Creative/Media

‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

November 25, 2022
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‘Build a fairer future for our young people’ firms told as major new report brands Bristol a ‘divided city’

An ambitious plan to tackle poverty and close the inequality ethnic gap in Bristol was officially launched this week with a plea to businesses to get involved and end what it calls a “divided city”. OurCity2030 aims to get young people from low-income households, starting from inner-city Bristol, into...

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Recession hitting Bristol city centre businesses hard as worried shoppers cut back on spending

November 25, 2022
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Recession hitting Bristol city centre businesses hard as worried shoppers cut back on spending

Businesses in central Bristol suffered a slump in sales of more than 11% in just three months as the cost of living crisis hit the city, according to new figures. Total spending in shops, bars, cafes, hotels and other businesses in the city centre fell from £142.6m in the...

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Missionary zeal of leading Italian cycle tyre brand captured in Bristol agency’s ‘punchy’ 60-second film

November 23, 2022
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Missionary zeal of leading Italian cycle tyre brand captured in Bristol agency’s ‘punchy’ 60-second film

Bristol-based brand consultancy Firehaus has helped illustrate the spirit of its client Vittoria, the world’s most advanced bicycle tyre company, by creating a powerful promotional film. Used to launch a new five-hectare bike park next to the brand’s Italian HQ, the minute-long film summarises the development of the Vittoria...

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New e-van accelerates music venue’s ambition to be a beacon of sustainability for the arts sector

November 22, 2022
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New e-van accelerates music venue’s ambition to be a beacon of sustainability for the arts sector

Iconic live entertainment venue Bristol Beacon’s drive to become the UK’s first net zero concert hall by 2030 is to be promoted on the city’s streets, with a bright green electric music machine amplifying the message. While the e-van, boasting Bristol Beacon’s new branding, is set to become a...

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Recognition for Bristol firms’ contribution to UK’s economy in national trailblazer programme

November 18, 2022
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Recognition for Bristol firms’ contribution to UK’s economy in national trailblazer programme

Nine mid-sized Bristol firms, ranging from a pioneer of hand-tracking software to a medical simulator manufacturer, are being championed as regional success stories in a new UK-wide programme.  They are among 16 South West businesses chosen by specialist consulting firm WIRED that typify its vision of trailblazing enterprises –...

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Multilingual email campaign for Samsun’s Galaxy S22 earns top marketing award for Flourish

November 18, 2022
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Multilingual email campaign for Samsun’s Galaxy S22 earns top marketing award for Flourish

Working with consumer electronics brand Samsung on the launch of its Galaxy S22 has helped Bristol-based direct marketing agency Flourish land a major creative industry award. The firm’s email marketing achievements were recognised at this year’s national Performance Marketing World Awards, where Flourish scooped the Email Marketing title, pictured. ...

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Experienced marketer joins McCann Bristol as its new head of strategy

November 17, 2022
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Experienced marketer joins McCann Bristol as its new head of strategy

Communications group McCann has bolstered its strategy team in Bristol with the arrival of Sarah Warewinter as associate director for strategy. Sarah, pictured, joins from IMA HOME having headed the Leeds-based creative agency’s insight and strategy team for 11 years.   Prior to that, Sarah worked across a diverse range...

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Autumn Statement 2022: Bristol business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: Bristol business reaction

The growth path for businesses and the UK economy may be “long, rocky, and protracted”, the region’s largest business group fears following the Autumn Statement. Matt Griffith, pictured below, director of policy at Business West – the organisation that runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce – described the statement as...

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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

November 17, 2022
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Autumn Statement 2022: National business reaction

The Autumn Statement has piled more pressure on the UK’s 5.5m small businesses, their employees and customers, according to the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB). Chancellor Jeremy Hunt’s measures were “high on stealth-creation and low on wealth-creation”, FSB national chair of Martin McTague said. “While tackling inflation is essential,...

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Take-off for world-leading creative sector projects that will harness Bristol’s tech innovation

November 11, 2022
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Take-off for world-leading creative sector projects that will harness Bristol’s tech innovation

A group of Bristol tech trailblazers have been awarded a share of £1m to work on projects that will strengthen the city’s status at the forefront of creative sector innovation. The projects will focus on screen-based, immersive technologies and robotics and will include the world’s first metaverse live streaming...

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‘Like a Little Chef for the 21st century’. Loungers group serves up new roadside restaurant brand

November 11, 2022
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‘Like a Little Chef for the 21st century’. Loungers group serves up new roadside restaurant brand

Loungers, the hugely successful Bristol-based national café-bar group, has launched a new restaurant brand which it says will “bring genuine hospitality” back to roadside dining. The group, which operates 175 Lounges and 35 Cosy Club venues across the UK, said its Brightside brand would the reinvigorate a sector that...

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£15m for Bristol venture fund looking to invest in the region’s high-potential science start-ups

November 11, 2022
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£15m for Bristol venture fund looking to invest in the region’s high-potential science start-ups

Science Creates Ventures, the Bristol-headquartered specialist early-stage investor, has been awarded up to £15m to invest in some of the South West’s most promising deep tech innovations. The commitment from British Business Investments will allow Science Creates Ventures (SCV) to invest in pioneering companies at the pre-seed, seed and...

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‘Etsy of home cooking’ to launch outside Bristol as it expands its platform that caters for foodies

November 10, 2022
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‘Etsy of home cooking’ to launch outside Bristol as it expands its platform that caters for foodies

A Bristol-based online marketplace that connects talented home-cooks with food lovers in their neighbourhoods has launched in Bath following successful trials in its home city. Likened to the Etsy of home cooking, All About The Cooks empowers trained chefs and passionate cooks to share their authentic food with local people....

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