Happiest Workplace Awards give enlightened creative firms reasons to be cheerful

Creative firms that go the extra mile to ensure their staff are cheerful and fulfilled are being invited to enter the annual South West Happiest Workplace Competition.   The brainchild of Bristol-based workplace and interior design consultancy Wylde IA, the contest has successfully championed enlightened businesses since it was launched four years ago.  This year it has the support of mental

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Replay market to underline Bristol’s status as gaming hub by making debut in city

Bristol’s reputation as a centre for the video gaming industry will get a boost later this month when the city’s first gaming market takes place. The event on June 24 is set to draw around 2,500 fans from across the South West and Wales.  It is being staged by Replay, the Milton Keynes-based company behind the PLAY Expo retro shows

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Boost for Bristol’s bid to become home to Channel 4’s new HQ as team prepares to visit city

Channel 4 bosses have outlined more details of what they are seeking from the cities competing to secure the broadcaster’s new national headquarters as Bristol’s bid received a number of boosts this week. Broadcast, the TV industry title, surveyed its readers on which city they felt would be the best location for Channel 4 – with Bristol and Glasgow sharing

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Bristol creative, digital and tech experts to speak at first Social Media Week Warsaw

A delegation from Social Media Week Bristol has been selected to speak at the equivalent event in Poland, where they will share their expertise with sell-out audiences made up of the country’s marketing, media and technology professionals. The delegation to Social Media Week Warsaw includes business news broadcaster Susannah Streeter, This Mum Runs founder Mel Bound and Alexei Lee from

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Turn off and tune out for Bristol’s first ‘Disconnect Day’ says digital agency

Bristol digital agency Soto has an unusual message for its contacts – on June 21 switch off your digital devices and go outside or do any other tech-free activity instead. That is the longest day of the year but web development company Soto wants it to be remembered as the first ‘Disconnect Day’.  Founder and owner Zoey O’Neill admits that

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New arrivals boost Latcham Direct as demand for its specialist digital services continues to grow

Bristol-based digital print and marketing services firm Latcham Direct is set for further growth after making four key appointments.  The firm, one of the South West’s leading providers of marketing, document fulfilment, data, digital and print services, is experiencing strong demand across a wide range of industry sectors. Christine Knight joins as a senior account manager in the client services

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New chapter for Bristol animation software firm as CEO takes control

Bristol-based Sparkol, which makes the leading whiteboard animation software VideoScribe, has been acquired from its founder by its CEO. Zoe Taylor, pictured, takes over the 10-year-old firm, which employs more than 25 people, as it aims to build on the success of VideoScribe with new products, a wider distribution network and additional sharing platforms. Collaboration will also be key for

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