Creative/Media

Finzels Reach selected by Channel 4 as base for its Bristol creative hub

April 1, 2019
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Finzels Reach selected by Channel 4 as base for its Bristol creative hub

Channel 4 looks set to open its Bristol creative hub in the city’s Finzels Reach waterfront development this autumn. The broadcaster announced its plans to open the base, employing around 50 people, last October under its plan to decentralise decision-making and programme commissioning out of its London, where it...

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Photographer Martin Parr captures creative energy behind Bristol group’s re-brand

March 29, 2019
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Photographer Martin Parr captures creative energy behind Bristol group’s re-brand

Bristol creative business Blue Flint Group has re-branded under the name Istoria Group and commissioned world-renowned, Bristol-based photographer Martin Parr to capture its seven-strong board in portraits marking the re-launch. The strategic business re-brand has been undertaken to ensure that Istoria Group is ready for the next ambitious stage...

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Start-up behind pioneering ‘robot companion’ to combat loneliness beats crowdfunding target

March 29, 2019
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Start-up behind pioneering ‘robot companion’ to combat loneliness beats crowdfunding target

Bristol start-up Service Robotics has exceeded the crowdfunding target for its first product, a robot companion service that has been developed for the elderly to help them to live independently. GenieConnect also aims to alleviate loneliness – something which Age UK estimates affects more than 1.4m people in the...

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Marketing agency brings in specialists to design flexible approach to workplace culture

March 29, 2019
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Marketing agency brings in specialists to design flexible approach to workplace culture

Bristol-based flexible working specialist Flexology has helped Proctor + Stevenson, one of the South West’s most high-profile marketing and communications agencies, launch a new workplace culture. Expert consultant and recruiter Kristal McNamara spent three months working with Proctors to design a flexible working system for the company’s 70 staff. ...

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UK’s first Women in Business Charter launched in Bristol to improve workplace gender equality

March 29, 2019
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UK’s first Women in Business Charter launched in Bristol to improve workplace gender equality

Bristol businesswomen are calling for greater gender equality – from pay to representation on boards – after launching the UK’s first Women in Business Charter in the city this week. The move came from the city’s Women in Business Task Group, which was set up to champion and advance...

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Schools to battle it out in contest aimed at widening diversity and inclusion in cyber security industry

March 29, 2019
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Schools to battle it out in contest aimed at widening diversity and inclusion in cyber security industry

Schools from across Bristol and the West of England will battle it out tomorrow to become the regional champion in a new competition aimed at encouraging more women and girls into cyber security jobs. The top-performing schools that took part in a recent NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) CyberFirst...

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National wellbeing at work seminar to hear from Bristol firm behind Happiest Workplace contest

March 29, 2019
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National wellbeing at work seminar to hear from Bristol firm behind Happiest Workplace contest

A competition that champions the West of England’s happiest workplaces has gained national recognition for the Bristol firm that launched it five years ago. Workplace design company Wylde has been invited to talk about the competition at a seminar in London next week staged by the Institution of Occupational...

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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

March 27, 2019
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Deadline looming for Bristol directors to enter region’s top boardroom awards

Bristol’s best business leaders have just a few days left to enter the South West’s most prestigious awards for boardroom excellence and enterprise. The deadline for entries to the prestigious Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards is midnight this Sunday.  With two new categories...

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Major sustainable business festival to be staged in Bristol will bolster city’s green credentials

March 22, 2019
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Major sustainable business festival to be staged in Bristol will bolster city’s green credentials

Bristol is to play host to one of the UK’s largest free festivals centred on sustainable business later this year, strengthening its standing as a hotbed of green innovation and potentially bringing world-leading technology to the city. The Festival of Sustainable Business is expected to attract around 2,000 attendees,...

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Triodos Bank aiming to strike right note with focus on harmony at its annual meeting

March 22, 2019
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Triodos Bank aiming to strike right note with focus on harmony at its annual meeting

Sustainability leaders will join business changemakers at Bristol-based ethical bank Triodos’ annual meeting in the city next month. The event on April 24 will be staged at iconic Bristol concert venue St George’s and will be hosted by author and broadcaster June Sarpong MBE, pictured. Speakers will include Natalie...

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Bristol Come Dancing takes to the floor tomorrow to support two cha-cha-charities

March 22, 2019
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Bristol Come Dancing takes to the floor tomorrow to support two cha-cha-charities

Two Bristol charities are to benefit from a Strictly-style spectacular tomorrow evening featuring 17 couples with very little dance experience between them. Among those attending Bristol Come Dancing will be Lord Mayor Cleo Lake and Bristol-based Great British Bake Off contestant Briony May, who will be among the judging...

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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

March 22, 2019
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Firms given ‘export champion’ status to encourage others to explore overseas trade

Bristol area businesses have today been recognised as ‘export champions’ by the Department for International Trade (DIT) and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox. Thatchers Cider, advanced engineering group Renishaw and cheese maker Lye Cross Farm are among 15 leading exporters from across the South West to appear at an...

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Temple Bright grows professionals practice as ‘adviser to the advisers’

March 22, 2019
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Temple Bright grows professionals practice as ‘adviser to the advisers’

Bristol and London law firm Temple Bright has continued to grow its South West construction practice through a raft of new appointments by architects, interior designers and planning consultants in Bristol. The moves reflect a wider and developing focus of the firm as an adviser to other professional firms. ...

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