Big Brother’s Josie Gibson to get jiggy in her home city with Made in Bristol dating show

April 5, 2017
Big Brother’s Josie Gibson to get jiggy in her home city with Made in Bristol dating show

TV station Made in Bristol is to broadcast a new dating show featuring Josie Gibson, the former Big Brother star and recent contestant in Channel 4 series The Jump. In Getting Jiggy with Josie, which first airs at 8pm on Friday, April 21, contestants will be blindfolded while their...

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Crowdfund investors develop taste for craft brewery’s ambitious expansion plans

April 4, 2017
Crowdfund investors develop taste for craft brewery’s ambitious expansion plans

A craft brewery which describes Bristol as its spiritual home has raised almost twice its initial £1m crowdfunding target towards its new brewery and restaurant complex. Rapidly-expanding The Wild Beer Co, which opened Hook at Bristol’s Wapping Wharf indie food-and-drink hub last year – has outgrown its current brewery on...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

April 1, 2017
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Monday 3 April Interim: Avacta Finals: Belvoir Lettings, Christie Group, Filta Group, Luceco Trading statement: Renew Holdings EGMs: Cyanconnode Holdings, IGas Energy Economics: Markit UK PMI manufacturing survey Tuesday 4 April Interims: Asos, Nanoco, Utilitywise Finals: Central Asia Metals, Flowtech Fluidpower, Hydrogen Group, Midatech Pharma, Next Fifteen Communications, Shield...

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The LAST WORD: Lhosa Daly, Spike Island deputy director and IoD Bristol chair

March 31, 2017
The LAST WORD: Lhosa Daly, Spike Island deputy director and IoD Bristol chair

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Lhosa Daly, deputy director of Spike Island and chair of the Institute of Directors Bristol branch, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched?...

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West’s creatives get on board for Creative Business News official launch

March 31, 2017
West’s creatives get on board for Creative Business News official launch

Bristol Business News has officially launched its new sister title Creative Business News with a celebration of the West of England’s creativity. The exclusive event was staged aboard the MB Tempora, a former Dutch barge on Bristol’s Floating Harbour and now home to Floating Harbour Studios. The event attracted...

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Jazz & Blues Festival sponsorship hits right note for Smith & Williamson and Ashfords

March 31, 2017
Jazz & Blues Festival sponsorship hits right note for Smith & Williamson and Ashfords

Musicians, VIPs and business guests rubbed shoulders at a reception staged by the Bristol office of accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson and national law firm Ashfords to mark the launch of the Bristol International Jazz and Blues Festival 2017. Nearly 250 people attended the event...

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Bristol businesses urged to get on board city’s new ferry commuter service

March 31, 2017
Bristol businesses urged to get on board city’s new ferry commuter service

Early morning commuters will get the chance from Monday to take a more sustainable and far less congested journey to work when Bristol Ferry Boat Company launches its new service. The company is to introduce the new commuter service from Temple Meads to Hotwells via The Centre on a...

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Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tell Bristol businesses

March 31, 2017
Smartphones will get smarter – but so will cyber attacks – Deloitte’s tech team tell Bristol businesses

Bristol firms have been given a unique glimpse of the top tech themes for this year – and the impact they are likely to have on business – at a special event staged by accountancy firm Deloitte. Ever-greater use of smartphones, digital navigation, machine learning and – on the downside – the growth...

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Double success for Inside Media as it makes debut at Newspress awards

March 31, 2017
Double success for Inside Media as it makes debut at Newspress awards

Bristol-based communication consultancy Inside Media has been named as the best ‘Automotive PR Support Agency’ at the national Newspress Awards 2017. It also picked up the award for best ‘Automotive PR Campaign’ for work with longstanding client Continental Tyres UK, beating other high-profile projects by Honda, Volkswagen and Kia....

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