Creative/Media

100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

May 15, 2019
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100 jobs on the way after Bristol specialist lighting firm accelerates into South Korean car market

Bristol-based lighting firm Global Design Solutions (GDS) is to create 100 jobs and quadruple its turnover after securing contracts worth £500,000 with South Korean car giants Kia and Hyundai. The jobs, which will be spread across its factory in St Annes and a new plant in South Korea, follow...

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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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Bristol Arena boss appointed as chair of The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed YTL Arena Bristol managing director Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who has been vice-chair for four years, will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Clifton-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015. ...

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Co-working becomes ‘pro-working’ as high-spec shared office space is officially opened

May 10, 2019
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Co-working becomes ‘pro-working’ as high-spec shared office space is officially opened

Bristol’s first office building dedicated to ‘pro-working’ has been officially opened as competition in the shared workspace market intensifies. Origin Workspace says Phase 1 of its £9m renovation of the former Bristol office of international property consultancy JLL office at 40 Berkeley Square, Clifton, brings a new form of...

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Bid to convert former police station into a thriving centre for arts and community activities

May 10, 2019
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Bid to convert former police station into a thriving centre for arts and community activities

A charity formed by leading figures in Bristol’s arts community has launched a bid to buy a former police station and transform it into an artists’ and community hub. Bricks has been formed in response to the critical need for spaces for artists and community activities for the benefit...

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Bristol relocation for student bills company following rebrand and move into rental market

May 10, 2019
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Bristol relocation for student bills company following rebrand and move into rental market

A rapidly growing company which manages students’ household bills has set up its head office in Bristol and relaunched under a new brand. Formerly known as Easy Student Living and based in Leeds, The Bunch oversees students’ energy, water, TV and wi-fi bills, saving them time and money.  The...

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Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

May 10, 2019
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Game on: Conference aims for fun way to attract talent to Bristol’s cyber-security industry

The world’s first ‘gamified’ cyber-security conference takes place in Bristol next week in a bid to make the subject fun and engaging and attract more people into the fast-developing industry. BristolCyberCon is designed to help those attending network through fun social engineering and gamification activities, take part in interactive...

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Burges Salmon and University of Bristol team up to pioneer research into using AI in business

May 10, 2019
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Burges Salmon and University of Bristol team up to pioneer research into using AI in business

The opportunities and challenges of using AI and data science in professional services and their likely impact on productivity and the future of work are to be jointly explored by Bristol-headquartered national law firm Burges Salmon and the University of Bristol. The two have signed a memorandum of understanding...

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PR agency helps build profile of charity launched by TV architect with social media campaign

May 10, 2019
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PR agency helps build profile of charity launched by TV architect with social media campaign

The Bristol office of placemaking PR agency Social Communications has helped highlight the work of an educational charity launched by TV architect George Clarke to encourage children and young people to pursue careers in the built environment. Launched by the presenter of Channel 4’s Amazing Spaces in 2017, the...

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IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

May 10, 2019
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IP professionals launch regional group with aim of making sector more inclusive

Inclusivity in the South West’s burgeoning intellectual property (IP) sector is being encouraged by a group of professionals who have set up a regional chapter of national organisation IP Inclusive. Founded in 2015 by four IP-related trade associations, IP Inclusive aims to create a more welcoming, accessible, and supportive...

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eCommerce project backed by football legend Niall Quinn aims to tackle climate change

May 3, 2019
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eCommerce project backed by football legend Niall Quinn aims to tackle climate change

Bristol management consultancy Procorre has teamed up with former international footballer Niall Quinn to manage a new global eCommerce project. The former Irish international and ex-chairman of Sunderland will collaborate with Procorre to create The Impact Store, an eCommerce shopping platform aiming to play a key role in tackling...

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Baby and toddler swimming firm makes a splash to win award for its teaching programme

May 3, 2019
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Baby and toddler swimming firm makes a splash to win award for its teaching programme

Turtle Tots, the baby and toddler swimming licensing company based in Backwell, has become the first UK swim school to receive a prestigious award for its pioneering teaching programmes. The firm, set up in 2011 by Caroline Sparks with Gaby Lixton through a shared passion for baby swimming, has...

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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

May 3, 2019
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Pedal to Paris challenge for Bristol firms to pull in funds for city’s hospital charity

Bristol businesses looking for a corporate challenge can join a 470km cycle ride to Paris to and help raise money for the city’s hospitals. Now in its fifth year, the event will include 80 cyclists taking a new route from the centre of Bristol to the French capital, where...

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Queen’s Awards recognise Bristol firms’ innovation and international trade growth

April 26, 2019
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Queen’s Awards recognise Bristol firms’ innovation and international trade growth

Four Bristol businesses have this week been celebrating winning a prestigious Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of their contribution to the UK economy. Maximise IT Solutions, Bodywise UK, Pitchmark and Precision Dippings Manufacturing are among 201 firms across the UK recognised for their contribution to international trade, innovation,...

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