Creative/Media

Bristol’s up-coming diesel car ban and changes in commuting spark £2.1m upgrade of office block

June 17, 2020
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Bristol’s up-coming diesel car ban and changes in commuting spark £2.1m upgrade of office block

A £2.1m refurbishment of Bristol’s tallest office building is going ahead to get it ready for the city’s commuting revolution. A total of 374 new bike spaces are being created at Castlemead, pictured, opposite Castle Park in the city centre, together with cycle hire facilities, 18 new showers, storage...

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Lord-Lieutenant calls on business to help create a fairer Bristol in wake of toppling of Colston statue

June 12, 2020
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Lord-Lieutenant calls on business to help create a fairer Bristol in wake of toppling of Colston statue

Bristol’s businesses have a key role to play in creating a fairer and more just city, the Lord-Lieutenant for Bristol has said as the impact of last weekend’s toppling of the Edward Colston statue continue to be felt. Peaches Golding OBE, pictured, said much had been achieved over the...

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Bristol buildings shortlisted for prestigious RIBA regional award

June 12, 2020
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Two very different buildings in Bristol – an extension to a historic concert venue and a modern house – are in the running for a major regional architecture award.  The St George’s scheme off Park Street and the Corten Courtyard House in St Werburgs are among the 13 projects...

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UWE launches £1m fund to help firms innovate to meet challenges of the coronavirus crisis

June 12, 2020
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UWE launches £1m fund to help firms innovate to meet challenges of the coronavirus crisis

Small and medium-sized businesses investing in digital innovation to address challenges arising from Covid-19 can access grants of between £10,000 and £40,000 under a new scheme started by UWE Bristol. The university’s £1m Digital Innovation Fund is aimed at helping firms ranging from start-ups and micro businesses to more...

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UK quarantine rules hitting Bristol’s exporters and tourism industry, says Business West

June 11, 2020
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UK quarantine rules hitting Bristol’s exporters and tourism industry, says Business West

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, has joined bodies representing business, education and employment in urging the government to rethink its controversial quarantine rules for travellers arriving in the UK. In an open letter to the home, foreign and transport secretaries, Business West, UK Hospitality, Universities UK and...

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Programme launched to support employees’ mental health during Covid-19 crisis

June 9, 2020
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Programme launched to support employees’ mental health during Covid-19 crisis

A new support programme has been set up to help Bristol firms whose employees’ mental health and wellbeing have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is investing £100,000 to develop Thrive West, which aims to address some of the key mental health...

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£6m investment puts expanding Bristol tech firm Amdaris on acquisition trail

June 5, 2020
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£6m investment puts expanding Bristol tech firm Amdaris on acquisition trail

Fast-growing Bristol-based software developer and digital transformation specialist Amdaris is poised for further expansion, including potential acquisitions, after securing a £6m from investor BGF. The firm, already one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech companies, employs more than 200 developers in Bristol and across its centres in Romania, Moldova and...

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Help for small firms to bounce back from the impact of coronavius by boosting their online presence

June 5, 2020
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Help for small firms to bounce back from the impact of coronavius by boosting their online presence

A new programme to help Bristol’s small businesses improve their digital presence has been launched by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) as it expands its Growth Hub to help firms bounce back from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Trading Better Online programme has been developed...

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Bristol Junior Chamber ‘virtually’ goes above and beyond to net £5,000 for hospitals charity

June 4, 2020
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Bristol Junior Chamber ‘virtually’ goes above and beyond to net £5,000 for hospitals charity

A ‘socially distanced’ charity challenge by young professionals’ networking organisation Bristol Junior Chamber (BJC) has raised £5,090 for Above & Beyond, the charity raising funds for Bristol city centre hospitals and supporting NHS staff. BJC members teamed up with their counterparts at Wirtschaftsjunioren Hannover in Bristol’s German twin city...

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R3 South West issues essential guide to help region’s firms manage impact of Covid-19 crisis

June 4, 2020
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R3 South West issues essential guide to help region’s firms manage impact of Covid-19 crisis

An eight-point checklist to help owner-managers deal with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their businesses has been launched by the South West arm of insolvency and restructuring trade body R3. The organisation’s members, who include insolvency practitioners, lawyers, and turnaround and restructuring experts, work with business owners...

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UK hot tub and pool industry appoints Bristol PR firm to make a splash as sales soar in lockdown

June 4, 2020
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UK hot tub and pool industry appoints Bristol PR firm to make a splash as sales soar in lockdown

Bristol-based public relations agency Speed Communications is to support the hot tub and home swimming pool industry with a range of PR and media services. The campaign has been initiated by Pool Industry Promotions (PIP) to promote the UK pool and hot tub industry and comes at a time...

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Guide to help businesses reboot for a post Covid-19 world launched by Bristol comms agency

June 2, 2020
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Guide to help businesses reboot for a post Covid-19 world launched by Bristol comms agency

Bristol-headquartered strategic communications consultancy JBP has published a guide to help businesses engage more effectively with staff and customers as the Covid-19 lockdown is lifted. Called Reboot Your Business, the guide gives expert advice to employers from the day their staff return to the workplace through to reshaping their...

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Cultural groups channel Bristol’s collaborative spirit to ease the lockdown with online art

May 29, 2020
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Cultural groups channel Bristol’s collaborative spirit to ease the lockdown with online art

Bristol’s cultural organisations have joined forces to present a programme of online arts experiences for audiences missing the buzz and community of the city’s vibrant arts scene. Launched today, Bristol Arts Channel is a collaboration with commissioning and development organisation The Space and Bristol & Bath Creative R&D.  The...

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