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Hunt for new Bath BID boss starts as founding chief executive Andrew Cooper announces his departure

July 15, 2015
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Hunt for new Bath BID boss starts as founding chief executive Andrew Cooper announces his departure

Bath Business Improvement District (BID) chief executive Andrew Cooper – who has been at its helm since its launch in 2011 – is to leave to take up a similar role in Leeds, it was announced today. Mr Cooper, pictured, will be joining the newly launched Leeds Business Improvement District – the UK’s third...

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Director appointed to head DTZ’s new town planning team in the South West

July 13, 2015
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Director appointed to head DTZ’s new town planning team in the South West

Property agents DTZ has recruited Chris Hays to head a new town planning team that will provide consultancy services across the South West. His role will involve developing DTZ’s town planning profile and portfolio in the region and nationally. A chartered town planner with 16 years’ experience, Chris, pictured, is also a member of...

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Serco Group director of finance and strategy joins Wincanton

July 10, 2015
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Serco Group director of finance and strategy joins Wincanton

Wincanton, the Chippenham-based logistics group, has appointed Tim Lawlor as group finance director and an executive director. He takes up the role on September 28, replacing Adrian Colman who will become chief executive on August 1. Current chief executive Eric Born steps down from that role on July 31 to take up a new...

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New finance director for Alliance Pharma

July 10, 2015
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New finance director for Alliance Pharma

Chippenham-based specialty pharmaceutical firm Alliance Parma has appointed Andrew Franklin as finance director.  Andrew, pictured, joins the company in September 28 from Panasonic Europe, where he was general manager, European tax and accounting. From 2010 to 2012 he was finance director and company secretary of Genzyme Therapeutics, the UK & Ireland subsidiary of Genzyme...

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Specialist heating and plumbing firm takes on experienced engineer

July 10, 2015
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Specialist heating and plumbing firm takes on experienced engineer

Chris Timms, an engineer with more than 40 years’ experience, has joined Chippenham heating and plumbing firm John Williams Heating Services. Chris, pictured, who’s 63, has worked in engineering since leaving school at the age of 15. He became an apprentice and started his career in Oxford. He then moved to Wiltshire and spent...

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Epoch Wealth Management employee saddles up for international horse show

July 10, 2015
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Jaime Long, an office administrator at Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management, is to compete at the prestigious Longines Royal International Horse Show held at Hickstead later this month. Jaime, pictured, secured her place at the show – one of the country’s biggest outdoor equestrian events – after coming third in the coloured non-native pony class...

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New regional relationship director joins Lloyds’ commercial real estate team

July 9, 2015
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New regional relationship director joins Lloyds’ commercial real estate team

Lloyds Bank’s commercial real estate team has appointed David Willock as relationship director for the South West and Wales. He joins from RBS, where he was a senior director in its Bristol real estate team. During his 10 years with RBS he was responsible for loan origination and client management for real estate clients...

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AstraZeneca senior director to take up chief executive role at drugs group Vectura

June 26, 2015
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AstraZeneca senior director to take up chief executive role at drugs group Vectura

Specialist drug development group Vectura has appointed a senior director of pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca as it new chief executive, replacing Chris Blackwell, who steps down next week after 12 years in the role. James Ward-Lilley joins Chippenham-based Vectura, which licences its innovative technology for the treatment of airways diseases to other pharmaceutical companies, on...

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‘Dynamic’ Bath property expert joins Carter Jonas’ national growth strategy

June 23, 2015
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‘Dynamic’ Bath property expert joins Carter Jonas’ national growth strategy

National property consultancy Carter Jonas has appointed Clare Winnett, a senior associate in its Bath office, to its commercial board as part of its national growth strategy Vision 2020. Clare, pictured, a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a practising arbitrator and independent expert, joined Carter Jonas in 2009. With Alexandra Houghton...

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Senior creative appointments boost Bath’s Mr B & Friends

June 23, 2015
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Senior creative appointments boost Bath’s Mr B & Friends

Kate Gorringe has been appointed as creative director of Mr B & Friends, the Bath-based brand, creative and digital agency. With more than 20 years’ experience in London-based design and advertising agencies, Kate’s clients have included Lloyds TSB, JustGiving, AXA, Principality Building Society, Siniat (formerly Lafarge Plasterboard) and Sainsbury’s and she brings a strong...

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