Creative/Media

Bristol’s the star again as city’s TV production industry bounces back

February 19, 2021
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Bristol’s the star again as city’s TV production industry bounces back

Bristol’s TV industry is continuing to recover from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic with two popular shows filmed in the city back on the screen this month. The city provides a number of locations for the return of contemporary detective series McDonald & Dodds later this month while a new...

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Happy return for Create Health’s marketing manager after five years away from healthcare agency

February 16, 2021
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Happy return for Create Health’s marketing manager after five years away from healthcare agency

Bristol-based Create Health has recruited Carrie Fick as its new marketing manager in a move that sees her return to the healthcare marketing agency after a five-year gap. Carrie, pictured, is the latest in a series of appointments at the fast-growing agency, which works on global and national campaigns...

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National Friendly’s ‘genuine desire to make a difference’ to the community earns it top award

February 16, 2021
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National Friendly’s ‘genuine desire to make a difference’ to the community earns it top award

Supporting the community in its home city of Bristol has helped mutual society National Friendly land a major industry award. National Friendly’s sponsorship of events at Bristol’s iconic Hippodrome theatre along with a hospital charity fundraising partnership in the city impressed the judges in the Protection Review Awards, earning...

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New round of grants available for Bristol firms financially impacted by Covid restrictions

February 12, 2021
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New round of grants available for Bristol firms financially impacted by Covid restrictions

Bristol firms hit by Covid-19 restrictions can apply for financial assistance through a new round of discretionary business grants – but should be quick as funding is limited. The pay outs are specifically for businesses that have been severely financially impacted by restrictions during the city’s Tier 2, Tier...

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Media innovators sought for unique programme exploring future of publishing

February 12, 2021
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Media innovators sought for unique programme exploring future of publishing

Bristol media firms looking at ways of engaging with emerging tech can apply for funding under a scheme designed to explore future content creation and distribution. The Amplified Publishing Pathfinder project offers funding ranging from £5,000 each for six industry partners to £12,000 each for six fellowships to give...

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Bristol to benefit from innovative scheme that uses live-streaming tech to link events in different cities

February 11, 2021
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Bristol to benefit from innovative scheme that uses live-streaming tech to link events in different cities

Bristol’s pandemic-hit meetings and events industry is to get free access to a pioneering scheme that allows events staged in different cities to link up through live-streaming technology. Nationwide initiative Hybrid Event Solutions UK (HESUK) has been launched by the convention bureaus covering England’s main cities – including the...

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Commitment to help solve environmental challenges earns B Corp status for Thrive Renewables

February 11, 2021
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Commitment to help solve environmental challenges earns B Corp status for Thrive Renewables

Bristol-based specialist energy investment company Thrive Renewables has become the latest firm in the city to be certified as a B Corporation, proving its commitment to people and planet over profit. B Corp businesses must meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal...

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Major toilet and kitchen roll branding win for Mr B & Friends

February 11, 2021
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Major toilet and kitchen roll branding win for Mr B & Friends

Bristol branding agency Mr B & Friends has been appointed as the primary brand and marketing agency for kitchen towel and toilet tissue firm Regina UK as it seeks to grow its share of the UK market. Regina’s core brands include Blitz household towels, Seriously Soft and Seriously Strong...

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Historic Bristol pub and its craft brewery owner in the running for three coveted industry awards

February 10, 2021
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Historic Bristol pub and its craft brewery owner in the running for three coveted industry awards

A Bristol craft brewery and an historic waterside hostelry in the city it recently renovated have been shortlisted in the UK pub industry’s leading awards. Butcombe Brewing Co and its parent company Liberation Group are in the running in three categories in the prestigious Publican Awards, which champion the...

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University of Bristol internship scheme relaunched to help Covid-hit small firms

February 10, 2021
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University of Bristol internship scheme relaunched to help Covid-hit small firms

Small firms impacted by the coronavirus pandemic can apply for one of 100 fully funded internships in a scheme run by the University of Bristol. The university hopes the £125,000 scheme, which it is funding partly from alumni donations, will help struggling businesses while also giving students vital work experience.  The...

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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

February 5, 2021
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Bid for controversial Bristol ‘freeport’ goes to government with cross-party support

Turning a huge site at Avonmouth and Severnside into one of a new generation of ‘freeports’ could give Bristol’s economy a massive post-pandemic boost and create up to 50,000 jobs, it was claimed today. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA), which includes Bristol City Council, today officially submitted...

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BBC ‘close to signing city centre studio deal’ as Bristol’s property market stays resilient

February 5, 2021
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BBC ‘close to signing city centre studio deal’ as Bristol’s property market stays resilient

The BBC is set to give Bristol’s commercial property market a timely boost as it continues to show resilience in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. According to property agents in the city, BBC Studios is poised to strike a deal to take 50,000 to 60,000 sq ft of...

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First ‘Night Czar’ to be recruited to help city’s clubs and bars bounce back from devastation of Covid

February 5, 2021
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First ‘Night Czar’ to be recruited to help city’s clubs and bars bounce back from devastation of Covid

Bristol is to appoint its first night time economy czar to champion its clubs, pubs, restaurants and events venues as they look to recover from the devastating effects of Covid-19 pandemic. The night-time economy (NTE) advisor will sit in the Bristol City Council’s City Office and work closely with...

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