Creative/Media

Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to be guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

August 29, 2019
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Sky at Night presenter and scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock to be guest speaker at CBI annual dinner

The BBC’s ‘face of space’, scientist, communicator and broadcaster Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, is guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West Annual Dinner. One of the most prestigious networking events in the region’s corporate calendar, the dinner traditionally attracts more than 300 business leaders drawn from many of its...

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UWE announces line-up for latest Distinguished Address Series

August 29, 2019
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The rise of the UK as a fintech hub, the changing retail landscape and how to get ahead in business in a disruptive environment are among the topics as UWE Bristol’s Distinguished Address Series returns for its 10th year.  The Wednesday evening lectures take place between October 9 to...

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DFS calls in Synergy Creative to help transform it into major digital retailer as online sales grow

August 29, 2019
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DFS calls in Synergy Creative to help transform it into major digital retailer as online sales grow

Bristol-based employee engagement specialist Synergy Creative has been appointed by DFS, Britain’s biggest sofa retailer, as its strategic partner to help with its transformation programme. Synergy Creative will use its experience to help DFS communicate key business changes to its staff as it looks to become the leader sofa...

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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

August 28, 2019
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‘Political turbulence’ over Brexit hitting firms, warns Business West, as Parliament to be suspended

The boss of the region’s largest business organisation has again slammed Westminster for “playing political chess” while the health of the economy is in the balance. Phil Smith, pictured, managing director at Business West – which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce and the Bristol Initiative – said firms were...

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High noon for the high street? Not if it reinvents itself, experts tell Balloon Fiesta business breakfast

August 16, 2019
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High noon for the high street? Not if it reinvents itself, experts tell Balloon Fiesta business breakfast

High streets and retail centres can survive the onslaught of online rivals if they adapt by offering ‘experiences’ as well as shopping, a panel of experts told the Bristol International Balloon Fiesta Business Breakfast. More than 200 members of the city’s business community gathered for the annual event, staged...

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Call goes out for Bristol’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

August 16, 2019
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Call goes out for Bristol’s fast-growing tech firms to enter prestigious awards showcase

Ambitious Bristol technology firms are being invited to enter a major awards scheme that recognises the UK’s fastest-growing businesses in the sector. Entries are now open for the 22nd annual UK Technology Fast 50 Awards staged by global accountancy group Deloitte. The awards are open to firms that use a...

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Boost for SCISYS as broadcaster tunes in to its newsroom software

August 15, 2019
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Boost for SCISYS as broadcaster tunes in to its newsroom software

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which has a base in Bristol, has added to the success of its newsroom software, services and training business by winning another major contract from a major European broadcaster. The contract, secured by the Chippenham-headquartered group’s Germany-based Media Solutions division, is with an unnamed broadcaster,...

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Exporters to EU told to get ‘third country’ registration to avoid potential no-deal Brexit problems

August 13, 2019
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Bristol companies that export to Europe are being urged to register for non-EU trade ahead of a possible no-deal Brexit or face potential problems once the UK has left the European Union. The warning has come from Business West, the South West’s largest business organisation, which points out that...

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‘Holiday hunger’ charity beats £100k target thanks to support from Bristol businesses

August 2, 2019
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‘Holiday hunger’ charity beats £100k target thanks to support from Bristol businesses

Dozens of businesses from across Bristol have risen to the urgent challenge of raising at least £100,000 to prevent thousands of children in the city from going hungry during the school summer holidays. Almost 50 organisations have pledged around £120,000 in funding in total to support the charity Feeding...

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Bristol heading for spate of new hotel openings as operators target city

August 2, 2019
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Bristol heading for spate of new hotel openings as operators target city

Bristol’s burgeoning hotel market is set to continue its rapid growth with the opening another ‘quirky’ boutique venue later this year and work starting shortly on up to half a dozen more. In total these hotels will bring several hundred more rooms to the city centre at a time...

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Artificial Intelligence recruitment deal is largest secured by China Bureau

August 1, 2019
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Bristol and West of England China Bureau, which fosters trade and cultural links, has struck the biggest business deal in its 21-year history with a contract between an Artificial Intelligence pioneer and China’s second-biggest recruitment company. The bureau helped secure the deal – potentially worth millions of pounds –...

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Accountancy firm and recruitment group appoint Speed as their PR agency

August 1, 2019
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Accountancy firm and recruitment group appoint Speed as their PR agency

Bristol-based public relations and communications agency Speed has boosted its professional services client portfolio with two major client wins. The agency, the largest of its type in the South West, has been appointed by regional accountancy group PKF Francis Clark, which recently opened an office in Bristol, and city-headquartered...

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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

August 1, 2019
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Pitch programme to prepare ambitious firms for Dragons’ Den-style investor showcase

Innovative companies from Bristol are being invited to pitch to investors for financial support from £100,000 up to £2m. PitchFest South West provides ambitious businesses with an intensive expert training and investment programme designed to help them become both pitch and investment ready.  They then get to pitch to...

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