Baroness Janke. had the vision for Bristol Futures in 2010 whilst she was Leader of Bristol City Council. Bristol Futures was unique - a crosscutting Council Department to lead on digital innovation and infrastructure, economic development and skills, resilience and environmental sustainability and European and international strategy.
Stephen Hilton was appointed as the first Director of Bristol Futures. He set about building a team that faced outwards towards the city, Europe and the World.
Bristol Futures' mission was a creative, smart, green and connected city - attractive to funders and investors; recognised locally and globally for its willingness to experiment openly with disruptive new ideas and for building an inclusive, citizen-focussed approach to innovation.
In Pcrober 2016, Stephen Hilton made the difficult decision to move on from Bristol City Council to pursue his vision for a new shared model of developing smart, sustainable, resilient cities based on Public - Private - People - Partnerships. Suzanne Wilson, formally City Innovation Manager at the City Council joined and Bristol Futures Global Ltd launched in November 2017.
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