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Bath Spa University


Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. Offering a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education, social science and business to over 7,500 students, the University employs outstanding creative professionals which support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. 

Based in stunning countryside just a few minutes from a World Heritage City, Bath Spa University ensures its students graduate as engaged global citizens who are ready for the world of work.


Future Publishing


Future is truly a global content platform.

At Future, we pride ourselves on the heritage of our brands and loyalty of our communities. Offering core expertise, we help dedicated enthusiasts follow their passion through high-quality content, unique experiences and innovative technology. Our best-known brands include techradar, Digital Camera, PC Gamer, T3, The Photography Show, Total Film, Guitarist and How It Works.

Behind each Future brand is a team of world-class editorial, creative and tech talents working together to inspire, entertain and inform these global audiences.

Although our head office is in Bath we also have operations in Bournemouth, Leamington Spa, London, New York, San Francisco and Sydney. First set up with one magazine in 1985, Future today boasts a portfolio of over 80 brands. Everyday, innovation is at the core of what we do: put simply, we push boundaries.

Future is also proud of its long association with the city of Bath and happy to support other creative creative and technology businesses, something we do through our strategic partnership with Creative Bath.


Anthem Publishing


"Bath-based Anthem Publishing is one of the UK’s most dynamic and fastest growing magazine publishers. With market-leading positions in the music, food and colouring sectors, Anthem is recognised as a creator of great brands and for its ability to rapidly respond to trends and opportunities.

Whether it’s Britain’s best-selling baking magazine, Food Heaven, the UK’s number one Vegan magazine, Vegan Food & Living, the music-making magazine with the biggest multi-platform audience in the UK, Music Tech, the zeitgeist capturing Long Live Vinyl, or the world's best selling dot-to-dot magazine, Ultimate Dot2Dot, we create and publish brands that build deep connections with our audiences and provide commercial partners with unrivalled means of reaching those audiences.

Anthem is a fast-moving, creative company that is constantly growing and enhancing its position in its chosen market sectors."

The Guild


Opened in July 2013, and housed in the Grade I listed space next door to The Guildhall, the Guild is a coworking space focussed primarily on the those working in the tech and creative industries.

The Guild comprises a number of different spaces including The Engine Room which offers a hotdesking, The Library- a quieter space to focus, and The Don't Lecture Me Room for those who want to take a full time desk There is also a more informal workspace in the Front Room. The Guild also offers number of meeting rooms which are available for hire by both members and non-members, these include 'The Kennel', 'The Never Bored Room' and 'The Green Room'.

All members also have access to private meeting and phone rooms, secure bike lockup, showers, unlimited tea and freshly roasted local coffee, superfast wifi and 24/7 access. The aim is to provide a vibrant and exciting space offering members more than just a place to come and work- a place to meet and grow their businesses. There is also a variety of events and training seminars on offer, and The Guild encourages members to run their own events too.

Kaleidoscope Collection


An independent, privately-owned collection of three Bath hotels, comprising the Abbey Hotel, Villa at Henrietta Park and No.15 Great Pulteney, Kaleidoscope has creativity and innovation at its core. With an underlying sense of playful eccentricity across the group, each property, while in possession of its own unique personality, exudes a love for life, an all-important sense of humour and a little bit of mischief.

Well known for its spirit of entertaining, the Abbey Hotel invites you to join the party, and offers a vibrant environment full of colour and sociable experiences for locals and visitors alike.

An elegant and vivacious new boutique townhouse hotel on the grandest street in Bath, at No.15 Great Pulteney you can indulge in the best things in life. You’ll discover secrets, curiosities and plenty to delight your senses.

A calm oasis in the heart of the city, Villa at Henrietta Park is a place where you can be yourself. A warm welcome and a focus on the all-important details will ensure a memorable stay, just the way you like it.


Minuteman Press


A well established, multi award winning independently owned digital, litho and wide format printer, based in the centre of the World Heritage City of Bath. A Xerox Global Premier Partner, a world first within the quick print sector.

Whatever your print, copy or design needs Minuteman Press takes pride in total commitment to customer satisfaction and guaranteed turnaround times.

So if it's leaflets, postcards, printed business stationery, posters, booklets or any other ink or toner printed onto paper or card, we are here to help.


Battens Solicitors


Battens Solicitors are proud to be sponsoring the “Publisher” Award in this year’s Creative Awards for Bath.

We provide decisive legal solutions to clients for both businesses and individuals who value a high standard of practical legal support. For businesses we cover the full lifecycle from creation of a company, to buying or leasing premises, entering commercial agreements, standardising your terms and condition, upsizing, downsizing, selling your business and employing staff.

Brian Levin, Head of Media and Entertainment here at Battens has dealt with a wide variety of issues within the creative market including issues arising out of the creation, exploitation and protection of intellectual property from the unique perspective of a producer/creator (having produced four feature films and written four books): from option/development agreements to revenue-sharing and media finance agreements, distribution and royalty deals and production contracts. He is also the Legal Expert on Audio-Visual Matters for the EU's Creative Europe during all major film markets including MIPTV, MIPCOM and EFM. In addition to this he regularly deals with trademark issues, as well as other copyright, design and patent issues for clients worldwide.

With offices in Bath, Yeovil, Sherborne, Weymouth, Dorchester , Wareham and London, our philosophy is to offer expert professional service on a personal basis, delivering the results you want.  There is no 9am to 5pm attitude and we are happy to work flexibly to meet clients’ individual needs  To find out more about us please visit us at  or follow us on twitter.




Interaction are workplace design and build specialists based in Bath and have been leading the way in creating inspirational workspaces for 25 years.
Interaction are a fun and enthusiastic team who are passionate about creating truly unique and effective workplaces that have a fundamental positive impact upon clients’ businesses and the people who use them. Questions such as these are at the heart of Interaction’s core proposition…
What if it was time to change, and do things differently?
What if four walls didn’t confine creativity?
What if improving wellbeing was as important as productivity?
What if it was time to revolutionise your workplace?




We make great software so you can create what others only imagine.

Whether you're a start-up taking the first small step or an established enterprise taking the next leap forward, we can help you achieve your mission. We're passionate about making web, mobile and cloud experiences that deliver design and engineering excellence.

Having worked with and invested in many start-ups we can help with making the right piloting decisions, and we even sit on the board of some start-ups where a strong interim CxO role is needed.

No mission, start-up or otherwise, can be successful without fuel to run the engines. Our experienced team are equipped to help you secure investment for your business to keep you accelerating forwards.

Every rocket we build uses a mixture of the very latest technologies which we tailor to fit your particular mission’s needs. You can rely on us to ensure your rocket gets and remains ahead of the curve.

We know you need to deploy your fuel fast and efficiently, so our flexible ‘Agile’ approach to software development keeps you in charge of the throttle and direction every step of the way.

We've taken the after-burn heat with various start-ups - when we invest time or money in your business we're fully committed to making it land successfully.


Play Sports Network


The Play Sports Network is the world’s leading community of cycling fans and has a truly global reach with millions of cyclists per month enjoying content from their channels.

Our channels include the Global Cycling Network (GCN) and the Global Mountain Bike Network (GMBN); our content works seamlessly across all media devices, from smart TVs to smartphone – wherever you are.

Our team has a passion and a proven track record of developing leading specialist media brands, with expertise spanning commercial, technical and analytical fields. We have a vast experience in creating the most compelling content and building a truly engaged and valuable audience in specialist interest markets.

All our presenters are highly credible, accomplished former professional riders who have competed at the highest international levels. Together with our team of passionate and innovative creators they deliver our audiences the highest quality content in a distinctly engaging style.


Bath Digital Festival


The Bath Digital Festival brings people and technology together. It allows everyone to explore the thriving digital scene here in Bath and get hands on experience with the latest projects.

Each year it's run by a team of volunteers, overseen by the Bath Digital Festival CIC, and supported by an array of fantastic sponsors.

Now approaching its fifth year, the Bath Digital Festival promises to be bigger and better than ever in 2017. Whether you fancy trying your hand at coding, taking part in interactive workshops or just want to get your hands on the latest tech, there will be plenty for everyone to take part in and enjoy.


Freestyle Design

Freestyle Designs is a Bath Based signage company that provide innovative branding and signage solutions to help develop and strengthen your current marketing strategies. From initial concept, we can design, manufacture and install signage and graphics to enhance your event, business premises, or vehicle. With the latest in wide format and direct to substrate printing technology, Freestyle Designs are the number one choice in Bath for your organisation