Creative/Media

Serial innovator and investor joins SETsquared Bristol to advise its next generation of entrepreneurs

February 1, 2024
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Serial innovator and investor joins SETsquared Bristol to advise its next generation of entrepreneurs

Highly experienced venture capital and innovation specialist Kevin Simmons has been appointed to the entrepreneur in residence team at acclaimed tech incubator SETsquared Bristol. A general partner of a $50m (£39.4m) early-stage pan-African venture capital technology fund, Kevin, pictured, has helped launch several successful angel networks and has invested...

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Two new directors join VWV as it looks to strengthen its senior team

January 31, 2024
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Two new directors join VWV as it looks to strengthen its senior team

VWV, the Bristol-headquartered national law firm, has continued its growth with the appointment of two new directors. Emma Herbert has joined as director of business development and marketing while Dave Bloor is the firm’s new director of digital, data and technology. VWV, which has 90 partners and employs 500-plus...

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Ongoing tough economic conditions raise red flags over close to 4,000 struggling Bristol businesses

January 26, 2024
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Ongoing tough economic conditions raise red flags over close to 4,000 struggling Bristol businesses

Nearly 4,000 companies in the Bristol area are in ‘significant’ financial distress as the economy continues to teeter on the brink of recession, according to a new report. The 12% increase on the previous quarter shows stubbornly high interest rates and inflation alongside weak consumer confidence and rising and...

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‘Best place to work’ accolades for trio of Bristol TV production companies

January 26, 2024
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‘Best place to work’ accolades for trio of Bristol TV production companies

Three Bristol production companies have been named among the UK’s Best Places to Work in TV by industry bible Broadcast magazine. Animation production firm A Productions appears in the list for the second time along with natural history TV production company Silverback and documentary maker Drummer TV. The prestigious...

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Maven boosts its Bristol team and moves to larger office to support new regional investment fund

January 25, 2024
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Maven boosts its Bristol team and moves to larger office to support new regional investment fund

Private equity and investment firm Maven Capital Partners has strengthened its presence in Bristol to support its delivery of the £200m South West Investment Fund (SWIF). Launched last July by the British Business Bank, WIF aims to boost the supply of finance to small and medium-sized businesses across the...

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Liquid sunshine! Brewery to make beer using only its own energy after installing more solar panels

January 25, 2024
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Liquid sunshine! Brewery to make beer using only its own energy after installing more solar panels

A brewery on Bristol’s outskirts has installed hundreds more solar panels on its roof to harness as much renewable energy as possible for beer production. Hare Brewery at Warmley, which is owned by Cornish brewing and pub group St Austell, will now be able to generate an additional 230,511kWh...

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EdTech awards shortlistings for trio of pioneering Bristol firms helping transform the education landscape

January 19, 2024
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EdTech awards shortlistings for trio of pioneering Bristol firms helping transform the education landscape

Three Bristol firms in the fast-growing education technology sector are in the running for awards that celebrate innovations transforming students’, teachers’ and parents’ lives worldwide. The Soundbeam Project, Learning with Parents and Best Practice Network line up against other pioneering businesses across a range of categories in the Bett Awards. ...

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Survey shows South West’s mid-tier businesses eyeing growth this year despite ongoing challenges

January 19, 2024
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Survey shows South West’s mid-tier businesses eyeing growth this year despite ongoing challenges

Nine in 10 mid-sized firms based in the South West shrugged off the national economic gloom last year to achieve their forecasted growth, according to a new survey. Now nearly a third plan to launch new products or services to continue to expand this year, despite challenges linked to...

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In-ear medical device developed by Bristol firm poised to revolutionise way disabled people communicate

January 15, 2024
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In-ear medical device developed by Bristol firm poised to revolutionise way disabled people communicate

A Bristol start-up developing wearable in-ear devices to help people with disabilities communicate has showcased its latest product at the world’s biggest technology show. EarSwitch, which was set up to help people with disabilities including motor neurone disease (MND, also known as ALS) to communicate, demonstrated its new EarControl...

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Design for innovative teahouse that blends East and West cultures brought to life by Bristol agency

January 12, 2024
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Design for innovative teahouse that blends East and West cultures brought to life by Bristol agency

Phoenix Wharf, the Bristol-based design agency specialising in hospitality and retail, has completed work on a unique café that combines ancient Eastern tea-drinking and contemporary Western coffee cultures. Called Oricha – a name that combines the start of the word ‘original’ with ‘cha’, Chinese for tea – the venue...

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Metro Mayor calls on Channel 4 bosses to preserve jobs in Bristol as they prepare to slash costs

January 12, 2024
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Metro Mayor calls on Channel 4 bosses to preserve jobs in Bristol as they prepare to slash costs

Channel 4 has been urged to give a “cast-iron commitment” to protect jobs in its Bristol creative hub following reports that it is poised to slash up to 200 roles to cut costs. The plea has come from West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris, who said he was...

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End of the road for online retailer that sold the Best of British food to ex-pats across the globe

January 12, 2024
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End of the road for online retailer that sold the Best of British food to ex-pats across the globe

A Bristol-based, Queen’s Award for Enterprise-winning specialist online retailer has gone into administration for the second time in 10 months, with this time all its staff being made redundant. British Corner Shop was launched in 2004 in its owner’s garage and at its peak sold more than 10,000 traditional...

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Pioneering £1m support scheme will put ‘rocket boosters under region’s vital social economy’

January 12, 2024
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Pioneering £1m support scheme will put ‘rocket boosters under region’s vital social economy’

A programme to help the West of England’s 2,000-plus charities, third sector organisations, social enterprises and co-operatives cope with increased demand amid the cost of living crisis has been launched. Called Social Economy West, the £1m initiative aims to make the sector more resilient and less reliant on one-off grants and...

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