Bristol is a city in the south west of England, less than two hours from London and one hour from Cardiff by train. Bristol Airport is just eleven km from the city centre. An important centre for Britain’s new media economy, it also has large aerospace and electronics industries. Booking a hotel in Bristol will also allow you to enjoy its many cultural sites and events.
Which businesses can I find in Bristol?
Bristol is arguably a larger centre for new media in the UK than London, especially since the BBC moved its headquarters out of the capital to Manchester. This diversification of the UK’s media scene was good news for those concerned that the country's economy in general was becoming far too concentrated on London.
The city has two universities. These attract budding business talent looking to take advantage of Bristol’s opportunities to break into the television and communications sectors. Large employers in Bristol include the Ministry of Defence, Hewlett-Packard, Broadcom and Happy Hour Productions. Additionally, in 2005 it was designated one of the UK’s six ‘science cities’ in recognition of its contribution to this sector.
Where can I find the city’s conferences and conventions?
Conference Bristol is the city’s main venue for business events, and Armada House and Engineers House offer further options for hosting meetings, the latter in a Grade II listed historic building. Regular events include the Cyber Security for Critical Infrastructure meeting, RICS Environment & Resources Conference and Digital Broker Bristol. Most of Bristol’s hotels, main businesses and venues are located in the city centre, or a short distance away, in this compact town.
Why should I book a hotel in Bristol for my next business trip?
The city offers visitors a busy social calendar with many festivals taking place throughout the year. St Paul’s Carnival, Bristol Open Doors Day and Mayfest are some of the most popular. There are also an impressive array of theatres and music venues such as the Tobacco Factory Theatre, Bristol Old Vic and Colston Hall. These are just some of the establishments that contribute to Bristol's reputation as a city for cutting edge business and entertainment in the United Kingdom. The centrally located Hotel du Vin and Bordeaux Quay on the riverside are two excellent restaurants for professionals seeking an upmarket dining experience in town.