Creative/Media

Housing, offices and leisure included in major redevelopment plan for The Galleries

July 1, 2022
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Housing, offices and leisure included in major redevelopment plan for The Galleries

Bristol’s Galleries retail mall could be transformed into a major mixed-use development with housing, restaurants and public open spaces as well as shops under plans drawn up by city-based developer Deeley Freed. The firm, which is working with The Galleries owner, property management firm LaSalle Investment Management, on the...

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Prestigious elevator pitch award for software start-up tackling unconscious bias in marketing

July 1, 2022
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Prestigious elevator pitch award for software start-up tackling unconscious bias in marketing

Bristol start-up Inclued, which has developed software that helps content creators identify bias as it happens, has won an ‘elevator pitch’ contest that traditionally opens doors to potential investors. Inclued’s AI-based technology helps marketers connect with their audience by spotting and removing unconscious biases in digital content, as well as...

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Investment in Bristol specialist travel firm sets it on path to growth as tourist markets open up again

July 1, 2022
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Investment in Bristol specialist travel firm sets it on path to growth as tourist markets open up again

Bristol-based specialist tour firm Inside Travel Group is on the way to further expansion after receiving significant new investment. The firm, which specialises in key Asian markets, is readying itself for a new era of travel as restrictions end across the continent and Japan’s borders open again.  Inside Travel...

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Most firms forced to raise prices as they struggle with ‘uncharted territory’ of soaring inflation

July 1, 2022
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Most firms forced to raise prices as they struggle with ‘uncharted territory’ of soaring inflation

Spiralling inflation has become the biggest issue for firms in Bristol and across the South West, with nearly 70% saying they are worried about its impact on their business, according to a new survey. Big rises in labour costs and utility bills – which have helped take inflation to...

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Support for Bristol Pride Festival from city law firms as it returns after two-year break due to Covid

June 30, 2022
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Support for Bristol Pride Festival from city law firms as it returns after two-year break due to Covid

Four Bristol law firms are supporting this year’s Bristol Pride Festival, playing a crucial role in ensuring it can continue to thrive following two years when the pandemic forced it to be cancelled. Simmons & Simmons is an official Pride Festival partner while Burges Salmon and DAC Beachcroft are...

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Bristol event will explore how to successfully navigate life as a creative freelancer

June 30, 2022
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Bristol event will explore how to successfully navigate life as a creative freelancer

Creative industry freelancers, or those thinking of becoming one, can learn about the benefits – and the pitfalls – of freelance life at an event being staged in Bristol by public relations group CIPR. Called Freelancing in the Real World, it will hear from a panel of expert speakers...

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Bristol’s tourism industry showcased in new online project encouraging visitors to head west

June 30, 2022
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Bristol’s tourism industry showcased in new online project encouraging visitors to head west

Bristol’s visitor economy is set for a boost from a new initiative aimed at helping the tourism sector to the west of London continue its recovery from the impact of the pandemic. More than 30 businesses and attractions in Bristol, ranging from hot air balloon flights to vintage car...

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Extended run for project to tackle loneliness staged by The Bristol Hippodrome and National Friendly

June 27, 2022
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Extended run for project to tackle loneliness staged by The Bristol Hippodrome and National Friendly

An award-winning loneliness awareness campaign staged by The Bristol Hippodrome and supported by city-based specialist insurer National Friendly and Age UK Bristol has been extended. The campaign, which aim to raise awareness of loneliness and reduce the stigma surrounding it, brings together theatre lovers aged 60 and above who would...

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Bristol Innovations project aims to boost business by harnessing university’s research prowess

June 24, 2022
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Bristol Innovations project aims to boost business by harnessing university’s research prowess

The University of Bristol is to combine its far-reaching research expertise with the industry know-how of major global partners under a new project launched today which will also be the first to open on its new Temple Quarter Enterprise Campus. Called Bristol Innovations, it will be a virtual network...

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SETsquared to stage first face-to-face Sustainability Workout for business founders

June 24, 2022
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SETsquared to stage first face-to-face Sustainability Workout for business founders

Bristol business founders looking to develop their sustainability credentials are invited to take part in a new support programme. Staged by the city’s SETsquared incubator, the fully funded Sustainability Workout was launched during the pandemic and has already supported 40 businesses.  So far it has been delivered online but...

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Bristol firms urged to sign up to gift card scheme aimed at boosting spending in the city centre

June 24, 2022
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Bristol firms urged to sign up to gift card scheme aimed at boosting spending in the city centre

Bristol’s three business improvement districts (BIDs) are encouraging city centre businesses to sign up to a new gift card initiative designed to strengthen the area’s post-pandemic recovery. Bristol City Centre, Redcliffe & Temple and Broadmead BIDs are co-ordinating the launch of the Love Bristol Gift Card, with all sizes...

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Hat-trick for Speed at regional PR awards, including Large Agency title for its ‘passionate focus’

June 24, 2022
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Hat-trick for Speed at regional PR awards, including Large Agency title for its ‘passionate focus’

Bristol PR and communications consultancy Speed topped three categories at a regional public relations industry awards ceremony earlier this week – including regaining the top accolade. Speed, part of the international MISSION group of creative agencies, scooped the Large Consultancy of the Year title at the PRCA Dare Awards, having...

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Cruse Bereavement Support chosen by National Friendly as its charity of the year

June 24, 2022
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Cruse Bereavement Support chosen by National Friendly as its charity of the year

Bristol-based mutual insurer National Friendly has joined forces with the Cruse Bereavement Support charity to develop a partnership which aims to help people through one of the most painful times in life – the loss of a loved one. As its charity of the year, National Friendly will fundraising...

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