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Lawyer to take part in New York Marathon and give testicular cancer a run for its money

October 29, 2014
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Lawyer to take part in New York Marathon and give testicular cancer a run for its money

Family lawyer David Harper of regional firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, is preparing to run the New York Marathon this weekend – just four months after being treated for testicular cancer. David, pictured, will join an estimated 60,000 runners on the start line on Staten Island on Sunday to take part...

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Growth at staff development group RTS leads to four new jobs

October 28, 2014
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RTS Group, the Chippenham-based automotive learning and development consultancy, has recruited a quartet of new starters as it continues to grow. Emma Tozer joins as an HR adviser, Jason Furnell as a project manager, Alex Jones, 22, as an e-solutions developer, and as Sammi Jones as client services team administrator. Their arrival takes staffing...

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Bath specialist property manager takes up post as chairman of trade body

October 28, 2014
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Bath specialist property manager takes up post as chairman of trade body

Martin Perry, managing director of Bath-based West of England Estates Management, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA), the trade body for the leasehold management sector. ARMA promotes high standards through advice, training and guidance to its 300-plus members and also produces guidance materials for leaseholders and...

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Former City law firm partner appointed as next chairman of Bath Building Society

October 27, 2014
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Former City law firm partner appointed as next chairman of Bath Building Society

Bath Building Society has appointed Robert Derry-Evans to succeed Chris Moorsom as chairman with effect from January 1 next year. Robert, pictured, who joined the board as a non-executive director this June, has extensive experience in leading a substantial international legal practice – he was a partner in City of London law firm CMS...

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Withy King earns top billing from its trainees in respected annual legal guide

October 27, 2014
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Withy King earns top billing from its trainees in respected annual legal guide

Positive comments by trainee solicitors at regional law firm Withy King, which has a major two office in Bath, have earned it top billing in eight categories in an online guide used by law students when planning their career. Withy King was named a ‘winner’ for job satisfaction, quality of work, client contact, living...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 26, 2014
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Monday 27 October Trading statement: Petra Diamonds AGM: Brooks Macdonald Economics: Confederation of British Industry reported sales figures, Nationwide house price data Tuesday 28 October Finals: Epistem, Utilitywise Trading statements: BG, BP, Guinness Peat, Lloyds Banking, Standard Chartered, UBM AGM: Indus Gas EGMs: Balfour Beatty, Bellzone Mining, Doriemus, TUI Travel Wednesday 29 October Interims:...

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Award nomination for Bath’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

October 23, 2014
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Award nomination for Bath’s SETsquared business incubator in recognition of its track record

SETsquared, the highly-successful business incubator backed by the University of Bath, has been named as one of the UK’s most dedicated champions of entrepreneurs. SETsquared, whose Bath base is in the university's Innovation Centre at Carpenters House, will compete in the national finals of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards next month after judges were...

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New chair of trustees for Quartet Community Foundation

October 22, 2014
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New chair of trustees for Quartet Community Foundation

Quartet Community Foundation, the organisation that matches philanthropists’ donations with good causes across the West of England, has appointed Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT senior partner Robert Bourns as its chair of trustees. Robert will work with the board of trustees and Quartet’s executive team to support the foundation’s work. He succeeds Stephen Parsons, Deputy...

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Law firm Stone King looks for more growth as it reaches milestone of 200 staff

October 21, 2014
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Law firm Stone King looks for more growth as it reaches milestone of 200 staff

Law firm Stone King, which has the largest of its three offices in Bath, has appointed its 200th member of staff as it continues with ambitious plans to grow its regional and national legal teams. The arrival of Sean Knight, who joins as a paralegal in the trusts and estates team, marks a milestone...

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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

October 20, 2014
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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

Property agency GVA has expanded its regional office agency team with the appointment of Alex Riddell as a senior surveyor. Alex, pictured, joins GVA at a time of strong growth for the South West office in Bristol and its office agency team in particular, which has just been placed at the top of the...

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