Creative/Media

New ‘fearless’ creative marketing agency launched in Bristol by seasoned industry experts

December 1, 2023
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Four experienced Bristol creative executives have launched their own full-service creative marketing agency in the city with a client roster that includes global games brands Hasbro and Pokémon. Phil Marshall, Andrew Woolnough, Michelle Matthews and Dawn Wilson – all formerly of Bristol and London agency Oakwood – described their...

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Foot Anstey team’s success in completing complex sale of UK game developer to global group

November 28, 2023
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Foot Anstey team’s success in completing complex sale of UK game developer to global group

The corporate team at national law firm Foot Anstey, which has an office in Bristol, has advised on the majority sale of global game developer Push Gaming on its to mobile gaming group LeoVegas. Founded in 2010 by Winston Lee and James Marshall, London-based Push Gaming is one of...

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Looks Who’s back in Bristol! Classic TV programme latest to boost city’s standing as top filming location

November 24, 2023
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Looks Who’s back in Bristol! Classic TV programme latest to boost city’s standing as top filming location

Bristol’s burgeoning TV industry is celebrating a triple success as two long-awaited productions filmed in the city hit the small screen and shooting starts on a third. The Tardis returns to BBC One and iPlayer tomorrow with the first of three Doctor Who 60th anniversary specials. The third episode...

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Shaw & Co races past £500m deal-value mark as it prepares for nationwide expansion

November 24, 2023
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Shaw & Co races past £500m deal-value mark as it prepares for nationwide expansion

Bristol-based corporate finance advisory firm Shaw & Co has passed the significant milestone of handling transactions worth half-a-billion pounds following its two most recent deals. The firm, founded by Jim Shaw, pictured, 12 years ago, has since become a key player in the market, helping the owners of small...

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From baking to painting – Yuup celebrates creating £3m boost for indie businesses in just three years

November 24, 2023
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From baking to painting – Yuup celebrates creating £3m boost for indie businesses in just three years

Yuup, the Bristol-based local experiences company, has generated £3m income for independent businesses in and around the city in less than three years as it gears up for a busy festive season. The firm, which launched in Bristol in April 2021 and expanded into the West Midlands a year...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Business West says region has missed out yet again

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Business West says region has missed out yet again

Business West, the region’s largest business organisation, voiced its disappointment that, once again, the West of England had been overlooked when it came to major government spending commitments. Its director of policy Matt Griffith, pictured, pointed out the region had failed to be selected as one of the government’s...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Regional political reaction

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Regional political reaction

West of England Metro Mayor Dan Norris attacked Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement for failing to tackle key, long-standing issues for the region. The Labour mayor, pictured, who leads the West of England Combined Authority, said: “After 13 years of Conservative Government, the question West of England residents will...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Bristol business reaction

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Bristol business reaction

Bristol business figures have reacted to Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s Autumn Statement.  Albert Goodman chartered accountants’ Bristol-based tax specialist Sam Wood, pictured, said reducing the SME R&D intensity ratio requirement from 40% to 30% may help benefit a further 5,000 SMEs access cash credits. “This is a somewhat positive step...

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Autumn Statement 2023: Key points . . .

November 22, 2023
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Autumn Statement 2023: Key points . . .

Chancellor Jeremy Hunt has delivered his Autumn Statement. The key points were: The statement included 110 measures to boost the economy by £20bn a year, according to Mr Hunt. All alcohol duties frozen.  Benefits to go up by 6.7% next year, based on the inflation rate for September. Increase in...

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Firm’s AR product means nursing students can use their phones to get ‘under the skin’ to practice

November 17, 2023
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Firm’s AR product means nursing students can use their phones to get ‘under the skin’ to practice

Limbs & Things, the Bristol-based medical simulator company, has harnessed the power of augmented reality (AR) for its latest training device in a move it hopes will revolutionise the way nursing students learn. Its ART (Augmented Reality Training) product works with everyday tablets and smartphones to show a 3D,...

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Bristol software developer named among UK’s rapid-growth tech firms for second year in a row

November 17, 2023
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Bristol software developer named among UK’s rapid-growth tech firms for second year in a row

Deazy, the Bristol specialist software firm, has been ranked as one of the UK’s fastest-growing tech businesses for the second year in running. The firm, which launched in 2016 with a mission to make development easy, appears at number 40 in the 2023 UK Technology Fast 50 league table,...

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More space for Bristol’s tech and science entrepreneurs as innovation centre gears up for expansion

November 17, 2023
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More space for Bristol’s tech and science entrepreneurs as innovation centre gears up for expansion

A Bristol innovation hub aimed at tech and science start-ups and scale-ups is to expand next year to provide more lab and workshop space. Future Space, pictured, has helped generate millions of pounds of investment for its member firms and create hundreds of high-value jobs since it opened as...

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Chief executive of global architecture firm takes over as new chair of trustees at Design West

November 17, 2023
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Chief executive of global architecture firm takes over as new chair of trustees at Design West

Design West, the Bristol-based centre of excellence for architectural design and placemaking, has appointed a new chair of trustees as it enters a new phase of growth. Nick Fairham, pictured, chief executive of global multidisciplinary design practice BDP based in its Bristol office, takes over from Nick Childs, the...

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