyer is to expand and take on more staff after receiving a six-figure investment package. Keri Andriana, a graduate of both the University of Bristol and UWE Bristol, hit on the idea of creating affordable vegan luxury products in 2016...

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Former GP and co-founder one of region’s most successful businesses joins Bristol medical firm as chair

October 28, 2022
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Former GP and co-founder one of region’s most successful businesses joins Bristol medical firm as chair

Bristol-based medical simulator manufacturer Limbs & Things has appointed Mark Jackson, a former GP and co-founder of specialist accident-claim handling firm Helphire as its new independent chair. Mark, pictured, joins Limbs & Things as it continues to strengthen its position as one of the leaders in its field. The near £30m turnover business exports...

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Premium food hall operator looking to give its upcoming Bristol venture a flavour of city’s indie scene

October 28, 2022
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Premium food hall operator looking to give its upcoming Bristol venture a flavour of city’s indie scene

Bristol’s independent street food traders are being invited to apply for space in the hotly anticipated BOXHALL food hall destination, which promises to bring a new urban dining concept to the city when it opens next summer. London-based Boxpark, which operates three high-profile and highly successful street food schemes...

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Disability play charity secures tech partner as it seeks funding for its first much-needed centre

October 28, 2022
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Disability play charity secures tech partner as it seeks funding for its first much-needed centre

Bristol-based IT services provider BOM has become the technology partner of city-based disability charity Gympanzees as it aims to raise £2.2m to build a permanent play centre. BOM, which was founded more than 60 years ago, will donate time and resources, including free ongoing IT support services and technical...

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Independent Cornish folk handed starring role in McCann Bristol’s first campaign for brewer St Austell

October 27, 2022
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Independent Cornish folk handed starring role in McCann Bristol’s first campaign for brewer St Austell

Communications group McCann Bristol has tapped into the ‘pride, passion, and independence’ of the people of Cornwall for its first brand campaign for St Austell Brewery and its flagship beer Tribute. The agency, part of global giant McCann Worldgroup, is using the strapline ‘The independent ale from the independent...

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Summit will throw spotlight on ways Bristol can develop its role as global screen industry hub

October 25, 2022
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Summit will throw spotlight on ways Bristol can develop its role as global screen industry hub

Bristol’s continued development as a leading centre for the global screen industry are to be explored at the first major event of its kind in the city next week. As well as celebrating the significant cultural and economic contribution of the industry to the area, the inaugural Bristol and...

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Unique stories from Bristol Old Vic’s history act as inspiration for new membership scheme

October 21, 2022
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Unique stories from Bristol Old Vic’s history act as inspiration for new membership scheme

Some of the quirkier episodes of Bristol Old Vic’s long history have played a key role in the launch its new membership offer. The scheme’s three levels, each unlocking different benefits such as priority booking, special offers and discounts on tickets and food and drink for members from £3.75 a month,...

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