Creative/Media

Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

June 10, 2022
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Government must invest in the West of England as economy slows dramatically, business group urges

Business leaders are urging the government to continue to invest in the West of England amid signals its ‘levelling-up’ agenda is switching spending to other areas of the country as the econony falters. The plea has come from Business West, the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and...

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New look for Bristol accountancy firm as it aims to become city’s leading independent practice

June 10, 2022
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New look for Bristol accountancy firm as it aims to become city’s leading independent practice

Bristol independent accountancy practice Corrigan has unveiled a new look as it prepares for a new growth phase. Having been launched by partner Ed Corrigan in 2009 with just two people, it today employs 26 staff.  It continued to grow organically during the pandemic and is now focused on...

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International expansion and new Bristol HQ for brand agency as it takes on new managing partner

June 10, 2022
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International expansion and new Bristol HQ for brand agency as it takes on new managing partner

Bristol brand and creative agency Mr B & Friends has embarked on an ambitious five-year growth plan, including opening bases in London, the US and South East Asia, while also making a key senior appointment. Ellie Wilson has joined the firm as managing partner, bringing expertise in managing high-performance...

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Mayor Marvin Rees: Ideas festival puts Bristol at centre of joined-up approach to achieving net zero

June 10, 2022
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Mayor Marvin Rees: Ideas festival puts Bristol at centre of joined-up approach to achieving net zero

With the Big Tent Ideas Festival taking place in Bristol tomorrow – when politicians, campaign groups and businesses will debate key issues such as net zero, the drive for better public services and achieving a more equitable society – Mayor Marvin Rees here outlines why the city is ideally...

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Three new non-executive directors join Gloucestershire Cricket board as it drives ahead with changes

June 8, 2022
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Gloucestershire Cricket has appointed Sally Cordwell, CEO of Bristol’s aerospace museum, as one of three new members of its non-executive board. Sally, along with Dr Adeela Shafi MBE and Asif Rehmanwala, have been taken on to serve three-year terms following what the club, which is based at the Seat...

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Metro Mayor vows to fight Channel 4 sell-off after hearing its likely impact on Bristol’s creative sector

May 27, 2022
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Metro Mayor vows to fight Channel 4 sell-off after hearing its likely impact on Bristol’s creative sector

Privatising Channel 4 could threaten job creation in its Bristol hub while also jeopardising its acclaimed work on diversity and inclusion in the city. The stark warning was delivered to Metro Mayor Dan Norris this week when he visited the hub, which opened in 2019 and now employs 20...

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Bristol tech stalwart Nick Sturge joins new-look board at Diva as it gets set for more expansion

May 27, 2022
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Bristol tech stalwart Nick Sturge joins new-look board at Diva as it gets set for more expansion

Rapid-growth Bristol creative agency Diva, which works with many of the world’s largest videogame brands, has brought in city tech champion Nick Sturge MBE to chair its new-look board. Nick, pictured, best known as the founding director of Bristol’s pioneering Engine Shed innovation hub, will help Diva expand its...

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Relocation to Engine Shed takes pioneering Neighbourly platform back to the future

May 27, 2022
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Bristol community engagement and investment platform Neighbourly is moving to a new base in the city’s Engine Shed innovation hub following another successful funding round that will further accelerate its growth. Now employing 80 people, Neighbourly was set up in 2014 at Engine Shed as part of its SETsquared...

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Bristol Beacon teams up with city production firm to showcase the power of its creativity

May 27, 2022
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Bristol Beacon teams up with city production firm to showcase the power of its creativity

Concert venue Bristol Beacon has formed a partnership with city-based TV production company Plimsoll Productions to highlight its work and help it reach a wider audience. The two, which are among Bristol’s largest creative organisations, said the collaboration would reflect their shared values around sustainability, diversity and creativity. Plimsoll,...

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Larger workshop for kitchen firm as ‘move and improve’ housing market serves up expansion

May 27, 2022
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Larger workshop for kitchen firm as ‘move and improve’ housing market serves up expansion

Bristol-based kitchen firm HUSK has quadrupled the size of its workshop space by expanding into a new site. The 9,500 sq ft unit off the Feeder Road in St Phillips will enable the firm to meet growing demand from homeowners keen to find cost-effective and sustainable ways to update...

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Love Saves The Day organisers pledge to put sustainability top of the bill at music festival

May 26, 2022
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Love Saves The Day organisers pledge to put sustainability top of the bill at music festival

Bristol’s biggest music event, Love Saves The Day, is to show that partying and caring for the planet can go hand-in-hand – including encouraging festival goers to think about waste, food consumption, water usage and their day-to-day choices. Taking place on the two Queen’s Platinum Jubilee bank holidays next Thursday...

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The LAST WORD: Jessica Morgan, owner, Carnsight Communications

May 20, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Jessica Morgan, owner, Carnsight Communications

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Jessica Morgan, founder and owner of PR agency Carnsight Communications, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? A Time to Die. I’m only a year late! I was...

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Ideas Festival will allow Bristol to shape debates on issues from climate change to cancel culture

May 20, 2022
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Ideas Festival will allow Bristol to shape debates on issues from climate change to cancel culture

A packed programme for Bristol’s Big Tent Ideas Festival has been unveiled, including political debates, arts, a Speaker’s Corner, community fayre and a Dragon’s Den-style pitching competition. Taking part will be government ministers, members of the shadow cabinet and three former Cabinet members, as well the head of the...

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