Creative/Media

No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards...

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New commercial director takes helm at SS Great Britain to steer its ambitious growth plans

January 8, 2019
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New commercial director takes helm at SS Great Britain to steer its ambitious growth plans

Bristol most-popular visitor attraction, Brunel’s SS Great Britain, has appointed Phil Smith as its new commercial director to strengthen its senior management team. Mr Smith’s arrival from the Ironbridge Gorge Museum near Telford, where he was deputy chief executive, coincides with SS Great Britain’s nomination for the prestigious European...

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Capital move for Marco Pierre White’s fast-growing hospitality group as it takes over iconic hotel

January 4, 2019
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Capital move for Marco Pierre White’s fast-growing hospitality group as it takes over iconic hotel

Black and White Hospitality, the North Somerset-headquartered hotel and hospitality management company, has added an iconic London venue to its fast-growing portfolio. The firm, co-founded by chef Marco Pierre White, has taken over the day-to-day operation of the 29-bedroom Lansbury Heritage Hotel, close to Canary Wharf, pictured. It will...

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Future trade links to be explored as Bristol China Bureau returns to city for first gathering of 2019

January 4, 2019
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Future trade links to be explored as Bristol China Bureau returns to city for first gathering of 2019

Bristol and West of England China Bureau members will return to their roots for the first China Pow Wow of 2019 next week following a series of outreach events held across the region.  The special celebration at Bristol’s M Shed on Thursday evening will review progress made last year and outline the bureau’s visions for...

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Former KPMG director joins The BD Consultancy in business development role

January 4, 2019
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Former KPMG director joins The BD Consultancy in business development role

The BD Consultancy, the Bristol-based business development group, has appointed Catriona Tully as a business development consultant. Catriona, pictured, has 18 years’ experience as a business development and marketing director in professional services firms such as global accountancy group KPMG, where she was a director for nine years in...

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RWA abstract expressionism exhibition sponsorship launches Bishop Fleming’s centenary year

January 4, 2019
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RWA abstract expressionism exhibition sponsorship launches Bishop Fleming’s centenary year

Regional accountancy group Bishop Fleming, which has the largest of its seven offices in Bristol, has boosted its backing for the arts in the city by sponsoring the latest exhibition at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA). The Albert Irvin and Abstract Expressionism show The New American Painting...

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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

January 4, 2019
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Chance for firms to shape future of skills in the region as shortages begin to hit

Bristol firms are being urged to take part in the region’s largest survey on skills shortages as the issue once again becomes one of the most critical factors for the West of England economy’s continued success. The survey – conducted by Business West, the region’s largest business organisation –...

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Region’s first events industry showcase MEET South West launches registrations

January 4, 2019
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Region’s first events industry showcase MEET South West launches registrations

Registration is now open to hear industry leaders share their insight and guidance at MEET South West, the region’s first dedicated exhibition and conference showcase. Delegates at the event, at We The Curious in Bristol on January 30, will have access to experts offering authoritative insight from a variety...

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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

January 3, 2019
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Unique chance for anyone working in automation to take part in pioneering creative tech project

A groundbreaking project supporting the expansion of creative technology in the West of England is seeking people working in the field of automation to apply for one of 24 paid fellowships. The South West Creative Technology Network (SWCTN), a £6.5m government-backed initiative led by UWE Bristol in partnership with...

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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

December 21, 2018
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Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from Bristol Business News

Bristol Business News wishes its readers, subscribers and advertisers a very Merry Christmas and a happy and prosperous New Year. We will continue to provide the city’s most authoritative business news, information and analysis throughout the festive period. Our next Bristol Business News e-bulletin will be published on Friday,...

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Pieminister has appetite for more growth as its ‘virtuous circle’ business model fuels 14% sales rise

December 21, 2018
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Pieminister has appetite for more growth as its ‘virtuous circle’ business model fuels 14% sales rise

Bristol’s pioneering pie business Pieminister has shrugged off the unprecedented challenges facing the food and hospitality sectors to grow annual sales by 14%. The firm, which opened its first venue in Stokes Croft in 2003, achieved sales in the year to March 31 of £14.3m against £12.6m in the...

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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

December 21, 2018
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Bristol investors back pioneering young persons’ mental health app following move to city

A peer support social network that helps young people struggling with mental health issues has attracted funding of £390,000 from Bristol investors to expand its pioneering work after relocating to the city. Talklife founder Jamie Druitt’s personal experience inspired him to create the app, which tackles issues such as...

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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

December 21, 2018
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Bristol Initiative marks 30 years with look back at its achievements – and look ahead at new challenges

More than 150 business, community and civic leaders gathered to celebrate 30 years of the Bristol, Bath and West of England Initiative and hear how it has helped shape the region’s economic and cultural landscape over three decades. The Initiative, which sits at the heart of Business West, was...

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