TEDxBristol is supported by a diverse range of businesses and organisations from across the South West, all of whom are passionate about sharing great ideas and supporting Bristol's thriving creative and technology sector.

Headline Partners

Our Headline Partners are at the heart of TEDxBristol. They play a pivotal role in delivering the event, and work with the TEDxBristol team on a range of innovative and exciting collaborations, all year round.


Floating Harbour has been a long-term Media Partner with TEDxBristol and we are delighted to support the movement which has always offered us inspirational, informative and exciting experiences.

We support all of the TEDxBristol ‘pillars’ but are particularly engaged with developing ‘Fresh Talent’. Bath Spa students have taken on roles within our team to help film the event. Students are on cameras, in the edit and gain valuable industry experience. We need them too. TEDxBristol is a real job for volunteers and you have to get the job done with professionalism and limited resources. So the experience is an authentic one and the result is an incredible journey for everyone.

Floating Harbour is a production company awash with creativity, vast experience and all the latest toys. We are a small company with big ears, big experience, big ideas. Oh…and a studio and production offices on a very big boat in the heart of Bristol.

We’re extremely excited to partner with TEDxBristol again this year. Why? Because it’s a fantastic, forward-thinking organisation — and because our company shares the values that TEDxBristol represents through its three pillars: Community, Fresh Talent and Smart Planet.

Here at Newicon, we strongly believe in giving back to, and supporting, the tech community. That’s why we’ve recently worked with Bristol University and local schools to help young people develop the skills they need to work in the industry.

And that ties into our commitment to developing fresh talent. As well as sharing our knowledge and experience with the next generation of developers, digital marketers, and designers, we also encourage continued learning within our business. 

The idea of working towards a Smart Planet is particularly close to our heart. Using tech to create a better, smarter, more collaborative planet is at the core of everything our business stands for. Just look at our mantra: new tomorrow.

Newicon is a software, design and digital marketing company — helping businesses make the most of technology, the web and digital transformation. We built this web application for TEDxBristol using our new-fangled web application platform neon which we're still extremely excited about.

Opus Talent Solutions is an end-to-end talent consultancy and recruitment firm, which launched in 2008 in Bristol. We operate in the tech and energy market, with the mission to be a global leader in niche and innovative talent solutions in these fields and beyond. Just like the TEDx theme this year, we have had to reflect, rethink and reboot, and are helping our clients do the same.  

We are thrilled to be one of TEDxBristol official partners this year. As a boundary breaking talent consultancy working in rapidly evolving markets, we know first-hand the importance of reflecting, rethinking and rebooting in today’s ever-changing world.  

We are passionate about sharing ideas, promoting change, innovating and evolving. This is something we do in our own industry and fully align to TEDx’s mission to do the same in Bristol and beyond. We are beyond pleased to be partnering with an organisation who align to our mission and values.

We would be delighted to talk with you about the opportunity to partner with TEDxBristol.

Benefits to you:

  • brilliant brand assciation
  • perfect for profile raising
  • exclusive B2B events

Which of our value pillars most aligns and resonates with your organisation's values?

  • Community Partnership
  • Fresh Talent
  • Smart Planet

Our theme for 2019 is Reflect: Rethink: Reboot.

What would be the value and the value add to you that our partnership could bring? How together could we design the best possible outcome for you?

Email partnerships@TEDxBristol.com for more information.

Associate Partners

Our Associate Partners pull out all the stops to make TEDxBristol happen. Whether it's providing venue space, speaker coaching or clever apps, these are the behind-the-scenes heroes who help create a world class event.


We’re very excited to partner with TEDxBristol 2019! The theme of Reflect: Rethink: Reboot resonates strongly with our ethos of designing human centred digital products and services for a more desirable future. This can only be achieved by placing people at the centre of everything we do, taking a collaborative and inclusive approach to developing new solutions, and being agile in a fast-changing world.

BJSS is the UK’s leading privately-owned Technology and Business Consultancy. As the winner of a Queen’s Award for Enterprise, we work with organisations, to delivery digital transformation that helps millions of people every day.

Through SPARCK, our human centred design agency, we help clients develop products and services that work for real people, informed by the latest thinking on social and ethical issues.  You can learn more about SPARCK via their website, LinkedIn or Twitter

In appreciation of its importance as one of the country’s creativity and technology hubs, BJSS & SPARCK employs nearly 200 designers and technologists in Bristol. We are committed to the city’s future.

TEDxBristol is an inspiring platform for fresh voices to help us glimpse this better future, presenting new thinking and alternative pathways to consider. We are excited about the possibilities for positive change that will ripple out from the event. We look forward to collaborating with the speakers and partners committed to this change

Located in the heart of Bristol, Harbour Hotel is the perfect location for boutique bedrooms, meetings, events and conferences. Fusing two iconic former bank properties the hotel offers contemporary luxurious accommodation with impeccable design and spectacular event space. 
Renowned architect William Bruce Gingell is behind the remarkable design of the former Lloyds Bank building, inspired by Sansovino’s 16th century Venetian Library.
The Bristol Harbour Hotel is delighted to support TEDxBristol, this relationship allows new and exciting local connections to be made and welcomes a new audience through our doors!

As an organisation trying to change attitudes to waste, we value the power of ideas to make a real difference. Our award-winning campaign ‘Slim My Waste’, changed Bristolian’s view of food waste to such a degree that we have seen a 20% increase in the amount collected; increasing our sustainability as a city, saving money and our planet. We’re now helping other cities to make the same change.
That’s why partnering with TEDxBristol, and in particular supporting their Smart Planet and Sustainability value pillar was an obvious choice. We’re excited to see TEDxBristol’s new green initiatives and be inspired by the wonderful array of speakers we know await.
Bristol Waste is your local recycling, waste collection and street cleansing company. We are committed to working in partnership with the people of Bristol to help all communities recycle more and throw away less. Our vision is to create a cleaner greener Bristol.

It was an easy choice to support TEDx Bristol because we share the same values. New game-changing ideas is what we’re made of. Being Bristol is what we’re made of. Over 170 years ago our founders had a real game changer of an idea – to bring fresh, clean water to Bristol to make the city a healthier place for everyone so everyone could go out to work and provide for their families. Good ideas are essential to the future of the city and TEDx Bristol is at the heart of those ideas. That’s why we fully support their Community Partnership pillar.

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!

OggaDoon is back as media partner, delivering content that packs a punch for TEDxBristol 2019, following the sell-out success of 2015 and 2017. Combining the creativity of the human brain with the algorithms of digital marketing and the curiosity of PR what OggaDoon deliver thrives on the passion and ambitions of its clients to drive truly creative strategic campaigns.

The team is passionate about people, profile raising for inspirational folk, offering on the ground experience through apprenticeship schemes and work experience connecting people and businesses within Bristol’s creative community and beyond. At TEDxBristol, OggaDoon works with volunteers and students ensuring that everyone gets the most out of the event and that all content runs smoothly on the day. 

A paperless company that champions sustainability, OggaDoon works with green companies in waste management, sustainable housing, and smart tech to promote a more environmentally friendly planet for us all. OggaDoon fits TEDxBristol’s Fresh Talent and Smart Planet values well.

Runway East offers space for startups to work, meet, think and socialise together. Our coworking spaces exist to make a million breakthroughs happen - by nurturing ambitious startups on their path to greatness, building valuable connections along the way. We know that startups shift and evolve, that's why we offer flexible contracts to accommodate growing companies. 

We also trust in the power of community; from introducing founders to investors with our Investor Office Hours to hosting delicious Cake Wednesdays every week, we're all about fostering growth and happiness with our members. 

We're thrilled to be partnering with TEDxBristol as we believe collaboration and innovation are paramount to a bright future. These two core pillars drive our tech community forward and help us sculpt the future of the world we live in. Did we mention we also just adore Bristol? So much we opened a new site there last year. Swing by anytime!

Reflect, Rethink, Reboot is an important message for all businesses, including TLT.

Just last year, we launched our FutureLaw initiative – designed to drive change more rapidly in the way we support clients, whether that's through legaltech, near-legal consulting or alternative resourcing.

For example, we've developed the only artificial intelligence solution in the UK that reads contracts and provides legal advice – TLT LegalSifter – to help save clients time and money. Like TEDxBristol, we're also committed to nurturing talent and work with local schools and groups to challenge a lack of gender and ethnic diversity in the law.
TLT is a UK top 50 commercial law firm headquartered in Bristol. We are proud to work with some of the UK's leading institutions and fast growth businesses with specialists in clean energy, digital, retail & consumer goods, financial services, leisure, food & drink, real estate and public sector.

The University of Bristol has made a commitment to work with regional and city partners to re-imagine itself as one of the world’s leading global civic universities. We share the values of TEDxBristol of a brighter future where people can access new opportunities and be part of the conversation to build a better world. This is why we are supporting the TEDxBristol Community in Partnership to enable people that might normally not get the chance to attend the event, can participate and be inspired to share their ideas.

The University of Bristol is developing a new world leading campus in the heart of the city of Bristol, to the east of Temple Meads station. The new campus will include inspiring spaces to meet, make new connections and hope that this year’s TEDxBristol will spark ideas in the next generation of thought leaders.

White Jackman is a law firm specialising in corporate, commercial, intellectual property and media services. Our lawyers combine in-depth legal knowledge and sound industry expertise to deliver commercial, pragmatic and innovative advice to our clients. We count multinational corporations, non-profit organisations, entrepreneurs, owner-managed businesses, brands, rights owners and production companies as clients. Our aim is to build long term relationships with our clients and add real value whenever we get involved.
We are delighted to be an official partner of TEDxBristol. As lawyers we share their passion for storytelling, and the artful use of words to communicate complex ideas into well-reasoned arguments. White Jackman look forward to working with TEDxBristol for many years to come and in particular supporting its core pillar of nurturing fledgling speakers to help them find their voice and become world-class storytellers.

We would be delighted to talk with you about the opportunity to partner with TEDxBristol.

Benefits to you:

  • brilliant brand assciation
  • perfect for profile raising
  • exclusive B2B events

Which of our value pillars most aligns and resonates with your organisation's values?

  • Community Partnership
  • Fresh Talent
  • Smart Planet

Our theme for 2019 is Reflect: Rethink: Reboot.

What would be the value and the value add to you that our partnership could bring? How together could we design the best possible outcome for you?

Email partnerships@TEDxBristol.com for more information.

Friends of TEDxBristol

Our Friends of TEDxBristol are big fans of TED and TEDx talks, and help us in many innovative ways through their networks, innovation and hands on deck!


Industry standard skills and training are at the heart of Bath Spa University’s School of Creative Industries. Our film and media students are creative, connected and industry-focused, learning their trade in our industry standard TV studio and post-production facilities. Our Film, Television and Digital Production course is partnered with Pinewood Studios and supported by scholarships from Oscar winning movie producer, David Puttnam. 

Working in partnership, with a diverse range of companies - from TEDxBristol to the VR Lab - we make sure our graduates have the skills the South West’s creative industries need. That’s why Bath Spa University students are invited back, every time, to work with TEDxBristol.

Bath Spa University offers a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education and business. Our courses help the next generation of creative talent develop the problem solving, creative and people skills they need to that maximise their employability in the 21stcentury workplace. 

Celebrating creativity and big ideas is something we share a passion for with TEDxBristol – we’re delighted to be partnering for a third time.

Blackstar Solutions is a trusted telecoms provider who deliver best-of-breed business communication solutions. At Blackstar, we pride ourselves on having long-established customer relationships. Our 5-star Trustpilot rating speaks volumes for a positive experience and our customer-first approach.

We partnered with TEDxBristol as we believe in the power of sharing innovative ideas and in nurturing new talent. 

TechFusion, a tech expo we organise, connects people and technology through seminars from future tech pioneers and exhibits from innovative tech companies. We were thrilled to have TEDxBristol produce their Reflect, Rethink, Reboot podcast with a diverse group of panellists, covering the future of business technology.   

At Blackstar we believe we are only as strong as our people and we’re invested in nurturing new talent from the South West. We’ve hired and developed apprentices over the last two and a half years. They’ve completed a variety of courses and continue to develop their skills in the telecoms industry. 

We look forward to engaging with the TEDxBristol community and getting involved in their initiatives.  

The Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel enjoys a prime location sitting majestically at the heart of vibrant Bristol city centre. Inspired by the building’s heritage, the 150-year-old historic Victorian-style hotel has recently completed an extensive renovation and promises a premium hotel experience in keeping with its royal name. The elegantly designed suites provide comfort and upgraded amenities to enhance your stay.

Situated in an exceptional location and boasting of its award-winning service, the Bristol Marriott City Centre is your home away from home. With one of best equipped Leisure Clubs in the city centre, the hotel promises well-appointed bedrooms and the Outdoor Urban Terrace is a one-of-a-kind gathering place for friends and family. You can visit them on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

If you're hosting an event in Central Bristol, you have several flexible venues at your disposal. Discover all that this stunning city has to offer as you will be just a short walk from Bristol Cathedral, Cabot Circus shopping centre, Bristol Hippodrome Theatre and Temple Meads train station.

Bristol Old Vic is delighted to be part of TEDxBristol this year and welcome some of the most creative minds in the city through our doors. Last year saw a fundamental shift in Bristol Old Vic’s relationship with its city as the organisation heralded in a new era. A new building was unveiled to transform the front of house into a welcoming place for Bristol to come together and a new Studio theatre to nurture the imaginations of future generations. This is why we have chosen to support the TEDxBristol values of Community Partnership and Fresh Talent.
Having a space in which a community can share experiences, imagination and innovation is something we have championed for over 250 years. Our building exists in order for people from every part of the city to discover the endless possibilities when we come together and share ideas. Working alongside TEDxBristol feels like the perfect addition to our ongoing exploration of what a regional theatre can offer its community. We can’t wait to see what ideas are discovered and conversations sparked through this collaboration.

Ideas move quickly and emerging innovation often leads to developments and disruptions in commercial law.

At Clarke Willmott Solicitors, we like to work with the game-changers who are pushing the boundaries. That’s why we have joined TEDxBristol as a Fresh Talent Partner, so we can mingle with some of the best creative and tech talent in the South West. It keeps us on our toes and we enjoy helping young businesses blossom.

Our solicitors can support you with all the legal advice you need to stay ahead of the game and take your early stage business to the next level. We are currently developing an online tool to help growth businesses identify what their legal priorities should be. This will be available on our website mid-Autumn 2019.

We are delighted to be a TEDxBristol 2019 Partner and wholeheartedly support the Fresh Talent values.

The world of travel inspiration is changing.  Word of mouth through friends and family is the most trusted source of destination information, inspiring people to visit new places and having new experiences.  Social media is a further extension of this word of mouth and the story telling element of TEDxBristol is at the heart of how we develop and nurture the city region narrative for the visitor, then using social channels to share the information.

Sharing pictures, stories, itineraries and experiences with others, inspire them to seek these out for themselves.
Visit Bristol is the travel and tourism team at Destination Bristol – a not for profit organisation who, along with the Meet Bristol Convention Bureau, drive visitors to the city region from the UK and overseas promoting and developing Bristol’s visitor economy.

Dial A Geek is an IT support company based in Bedminster, Bristol. Their mission is to help businesses meet their goals with the use of tech. They install IT infrastructures and support SMEs in Bristol and the surrounding area, with over 700 clients on their books.
We first decided to support TEDxBristol in 2017, as we LOVE positive disruption (of lousy IT solutions that stand in the way of companies reaching their business dreams; of outdated systems that are unexciting and inefficient; of the stereotype of boring, unsociable IT technicians).
We are very pleased to be partnering with TEDxBristol again this year. TEDxBristol’s Smart Planet value pillar is completely in line with our mission of promoting sustainability in IT. We’d especially like to focus on the ideas of paperless office and providing refurbished computers only as a green alternative to brand new equipment. Each refurbished laptop saves 350 kg of carbon!

We’re a firm of accountants, business advisors and Xero specialists based in Bristol and Bath. Established in 2013 with the simple aim of providing ambitious businesses with hands-on finance support and FD-level strategic advice. 
The importance TEDxBristol places on Community in Partnership aligns deeply with our values here at FD Works. Using our expertise we’ve supported a variety of growing start-ups, scalable businesses and established companies across Bristol and the wider South West. 
We believe in collaboration; sharing tools, expertise and networks with those we work with. Understanding that success comes from committed relationships that are mutually beneficial and sustainable for all in the long-term.

Healthy Leads is a marketing agency with ‘Ideas Worth Spreading’ at the heart of how we work. Our primary focus is Facebook advertising and our approach is to give everything away up front. We work with ethical organisations who are already running ads and show them how to get a higher return / make more impact for their money.
TEDxBristol’s values of Community Partnership and Smart Planet align deeply with ours. When they asked us to help them it was a no-brainer. Our business is designed to tread very lightly on the planet. We always look to find local opportunities where possible. We've helped some great West Country organisations already, and are excited to get to know more through this fantastic TEDxBristol community.

A graphic designer originating from Devon inspired by vibrant colours and geometry, Lewis Osborne graduated from Plymouth University with a degree in Graphic Communication with Typography. Specialising in branding and identity, Lewis works on projects with the goal of bringing brands to life. Lewis lives in Bristol continuing to use his artistic flare to create work that is impactful and memorable.
I heard from a friend that TEDxBristol was looking for designer to help create a new brand identity. I was interested to work with TEDxBristol due to its large presence and the knowledge that they bring to our society. Having been a fan of TED for years, it was an opportunity I couldn't pass up. 
The idea for the logo stemmed from references to technological advancements. Using a circuit board style line cutting through a section of the word Reboot alludes to a system restarting and updating. This idea fits in with the ideologies that I feel TEDxBristol represents, a collection of new ideas and ways of solving problems creatively. 

Sauce is a cloud based video creation platform enabling brands to create authentic video with their teams and community. The Sauce platform powers the sharing of ideas and collaboration, putting community at the heart of a brands voice through video. We share TEDxBristol’s spirit of ideas worth spreading. So we’re extremely excited to support TEDxBristol in discovering the disruptors of today and sharing their amazing ideas and discoveries with the world.

Smith & Williamson is one of the UK’s top 10 accounting firms and a leading investment management business. The Bristol office is home to around 190 people offering an exceptionally broad range of financial services to individuals and businesses across the West of England and beyond.
We encourage our staff to engage and support the social fabric of our city and beyond through our CSR activity. For example, we recently supported the Aldridge Institute for Enterprise and Entrepreneurship’s inaugural Elevate summer school in Bristol. 35 students from academies run by the Aldridge Foundation, which operates schools in several deprived parts of the UK, took part in a 5 day event supported by staff from Smith & Williamson and NatWest.
We know the TEDxBristol team are as passionate about nurturing new talent as we are and are therefore delighted to be supporting this year’s event and wish them every success.

TrueStart Coffee is wild about spreading innovative ideas, so becoming a key partner of TEDxBristol was a natural decision for us, with a particular focus on the community and smart planet initiatives.

TrueStart Coffee is a ‘wild for life’ young Bristol brand that makes incredibly refreshing ethical, award-winning cold brew coffee drinks bursting with flavour. They have no sugar, no calories and nothing artificial. TrueStart Cold Brew Coffee is vegan, Rainforest Alliance certified and sourced from where their founder Helena used to live in South America.

Proudly independent, family run and packed with good vibes, TrueStart believes in having it all - you can feel on top of the world while doing good for the world. So, liberate yourself to do the unexpected. Jump into extraordinary and make a splash.

Women’s Tech Hub was set up to be a support network for women in the tech industry, to share information and signpost to other great supportive networks and to collaborate on great initiatives.  TEDxBristol is one of those great initiatives – giving voice to people and ideas that need to be heard.

We support the tech-curious, returners and industry as we live in a world that is increasingly tech-enabled we believe that everyone should be working with, in or simply tech aware to help enable everyone to solve problems and improve our lives. This has to be inclusive so regardless of social, gender, ethnicity or anything else that can be used as a barrier, we should all have access and knowledge which is a shared passion we have with TEDxBristol. Women’s Tech Hub are more than excited to partner with TEDxBristol as a community Partner. 

We would be delighted to talk with you about the opportunity to partner with TEDxBristol.

Benefits to you:

  • brilliant brand assciation
  • perfect for profile raising
  • exclusive B2B events

Which of our value pillars most aligns and resonates with your organisation's values?

  • Community Partnership
  • Fresh Talent
  • Smart Planet

Our theme for 2019 is Reflect: Rethink: Reboot.

What would be the value and the value add to you that our partnership could bring? How together could we design the best possible outcome for you?

Email partnerships@TEDxBristol.com for more information.