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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100% growth target for new owners of Bath specialist agency following management buy-out

Bath-based customer relationship marketing agency Armadillo CRM, which works with brands such as McDonald’s, hotels.com and Disney, is looking to double in size following a management buy-out (MBO). The firm, which celebrated 25th anniversary last year, has been acquired by chief executive officer James Ray, executive chairman Chris Thurling and chief financial officer Andy Brown, who have all taken a

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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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Fit for purpose. Creatrix PR staff pacing themselves ahead of team effort in Bath Half Marathon

Staff from Bath PR agency Creatrix are hitting the road to get super-fit as they prepare for a team effort in the Bath Half Marathon in support of a local charity. Four of Creatrix’s five employees will take part in the event on March 4 to raise much-needed funds for Age UK B&NES, an independent charity which provides services to

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Global recipe sharing platform grows Bristol team with four senior staff hires

Cookpad, the Japanese-owned online recipe sharing and cooking community, has added four senior staff to its global HQ, which opened in Bristol last year. The four new arrivals, who include Mark Wheatley, co-founder of innovative Bristol music/audio platform Audiogum and former Mumsnet head of community Rebecca Mears, are the latest to join the firm as it continues its major recruitment

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Expansion into Bristol for fast-growing national PR agency

National public relations agency Social Communications has opened an office in Bristol and appointed two of the city’s leading PR professionals as part of its expansion into the South West. The office in Great George Street, the agency’s fourth, is headed by directors Ben Lowndes and Amy Bodey, who between them have nearly 20 years’ experience of working in PR

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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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