Creative/Media

Firms urged to back bold vision to end Bristol’s equality gap and help all its young people flourish

October 21, 2022
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Firms urged to back bold vision to end Bristol’s equality gap and help all its young people flourish

Bristol businesses are being invited to sign up to an innovative project that aims to help close the equality gap in the city and create a fairer future for its young people. Launching next month, OurCity2030 will support young people from low-income households in inner-city Bristol to secure meaningful...

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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

October 21, 2022
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Net zero campaign gives beacon of hope to Bristol firms aiming to slash their emissions for a greener future

A campaign to help businesses across the West of England reduce their reliance on dirty fossil fuels and embrace a greener future through simple, practical steps has been launched. Bristol-based Action Net Zero’s Beacon of Hope initiative will reach out to firms, as well as communities and individuals, to...

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‘Calm and competent government’ now needed, says Business West following PM Truss’s departure

October 20, 2022
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‘Calm and competent government’ now needed, says Business West following PM Truss’s departure

The organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce has called for an end to instability at the heart of government following Liz Truss’s resignation, warning that it was harming business’s prospects at an already difficult time. Business West, the region’s largest business group, also said it was crucial the...

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National Recycle Week rubbished by Bristol environmental group for being sponsored by ‘polluters’

October 20, 2022
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National Recycle Week rubbished by Bristol environmental group for being sponsored by ‘polluters’

A Bristol-based environmental campaign group has slammed Recycle Week, which ends this Sunday, as corporate greenwashing by highlighting that it is being sponsored by what it called “some of the worst polluters in the world”. Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, and McDonald’s are among the global giants backing Recycle Week, the national...

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Bristol animation studio draws on its tie-up with French group to start work on major new kids’ series

October 20, 2022
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Bristol animation studio draws on its tie-up with French group to start work on major new kids’ series

A Productions, the Bristol-based animation firm, and its French majority owner Cyber Group Studios have started production of their first new series since the two announced their tie-up in January. Digital Girl, described as an adventure-comedy superhero series, has been Commissioned by the BBC and pre-sold to Super RTL in Germany and Discovery Kids in Latin...

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Bristol marketing agency scores huge PR coup with auction of Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ ball

October 14, 2022
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Bristol marketing agency scores huge PR coup with auction of Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ ball

A Bristol outsourced marketing agency is over the moon after landing a heaven-sent PR opportunity from one of its clients – the auction of the notorious ‘hand-of-God’ ball from the 1986 England v Argentina World Cup quarter final. Yours Sincerely handles PR for Graham Budd Auctions, which is selling...

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The LAST WORD: Kate Sikora, managing director, Noble Performs

October 14, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Kate Sikora, managing director, Noble Performs

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Kate Sikora, managing director of digital marketing agency Noble Performs, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? My husband and I watched Elvis a couple...

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Work-from-home habit boosts Loungers as more people eat and drink locally when they clock off

October 14, 2022
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Work-from-home habit boosts Loungers as more people eat and drink locally when they clock off

Bristol-based café-bar chain Loungers has shrugged off the cost of living crisis and predictions of meltdown in the hospitality sector by chalking up a 17% increase in sales. The group, which operates its outlets under the Lounge and Cosy Club brands, said it was benefiting from the work-from-home trend...

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Neighbourly’s 100m free meals landmark ‘stark reminder of the scale of the cost of living crisis’

October 14, 2022
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Neighbourly’s 100m free meals landmark ‘stark reminder of the scale of the cost of living crisis’

Bristol’s pioneering community engagement and investment platform Neighbourly is warning of a huge growth in demand for the free food distribution services it supports as families struggle with soaring costs this winter. The firm, which has just passed the milestone of supplying 100m meals to local communities, said the...

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Outreach charity launched with a mission to spark interest in science among Bristol’s schoolkids

October 14, 2022
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Outreach charity launched with a mission to spark interest in science among Bristol’s schoolkids

A charity to encourage more young people to explore careers in science has been launched by Bristol deep-tech ecosystem organisation Science Creates. Called Science Creates Outreach, it will include a purpose-built ‘Learning Lab’ in the organisation’s Old Market hub that will put school students at the heart of a...

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Balancing people, planet and profit earns prestigious B Corp status for creative business Istoria Group

October 14, 2022
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Balancing people, planet and profit earns prestigious B Corp status for creative business Istoria Group

Bristol creative group Istoria has become the latest business in the city to achieve the rigorous global standard of B Corp certification, which recognises firms that balance profit, people and planet Following its accreditation, Istoria Group – a collective of creative agencies spanning exhibitions, events, design and branding founded...

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Medical simulator firm’s products help charity train medics in some of world’s worst war zones

October 13, 2022
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Medical simulator firm’s products help charity train medics in some of world’s worst war zones

Realistic birthing models made by pioneering Bristol-based medical simulator business Limbs & Things have helped train more than 1,000 doctors working in war zones around the world. The Queen’s Award-winning firm, which makes a range of medical task trainers in its St Philips factory, has supported the David Nott...

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Space robots and AI expert lands at Bristol engineering consultancy to steer its future direction

October 13, 2022
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Space robots and AI expert lands at Bristol engineering consultancy to steer its future direction

A new chief strategy officer has been taken on by the Bristol-based digital engineering consultancy the Centre for Modelling and Simulation (CFMS) to support its development of new robotics and artificial intelligence capabilities. Dr Mark Woods, pictured, has more than 20 years’ experience in technical engineering across the space, aerospace and robotics...

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