FSB urges election hopefuls to commit to tackling late payment and helping self-employed

May 18, 2017
FSB urges election hopefuls to commit to tackling late payment and helping self-employed

Parliamentary candidates campaigning ahead of next month’s General Election should put the needs of the small business community at the heart of their thinking, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). The business group has launched its own manifesto – called Small Business, Big Ambition – which urges...

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Recruitment firm set up “to do things differently” wins prestigious national award for its work culture

May 18, 2017
Recruitment firm set up “to do things differently” wins prestigious national award for its work culture

Bristol-based challenger recruitment firm ISL has been named as one of the top small businesses to work for in the UK. ISL was created by entrepreneurs Henry Keeys and Alan Furley to move away from poor industry working culture within the sector. Now 10 years on the firm has become...

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Demerged Sift Digital reveals new brand and looks to future “as progressive change consultancy”

May 18, 2017
Demerged Sift Digital reveals new brand and looks to future “as progressive change consultancy”

Sift Digital, the Bristol-based user-centred design agency, has relaunched as Edo following its demerger from parent group Sift. Edo, which also has an office in London, said the rebrand would re-affirm its proposition “as progressive change and technology consultants”.  The firm has a strong heritage working with private and non-profit clients...

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Bristol’s creative collaboration earns it place among UK Top 10 regional cities

May 18, 2017
Bristol’s creative collaboration earns it place among UK Top 10 regional cities

Collaboration among Bristol’s creative firms has helped put the city in the top 10 for growth in a new report highlighting the strength of the sector in the UK’s regions. Bristol ranks eighth overall in the table of UK provincial cities – with Manchester taking top spot – but...

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New name – and top acts – for Bristol’s Americana Weekend

May 18, 2017
New name – and top acts – for Bristol’s Americana Weekend

Bristol’s Americana Weekend, which brings the best blues, gospel, country and bluegrass music to the city, is back for a third year under a new name, River Town. Taking place from the July 14 to 17 at Colston Hall – and with a launch concert at St George’s this evening -...

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New finance director joins Bevan Brittan in Bristol from Simmons & Simmons

May 17, 2017
New finance director joins Bevan Brittan in Bristol from Simmons & Simmons

National law firm Bevan Brittan has appointed Nick Hodgson as its new finance director based in its Bristol head office. Nick, pictured, joins after eight years at international law firm Simmons & Simmons, where he was initially finance controller for its Middle East operations and then senior finance systems...

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My Creative Life: Remco Merbis, visual storyteller, Pixillion

May 17, 2017
My Creative Life: Remco Merbis, visual storyteller, Pixillion

Each fortnight Creative Business News gives a prominent member of the region’s creative sector the chance to reflect on their career, their work and their ambitions by answering 10 questions about themselves. Name: Remco Merbis Job title: Visual storyteller Current company: Pixillion Age: 45 My big break: I think...

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Creative Business News campaign of the month: Purplefish and the European launch of YoBike

May 17, 2017
Creative Business News campaign of the month: Purplefish and the European launch of YoBike

We all know the West of England is chock-full of incredibly talented agencies and individuals. To showcase the cream of their work, Creative Business News each month features the very best creative campaigns coming out of the region. This month we highlight Bristol communications agency Purplefish’s attention-grabbing launch of innovative bike-sharing...

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Creative firms can help support UWE talent through its summer internship scheme

May 17, 2017
Creative firms can help support UWE talent through its summer internship scheme

The University of the West of England (UWE), which offers dozens of courses focused on the creative industries, has launched its internship schemes to help employers recruit interns for the summer. UWE, which earlier this year announced a £37m investment in creative industries education in Bristol, runs three internship schemes...

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