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14 May 2014
In May 2014, the city of Bristol will come together to celebrate its diverse food culture and …
In May 2014, the city of Bristol will come together to celebrate its diverse food culture and community with this unique, citywide food festival. This is an exciting opportunity to hear from the team - which includes BBC, Bristol Food Connections, Business West, Bristol City Council & Destination Bristol — on how you and your business can be a part of this key festival.
The business launch of the Bristol Food Connections Festival takes place on Wednesday 12 March 17:30 to 19:30 at Watershed, Bristol. If you work with food companies, would like to, have a strategy to connect with the community, or are just interested, it will be a good opportunity to network.
To attend please book here.
The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership has today announced that a second round of its …
The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership has today announced that a second round of its Growth Fund is now open for applications.
The £25 million West of England Growth Fund aims to bring about job creation and private sector investment that would otherwise not have happened, or that can be accelerated through public sector grant support.
The first round of funding has seen around £15 million allocated to nearly 150 West of England businesses, which has attracted more than £52 million of private sector investment.
Paul Wilson, chief executive of the WE LEP, said: “Our Fund has been more successful than pretty much every other Fund around the country. We have helped get public money out to local businesses, who have matched this money and created over 1,000 new jobs and safeguarded another 450. We have liberated £50 million more into the economy than there was before we started, 10 months ago. Grants in this second round will be smaller than the first round, at a maximum of £80,000, but the application and decision making process will be considerably quicker.”
The original fund had a pot of £25 million and was oversubscribed with potential applications. The money, which could part-fund projects, could be used towards capital investment for SMEs, research and development, training, employing disabled or disadvantaged workers, and supporting female entrepreneurs to start businesses.
Not every potential applicant in the first round met the criteria for funding and so the second round has been created with smaller sums of money available, allowing less stringent eligibility criteria and making it easier for businesses to successfully apply.
Applications can be made by any SME that is growing, or planning new activity that will lead to the creation of new jobs, during the 2014/15 financial year. The maximum grant available per applicant company under round two is £80,000; the minimum level of grant that can be applied for is £10,000. Applications will be accepted until midnight on Wednesday 30 April 2014.
Full details of the Fund, including how to apply, can be found here.
At our office in the centre of Bristol we build Nokia's entertainment and music services. We cover …
At our office in the centre of Bristol we build Nokia's entertainment and music services. We cover everything on-site: from talking to record labels and curating playlists to building the back-end services, web store and mobile phone applications. Our flagship Mix Radio, allows users to stream free music, create mixes based on their favorite artists and store their favorite mixes to listen to offline.
The junior designer role will support the senior visual designers in UI design across mobile, web and desktop. Other tasks could include prototype creation, and internal communication of the user experience through storyboarding, motion graphics and information design. The Nokia Entertainment Design team is a small group of graphic designers, information architects, user researchers working in the digital music realm.
The ideal candidate will enjoy sketching as much as mousing, have great communication skills, believe in user centred design, work well as part of a team and with their own initiative, bursting with ideas and know what makes compelling visual design.
We are looking to hire people who have both a professional Design qualification and a passion and genuine flair for Design. In joining Nokia Design you will have the opportunity to work with real products and shape the development of the mobile world. We have a very clear learning and development program which will ensure that you are both developing your core skill and in addition developing your broad business understanding.
For more information please email Jess Macklin.
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The Design Trust is really pleased to announce a free scholarship (worth £579) for one winner of …
The Design Trust is really pleased to announce a free scholarship (worth £579) for one winner of their exclusive competition with the Make It In Design online school run by award-winning designers Rachael Taylor and entrepreneur Beth Kempton.
The Art & Business of Design online course is one they recommend regularly to up and coming surface pattern designers, illustrators and others who want to learn about how to become a professional and successful surface pattern designer.
They urge surface pattern designers and illustrators to apply for this wonderful scholarship. It is open to students, new graduates and more established creatives from across the UK and abroad.
For more details of the scholarship visit The Design Trust website.
Deadline for applications is Friday 21 March at 8pm (UK time).