Category Archives: Design

Global engineering group calls in Mr B & Friends to build new brand

Bristol-based brand, design and digital agency Mr B & Friends has created a vibrant new identity for global engineering consultancy Hoare Lea which aims to dispel common myths about its industry.  The agency, which relocated from Bath to Bristol last summer, developed the bold new marque and contemporary design style in collaboration with Hoare Lee, a £80m turnover international business

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Development funding brings £6.5m young people’s creative enterprise hub step closer

Bristol’s Creative Youth Network, which supports young people in reaching their potential through creative expression, has come one step closer to creating a hub for Creative Enterprise. The organisation has received £300,000 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to develop the designs and vision with young people over the next 18 months.  If successful, it will receive £4.5m towards the

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Fun and games – but also work – designed into robot developer’s new head office

Bath-based workspace design firm Interaction has developed a highly creative headquarters for innovative robot developer Reach as it prepares for further growth. Interaction, which works with businesses in sectors spanning banking, finance and professional services to marketing, tech and engineering, worked with Bristol-based Reach to come up with a space that combines practical work and design with fun. Standout aspects

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Business growth programme helps glassware designer sparkle in US

Glassware designer Phaedra Politis is now exhibiting her colourful creations in a US art gallery after seeking free business advice from growth consultancy Cool Ventures. Phaedra, founder of Phaedra Glass, specialises in making kiln fired glassware and gifts at her art studio in Wingfield, near Trowbridge, and at the Owl Gallery in Frome. Her striking designs include beautiful butterfly wings

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Call for creative firms to enter South West Fairtrade Business Awards 2018

Creative firms are being invited to enter the annual South West Fairtrade Business Awards. Now in their sixth year, the awards recognise the contribution that businesses, organisations and institutes in the region make in support of Fairtrade by buying certified Fairtrade products for the workplace and raising awareness of ethical trade issues amongst their staff, customers and peers. The awards

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Creative sector must face up to huge challenges, ITV chair tells launch of Centre for Cultural & Creative Industries

ITV chairman Sir Peter Bazalgette highlighted the importance of the UK’s creative industries during an inaugural lecture at the launch of Bath Spa University’s new Centre for Cultural and Creative Industries. Speaking to 60 members of staff and students from the university, the former president of the Royal Television Society and deputy chairman of the National Film School addressed the

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Wild & Wolf has designs on brighter future following move to revamped office

Award-winning gift designer and retailer Wild & Wolf has moved into prestigious, newly-completed offices in Bath city centre, having teamed up with city-based office design and build experts Interaction to create a workspace that will enhance its unique brand. Bath-born Wild & Wolf has enjoyed global success over the past 12 years with its products now sold in more than

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