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.

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.

100 years is a long time, but for many children born today it’s an age they will likely live past.

It’s an impressive medical feat, but one that creates new challenges for our health, communities and working habits. New thinking is needed to reflect, rethink and reboot our attitudes towards life so we can all thrive, not just survive.

That’s why we partnered with TEDx Bristol. To ensure 15 people with fresh perspectives could voice their ideas – and perhaps change the world. 

As a pure strategic and creative healthcare agency we’re fascinated by the opportunities presented by new healthcare technologies, treatments and methods of care.

We exist to enhance the way these transformative ideas are presented to the people that matter – developing powerful communications that influence mindsets, increase brand value and progress the world of health.

For over 30 years we have been a trusted provider of audio visual, scenic and technical support to the events industry; delivering live events with proven reliability and standard of excellence of all sizes in the UK and across the globe. 

The beauty of our company is that we have the skill and technology to produce AGM’s for some of the largest companies in the world and can also cater for smaller events always maintaining quality and standards of production.

Based in Bristol we operate anywhere in the UK also internationally producing eclectic, exciting work. We are constantly reviewing, researching and investing in the latest technology and equipment to ensure we stay at the forefront of the industry providing our clients with the best quality product available.

We have a dedicated, industrious, friendly team with a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our business has been built up on a reputation of exceptional work and customer satisfaction. 

We are delighted to partner with TEDxBristol as the high standard of production and the eclectic mix of fresh talent is exactly a match with our values. 

We look forward to being part of making 2019 an exceptional year for TEDxBristol.

For nearly 60 years, food lovers throughout the south-west have relied on us for exceptional dining, whatever the occasion. We’ve built our reputation on providing great food, prepared with flair, skill and passion.

Whatever event you’re planning, Fosters can help make it extra special. You can rely on our experience, knowledge and expertise, our friendly service, and our fabulous food – we’re experts in making you look good. Our event management team is ready to spring into action – listening to your exact needs, understanding your business and ensuring your event is tailor-made to impress.

We begin with sourcing the very best seasonal ingredients, from the finest local suppliers. It’s better for the environment and the local economy. And, as we’re independently owned, we’re free to use only those suppliers offering the freshest produce of the highest quality.

From the fish delivered daily from Brixham to the Elmore Court quince in our homemade chutney, our talented chefs use only the finest, freshest local and seasonal produce to design imaginative and tasty menus. 

We’re more than just exceptional caterers, we’re a total event management company that provides a complete bespoke service. From the moment you call us, until the last carriage.

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!

At SYMEC, we are passionate about Connecting Things. Together.

As a business, we connect workers, workspaces and information – helping our customers to get the most out of the mobile technology that powers their businesses.

Our experience and proactive approach to solutions in mobile and IoT are just a few of the reasons why businesses like Virgin, Addison Lee and BP prefer us.

As individuals, we are passionate about nurturing the next generation of game-changers who share our values:

Rooted in Respect, Innovating Together, Always Curious and Boldly Ambitious. We anchor these values by looking outside of our four walls to support and engage in the community where we live and work.

We are lucky to be based here in Bristol – one of the most important and productive technology clusters in the UK. Innovation is at the heart of what we do at SYMEC and we are excited to be a part of TED’s global culture of innovation.

We look forward to collaborating with TEDxBristol to bring new thinking to the thriving creative and technology sector here in the South West.

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.

UWE Bristol Music Technology is proud to partner with TEDxBristol, by helping TEDxBristol to reach its global audience through sound and podcasts.

This partnership is great opportunity for our students on their journey to becoming early career professionals to work with experienced producers and influences on authentic real-world projects and programmes.

We hope to continue this partnership by enabling more "Fresh Talent" in creative and technical fields to share, develop and enhance TEDxBristol to achieve the “Smart Planet” of tomorrow.

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.