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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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Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

October 20, 2014
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Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

Commercial law firm Thrings has appointed two solicitors to its fast-growing commercial property team as a result of continued organic growth and a series of new client wins. Associate Steve Schofield and solicitor Beth Nicholls will further strengthen Thrings’ commercial property and construction offering across its four main offices in Bath, Bristol, Swindon and...

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Non-executive director to leave publishing group Future

October 17, 2014
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Non-executive director to leave publishing group Future

Mark Whiteling is to stand down as a non-executive director of Bath-based international media group Future with effect from November 30 to take up a role as non-executive director at global travel business Hogg Robinson. Mark, pictured, has been a non-executive director at Future for just over four years and has chaired its audit...

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New head of naval architecture for Bath’s BMT Defence Services

October 15, 2014
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New head of naval architecture for Bath’s BMT Defence Services

Andy Harris has been appointed as the new head of naval architecture at Bath-based BMT Defence Services, a subsidiary of international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy BMT Group. Andy, pictured, a chartered engineer who joined BMT in 1996, will bring the best practice from the large projects he has worked on to the...

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New appointment boosts Mogers Drewett’s private client team

October 9, 2014
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New appointment boosts Mogers Drewett’s private client team

Law firm Mogers Drewett has appointed Kirstie Carr to its Bath-based private client team. Kirstie, pictured, has a broad range of experience including dealing with wills, trusts, powers of attorney, court of protection work and estate administration. She also has a particular interest in tax and estate planning having spent the past two years...

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More growth on the way at accountants BDO as new South West lead partner takes the reins

October 8, 2014
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More growth on the way at accountants BDO as new South West lead partner takes the reins

Accountancy firm BDO has appointed a new lead partner for the South West as it prepares to grow its staff by a fifth and expand its regional head office. Andrea Bishop, an experienced audit partner who has been at the firm for 10 years, has taken over from Graham Randall, who has led the...

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UWE vice-chancellor Steve West is new CBI South West chair

October 6, 2014
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UWE vice-chancellor Steve West is new CBI South West chair

The CBI has appointed University of the West of England (UWE) vice chancellor Steve West as its South West regional chair. Prof West, pictured, replaces Graham Cole of helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland, who has held the role for the past two years. He will support CBI member companies in the region and represent South West...

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New regional head of business development for Institute of Directors

September 29, 2014
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New regional head of business development for Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors has expanded its team in the South West with the appointment of Hannah Goodenough as head of business development. Hannah, pictured, who lives in Bath, will be based at the regional headquarters at the Bristol & Bath Science Park and will be responsible for retaining and attracting membership across the South West. She brings...

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The LAST WORD: Esther McMorris, chief executive, Nine Feet Tall

September 26, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Esther McMorris, chief executive, Nine Feet Tall

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Esther McMorris, founder of Bath-based change management consultancy Nine Feet Tall, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? I started watching the Bourne Identity the other night...

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New head of IT at estate agency group Andrews underpins its pioneering approach to technology

September 26, 2014
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New head of IT at estate agency group Andrews underpins its pioneering approach to technology

Estate agency Andrews has appointed Will Newell as its new head of IT as a demonstration of its commitment to leading the field in its use of technology. Will, pictured, takes up the role having previously led all IT services at Gloucester City Council. He is based at Andrews’ group headquarters in Keynsham. Will’s...

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