Creative/Media

Heritage bodies find Finzels Reach ideal home as historic site becomes modern business hub

April 26, 2019
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Heritage bodies find Finzels Reach ideal home as historic site becomes modern business hub

Historic England and English Heritage are set to consolidate their regional offices and relocate to Bristol’s Finzels Reach development as it continues to grow into a vibrant new business quarter for the city. The two organisations will lease 5,950 sq ft of prime office space on the first floor...

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More growth for Armadillo as it welcomes new marketing team

April 26, 2019
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More growth for Armadillo as it welcomes new marketing team

Armadillo, the Bristol-based customer relationship marketing (CRM) agency, has extended its expertise by launching an in-house marketing team. The agency, which works with blue-chip clients such as McDonald’s, P&O Cruises, Cunard and Disney, has taken on three new hires – Sophy Wells and Jacqueline Reardon as marketing managers, and Carolyn...

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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

April 26, 2019
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Indie restaurant comes on the market as investors show appetite for city’s eating-out scene

One of Bristol’s new generation of independent café/restaurants, Dela in Easton, has been put up for sale by its owners. Co-owners Mike Orme and Lara Lindsay opened Dela two years ago in a former Victorian warehouse in Mivart Street, home to an eclectic group of creative businesses.  Dela, which...

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Curtain up on National Friendly’s new partnership with Bristol Hippodrome

April 26, 2019
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Curtain up on National Friendly’s new partnership with Bristol Hippodrome

National Friendly, the Bristol-based mutual society, has formally linked up with the city’s iconic Hippodrome theatre to help it develop its connections with local communities. The agreement seeks to build on National Friendly’s existing community initiatives, including its work with Cabot Primary School through the Ablaze Reading Buddy Programme...

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Civil engineering body puts Brunel in his place by shortlisting museum for top award

April 12, 2019
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Civil engineering body puts Brunel in his place by shortlisting museum for top award

Bristol’s innovative Being Brunel has been shortlisted for a major civil engineering award just over a year after it opened. The museum, dedicated to the engineering genius and situated alongside his pioneering SS Great Britain, is in the running for the prestigious South West Civil Engineering Award, staged by...

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OggaDoon creative content manager and ‘client favourite’ becomes associate director

April 12, 2019
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OggaDoon creative content manager and ‘client favourite’ becomes associate director

Bristol-based ‘guerrilla’ PR agency OggaDoon’s creative content manager Emily Perkins has been promoted to associate director less than two years after joining the firm. Emily, pictured, has contributed strategic insight and expertise by speaking at a variety of events in the region, including OiConf, Bath Digital Festival and DBM. ...

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Founder of female-only adventure travel firm in running for young entrepreneur award

April 12, 2019
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Founder of female-only adventure travel firm in running for young entrepreneur award

An enterprising 29-year-old from Bristol, who lived as a nomad during a year-long global adventure, has been named as a finalist in a nationwide competition to find the UK’s most game-changing young entrepreneurs. Bex Band, who has also kayaked the breadth of the UK to protest about plastic pollution,...

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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

April 12, 2019
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Bright sparks of Bristol’s tech sector are invited to enter prestigious awards

Nominations have opened for The SPARKies, the coveted awards showcasing the best of the West of England’s tech sector. The awards, now in their seventh year, recognise the businesses and individuals who make Bristol, Bath and surroundings a tech powerhouse and shine a light on their amazing wealth of...

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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

April 12, 2019
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Business West blames uncertainty over Brexit for big fall in orders, sales and confidence

Confidence levels among West of England firms have dropped significantly – with orders and sales also down – according to the latest survey by Business West, with the region’s largest business organisation blaming Brexit uncertainty for the slump. All measures in the survey of around 500 firms were in...

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£30m deal paves way for final phase of Bristol’s Paintworks creative quarter

April 11, 2019
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£30m deal paves way for final phase of Bristol’s Paintworks creative quarter

Bristol’s Paintworks development – one of the region’s most creative regeneration schemes – is to be completed following a £30m deal between its owners and a South West property firm. Rengen, a Bath-based subsidiary of Bristol group Iesis, acquired the fourth and final phase of the scheme from London-based...

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Keepsake jewellery firm has designs on more growth after taking on new staff

April 10, 2019
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Keepsake jewellery firm has designs on more growth after taking on new staff

Two new staff have joined Smallprint, the Bristol-based keepsake jewellery business, as it looks for further expansion. The firm, which hand makes sterling silver jewellery bearing finger, hand and footprints as well as drawing and writing, has developed a worldwide network of franchisees on five continents since its launch...

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Former Berkeley Communications strategy director joins McCann in Bristol as head of PR and social

April 10, 2019
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Former Berkeley Communications strategy director joins McCann in Bristol as head of PR and social

Communications agency McCann Central has appointed former Berkeley Communications director of strategy Pat Southwell to lead its PR and social team in Bristol. Pat, pictured, spent nearly six years at Berkeley in London, where was also a group board director and contributed to significant growth, helping win and consult...

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Research reveals high growth potential of South West’s entrepreneurial businesses

April 5, 2019
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Research reveals high growth potential of South West’s entrepreneurial businesses

More than 900 private firms in the South West have the potential to grow exponentially and create thousands of jobs, according to new research. These 937 businesses have generated £2.8bn of turnover growth and created nearly 13,500 jobs in the past three years, the report by investment group BGF...

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