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 were at the heart of TEDxBristol 2017. They played a pivotal role in delivering the event, and worked 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 to make the most of digital technology and digital transformation.

We are very excited to be partnering with TEDxBristol, as we believe enthusiasm and big ideas are extremely important to an innovative environment.

Just like TEDxBristol we are all about sharing ideas and being passionate about the future – hoorah!

Oh - and we built this web application for TEDxBristol using our new-fangled web application development platform neon  which we're extremely excited about.

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!”

Burges Salmon is the independent UK law firm which delivers the best mix of advice, service and value.  As the city's largest law firm and a major Bristol employer, we are pleased to have the opportunity to once again align ourselves with the innovative and creative thinking that gets shared through TEDx events.  We are excited to support TEDxBristol 2017 and to promote the sharing of ideas.

Associate Partners

Our Associate Partners pulled out all the stops to make TEDxBristol 2017 brilliant. From Value in Kind in the form of lighting rigs, social media strategy or business 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!"

At Five Star Crew Co. we believe you get what you pay for and we are prepared to invest our profits in the crew at the heart of our business. As a result we are able to offer you a highly professional service using reliable, experienced and motivated teams at a competitive price. Five Star is unique in the way we value the expertise of our workforce and this means we only employ the best.

If you are looking for high quality crew services, with a dedicated Regional Manager providing a bespoke package then Five Star Crew Co. is the business for you.

At Hodos Consultancy Co. we are very experienced in the fact that a well-told story sets culture, drives strategy, engages teams, compels listeners, evokes emotional response and transforms consumers into advocates. We help maximise the effectiveness of stories by enhancing the way they are told; for companies, private individuals, and 3rd sector organisations, through a combination of interactive workshops and personalised coaching.

Hearing the amazing things people are doing across Bristol, the South-west and the world is a genuine inspiration. The opportunity to help the amazing individuals who speak at TEDxBristol is a privilege. Seeing them develop their stories, from early ideas through to stepping on stage, is one of the highlights of our professional lives.

We are so proud to have been supporting TEDxBristol since 2015 and look forward to meeting the Fresh Talent who will be gracing the stage at TEDxBristol 2019 in November!

Utopium has 25 years’ experience delivering bespoke lighting, rigging and technical support to creatively enhance events. The latest technology LED lighting, digital desks and vast experience equip Utopium to supply the most technically challenging projects within the music, sport, corporate, conference, education and broadcast sectors. Utopium’s client list includes Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Boom Town Fair, Blackpool Illuminations, Google Glass UK Launch, BBC 6 Music Festival, Bristol Green Capital Launch and The Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ premier. Being a Bristol-based company it’s a privilege to work on such a prestigious, local event and help focus on the inspirational individuals who are doing things differently to make a big difference.

Discover Your Bounce is a group of companies inspired to create health and happiness in a world of stress and overwhelm. We provide a range of practical, life-improving programmes and events for individuals and organisations that bring about immediate, long-term results. Our group mission is to become the 'Go To' company for health and happiness, globally. We are based in Bristol and comprise Directors Laura Barnett, Nicky Marshall and Sharon Critchlow.

We are excited to be the Curator of the TEDx Wellbeing area, providing a haven of calm and inspiration for visitors wanting to further enhance their TEDx experience! We would love you to come and visit us on the top floor, take a breath and dare to disrupt your own life in a positive way!


Uniquity's mission is to help financial services brands to truly connect with their audiences, exploring new ways to make finance more straightforward, more engaging – more human. Founded to realise the ambitions of fast-moving financial service businesses, Uniquity offers focused marketing support and delivery. Pairing industry experience with data-driven strategy, we provide a complete outsourced marketing solution – fulfilling brand potential and helping firms achieve the exceptional.

We know that finance, like other businesses doesn't stand still. Real innovation comes from those with the vision to occupy the cutting edge. We're delighted to be supporting the team at TEDxBristol to help them discover the challengers and disruptors of tomorrow, here in our own city. By working with the right partners and sponsors, together we will make great things happen.

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.

Slide is a shared ride-to-work service designed specifically with the Bristol commuter in mind, and all bookable using a clever app. Here’s how it works:

  1. Book your ride, either days in advance, or just minutes before

  2. Walk to your allocated pickup point (usually not more than 3 minutes away)

  3. Ride with others going the same way

Slide's upfront fares are great value and won’t change, no matter the demand, they'll let you know of any delays with real time updates direct to your device, there’s free Wi-Fi onboard and their drivers are super friendly!

Supporting Partners

Our 2017 Supporting Partners are big fans of TED talks, and 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.


Diverse Insights is a CSR consultancy which helps businesses think outside the box. Our ‘takeover days’ bring in new ideas and expertise into business through community engagement and participation. It benefits business and creates a positive impact in the local community.

We are proud to work with TEDx in creating an accessible event which positively disrupts Bristol’s social divide. Through our work we know that diversity drives innovation; increasing our perspective, giving us new horizons to aim for. We look forward to the impact of such a diverse TEDx event in inspiring and raising aspiration in young people and communities across the city.

Speakezee is the world's largest searchable database of academic speakers. We are pleased to be partnering with TEDxBristol by hosting salon events that complement the main stage speakers. These salons will enable attendees to engage more with the TEDx experience by providing the opportunity to meet and talk with experts.

Solverboard helps organisations of all sizes thrive by bringing their people together into engaged, collaborative communities focused on specific challenges. TEDxBristol is using our cost-effective, easy-to-use idea management tool to inspire and capture the collective intelligence of all attendees to enable conversations to continue and who knows? Maybe solve some of the big issues raised during the event.

Bristol & Bath Regional Capital is committed to creating positive change in the West of England using investment as a tool. We empower communities by bringing together ethically-minded investors with innovative local organisations to finance projects for the good of the region. We help organisations in the Bristol and Bath area who are making an impact in the community and are aiming to grow and become more sustainable by sourcing investment, working especially with groups delivering community services, running community assets or looking to build community-led affordable housing.

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

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.

Romaric is an independent lettering artist based in Bristol, UK. He hand draws letters to help them say more than the words they write: help the name of a company show its values in its logo or on a t-shirts, or make a quote carry specific feelings on a poster or editorial illustration, for example... Bring your words, he'll draw them! 

At WithPrint we’re here to help clients find another level, to use our craft and knowledge to challenge expectations. That’s why we constantly test and push and explore. We’re designers too, so we speak the same language. And we tell it like it is — no flimflam, waffle or excuses.
We work with leading design, branding and ad agencies on all kinds of projects, the world over. From business cards to bus sides, we always bring the same level of pride, precision and perfectionism to every job we take on.

OVO started as an idea around the kitchen table.  A couple of friends listing what they wanted from their energy supplier, but weren’t getting.

Things like fair pricing. Great service. Clear and simple information. Technology to make managing your energy easier.

And above all, honesty and openness.

Screenology offers a hub of activity for emerging filmmakers. We are a production company and film school launched in Bristol in 2015 (and coming to London in 2018!). We have set out to establish an exciting, progressive organisation immersed in the future of filmmaking, with our course uniquely designed to launch careers yet before our students graduate. 

EON – The Event Organisers Network - is a free resource to help you plan events, private or corporate. Established in 2012, the EON network has over 700 trusted event professionals, venues and suppliers from across the Bristol and Bath region.  

Over the past year, EON has been helping to deliver TEDxBristol and associated events including the Launch Party, the VIP Dinner and tradeshows. This epitomises the ethos and purpose of EON, embracing the volunteer spirit of TEDx by offering unbiased expertise, time and contacts to deliver amazing events.


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