Creative/Media

‘Breakthrough bursary’ scheme launched by Bristol’s SETsquared tech hub to widen diversity in sector

March 1, 2019
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‘Breakthrough bursary’ scheme launched by Bristol’s SETsquared tech hub to widen diversity in sector

Bristol’s SETsquared technology accelerator has launched a bursary to help entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds access its world-beating business support. The scheme follows a SETsquared Bristol-funded research report last year that showed that while Bristol is a widely diverse city, there is a lack of black, Asian and minority ethnic...

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Bristol to get first multi-use office and retail building as work starts on high-profile city centre site

March 1, 2019
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Construction work is under way on a major city centre regeneration scheme that will bring a new type of development to Bristol while also providing much-needed premium office space. The Assembly Bristol site on Temple Way has been vacant since 2008 when the former Clerical Medical HQ was demolished....

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Skaters urged by Bristol coffee roasting firm to get on board with Ethiopian charity

March 1, 2019
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Skaters urged by Bristol coffee roasting firm to get on board with Ethiopian charity

Bristol firm Extract Coffee Roasters is appealing to local skaters to donate their spare boards to a charity that empowers young people in Ethiopia through skateboarding. St Werburghs-based Extract launched its ‘Kickflip Deck Amnesty’ today and aims to collect at least 100 boards to send to Ethiopia Skate, which...

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Energy innovation account win for PR agency Social Communications

March 1, 2019
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Energy innovation account win for PR agency Social Communications

Social Communications, the national PR agency with an office in Bristol, has been appointed to support the Energy Systems Catapult, the world-leading centre set up by the government to support innovation linked to the transition to cleaner, intelligent energy systems. The agency, which also has offices in Manchester and...

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UK’s first ‘sustainability hub’ to open in Bristol, offering workspace and showcasing green-tech

February 22, 2019
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UK’s first ‘sustainability hub’ to open in Bristol, offering workspace and showcasing green-tech

A £1.5m sustainability hub is to open in Bristol to showcase the latest green products, technologies and services, stage events and provide workspace for environmental enterprises. The first of its kind in the UK, the hub is expected to attract 5,000 visitors in its first year, including businesses and...

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Game on for VR innovators as they bring new level of immersive entertainment to Bristol

February 22, 2019
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Game on for VR innovators as they bring new level of immersive entertainment to Bristol

Pioneering virtual reality (VR) technology developed in Bristol is being showcased at an ‘experience centre’ in the city’s Cabot Circus shopping centre – the first time it has been demonstrated outside the US. Bristol-based Ultrahaptics, the world leader in mid-air touch technology, has teamed up with Lancashire-based independent game...

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Non-EU exports worth millions to South West firms at risk if no deal Brexit takes place, warns CBI

February 22, 2019
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Non-EU exports worth millions to South West firms at risk if no deal Brexit takes place, warns CBI

The CBI today issued another dire warning of the likely effects on the South West’s economy of leaving the EU without a deal – the potential loss of global export orders worth millions of pounds. The business organisation highlighted what it said would be the damaging implications of crashing...

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P&O Cruises and Cunard bring Bristol CRM agency Armadillo on board to help steer growth

February 22, 2019
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P&O Cruises and Cunard bring Bristol CRM agency Armadillo on board to help steer growth

Armadillo, the Bristol-based customer relationship marketing (CRM) agency with clients including McDonald’s, hotels.com and Disney, has won the CRM business for leading cruise lines P&O Cruises and Cunard. The appointment follows a five-way competitive pitch. Armadillo will deliver CRM and data strategy for P&O Cruises and Cunard brands over length of...

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Bristol office opened by Oxfordshire architects with designs on the city’s strong property market

February 22, 2019
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Bristol office opened by Oxfordshire architects with designs on the city’s strong property market

Architecture practice Spratley & Partners has opened its first regional office in Bristol, attracted by strong growth in the South West’s property and development markets. The firm, which has its head office in Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, is behind a number of high-profile projects across the UK including the eagerly awaited...

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Gregg Latchams expands digital media and tech team with pair of appointments

February 20, 2019
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Two newly qualified solicitors have joined Bristol law firm Gregg Latchams’ growing commercial team. Emma Jones and Henry Nelson-Case will have a particular focus within the tech team, led by Paul Hardman, to meet growing demand in this sector.  Emma, pictured, qualified in 2017 with a high street firm...

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Independent cinema to act as social hub for Bristol shopping centre upgrade

February 15, 2019
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Independent cinema to act as social hub for Bristol shopping centre upgrade

Bristol-based developer Firmstone Consortia One has revealed plans to open a cinema as part of its ambitious upgrade of an unloved South Bristol shopping mall. The firm has appointed independent cinema group Scott Cinemas – which owns the Henleaze Orpheus cinema in Bristol – to run the three-screen venue...

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Early-stage Bristol start-ups sought for tech firm’s relaunched Growth Accelerator Programme

February 15, 2019
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Early-stage Bristol start-ups sought for tech firm’s relaunched Growth Accelerator Programme

Bristol-based consultancy and tech company Techmodal has relaunched its Growth Accelerator Programme to invest and develop innovative ideas in the city’s start-up community.  The programme encourages individuals and pre and early-stage start-ups with an interest in tapping into the defence industry to pitch their ideas with a view to...

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Bristol film studio and city locations to star in TV adaptation of Jane Austen’s final incomplete novel

February 15, 2019
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Bristol film studio and city locations to star in TV adaptation of Jane Austen’s final incomplete novel

A major outdoor film set is under construction at Bristol’s Bottle Yard studios for its latest high-end TV drama – the upcoming adaptation of Jane Austen’s final incomplete novel Sanditon. A 10-week build process is underway following planning approval of an application to Bristol City Council by Red Planet...

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