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New chair of trustees for Quartet Community Foundation

October 22, 2014
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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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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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