Category Archives: Publishing

Former YouGov chief takes up non-executive role at Future

Future, the Bath-based global media group, has appointed the former chief financial officer of YouGov as a non-executive director. Alan Newman, who spent nine years at the international internet-based market research and data analytics firm, brings with him significant media and plc experience. His previous roles were at accountants Ernst & Young (now EY) and KPMG and he has also served as international

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Former Google industry head takes up non-executive directorship at Edo

Edo, the Bristol-based user-centred design agency, has appointed former industry head for healthcare, retail and fast-moving consumer goods at Google, Jenny Cowderoy, as a non-executive director. Edo, which last year changed its name from Sift Digital, described Jenny, pictured, as “an outstanding addition” to its team as the business scales its consulting capability.  Edo uses technology to drive cultural change

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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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Newspaper group chief to speak on the importance of journalism ‘in a post-truth world’ at UWE lecture

The boss of the UK’s largest newspaper group will explain why he believes journalism matters now more than ever in a speech in Bristol next month. Simon Fox, chief executive of Trinity Mirror, will deliver his lecture, entitled ‘The importance of professional journalism in a post-truth world,’ as part of UWE’s acclaimed Bristol Distinguished Address series.  Mr Fox, pictured, who

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Creative Business News photo gallery: The Long Lunch

Seventy five of the South West creative sector’s leading business owners, managers and directors gathered at Cowley Manor near Cheltenham for the eighth annual Long Lunch – an afternoon of lively conversation and delicious food. Organised by Mike Bennett, co-founder of independent news, what’s-on and reviews platform Bristol 24-7 and street art festival See No Evil, the Long Lunch brings

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Cutting-edge tech will meet traditional printing in pioneering UWE ‘smart ink’ project

T-shirts that change colour to alert the wearer of dangerous chemicals in the air or pharmaceutical packaging that can show when pills are counterfeit could become reality under a major ‘smart ink’ project linking UWE and a leading scientist and print industry expert.  Starting in January at the university’s Centre for Fine Print Research (CFPR), the five-year £1.5m project will

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