Creative/Media

£24m essential finding scheme for fast-growing creative firms launched with help of Triodos Bank

October 9, 2019
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£24m essential finding scheme for fast-growing creative firms launched with help of Triodos Bank

Bristol-headquartered ethical bank Triodos has teamed up with Creative England to launch a £24m fund to provide vital scale-up finance to the UK’s most promising creative businesses. The initiative, the first of its kind, aims to plug a major gap in the financing of the sector with 72% of creative...

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Bristol tourist bosses welcome plan for unique ‘eye-in-the-sky’ visitor attraction

October 4, 2019
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Bristol tourist bosses welcome plan for unique ‘eye-in-the-sky’ visitor attraction

Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a unique tourist attraction on Bristol’s Harbourside featuring a glass cabin hoisted 69m above the city to give visitors panoramic views. The city-based company behind Arc Bristol, pictured, believe it will attract 250,000 visitors a year. The glass cabin will be suspended between...

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Smith & Williamson hosts prestigious reception for RWA’s Annual Open Exhibition

October 4, 2019
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Smith & Williamson hosts prestigious reception for RWA’s Annual Open Exhibition

Hundreds of people attended a reception at Bristol’s Royal West of England Academy for a private view of its Annual Open Exhibition, courtesy of the city office of national financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson. Now in its 167th year, the exhibition takes submissions from artists at any stage of...

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From recycled nappies to insurance, the blockchain revolution has arrived, Thrings-hosted event hears

October 4, 2019
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From recycled nappies to insurance, the blockchain revolution has arrived, Thrings-hosted event hears

The way that blockchain and digital currencies are already revolutionising industries as diverse as recycling, energy, financial services and the law was explained at Bristol’s first Crypto Curry Club. Hosted by the Bristol office of law firm Thrings, the event brought together some of the leading minds in the...

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Let battle commence! Bristol firms prepare for return of Ping Pong Fight Club

October 3, 2019
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Let battle commence! Bristol firms prepare for return of Ping Pong Fight Club

Bristol firms are lining up to take to the tables for the return of the city’s Ping Pong Fight Club next month. Bristol Airport, Unite Students and Sustain IT Solutions are among the local businesses to have already signed up for the tournament and party on November 7, while...

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Green light for SCISYS’ £79m takeover by Canadian tech group

October 2, 2019
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Green light for SCISYS’ £79m takeover by Canadian tech group

Specialist IT group SCISYS’s £78.9m acquisition by Canadian tech giant CGI has been given the go-ahead by UK competition watchdogs. The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) said it had decided not to refer the deal to a phase 2 investigation based on the information available to it.  The CMA...

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‘Exceptional landscaping’ on Old Market site promised as Wapping Wharf design practice appointed

September 27, 2019
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‘Exceptional landscaping’ on Old Market site promised as Wapping Wharf design practice appointed

The landscape architecture and urban design practice behind Bristol’s pioneering Wapping Wharf development has been appointed to another major regeneration scheme in the city – the former Gardiner Haskins site in Old Market. London-headquartered Gillespies will work with developer First Base on its ambitious redevelopment of the landmark 2.25-acre...

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Dad-and-son swimwear firm raises funds to make a splash in European market

September 27, 2019
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Dad-and-son swimwear firm raises funds to make a splash in European market

A Bristol firm producing matching beachwear for fathers and sons has raised finance from a group of city entrepreneurs to sell into the European market. Henbury-based Tom & Teddy was the brainchild of husband-and-wife team Jelle de Jong and Michelle L’Huillier, who were inspired by the beach lifestyle of...

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Bristol’s young people to share vision for future of city with businesses at major event

September 27, 2019
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Bristol’s young people to share vision for future of city with businesses at major event

Bristol businesses are invited to find out how the city’s young people would like to shape its future at an event next month. Called ‘Our Bristol, Our World’, it will give young people from less advantaged communities the chance to discuss the issues that matter to them with business...

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Charities benefit from ‘live-action’ painting at Barton Willmore’s wine and art evening

September 27, 2019
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Charities benefit from ‘live-action’ painting at Barton Willmore’s wine and art evening

Unique paintings created in front of guests at planning and design consultancy Barton Willmore’s wine and works of art event raised more than £1,500 for two Bristol charities. Guests at the event – held, appropriately, at Paintworks – watched artists Andy Council, Elaine Carr and John Curtis from Bristol’s...

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Event: Drive for Success promises the ultimate guide to the business journey

September 27, 2019
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Event: Drive for Success promises the ultimate guide to the business journey

Firms will be able to get expert advice on a range of typical issues affecting growing businesses – ranging from finance to exporting , employing staff and finding premises – at an event in Bristol next month. Organisers of Drive for Success promises to provide businesses with the ultimate...

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First director takes up post as new Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation beds in

September 26, 2019
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First director takes up post as new Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation beds in

Fledgling charity Bristol and Bath Parks Foundation (BBPF) has appointed its first director along with 11 trustees as it begins to gather the views of residents of the two cities on what they want from their local parks. In her new role as director Charlee Bennett will spearhead BBPF’s...

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The LAST WORD: Charlotte Geeves, executive director, Bristol Old Vic

September 23, 2019
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The LAST WORD: Charlotte Geeves, executive director, Bristol Old Vic

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Charlotte Geeves, recently appointed executive director at the Bristol Old Vic, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Big Short Book...

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