Category Archives: Design

Slam dunk! Mr B & Friends scores another top sports rebrand campaign

British Basketball has appointed Bristol marketing agency Mr B & Friends to create its new brand identity as it targets additional funding. The agency, which relocated to Temple Quay from Bath 10 months ago and now employs 43 people, has a strong track record in sports branding, including working with Bath Rugby’s Junior Member Club, Bristol Sport, Fulham FC and

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All aboard: Engine Shed takes its drive to encourage the next generation of creatives on the road

Engine Shed on Tour, the latest initiative from Bristol’s highly successful innovation hub, has been launched to encourage young people to follow careers in the West of England’s tech, digital and low carbon sectors. Engine Shed on Tour will visit 16 schools and businesses across Bristol, South Gloucestershire, Bath & North East Somerset and North Somerset between March and July.

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London calling for Bath web designer as he prepares to make his marathon debut

Bath-based web and graphic designer Craig Gill has swapped his Mac for trainers as he prepares to run next Sunday’s London Marathon for the first time. Craig, pictured, who works at Bath PR agency Creatrix, is taking on the challenge in memory of his grandmother Audrey, who died earlier this year from cancer. He will be raising funds for Cancer

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Engineering group finds room in Colston Hall’s cellars to boost its support for Bristol’s musical talent

Global engineering technology firm Renishaw has strengthened its support for Bristol’s iconic music venue Colston Hall by agreeing to sponsor a room in its new education suite. The room, which has not yet been named, will be created in the venue’s unused Victorian cellars as part of the £48.8m transformation of the building. The room will be used for a

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60 jobs axed as cash crisis forces long-established Bristol print firm into administration

Bristol print firm Kingsdown Printers has gone into administration with the loss of all 60 jobs. Kingsdown, which had operated for more than 30 years, specialised in designing, producing and supplying lithographic and digital printed materials to clients, including print management companies and blue-chip customers.  Over recent months it faced financial and operational challenges leading to cashflow issues.  Specialist business

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Expansion for Bristol PR firm Empica as it teams up with smaller agency

Long-established Bristol public relations consultancy Empica is expanding by joining forces with a smaller Bristol-based PR agency. Empica, which has been in business since 1989, has taken over Inform Media, with Inform’s founder Neil Fraser now heading its business-to-business offering. Neil, an experienced journalist and PR professional, founded Inform seven years ago, serving primarily business-to-business clients. Empica was launched by

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Bristol upmarket chocolate maker Elizabeth Shaw selects saintnicks for brand repositioning

Bristol’s saintnicks has been appointed as the lead agency for Elizabeth Shaw, one of the UK’s best-loved luxury chocolate brands and a business with its roots in the city. The appointment covers new brand repositioning and the development of campaign creative across press and digital media, supported by retail/experiential marketing activity.  Elizabeth Shaw is best known for its two iconic

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