Creative/Media

From TikTok to AI, the future of publishing to be explored in unique West of England project

April 30, 2021
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From TikTok to AI, the future of publishing to be explored in unique West of England project

A unique research project to explore what publishing means in the 21st century has been launched in the West of England, a region with a long history and reputation for innovation in the industry. The Amplified Publishing project will look at areas as diverse as children’s animation, gaming, social inclusion,...

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Exporters urgently need support to deal with Brexit red tape, says Business West as TCA is ratified

April 30, 2021
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Exporters urgently need support to deal with Brexit red tape, says Business West as TCA is ratified

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has used the ratification of UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement (TCA) to renew its plea for help for firms hit by Brexit-related red tape. The TCA, the blueprint for free trade between following the UK’s departure from the EU, had been signed...

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PR firm Purplefish pledges to make positive social impact by supporting three South West charities

April 29, 2021
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PR firm Purplefish pledges to make positive social impact by supporting three South West charities

Bristol communications agency Purplefish is to support three South West-based charities this year by helping their fundraising, volunteering, and communications campaigns. Purplefish said, as a business with purpose, it was committed to making a positive social impact in its home city and beyond by working with charities that have...

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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

April 28, 2021
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Marked turnaround in optimism among the region’s small business as lockdown eases

Small business confidence has staged a dramatic recovery in the South West, according to the results of a new survey, as firms look head to life after lockdown. The latest quarterly survey by the Federation of Small Businesses (FSB), conducted among its members last month, reveals levels of optimism...

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Dramatic increase in TV production boosts Bristol’s role as filmmakers’ location of choice

April 23, 2021
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Dramatic increase in TV production boosts Bristol’s role as filmmakers’ location of choice

Four major new TV dramas have started filming in Bristol this month as the city continues to act as a magnet for production companies eager to bounce back from last year’s Covid-linked restrictions. Showtrial, The Girl Before and Chloe, which are being made for the BBC, and The Long Call for ITV...

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Housing allocation on historic site increased by half again as developer bows to council pressure

April 23, 2021
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Housing allocation on historic site increased by half again as developer bows to council pressure

The developer aiming to transform Bristol’s landmark former Gardiner Haskins department store has scrapped plans for an aparthotel on  the site in favour of increasing the number of homes by nearly 50%. The decision by First Base follows rejection of the scheme by the city council’s Development Control Committee...

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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

April 23, 2021
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Bristol Business Manifesto calls on next mayor to tackle city’s ‘deep inequalities’

Candidates standing to be the next Mayor of Bristol have been issued with a ‘business challenge’ to ensure the voice of local firms remain central to the election campaign. Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West has produced the manifesto for the contenders in the race for...

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BT Sport’s live rugby coverage goes for Gold in tie-up with cider firm Thatchers

April 23, 2021
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BT Sport’s live rugby coverage goes for Gold in tie-up with cider firm Thatchers

Cidermaker Thatchers has become the broadcast sponsor of live Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches on TV for the remainder of the current season in a deal with BT Sport. The campaign made its debut a week ago during the Northampton Saints vs London Irish match.  Thatchers Gold, the firm’s top...

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Pair of pioneering Bristol businesses land places among top UK tech firms of the future

April 23, 2021
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Pair of pioneering Bristol businesses land places among top UK tech firms of the future

Two innovative Bristol businesses have been named among the UK’s top fast-growth tech firms. Hand-tracking software pioneer Ultraleap and cybersecurity scale-up Immersive Labs are included in the 22 companies joining the Future Fifty programme, Europe’s leading growth programme for late-stage UK tech scale-ups.  Ultraleap, which launched in 2013 and today...

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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

April 23, 2021
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Register now for Bristol Business News’ free webinar: A Brave New World

Time is running out to register for Bristol Business News’ exclusive webinar aimed at helping business owners and leaders thrive during these uncertain time. Staged with business development and growth consultants Tinderbox , Brave New World – Leading Through Uncertainty will be a one-hour interactive and thought-provoking presentation. It takes place next...

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Digital campaigns help build turnover at Bristol property lettings group

April 23, 2021
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Digital campaigns help build turnover at Bristol property lettings group

Bristol property sales and lettings agency Hopewell has doubled its turnover in two years after teaming up with city-based digital marketing firm Superb Digital to produce highly effective online campaigns. Hopewell, founded in 2014 by Maxwell Hope and Adam Kershaw, has also opened an office in Clifton Village alongside...

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Architecture Centre launches £25k appeal to develop its base into new hub for design and innovation

April 22, 2021
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Architecture Centre launches £25k appeal to develop its base into new hub for design and innovation

Bristol’s Architecture Centre is celebrating its 25th anniversary by unveiling ambitious plans to transform its Harbourside base into a vibrant home for design and placemaking. The new café and cultural and education space will bring new life to the venue this summer, opening up its doors to debate the...

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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

April 21, 2021
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Free digital support for family firms to future proof them for the next generation

Family-owned firms based in Bristol can get free advice and support on using digital technology to improve and streamline their business processes. The three-month programme, called Evolve Digital, will enable family businesses to identify key areas such as moving into online sales, electronic invoicing or working remotely the where...

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