Creative/Media

National tourism industry figures head to Bristol for biggest industry conference of its kind

January 31, 2020
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National tourism industry figures head to Bristol for biggest industry conference of its kind

Bristol will next week host the UK’s first major post-Brexit trade tourism conference, with more than 300 key industry players spending two days in the city for the event. The conference, organiser UKinbound’s largest-ever annual convention, will bring together delegates from the travel and tourism trade to hear the...

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Bristol entrepreneurs fly flag for city at inaugural regional business awards

January 31, 2020
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Bristol entrepreneurs fly flag for city at inaugural regional business awards

Entrepreneurial Bristol businesses ranging from a maker of biodegradable glitter to a designer specialising in digitally printed luxury silk scarves were among the winners in a business awards scheme that showcases the region’s ‘ones to watch’. Some 27 outstanding individuals and firms went head-to-head in nine award categories aimed...

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Young Bristol designer lands ‘life-changing’ award to pursue career in creative sector

January 31, 2020
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Young Bristol designer lands ‘life-changing’ award to pursue career in creative sector

The 2020 Ben Martin Apprentice Award, which aims to improve equal access to opportunities in Bristol’s creative and tech sectors, has been won by multi-talented creative and tech designer Okori Lewis-McCalla. The scheme was launched three years ago by Bristol youth empowerment organisation Babbasa in partnership with Bristol Media...

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FSB appoints Bristol creative agency boss as youngest regional chair

January 31, 2020
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FSB appoints Bristol creative agency boss as youngest regional chair

Bristol creative agency director Lee Nathan has been chosen as the new South West chairman of the FSB (Federation of Small Businesses). The 35-year-old, who moved from Devon to Bristol last year, has become the youngest FSB regional chair in the country.  Lee, pictured, who has worked at Bristol...

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Government must support businesses as Brexit finally takes place, Business West insists

January 31, 2020
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businesswest

The region’s largest business organisation has called on the government to ensure firms get essential support and guidance for life outside the EU as the UK today marks its official departure from the world’s biggest trading bloc. While the UK is leaving the European Union at 11pm after 47...

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Former 20th Century Fox UK boss takes chairman role at Bristol influencer marketing agency

January 30, 2020
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Former 20th Century Fox UK boss takes chairman role at Bristol influencer marketing agency

Bristol influencer marketing agency Fourth Floor Creative has appointed Robert Price, the former MD and SVP of home entertainment for 20th Century Fox UK, as chairman. Robert, pictured, spent almost a decade at the media giant until its takeover by Disney last March. Prior to that he was managing...

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Bake Off star to host regional awards for organisations that rise to Fair Trade challenge

January 30, 2020
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Briony2

The South West Fair Trade Business Awards are returning for an eighth year, with The Great British Bake Off star and Bristol resident Briony Williams lined up to host the presentation ceremony. The awards, which celebrate ethical organisations of all sizes and from any sector across the region, have...

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Marketing and communications head joins construction group to build brand

January 28, 2020
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Marketing and communications head joins construction group to build brand

Regional construction firm Beard, which has an office in Bristol, has appointed Melissa Barber to the new role of head of marketing and communications. Melissa, pictured, will lead the 127-year-old, family-owned firm’s marketing operations with responsibility for developing the brand across its offices in Swindon, Oxford, Guildford and Bristol....

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Bristol city centre office market heats up as investors target dwindling number of opportunities

January 24, 2020
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Bristol city centre office market heats up as investors target dwindling number of opportunities

An historic building-turned-media hub in Bristol’s Finzels Reach regeneration area has become the latest to be sold as the commercial property market continues to view the city as an investment hotspot. The Fermentation Buildings, pictured, whose occupiers include Channel 4, was sold to Mendip District Council for £11.9m by...

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US viewers get to see Bristol-made Crystal Maze as cult TV gameshow crosses the Atlantic

January 24, 2020
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US viewers get to see Bristol-made Crystal Maze as cult TV gameshow crosses the Atlantic

Legendary UK gameshow The Crystal Maze makes its US debut this weekend – but its production has stayed firmly rooted in Bristol. The cult programme has been filmed in the city since it underwent a reboot two years ago. It has become one of the largest productions at the...

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Aardman puts crisis facing the world’s oceans in the frame to back Greenpeace campaign

January 24, 2020
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Aardman puts crisis facing the world’s oceans in the frame to back Greenpeace campaign

Bristol’s Oscar-winning animation studio Aardman has teamed up with Greenpeace to launch a powerful film highlighting the plight of the world’s oceans. Turtle Journey, made by Aardman director and designer Gavin Strange, tells the heart-breaking story of a turtle family heading home through an ocean that is under increasing...

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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

January 24, 2020
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From alcohol-free spirits to eco-friendly glitter, Bristol firms compete for new enterprise awards

Some of Bristol’s most dynamic entrepreneurs are among the shortlisted entries for a major new awards scheme celebrating the West of England’s inspirational small businesses. The inaugural Enterprising West of England ‘Ones to Watch’ awards take place next week to champion the region’s most exciting entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs. ...

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MEET South West 2020′s vision to show that events can be green too

January 24, 2020
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MEET South West 2020′s vision to show that events can be green too

With just a week to go to MEET South West 2020 – the region’s only trade show dedicated to the events industry – its organisers are highlighting its sustainability credentials. When the inaugural event took place last year one of the key objectives was to make it as sustainable...

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