Creative/Media

High-profile conference will put Bristol’s bright future in the spotlight

October 15, 2013
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High-profile conference will put Bristol’s bright future in the spotlight

A major conference this afternoon will explain why Bristol is set to have one of the UK’s best-performing local economies as the country moves out of recession. The high-profile Bristol’s Bright Future event at Ashton Gate will hear from a range of speakers who will take the pulse of...

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Bristol’s Bright Future Conference: The speakers

October 15, 2013
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Bristol’s Bright Future Conference: The speakers

Among speakers at this afternoon’s Bristol’s Bright Future conference are: James Durie, executive director of Bristol Chamber of Commerce & Initiative at Business West, the organisation that leads and speaks for business in the Bristol, Bath and wider area. It provides a range of services from business start-up, business...

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Gromit hunters unleash a cracking £120m boost for Bristol’s economy

October 11, 2013
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Gromit hunters unleash a cracking £120m boost for Bristol’s economy

This summer’s Gromit public art trail and exhibition – when 80 statues of the canine superstar were placed around Bristol – contributed £120m to the city’s economy, according to organisers. An estimated 1.18m people came to the city during the hugely-successful Gromit Unleashed project this summer – delivering a...

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Gromit auction’s £2.3m grand finale to Bristol’s successful charity arts trail

October 4, 2013
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Gromit auction’s £2.3m grand finale to Bristol’s successful charity arts trail

Bristol’s hugely-successful Gromit Unleashed charity arts project came to a spectacular finale last night when the long-awaited auction of the 81 Gromit sculptures netted more than £2.3m. The 5ft-high Gromit sculptures, which have been located around Bristol over the past few months, went under the hammer along with 11,...

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Major arts conference boost for Bristol’s standing as creative hub

October 4, 2013
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Major arts conference boost for Bristol’s standing as creative hub

Bristol’s reputation as a creative and artistic hub will be strengthened next year when it hosts the Arts Marketing Association’s (AMA) annual conference. Some 600 creative marketers, inspiring thinkers and arts and cultural professionals will attend the three-day event in July at Watershed and Colston Hall to explore ways...

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Arena will bring major jobs boost to city economy, mayor Ferguson says

October 3, 2013
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Arena will bring major jobs boost to city economy, mayor Ferguson says

Bristol’s long-awaited arena will create nearly 400 jobs and contribute more than £150m to the region’s economy, mayor George Ferguson has said as he unveiled more details of his for vision to build the much-delayed venue. The 12,000 capacity arena will open on disused land near Temple Meads station...

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Seminar will shed light on tax boost for innovative and creative firms

September 30, 2013
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Seminar will shed light on tax boost for innovative and creative firms

The benefits of the Patent Box tax incentive, which aims to boost innovation in the UK, will be explained at a seminar hosted by accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office. Speakers from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) will...

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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

September 26, 2013
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Contract delays and tough markets reduce half-time profits at SciSys

Shares in specialist IT and software firm SciSys, which has an office in Bristol, have fallen heavily after it revealed a 19.8% drop in interim pre-tax profits yesterday and warned that its markets remained challenging. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose blue-chip customers include the Ministry of Defence, European Space Agency and...

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Bristol’s bright future to go under the spotlight at conference

September 25, 2013
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Bristol’s bright future to go under the spotlight at conference

A major conference next month will look at how Bristol can harness its innovation and creativity to build on its position as one of the UK’s most economically successful British cities. Bristol’s Bright Future, which takes place on October 15 at Bristol City’s Ashton Gate stadium, will bring together...

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Alastair Campbell to speak at South West CBI annual dinner

September 24, 2013
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Alastair Campbell to speak at South West CBI annual dinner

Alastair Campbell, the high-profile former Downing Street spokesman and one of the key architects of New Labour, will be guest speaker at this year’s CBI South West annual dinner. Mr Campbell, pictured, best known for his role as former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s press secretary, will address more than...

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Bosses to get glimpse of life behind the lens at Bristol’s film and TV studio

August 11, 2013
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Bosses to get glimpse of life behind the lens at Bristol’s film and TV studio

West business leaders are being given the chance to see behind the scenes of the region’s largest TV and film studio, The Bottle Yard in Bristol. The visit on September 5 is organised by the Institute of Directors (IoD) and Bristol Media and reflects the growing importance of the...

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Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation centre on track to attract investment to city

July 31, 2013
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Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation centre on track to attract investment to city

The first businesses have moved into the Engine Shed, Bristol’s new innovation hub which is taking shape in part of Brunel’s original Temple Meads railway station. To co-incide with the arrival of the 16 firms – all members of Bristol University’s SETsquared business incubator – minister for culture, communications...

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Creative dad and daughter in double celebration as they graduate together

July 23, 2013
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Creative dad and daughter in double celebration as they graduate together

Creative duo Mark Barton and his daughter Daizie will have a double celebration today when they both graduate from UWE Bristol. Mark will be awarded an MA in Media: Practice and Culture, while Daizie will graduate with a BA Honours degree in Drama. They will receive their degree certificates...

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