TEDxBristol is supported by a diverse range of businesses and organisations from across the South West, all of whom are passionate about great ideas and Bristol's creative and independent spirit. Thank you to our brilliant partners and sponsors for their time, energy and enthusiasm in delivering TEDxBristol's most ambitious event to date.

Premier Partners

Our Premier Partners are at the heart of TEDxBristol 2017. They play a pivotal role in delivering the event, and work with the TEDxBristol team on a range of innovative and exciting collaborations in order to create a TEDx for Bristol to be proud of.


Newicon are a web and software company helping businesses make the most of digital technology. They are very excited to be partnering with TEDxBristol, as they believe enthusiasm and big ideas are extremely important to an innovative environment. Just like TEDxBristol they are all about sharing ideas and being passionate about the future – hoorah!

Floating Harbour Films is a production company awash with creativity, vast experience and all the latest toys. "We’re excited, delighted and can’t wait to be a part of the TEDx experience, in our favourite city. We are a small company with big ears, big experience, big ideas. Oh… and a very big boat. Right in the heart of Bristol. Come and say hi!”

Associate Partners

Our Associate Partners pull out all the stops to make TEDxBristol brilliant. From Value in Kind in the form of lighting rigs, social media strategy or legal advice, to rehearsal space and set design, these are the behind-the-scenes heroes who make TEDxBristol a world class event.


We are a guerrilla communications business, increasing reach through great story telling using a mash up of traditional and unorthodox ways.  We work with people and businesses that have a passion and purpose, often unearthing strong, compelling brand values that connect people together.

 It’s simply great to be back and supporting TEDxBristol again. 2015 was a phenomenal event, with the talks touching many people in the room and later on screen.  TEDx allows free thinking, delivers provocations and expands our minds. It’s quirkiness suits Bristol down to a T - TEDx and Bristol is like an aligning of stars it is just so right.

MMA provides event technical consultancy, technical advice, production management for creative lighting, audio visual, rigging, power logistics through to event logistics.

MMA prides itself with providing its clients with high-quality, innovative work, delivered by a team who have spent 3 decades travelling globally, working on a multitude of different events and thereby gaining a wealth of knowledge ready to provide proven solutions.

MMA’s team are not only highly experienced but come with endless amounts of passion and energy and are dedicated to providing the best of the best service complete with a brilliant sense of fun – we love working with clients who also have the same mind-set as us.

Mike Matthews, MMA's founder was born in the Trinidad but has lived in Bristol for most of his life. He says, "I am personally looking forward to supporting TEDx because it immediately allows me the opportunity to offer my knowledge and expertise to assist on such a creditable Bristol project. Bristol is unique like London but ever-so more compact. We are a city that has an unprecedented wealth of knowledge, experience and resources to offer to everybody and anybody. Plus as soon as I had my first production meeting with Mel - the producer - the passion + energy that came across was enough to make me sign up to be part of this crazy team!"

Supporting Partners

Our 2017 Supporting Partners are big fans of TED talks, and this year have pledged to help us in many innovative ways. From amplifying our launch event, to meeting room space, or good old fashioned cash sponsorship, we thank you for your support and generosity.


Business Showcase South West is a free-to-attend business exhibition welcoming over 200 exhibitors from across the region and up to 2500 attendees. It has become the largest free business event for the South West region.

May’s Business Showcase South West Event is the official launch pad for TEDxBristol 2017, the moment that the UK’s largest TEDx event is announced, and a chance to discover how you can pitch to become a speaker at the 2017 event. It takes place at The Ashton Gate Stadium on Wednesday 17th May from 10.00am-4.00pm.

The Showcase was founded by Bristol-based entrepreneur and broadcaster Jamie Breese. He says “We are all set for a huge year, with the icing being the Launch Partner for TEDxBristol. I want the Showcase to be a business-packed experience that delegates will feel compelled to stay at all day long and for followers and fans of TEDxBristol to fully reap the benefits of a trio of TEDxBristol events on the day.”

To book a free delegate ticket, click here

Iken is the UK’s leading provider of information management, workflow management and reporting software for in house legal and HR teams.

Our software works intuitively to increase efficiency, drive productivity and minimise risk – as well as providing detailed management information, in real time, at the touch of a button. Reducing your paper usage and encouraging a more agile, flexible working environment for your team.

Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. Offering a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education, social science and business to 7,000 students, the University employs outstanding creative professionals, which support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise. Celebrating creative insights is something we share a passion for TEDxBristol – we’re delighted to be partnering for a second year.

Bristol & Bath Science Park (BBSP) is a world-class environment that provides the space, flexibility and support for science and technology businesses to accelerate their growth and success. BBSP located in the north of Bristol is one of regions most attractive places to locate your Science or Technology Business, network with likeminded people or host a meeting or conference. Visit our website www.bbsp.co.uk to find out more.

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