Creative/Media

Multi-million pound private sector support pledged for Bristol’s year as European Green Capital

August 8, 2014
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Multi-million pound private sector support pledged for Bristol’s year as European Green Capital

Transport operator FirstGroup and accountants KPMG have signed multi-million pound agreements to support Bristol’s year as European Green Capital in what was today described as among the largest private-sector sponsorships in the city’s history. The deals, a mixture of financial and value-in-kind support, make up the strongest private-sector commitment...

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National expansion on the menu as funding floods in for Bristol’s innovative eating-out app Wriggle

August 1, 2014
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National expansion on the menu as funding floods in for Bristol’s innovative eating-out app Wriggle

Wriggle, the Bristol-based app that connects users to exclusive, on-the-day discounts at bars and restaurants, is to expand into London and Manchester after hitting its investment target of £130,000 on crowdfunding website Seedrs. The funding, from more than 160 individual investors, takes the innovative start-up a significant step along...

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New breakfast show with ‘perfect combination’ of presenters for BBC Radio Bristol

August 1, 2014
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New breakfast show with ‘perfect combination’ of presenters for BBC Radio Bristol

BBC Radio Bristol is to launch a new breakfast show in September which will team up presenters Steve LeFevre and Laura Rawlings. According to the BBC the show, which will start on September 1, will bring a “fresh new sound to the mix of strong local journalism, traffic and...

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Social network out to revolutionise the way businesses engage with local communities

July 25, 2014
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Social network out to revolutionise the way businesses engage with local communities

Neighbourly.com, an innovative new social network aimed at connecting community projects with companies, was launched in Bristol last night with the ambition to revolutionise corporate social responsibility. The business has been developed by local entrepreneur Nick Davies and is the first digital platform to be created for the largely...

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Aardman short film puts Bristol’s pioneering Deki micro loan charity in the frame

July 25, 2014
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Aardman short film puts Bristol’s pioneering Deki micro loan charity in the frame

Bristol animation studio Aardman and city-based pioneering charity Deki have teamed up to produce a special 70-second film to illustrate how a loan of just £10 can change the lives of an entire family in the developing world. Using animation, Brigitte, Bruno and Ben, tells the story of Ben...

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Bristol’s tech brains invited to give food for thought and cook up new ideas at Just Eat hackathon

July 25, 2014
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Bristol’s tech brains invited to give food for thought and cook up new ideas at Just Eat hackathon

Just Eat, the leading online takeaway food service which is setting up a specialist technology centre in Bristol, is inviting the city’s tech community to its first hackathon tomorrow. Using the Just Eat api – a set of programming instructions and standards for accessing web-based software applications – and...

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Bristol website aims to ease “tortuous and stressful process” of finding care home rooms

July 25, 2014
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Bristol website aims to ease “tortuous and stressful process” of finding care home rooms

The first dedicated self-service letting agency that allows care home providers to fully manage room availability is to be launched in Bristol. Care Homes Now will provide an advertising platform for owners and managers of the 17,000 plus care homes across England. It will also offer a service for...

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Bristol Business Blog: Colin Skellett, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

July 25, 2014
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Bristol Business Blog: Colin Skellett, West of England LEP. What’s the big deal with our Growth Deal?

By Colin Skellett, Chair, West of England LEP Since the Government announcement a couple of weeks ago of the local growth deals awarded to England’s 39 Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs), there have been a lot of big numbers bandied about. Unless you’re close to the deals, the figures and...

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Bristol proves fertile ground for investment by foreign businesses

July 25, 2014
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Bristol proves fertile ground for investment by foreign businesses

A strong performance by Bristol in attracting business investment from overseas has helped the UK achieve the highest number of inward investment projects since records began in the 1980s, new figures show. There were 27 new investment projects by overseas companies in 2013/14 across the area covered by West...

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SciSys sees further recovery after positive end to first half and intake of new orders

July 25, 2014
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SciSys sees further recovery after positive end to first half and intake of new orders

Specialist software and IT group SciSys has pointed to further growth as it continues to recover from tough conditions last year in its core markets. In a trading update for the six months to June 30 – and prior to it entering its close period – directors at the...

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Innovative recycled film set business sets up at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios

July 23, 2014
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Innovative recycled film set business sets up at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios

Sustainable film and TV set-clearance firm Drèsd has become the latest business to set up an operation at Bristol’s Bottle Yard Studios. The innovative company, which offers a cost-effective alternative to sending set waste to landfill, is the 11th firm to join the burgeoning creative community at the Hengrove...

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Bristol takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

July 21, 2014
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Bristol takes its UK-leading strength in technology to heart of London’s Tech City

Bristol’s thriving digital cluster – and one of its leading up-and-coming businesses – have been championed to an audience of national investors at a Tech City UK event in London. Bristol, along with Bath, was one of five tech clusters from across the UK to be invited to present...

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Christmas jobs are in store already as Bristol field marketing firm keeps cool and plans ahead

July 18, 2014
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Christmas jobs are in store already as Bristol field marketing firm keeps cool and plans ahead

Bristol may be sweltering in the hottest temperatures of the year so far, but city-based field marketing business eXPD8 is turning its attention to Christmas by embarking on a festive season recruitment drive for 600 retail support professionals across the UK. The jobs, most of which will be temporary,...

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