Creative/Media

Strong client retention and account wins at Bristol PR consultancy help to grow its turnover by a third

June 13, 2024
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Strong client retention and account wins at Bristol PR consultancy help to grow its turnover by a third

Annual revenue has soared by 33% at Bristol-based B2B and corporate communications specialist Ambitious, strengthening its position as one of the region’s largest independent PR agencies. The agency, which is on track to turn over £2.2m this year, has also made several strategic hires alongside an internal promotion.  And...

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Call for firms to step up to charity’s funding challenge and give Bristol’s park life a much-needed boost

June 13, 2024
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Call for firms to step up to charity’s funding challenge and give Bristol’s park life a much-needed boost

A nature-based charity is urging businesses from Bristol and Bath to step forward and help it raise vital funds for the cities’ vital parks and green spaces. The appeal by Your Park Bristol & Bath follows the release last month of figures showing a third of the population in...

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ZapMap parent group fuels its further growth in the corporate market with £1.7m investment

June 12, 2024
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ZapMap parent group fuels its further growth in the corporate market with £1.7m investment

Fast-growing Bristol-based electric vehicle mapping service ZapMap is to accelerate its expansion into the business-to-business market after receiving a £1.7m investment from its parent company. The funding from renewable power group Good Energy will be put into its Zapmap Spark and Zapmap Insights offerings, which complement its consumer app.   While the...

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Bristol’s tech and science ecosystem gets its own ‘R&D playground’ as UWE’s incubator extension opens

June 7, 2024
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Bristol’s tech and science ecosystem gets its own ‘R&D playground’ as UWE’s incubator extension opens

The newly opened extension at Future Space, the innovation hub on UWE Bristol’s Frenchay campus, will create a “research and development playground” for the city, according to its director. Matt Freeman, who took up the role nine months ago, has spent much of that time overseeing the development of the...

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More funding for pioneering Bristol biotech firm using seaweed to turn the tide on plastic packaging

June 7, 2024
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More funding for pioneering Bristol biotech firm using seaweed to turn the tide on plastic packaging

Kelpi, the Bristol biotech company developing innovative bioplastic food packaging from seaweed, has secured a £4.35m investment to take it to market. The funding round, which includes further finance from a group of Bristol investors who previously backed the firm, will enable the firm to expand its operations, grow...

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Return of digital agency’s pro-bono scheme that gives a £25k boost to a charity’s marketing performance

June 7, 2024
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Return of digital agency’s pro-bono scheme that gives a £25k boost to a charity’s marketing performance

Bristol digital marketing agency Noble Performs is to launch its annual Noble Deeds competition for charities and not for profits at a special event later this month. Now in its third year, the initiative provides a city-based charity with pro bono digital performance marketing support.  US-owned Noble Performs brought...

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Bristol businesses call on all city’s General Election candidates to back ‘vital’ Climate and Nature Bill

June 6, 2024
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Bristol businesses call on all city’s General Election candidates to back ‘vital’ Climate and Nature Bill

More than 70 Bristol  firms have issued a joint letter to all prospective Parliamentary candidates standing in the city’s five constituencies, asking them to back the Climate and Nature Bill. Among those signing the letter are ethical bank Triodos – which coordinated the letter – international civil engineering group Arup, specialist...

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Enterprising Women programme hosted in Bristol by UK’s top start-up hub returns for fourth year

June 5, 2024
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Enterprising Women programme hosted in Bristol by UK’s top start-up hub returns for fourth year

A free business support programme in Bristol for aspiring women founders has launched for its fourth year. Enterprise Women is staged by SETsquared Bristol, the University of Bristol-led tech incubator that was recently ranked the UK’s Top Startup Hub by the Financial Times.  Over the course of the six-month...

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Bristol ingredients firm Bart calls on city-based agency to spice up its brand for ‘Gen Z and Millennials’

June 5, 2024
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Bristol ingredients firm Bart calls on city-based agency to spice up its brand for ‘Gen Z and Millennials’

Bart, the long-established Bristol herbs and spices manufacturer, has refreshed its brand with a redesign by a city-based creative agency aimed at the ‘modern foodie’. The firm, which was founded in 1963 as a family-owned business and is now the UK’s fastest-growing brand in its category, described the move...

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Innovative academics appointed to help Bristol University researchers get their ideas onto the market

May 31, 2024
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Innovative academics appointed to help Bristol University researchers get their ideas onto the market

A University of Bristol scheme aiming to equip its early career researchers with the skills needed to commercialise their projects has signed up 10 ambitious academics as advisers. The academics, who work in fields as diverse as artificial intelligence, medical education, composite manufacturing, and next-generation cameras, have become the...

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First two charities to benefit from Bristol drinks firm’s ‘commercially compassionate’ share scheme

May 31, 2024
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First two charities to benefit from Bristol drinks firm’s ‘commercially compassionate’ share scheme

Bristol-based soft drinks company Counter Culture Drinks has signed up the first two charities to its pioneering ownership model that commits 51% of the business’s shares to supporting social and environmental causes. The Bedminster firm, which makes a range of kombucha-based drinks, is also donating 5% of total sales...

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Key themes of integrity, values and purpose in leadership to be explored at high-profile event

May 31, 2024
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Key themes of integrity, values and purpose in leadership to be explored at high-profile event

Senior figures from the worlds of business, sport and charity will share their perspectives on leading with integrity and purpose at an event hosted by the University of Bath’s School of Management. Taking place in The Forum in central Bath on Wednesday 3 July, Leadership Dialogues @Bath is organised by...

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Low-cost airlines go head to head with advance bookings for flights next year from Bristol Airport

May 31, 2024
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Low-cost airlines go head to head with advance bookings for flights next year from Bristol Airport

Two of the largest airlines operating from Bristol Airport have put thousands of flights on sale for 2025 and 2026 as they look to tempt money-savvy holidaymakers with advance bookings. Jet2 has launched its biggest-ever winter programme from Bristol, with more than 35 flights departing every week, while easyJet,...

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