Creative/Media

Agents appointed to market Finzels Reach speculative office building two years ahead of opening

June 7, 2019
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Agents appointed to market Finzels Reach speculative office building two years ahead of opening

Marketing has started of a speculative landmark office building in Bristol city centre as demand for prime space continues to outstrip supply. Called Halo, the 116,000 sq ft Grade A building on the site of the former Avon Fire & Rescue headquarters site has yet to receive planning permission. ...

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Indoor farming pioneer looking for bumber crop of votes as it aims for People’s Choice accolade

June 7, 2019
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Indoor farming pioneer looking for bumber crop of votes as it aims for People’s Choice accolade

Innovative Bristol-based agri-tech firm LettUs Grow is seeking support from the city’s business community as it competes for the People’s Choice Award in the prestigious Pitch@Palace final. The firm, which is supported by Bristol’s world-beating incubator SETsquared, is developing integrated hardware, software and high-value research capabilities for use by...

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Networking opportunity to get up to speed on Bristol’s virtual office and co-working trends

June 7, 2019
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Networking opportunity to get up to speed on Bristol’s virtual office and co-working trends

The Bristol and West of England China Bureau will link up with co-working space Desklodge House to present the latest in its series of Pow Wow business networking opportunity. Guests will be briefed on the latest trends in virtual office and co-working and take a tour of Desklodge House’s latest creative space during the event on...

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Tourism in Bristol to benefit from new visitor rail pass and latest Rough Guide

June 7, 2019
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Tourism in Bristol to benefit from new visitor rail pass and latest Rough Guide

Bristol’s visitor economy has received a double boost this week with launch of the UK’s largest integrated rail and bus ticket scheme and the latest Rough Guide travel book. Great Western Railway has joined forces with a host of bus providers to unveil its Great West Way Discoverer pass,...

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Mr B & Friends’ rebrand of rural internet service provider urges people to ‘band together’

June 7, 2019
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Mr B & Friends’ rebrand of rural internet service provider urges people to ‘band together’

Bristol marketing agency Mr B & Friends has completed a new brand identity and website for fast-growing regional broadband provider TrueSpeed. Keynsham-based TrueSpeed was launched five years ago by three investors fed up with poor broadband in their homes. It has since grown exponentially and connected its 2,000th household...

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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

June 6, 2019
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Brexit defence strategy continues to pay off for SCISYS as it hails strong order book

Specialist IT group SCISYS has said its action to avoid the impact of Brexit on its European space business was continuing to pay off with a strong order book. The group, which has a base in Brislington, moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland last year to...

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Powerful business and civic delegation to build transatlantic ties on visit to US East Coast

May 31, 2019
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Powerful business and civic delegation to build transatlantic ties on visit to US East Coast

A high-powered delegation of business and civic leaders heads to the US this weekend to promote Bristol as a vibrant business, creative and cultural hub. Led by Mayor Marvin Rees and West of England Metro Mayor Tim Bowles, the seven-day trip will include high-profile meetings with business, civic and...

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More growth for Bristol mid-air touch pioneer Ultrahaptics as it combines with US firm

May 31, 2019
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More growth for Bristol mid-air touch pioneer Ultrahaptics as it combines with US firm

Bristol-based mid-air touch technology firm Ultrahaptics has struck a deal with long-term US collaborator Leap Motion to create a major force in its fast-growing sector. While Ultrahaptics, which last December completed a £35m Series C round of investment, described the move as a ‘combination’, trade media reported that it...

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Update to upcycle: Avison Young Bristol office refurb finds new uses for nearly 3,000 items

May 31, 2019
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Update to upcycle: Avison Young Bristol office refurb finds new uses for nearly 3,000 items

Real estate services firm Avison Young has helped recycle 12.5 tonnes of furniture, fixtures and fittings from its recent Bristol office refurbishment to be reused by five community groups. The 2,852 items varied from furniture and light fittings to ceiling tiles and represented in-kind funding of £14,630. Importantly, the...

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Bristol film, gaming and tech talent named among UK’s top 50 creatives

May 31, 2019
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Bristol film, gaming and tech talent named among UK’s top 50 creatives

Creative talent from Bristol has been recognised in a list of the 50 most exciting, innovative and disruptive individuals and companies in the sector. Creative England’s annual CE50 uncovers the pioneers across the UK’s film, games and digital media industries.  Those included in the list are chosen by industry...

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University of Bristol students’ innovative way of promoting parental leave wins design award

May 30, 2019
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University of Bristol students’ innovative way of promoting parental leave wins design award

A team of students from the University of Bristol’s Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship has won a prestigious design award for a challenge to increase the take-up of shared parental leave. The three students worked on a brief set by the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts,...

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Welcome aboard. SS Great Britain lands award as Europe’s friendliest museum

May 29, 2019
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Welcome aboard. SS Great Britain lands award as Europe’s friendliest museum

Brunel’s SS Great Britain, Bristol’s most-popular visitor attraction, has been judged the friendliest and most-welcoming museum in Europe. Judges of the prestigious European Museum of the Year Awards awarded the iconic ship and its Being Brunel experience the prestigious Portimão Prize – the only UK attraction to feature among...

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TLT’s fast-growth team helps secure £3.5m investment for expanding e-learning firm

May 29, 2019
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TLT’s fast-growth team helps secure £3.5m investment for expanding e-learning firm

Innovative digital e-learning platform Elucidat has been advised by lawyers from the Bristol head office of national law firm TLT on a £3.5m funding aimed at speeding up its growth. The Series A investment from YFM Equity Partners will also be used by Brighton-based Elucidat to invest in staff...

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