Creative/Media

Bristol Technology Festival returns to reflect on the changing the face of the sector in the region

October 1, 2021
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Bristol Technology Festival returns to reflect on the changing the face of the sector in the region

A packed schedule with events spanning green and sustainable tech to legal and finance has been announced for Bristol Technology Festival (BTF). The annual tech showcase, returning for its third year, brings together events, people and communities to share, learn and explore tech developments across the region.  The festival...

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Recognition for University of Bristol’s crucial role in launching string of successful spin-outs

October 1, 2021
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Recognition for University of Bristol’s crucial role in launching string of successful spin-outs

The University of Bristol has been named as one of the UK’s most prolific for commercialising innovation and producing successful spin-out businesses. The University Spinout Report 2021,produced by R&D tax relief firm GovGrant, ranks Bristol fifth for its achievements in producing thriving businesses over the past two decades.  Over...

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Landmark 11-storey office scheme planned for high-profile site next to Floating Harbour

October 1, 2021
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Landmark 11-storey office scheme planned for high-profile site next to Floating Harbour

Bristol city centre could get another major new office scheme under plans announced this week to create an 11-storey building on a key waterfront site. The developers want to demolish One Passage Street, a 33,000sq ft, 1970s red-brick building that was once the head office and studios of commercial...

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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

October 1, 2021
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Government lack of planning over worker crisis threatening future of firms, warn business leaders

The South West’s key sectors could suffer irreparable damage unless the government starts to tackle the shortage of workers by easing EU visa restrictions, the region’s business leaders today warned. But even providing temporary visas for jobs such as drivers and food workers would only be a short-term measure...

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Bristol firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

September 30, 2021
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Bristol firms to be given help in getting more disabled people into their workforce

A programme designed to break down barriers and support more disabled people into work is being launched in Bristol and across the West of England. Some 100 businesses will receive tailored, targeted disability inclusion training to help them create a more diverse workforce.   The project, part of the Workforce...

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Regional TV awards will champion the Bristol talent that proved the show must go on during Covid

September 24, 2021
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Regional TV awards will champion the Bristol talent that proved the show must go on during Covid

The cream of Bristol’s TV talent will compete in the region’s leading television awards on Sunday – with many of the productions having been made under unparalleled conditions during the pandemic. The annual Royal Television Society West of England Awards champion the trailblazers in the fields of on-screen talent,...

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Chamber of Commerce & Initiative appoints social entrepreneur Jaya Chakrabarti as president

September 24, 2021
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Chamber of Commerce & Initiative appoints social entrepreneur Jaya Chakrabarti as president

Bristol-based serial social entrepreneur and community activist Jaya Chakrabarti MBE has become the new president of city’s Chamber of Commerce & Initiative – the membership and lobbying organisation at the heart of regional group Business West. Having served as vice-president for seven years, Jaya, pictured, replaces outgoing president Richard...

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Bristol Uni-backed SETsquared incubator grows with Cardiff University joining as sixth member

September 23, 2021
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Bristol Uni-backed SETsquared incubator grows with Cardiff University joining as sixth member

SETsquared, the globally acclaimed, University of Bristol-supported business incubator, has expanded with the addition of Cardiff University. Cardiff has become the sixth member of the partnership, which has been named three times as the world’s number one university business incubator.  SETsquared was set up in 2002 by a small...

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Firms urged to help next generation of schoolkids after pandemic disrupts their career prospects

September 23, 2021
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Firms urged to help next generation of schoolkids after pandemic disrupts their career prospects

Pioneering Bristol education charity Ablaze is calling on firms in the city to invest in developing secondary school pupils or face a new generation of employees who lack the skills they need to thrive in the workplace. The pandemic has caused unprecedented levels of disruption to schools and their...

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Business West hoping its Great British food export platform tastes success in global Chamber awards

September 22, 2021
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Business West hoping its Great British food export platform tastes success in global Chamber awards

A scheme originally set up by Bristol-based Business West to help food firms from across the South West sell abroad is competing for a prestigious international award. The online platform’s aim was initially to close the exporting gap with other UK regions.  Now rebranded as The Great British Food...

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Build-to-rent expert behind major Bristol schemes joins BDP in the city as associate architect

September 21, 2021
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Build-to-rent expert behind major Bristol schemes joins BDP in the city as associate architect

Global design practice BDP has appointed Adam Darby, who has significant experience and expertise in the residential sector, as associate architect in its Bristol studio. Previously an associate director at Assael Architecture in London, Adam, pictured, is at the forefront of best practice design in the build-to-rent sector with significant...

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More food waste-powered trucks ‘buzz’ onto region’s streets as cafés and offices aim for carbon neutral

September 20, 2021
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More food waste-powered trucks ‘buzz’ onto region’s streets as cafés and offices aim for carbon neutral

Two new large recycling vehicles powered entirely from the food waste they collect have been launched by GENeco, the Bristol-based renewable energy and recycling company best known for its poo-powered Bio-Bus. The vehicles, which service cafés, restaurants, schools and offices around the West of England, are the latest addition...

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New UK-wide index puts Bristol second only to London for innovation

September 17, 2021
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New UK-wide index puts Bristol second only to London for innovation

Bristol is the second most innovative city in the UK, according to a new report, coming just behind London. The city scores 82.5 out of 100 in the new UK innovation index, which ranks 60 locations across the country on criteria such as number of start-ups, qualifications of its employees...

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