Creative/Media

Appeal started by Quartet as more households face a bleak winter of choosing between heating or eating

November 12, 2021
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Appeal started by Quartet as more households face a bleak winter of choosing between heating or eating

Quartet, the community foundation covering Bristol and the West of England, has launched its annual Surviving Winter appeal with a warning that this year it will be needed more than ever. With many households already struggling to make ends meet, sharply rising fuel and food prices rise and a...

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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bristol’s creatives

November 11, 2021
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New intellectual property scheme aims to protect the best ideas from Bristol’s creatives

Bristol’s innovators, inventors, artists and designers are to get free help to protect their intellectual property (IP) under a new scheme offering expert support and advice. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) scheme will run until December 17 and offer advice on copyright, patents and trade marks. Successful...

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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

November 11, 2021
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Trials of Bristol firm’s queue-busting women’s urinal show they can boost festivals’ takings

Music festivals could boost their revenue and slash their carbon output by using the pioneering women’s urinal developed by Bristol University spin-out PEEQUAL, research has shown. Some 5,000 women have now tested PEEQUAL’s innovative toilets following trials this summer at festivals including Shambala, Valley Fest and The Bristol Comedy...

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International Trade Week to show Bristol firms how exporting can boost their business

November 9, 2021
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International Trade Week to show Bristol firms how exporting can boost their business

Bristol firms thinking of exporting or taking their international expansion to the next level can sign up to a week of special events hosted by experts. The Department for International Trade (DIT) will stage the first International Trade Week next week, with events – most of them virtual –...

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£32m fund for Bristol firms to upgrade their vehicles for city’s new Clean Air Zone

November 5, 2021
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£32m fund for Bristol firms to upgrade their vehicles for city’s new Clean Air Zone

Some £32m is to be made available for businesses to make sure their vehicles comply with Bristol’s Clean Air Zone, which will come into effect next summer, it emerged today. The figure, which will cover HGVs, LGVs, taxis and private hire vehicles, forms the lion’s share of £42m the...

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National Icon of the Year title for entrepreneur on mission to make Bristol global centre for deep tech

November 5, 2021
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National Icon of the Year title for entrepreneur on mission to make Bristol global centre for deep tech

Bristol-based scientist, entrepreneur and founder of the city’s Science Creates deep-tech centre, Dr Harry Destecroix, has won a major national enterprise award. Harry, pictured, has been named Barclays Entrepreneur Icon of the Year, a title that recognises entrepreneurs who have successfully turned their vision into reality.  The accolade, one...

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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

November 5, 2021
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FSB calls on government to help small firms go green after survey shows most have no plan to act

Two-thirds of small firms in the South West have no active plan to reduce their impact on the environment, according to a new survey, with many arguing they should receive tax breaks, grants or low interest loans to help them go green. The report by the Federation of Small...

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Former defence industry boss takes over as Institute of Directors regional chair

November 4, 2021
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Former defence industry boss takes over as Institute of Directors regional chair

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed former defence electronics industry executive Steve Hill as the new chair of its South West region. Steve, pictured, has been vice-chair since July and succeeds Muir Macdonald following the completion of his three-year term as chair.  In his new role Steve will...

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Children’s hospice looking to expand its business club with hundreds more members

November 4, 2021
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Children’s hospice looking to expand its business club with hundreds more members

Three hundred firms from across the South West are being sought to join the region’s children’s hospice business club and support it in helping make a difference to young people with life-limiting illnesses and their families. The Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) set up the club earlier this year...

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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

November 3, 2021
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Sharp rise in insolvencies prompts warning to directors to be alert to looming trading problems

An insolvency expert has urged Bristol’s directors to seek advice at the first signs of business distress following the release of statistics showing corporate failures have risen by more than 40% over the past year. Philip Winterborne, South West chair of trade body R3, made the plea after third...

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Strong recovery for city’s Covid-hit TV and film industry as another Bristol-made drama hits the screen

October 29, 2021
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Strong recovery for city’s Covid-hit TV and film industry as another Bristol-made drama hits the screen

Another filmed-in-Bristol TV drama gets underway this weekend as new figures from the city’s film office reveal it bounced back quickly from the impact of Covid on the industry last year. Set in Bristol as well as being shot in the city, Showtrial was made by the production team...

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Innovative housing scheme to showcase Bristol’s commitment to sustainable living at COP26

October 29, 2021
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Innovative housing scheme to showcase Bristol’s commitment to sustainable living at COP26

A Bristol sustainable housing development that demonstrates the innovation of the city’s residential property development industry is to go on show at COP26. Hope Rise, pictured, in St George will form the centrepiece of a virtual exhibition called Build Better Now at the landmark conference.  The scheme, which provides...

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Architecture firm’s ‘sinking house’ brings home the devastating impact of climate change

October 29, 2021
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Architecture firm’s ‘sinking house’ brings home the devastating impact of climate change

A powerful symbol of the need for urgent action on the climate emergency has appeared alongside one of the West of England’s most iconic tourist attractions – the result of collaboration between a Bristol architect, businesses, an artist and a council. The 5.5m by 3.5m wooden house appears to...

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