Creative/Media

Bright future for innovative industrial testing firm as it outgrows Bristol’s science hub

September 6, 2019
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Bright future for innovative industrial testing firm as it outgrows Bristol’s science hub

Inductosense, the Bristol scale-up specialising in ultrasonic non-destructive testing, is heading for more growth after becoming the first firm to ‘graduate’ from the city’s pioneering Unit DX biotech hub. The firm, which has secured investment of more than £2m, this year has relocated to a nearby 5,000 sq ft...

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Investment-hungry firms boost Bristol’s standing as one of UK’s top three tech hotspots

September 6, 2019
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Investment-hungry firms boost Bristol’s standing as one of UK’s top three tech hotspots

Businesses in Bristol’s rapid-growth tech sector have raised nearly £248m so far this year to fund their expansion – making the city the UK’s third busiest hi-tech hub. The figure is not far behind the total of £235m raised in the whole of 2018, according to new research by...

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Bristol in running for title of Europe’s most innovative city

September 6, 2019
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Bristol in running for title of Europe’s most innovative city

Bristol has been shortlisted for the prestigious title of European Capital of Innovation 2019 for the second year running by the European Commission. Bristol is among 11 cities, including London and Glasgow from the UK, in the running for six European Capital of Innovation (iCapital) Awards.  The overall winning...

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Region’s event industry ready to MEET again next year as successful showcase prepares to return

September 6, 2019
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Region’s event industry ready to MEET again next year as successful showcase prepares to return

MEET South West, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the event industry, returns next January with its organisers promising it will be even bigger and better. The inaugural show in January this year sold out with more than 350 event professionals attending to hear expert speakers provide practical...

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Fast-growing North West creative agency chooses Bristol as base for its second office

September 4, 2019
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Fast-growing North West creative agency chooses Bristol as base for its second office

Film and content production company The Gate has opened an office in Bristol as it continues to expand following a management buyout and a £500,000 investment earlier this year. The 22-year-old, Manchester-based already has links to Bristol’s creative sector, having worked with local agencies such as McCann, Bray Leino...

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RWA Open Exhibition backed by Smith & Williamson for fifth year

September 4, 2019
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RWA Open Exhibition backed by Smith & Williamson for fifth year

The Bristol office of national financial and professional services group Smith & Williamson is once again sponsoring this year’s Annual Open Exhibition at Bristol’s RWA (The Royal West of England Academy). The region’s original and longest-running open exhibition and now in its 167th year, the exhibition takes submissions from artists at any stage of their career...

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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

September 3, 2019
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CBI warns South West will be hardest hit of all UK regions under no deal Brexit

The South West will suffer more than any other region if the UK crashes out of the EU with no deal, the CBI claims. The national business organisation has written to all the region’s MPs urging them to find a Brexit deal that works for the South West and...

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The LAST WORD: Conal Dodds, co-founder, Crosstown Concerts

August 30, 2019
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The LAST WORD: Conal Dodds, co-founder, Crosstown Concerts

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 Conal Dodds, co-founder of Crosstown Concerts – which is organising this weekend’s Downs concerts – answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched?...

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Ping Pong Fight Club returns to Bristol and the challenge is on to be crowned king of the tables

August 30, 2019
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Ping Pong Fight Club returns to Bristol and the challenge is on to be crowned king of the tables

Ping Pong Fight Club, the uber-cool inter-company tournament and party, returns to Bristol in November – and the gauntlet has been thrown down to city firms to come and battle it out on the tables. Last year’s inaugural event witnessed some incredible table-top action from a clutch of Bristol...

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UWE toasts success of its Future Space tech hub as new arrivals mean it hits 100% occupancy

August 30, 2019
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UWE toasts success of its Future Space tech hub as new arrivals mean it hits 100% occupancy

Future Space, the innovation centre on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus, has reached full capacity less than three years after opening as a launch pad for a new generation of tech and life sciences sectors. The ‘no vacancies’ sign has gone up at the hub after it welcomed a clutch...

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Bristol Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

August 30, 2019
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Bristol Chamber of Commerce advice and support best in Britain, new research shows

Business West, the organisation behind Bristol Chamber of Commerce, provides the best business advice, guidance and support of any chamber in the country, a new report has revealed. It is also the top-grossing and most-profitable among the 53 accredited chambers across Britain, research by membership group the British Chambers...

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Display of excellence by Fat Media puts it in the running for international Google award

August 30, 2019
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Display of excellence by Fat Media puts it in the running for international Google award

Fat Media, the national digital design and marketing agency with an office in Bristol, has reached the finals of the annual Google Premier Partner Awards. Fat Media is one of only four UK agencies in the running for the Display Excellence award. It is up against 25 competitors from...

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Export markets deliver sweet taste of success to Bristol drinks business

August 30, 2019
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Export markets deliver sweet taste of success to Bristol drinks business

Bristol-based drinks ingredient company Beyond the Bean has secured a £50,000 contract with an importer in Jordan – the latest in a string of deals across the world. The firm, which makes its own flavoured syrups in Bristol under the Sweetbird brand, already sells its products in more than...

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