Creative/Media

TEDxBristol to return with its most diverse – and thought-provoking – speaker line-up

September 23, 2019
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TEDxBristol to return with its most diverse – and thought-provoking – speaker line-up

Topics as diverse as using food as medicine, rethinking fashion for people with disabilities and what happens to an individual’s social media footprint when they die will be the subject of speaches at this year’s TEDxBristol. The innovative event returns on November 17 following the success of TEDxBristol 2015...

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Big leap forward for mid-air touch pioneer Ultrahaptics as it rebrands

September 23, 2019
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Big leap forward for mid-air touch pioneer Ultrahaptics as it rebrands

Ultrahaptics, the Bristol-based mid-air touch technology innovator, has rebranded as Ultraleap four months after combining with US firm Leap Motion. The two companies came together in May after working together for six years on their pioneering complementary technology.  While Ultrahaptics described the move as a ‘combination’, trade media reported that...

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New managing director for Aardman Animations as co-founder steps down from role

September 23, 2019
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New managing director for Aardman Animations as co-founder steps down from role

Bristol’s Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman has appointed Sean Clarke to replace co-founder David Sproxton as managing director. Sean, pictured right, has worked at Aardman for more than 20 years and has headed its international rights and marketing department for 11 years.  David Sproxton, pictured below, started the business with...

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SCISYS takeover on course for completion as its half-year results show ‘solid’ performance

September 20, 2019
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SCISYS takeover on course for completion as its half-year results show ‘solid’ performance

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol, expects its £79m acquisition by Canadian tech giant CGI to be completed before the end of this year it said as it revealed a 2% increase in half-year revenues. Directors at the Chippenham-headquartered group, which supplies innovative software and...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to “take bold action” over climate change

September 20, 2019
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce signs global pact to “take bold action” over climate change

The organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce has joined forces with more than 450 chambers across the world to sign up to an international agreement to tackle climate change. Business West, which also runs the Bristol Initiative, said its commitment to the International Chambers of Commerce Chambers Climate Coalition...

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Ada Lovelace Day event to inspire girls to consider careers in tech

September 20, 2019
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Ada Lovelace Day event to inspire girls to consider careers in tech

Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed and SETsquared, the world-leading incubator, are to stage an Ada Lovelace Day event to showcase opportunities for women and girls in tech. The event, on Tuesday 8 October, will also be an opportunity to hear from inspirational women in the industry.  It is being...

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Smith & Williamson to host R&D and Patent Box event in Bristol

September 18, 2019
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Smith & Williamson to host R&D and Patent Box event in Bristol

Research and development tax credits and the Patent Box regime will come under the microscope at an event in Bristol next month hosted by the city office of financial and professional services firm Smith & Williamson. The event, called Patent Protection and Tax Incentives for Companies, is aimed at finance...

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University’s £300m Enterprise Campus will usher in new ways of linking with local communities

September 13, 2019
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University’s £300m Enterprise Campus will usher in new ways of linking with local communities

The University of Bristol launched a new consultation exercise on the plans for its £300m-plus Temple Quarter campus this week with the promise to make it as inclusive as possible to benefit neighbouring communities. The Enterprise Campus on a derelict seven-acre site alongside Temple Meads railway station will usher...

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Meade King partner ties the knot on deal to take over upmarket wedding boutique

September 13, 2019
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Meade King partner ties the knot on deal to take over upmarket wedding boutique

An exclusive Cotswolds bridal boutique whose customers have included members of the royal family has been acquired by new owners with advice from the Bristol law firm Meade King. The White Room in Minchinhampton, near Stroud, which sells luxury wedding dresses by internationally acclaimed designers including Jenny Packham and...

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Future of money on the menu as Thrings serves up first Bristol helping of Crypto Curry Club

September 13, 2019
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Future of money on the menu as Thrings serves up first Bristol helping of Crypto Curry Club

The role of blockchain and digital currencies on payments and transactions and their impact on banks and traditional payments providers will go under the spotlight when the successful Crypto Curries series of events comes to Bristol for the first time. Hosted by law firm Thrings in its Bristol office,...

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IoD Bristol event will explore harnessing the power of technology to boost business

September 13, 2019
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IoD Bristol event will explore harnessing the power of technology to boost business

Business experts from Bristol and around the UK are to speak at an event organised by the Institute of Directors to help companies embrace new technologies to increase productivity and creativity. The IoD South West Connected Business event takes place at UWE Bristol. The half-day conference will tackle issues...

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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

September 12, 2019
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British Chambers award shortlisting for Business West’s Trading Through Brexit campaign

A pioneering campaign aimed at helping businesses across the West of England prepare for life after Brexit is in the running for a top national award. Trading Through Brexit (TTB) was launched in October last year by Business West, the region’s largest business group and the organisation behind Bristol...

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Bristol Business News Blog: Perfect Storm. How is digital marketing affecting the healthcare industry?

September 11, 2019
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Bristol Business News Blog: Perfect Storm. How is digital marketing affecting the healthcare industry?

Healthcare is no longer about passive ‘patients’ who blindly accept the advice their doctor gives them. Today, people take a leading role in their health, whether that’s through wearable fitness trackers or researching the best way to manage their symptoms.  This new attitude makes digital marketing the best way...

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