Creative/Media

Range of blue-chip partners line up to support MEET South West 2020

January 10, 2020
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Range of blue-chip partners line up to support MEET South West 2020

MEET South West 2020, the region’s only trade show dedicated to the events industry, has announced its full list of its sponsors and partners. Ranging from media outlets to specialist technology firms and from destination marketing organisations to signage manufacturers, the roster reads like a who’s who of the...

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McCann Bristol wins contract to showcase historic brand Royal Mint’s wider offering

January 10, 2020
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McCann Bristol wins contract to showcase historic brand Royal Mint’s wider offering

The Royal Mint, one of the UK’s longest-established institutions with a 1,100-year legacy, has appointed communications agency McCann Bristol on a two-year contract to help shape its future. The government-owned Royal Mint is best known for making coins and its extensive range of collectable medals and commemorative coins.  But...

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Business and cultural ties to be celebrated at Bristol’s Chinese New Year banquet

January 8, 2020
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Leading figures from Bristol’s business community will gather next month for the city’s annual banquet to mark the Chinese New Year. Organised by the Bristol and West of England China Bureau, the high-profile event not only celebrates the most important date in the Chinese calendar but acts as a...

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New Year Honours for leading Bristol business figures

January 3, 2020
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New Year Honours for leading Bristol business figures

The founder of Bristol community radio station Ujima, a champion of the city’s business links with China and the first woman to become president of the Royal Aeronautical Society are among individuals recognised in the New Year Honours list. Roger Griffith, pictured, has been awarded an MBE for services...

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Wine firm deal seals strong year of investment for BGF’s Bristol office

January 3, 2020
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Wine firm deal seals strong year of investment for BGF’s Bristol office

The Bristol office of investment group BGF has backed wine brand developer and distributor Off-Piste Wines with £8m funding to support further growth – taking its total investment for 2019 to £37m. The office’s investment in South West firms since it opened in 2011 now reached £165m. While last...

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Record turnover spurs on Bristol fit-out group Mobius to aim for further growth

January 3, 2020
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Record turnover spurs on Bristol fit-out group Mobius to aim for further growth

Bristol integrated services contractor Mobius Works is targeting an annual turnover of £10m – up from £4.8m last year – as it continues to go from strength to strength. The Warmley-based firm is behind the design and fit-out of many of the shipping containers in Bristol’s innovative Cargo development at Wapping Wharf as well as high-profile...

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Armadillo strengthens senior management team with strategy chief appointment

January 2, 2020
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Armadillo strengthens senior management team with strategy chief appointment

Marketing strategist Nick Beevors, who has worked on campaigns for Aldi, Unilever and Domino’s among others, has joined Bristol-based customer relationship marketing (CRM) specialist Armadillo as it maintains its strong growth. Nick, pictured, who joins as senior strategist, brings more than 15 years’ experience across the planning and strategy industry to Armadillo, which works with...

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TV farmer toasts success of pale ale he created with Bristol brewery

January 2, 2020
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TV farmer toasts success of pale ale he created with Bristol brewery

Butcombe Brewery has celebrated producing the three millionth bottle of its Rare Breed pale ale with a visit from farmer and Countryfile presenter Adam Henson, who collaborated with its brewing team to create it. Adam, pictured, teamed up with the Wrington brewery in 2012 to produce a beer that...

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Bristol deserves a BAFTA as UK’s best city for filming, says producer behind top TV dramas

December 20, 2019
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Bristol deserves a BAFTA as UK’s best city for filming, says producer behind top TV dramas

Bristol is the best place in the UK to film a drama, the executive producer of a major new TV series who spent four months shooting in the city has told its cast and crew. Douglas Rae’s Ecosse Films is behind the six-part drama The Trial of Christine Keeler,...

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Self-made Bristol businessman’s legacy to fund university’s new campus lecture theatres

December 20, 2019
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Self-made Bristol businessman’s legacy to fund university’s new campus lecture theatres

£3.5m donation from a trust set up by a successful businessman who left school at 14 is to help the University of Bristol create state-of-the art lecture theatres for future generations of innovators. The Bill Brown 1989 Charitable Trust made the donation to the university ahead of the development...

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Pioneering contactless donation system taps into Bristol businesses’ concern for city’s homeless

December 20, 2019
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Pioneering contactless donation system taps into Bristol businesses’ concern for city’s homeless

Dozens of Bristol businesses are backing the UK’s first contactless donation system that supports homeless people, making it the country’s fastest-growing project of its kind. TAP for Bristol now has 20 donation points around the city centre raising £150 a day. The money raised goes towards homelessness prevention services as...

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Prestigious Person of the Year award for founder of Bristol youth empowerment group Babbasa

December 20, 2019
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Prestigious Person of the Year award for founder of Bristol youth empowerment group Babbasa

Poku Osei, the founder of Babbasa, the innovative organisation seeking to tackle high rates of youth unemployment in inner-city Bristol, has been named as Person of the Year in a prestigious awards scheme. Poku, who is Babbasa’s CEO, set up the non-profit organisation in 2013 with the aim of...

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Foot Anstey plays key role in $195m sale of British kids’ TV group to Sony

December 18, 2019
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Foot Anstey plays key role in $195m sale of British kids’ TV group to Sony

South West law firm Foot Anstey has advised long-standing client independent children’s media company Silvergate Media on its acquisition by global giant Sony Pictures Television (SPT). London-based Silvergate’s assets include the 2019 BAFTA-winning Netflix children’s animation series Hilda and a 49% interest in a joint venture with Beijing-based Wanda,...

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