Creative/Media

Work, meet, play: Immersive Labs’ new Bristol head office puts the ‘fun’ in functional

May 20, 2022
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Work, meet, play: Immersive Labs’ new Bristol head office puts the ‘fun’ in functional

Rapidly expanding Bristol cybersecurity firm Immersive Labs has unveiled its playful new headquarters in Bristol – complete with scooters, games room and wellness suite. The 16,000 sq ft workspace, pictured, which takes up the entire sixth floor of The Programme, the refurbished curved office building on All Saints Street, is...

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New National Friendly marketing boss vows to raise profile of ‘one of the industry’s best-kept secrets’

May 19, 2022
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New National Friendly marketing boss vows to raise profile of ‘one of the industry’s best-kept secrets’

National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society, has appointed Georgia d’Esterre to the newly created role of executive head of marketing. Georgia, pictured, who will also sit on National Friendly’s executive committee, joins at a critical time for the society as it continues to build on the momentum and progress...

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More growth at Bristol PR firm Purplefish as it lands half a dozen new clients

May 18, 2022
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More growth at Bristol PR firm Purplefish as it lands half a dozen new clients

Bristol communications agency Purplefish is celebrating winning six new clients so far this year – with its growth about to trigger an increase in its workforce. The agency, which is based in Bristol’s Paintworks media hub and specialises in the tech, hospitality, and property sectors, is providing range of...

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Channel 4 teams up with Bristol creative partners to support city’s undiscovered TV drama writers

May 17, 2022
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Channel 4 teams up with Bristol creative partners to support city’s undiscovered TV drama writers

Channel 4’s Bristol creative hub has launched a scheme to nurture new TV drama writers from the city and across the South West – with the opportunity of getting feedback on their completed scripts from the broadcaster’s commission editor. The scheme is open to unrepresented writers looking for their...

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Former ‘big four’ R&D tax director joins ForrestBrown to work with major clients

May 17, 2022
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Former ‘big four’ R&D tax director joins ForrestBrown to work with major clients

Bristol-headquartered R&D tax consultancy ForrestBrown has further strengthened its senior team with the appointment of David Byrne as director. David, pictured, will lead the consultancy’s London office with a focus on supporting local, national and international businesses.  After spending nearly 20 years as an IT professional, designing and developing...

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Bishop Fleming backs prestigious regional tech awards for second year running

May 16, 2022
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Bishop Fleming backs prestigious regional tech awards for second year running

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, has continued to support a major regional tech awards scheme by returning as its headline sponsor. The firm has been involved with the annual Tech South West Awards since their interception in 2019. Now the awards, which showcase...

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Bristol student designs ‘smart socks’ to help dementia patients by tracking their anxiety levels

May 13, 2022
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Bristol student designs ‘smart socks’ to help dementia patients by tracking their anxiety levels

‘Smart socks’ developed by a Bristol PhD student could be used to improve the lives of millions of people with dementia, non-verbal autism and other conditions that affect communication. Inventor Dr Zeke Steer quit his job to study at Bristol Robotics Laboratory so he could find a way to...

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Housing firm calls in Bristol-made robots to help with battle against loneliness among residents

May 13, 2022
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Housing firm calls in Bristol-made robots to help with battle against loneliness among residents

A housing association is aiming to combat loneliness and help with mental health issues among its residents by giving them Bristol-built robots. Service Robotics has signed a 12-month contract with Cornwall Housing to provide 10 of its specially designed GenieConnect support robots, pictured, to help people live independently in...

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Former Bristol Energy marketing manager joins renewables software firm Sennen as it powers ahead

May 12, 2022
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Former Bristol Energy marketing manager joins renewables software firm Sennen as it powers ahead

Bristol bespoke software firm Sennen has appointed a new head of marketing as it continues with its expansion plans. James Palmer, pictured, will manage and coordinate marketing efforts across the team, with a particular focus on building the brand among B2B audiences, strategic communications and innovative campaigns.  Sennen develops...

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Trio of new trustees bring additional skills to Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity’s board

May 12, 2022
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Trio of new trustees bring additional skills to Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity’s board

Three new trustees have been appointed to the board of Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity, the official charity partner for University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust. The charity, formed last year through the merger of Above & Beyond and Weston Area Charitable Trust, was keen to add...

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Laptop donation scheme that gives Bristol’s young people a fighting chance backed by Foot Anstey

May 12, 2022
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Law firm Foot Anstey has partnered with Bristol-based charity Empire Fighting Chance to donate laptops to charities to help reduce the digital divide that impacts many communities. The 70 devices will go to five charities based near its offices across the South West and South.  The move follows a report...

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Bristol Business Blog: Susannah Adams, partner, Harbourside Corporate Finance. Preparing your business for sale

May 11, 2022
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Bristol Business Blog: Susannah Adams, partner, Harbourside Corporate Finance. Preparing your business for sale

Have you asked yourself when you want to sell your business and why? Some entrepreneurs may have one eye on their next venture, while others may simply be aiming to retire early. Whatever the reason, the fundamentals of a business sale remain the same.  In this blog, we look...

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The LAST WORD: Ian Bates, founder and creative partner, Firehaus

May 6, 2022
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The LAST WORD: Ian Bates, founder and creative partner, Firehaus

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 Ian Bates, founder and creative partner of Bristol-based brand consultancy Firehaus, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? Titane, written and director by Julia Ducournau – probably...

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