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There's a new B in Bristol

Published on Monday, 7th August 2017, contributed by Mr B & Friends

Brand, creative and digital agency Mr B & Friends has today opened its Bristol office in Temple Quarter following its relocation from Bath.

The agency which was founded in 2006 and now employs 40 staff has moved to 3 Temple Quay in the new Enterprise Zone area of the city.

Founder and CEO Simon Barbato comments: “The move from Bath to Bristol was a logical step for the agency. We needed to find suitable premises that we could continue to grow into, and in an area that’s a dynamic commercial centre. Temple Quarter is perfect: accessible, and we are surrounded by organisations that we’d be interested in working with”.

“We were also very aware that over 60% of our staff came from Bristol, and the city is fast becoming known as the second creative hub in the UK, with outstanding digital and technology talent settling here – it made perfect sense to begin the next chapter of our story in a city that’s going places”. 

The new workspace is a 6,700sq ft suite in 3 Temple Quay and Mr B & Friends appointed Bristol-based design and fit out specialists Claremont GI to manage the office transformation project. As part of the move, the agency has also awarded their Managed IT Services contract to Systemagic who are also based in the city.

Executive Creative Director Steve Richardson oversaw the fit out project: “We wanted to create an exciting workplace environment that our people, clients and prospects would be inspired by. We’ve achieved a very creative space in what is a fairly corporate building. The layout, design, furniture and lighting presents quality, creativity and collaboration.”

As part of the agency’s move to Bristol, they are also pledging to spend as much of their operating budget within Bristol to do their part to their part to boost Bristol’s economy.

Barbato continued: “Bristol is a fantastic city, we are delighted to be here and we want to do as much as we can to boost Bristol’s economy. Whether that’s spending our budget with companies based in the city, employing creative and digital talent or helping Bristol businesses to succeed through the development of their brands, creativity or digital. We aim to quickly become a part of the fabric of the city and a contributor to the circular economy”.