Creative/Media

‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

November 9, 2018
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‘Supremely creative’ Bristol has potential to become a global innovation powerhouse, says report

Bristol’s highly talented workforce and its unparalleled collaborative approach mean it is well positioned to become one of the world’s leading centres for innovation, according to a major study published this week. The Bristol city-region, which includes Bath, is already among the UK’s most exciting innovation clusters based on...

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Bristol media industry welcomes Channel 4 bosses to city as search starts for new creative hub site

November 9, 2018
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Bristol media industry welcomes Channel 4 bosses to city as search starts for new creative hub site

Channel 4 bosses visited Bristol today to meet the team behind the bid which convinced them to open a creative hub in the city. The broadcaster also began its search for a location for the hub, which is expected to house around 50 staff, including some key creative decision...

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Emphasis on staff mental wellbeing earns three Bristol firms coveted Happiest Workplace awards

November 9, 2018
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Emphasis on staff mental wellbeing earns three Bristol firms coveted Happiest Workplace awards

A film production company, an internal comms agency and a social media marketing firm are the Bristol winners of the annual search to find the region’s happiest workplace. Icon Films, Home and Noisy Little Monkey landed the Bristol Large, Medium and Small Business titles respectively in the Happiest Workplace...

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Pioneering firm behind world-first composites manufacturing process lands £10,000 in enterprise contest

November 9, 2018
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Pioneering firm behind world-first composites manufacturing process lands £10,000 in enterprise contest

A fledgling Bristol firm behind a world-first composites manufacturing process that could revolutionise the way aircraft and vehicles are made has won top prize in the University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition (NEC). iCOMAT has created, through patented technology, two prototypes that have enabled it to manufacture a range...

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Soaring international tourist numbers help put Bristol in running for ‘rising star’ award

November 9, 2018
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Soaring international tourist numbers help put Bristol in running for ‘rising star’ award

Bristol has been named as a rising star of the global tourism industry as new figures show international visitors to the city have soared by 60% in seven years. Readers of National Geographic Traveller voted Bristol as one of three destinations ‘making a name for themselves’ in the magazine’s...

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Bristol’s scale-ups on track for more support as Engine Shed launches month of events

November 9, 2018
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Bristol’s scale-ups on track for more support as Engine Shed launches month of events

Four weeks of events and resources to support fast-growth companies and make the West of England the best place in the UK to start and grow a business are being staged by Bristol innovation hub Engine Shed as part of its Scale Up Month. Engine Shed launched the Scale...

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Group launched in Bristol to empower women in design and address industry’s gender gap

November 9, 2018
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Group launched in Bristol to empower women in design and address industry’s gender gap

A national network promoting gender equality in the design industry has launched in Bristol to stage activities and events that will empower women and inspire change.  Kerning the Gap was founded three years ago in London to help support female talent in design and encourage more women to reach...

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HR advice service launched by recruitment consultancy to support clients’ growth

November 8, 2018
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HR advice service launched by recruitment consultancy to support clients’ growth

Bristol recruitment consultancy Moxie and Mettle has started a complimentary HR advisory service to help clients ensure their staffing policies support business growth. Every time the Pill-based firm, which specialises in the creative sector, places a new candidate with a client company it will offer a half-day consultation with...

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£5.5m sale of online media intelligence firm handled by Smith & Williamson

November 8, 2018
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£5.5m sale of online media intelligence firm handled by Smith & Williamson

The Bristol office of accountancy group Smith & Williamson has advised on a multi-million pound deal in the fast-growing software-as-a-service sector. Online media intelligence firm ResponseSource, based in Croydon and founded by former journalist Daryl Willcox in 1997, was snapped up for £5.5m by Access Intelligence, which specialises in corporate communications...

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New growth phase for comms agency Purplefish as it lands at Paintworks

November 8, 2018
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New growth phase for comms agency Purplefish as it lands at Paintworks

Bristol communications agency Purplefish has moved to larger premises in the city’s Paintworks creative hub after three years on a boat on the Floating Harbour. The relocation to dry land follows a period of growth for the agency, which was established in 2012 by Joanna Randall, pictured. Over the...

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Firms pledge to support Bristol’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

November 6, 2018
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Firms pledge to support Bristol’s young people at The Prince’s Trust annual Red Dinner

Businesses and philanthropists from across the South West will come together in Bristol this Thursday to help raise vital funds for its young people.  The annual Prince’s Trust Red Dinner has raised more than £650,000 since it was launched seven years ago, with all the proceeds going toward helping...

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Ping Pong Fight Club heads to Bristol – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

November 2, 2018
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Ping Pong Fight Club heads to Bristol – with a challenge to find which firm’s top of the table

Bristol’s most competitive businesses are being urged to bring their rivalry to the table and take part in the city’s first Ping Pong Fight Club. The popular Ping Pong Fight Club began four years ago as a stand-alone annual tournament in London. It is now spreading out across the...

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Afrika Eye, Bristol’s unique showcase of African cinema and culture, returns next weekend

November 2, 2018
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Afrika Eye, Bristol’s unique showcase of African cinema and culture, returns next weekend

The South West’s biggest celebration of African cinema and culture takes place next weekend, bringing a wide-ranging programme of films, talks and workshops to Bristol. Afrika Eye was created 13 years ago to challenge the stereotypes, dispel the myths and explore the traditions and transformations in the ever-changing social...

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