meanwhile musings, thoughts and findings from the meanwhile community...




Say Hello: Ben Fisher

Ben Fisher only recently made the move to Bristol and into his studio at Deben House. From his space he creates contemporary, minimalist digital art designs of sports stadia. Here, he tells us a little about his journey.

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Our Top 6 Bristol Sun Traps

Living in a city, it can be hard to find that perfect sun spot to laze and share a pint or two with pals. Here, we’ve collated some of our favourite Bristol sun traps, just in time for the heatwave. Don’t forget the suncream!

(Not in any particular order)

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Say Hello: Ciara Long Design

Ciara Long is a Bristol based print designer and illustrator working from her studio at Pithay Studios. Before going freelance she worked as an in-house designer for high street and independent brands. Here she tells us a little about her journey and her Meanwhile space.

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Graphene: A Manchester Success Story

Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester is a city with a rich history of ingenuity and innovation. From revolutionising transport with the construction of the Bridgewater Canal in 1761 and the world’s first passenger railway in 1830 to Ernest Rutherford splitting the atom in 1917, it has long been at the forefront of science and engineering.

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Manchester is one of the best cities to start a business

Why Start a Business in Manchester?

Manchester has been a key contributor to the strength of the UK economy since the industrial revolution and this is still the case today, as it’s home to more than 2.8 million people and has a larger economy than Northern Ireland.

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Cardiff is a great place to start a business

Why Start a Business in Cardiff?

Cardiff’s business climate and potential for future economic growth make it one of the UK’s most exciting up and coming cities for startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Between Cardiff and Swansea, there are more than 17,000 digital jobs and a digital GVA of £392 million with a tech sector growth potential of a huge 76%. New business survival rate over five years is at a very respectable 41.4% which puts Cardiff above Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool.

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Bristol, a city of creatives and entrepreneurs

Bristol’s Vibe

Bristolians are friendly, liberal, free-spirited and extremely supportive of new ventures and ideas. Home to a diverse multicultural and multiethnic community, the city takes huge pride in its cohesiveness and community-led events and enterprises. Bristol’s sense of shared identity is palpable to anyone spending just a few weeks in the city and is embodied by Bristol’s inherently collaborative startup and entrepreneur community.

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Why is Bristol such a great place for entrepreneurs?

Why start a business in Bristol?

Consistently named as one of the country’s best cities for startups in the UK, Bristol has an established reputation, both as a vibrant place to live and a place to do business. The city is the South West’s economic powerhouse and increasingly seen as an attractive alternative to London. In 2016 a UCL study put the city at number one as the best city in the UK for startups.

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MediaCity UK: The BBC’s Move to Manchester

When, in 2011, the BBC decided to move a huge part of their London operations to MediaCity in Manchester, it caused a huge stir. The corporation, which was under pressure to find savings, had always been based in London, but today the move has been hailed as a huge success, delivering massive cost savings for the corporation without any impact in its service output.

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