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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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Former NatWest regional director joins Bishop Fleming’s corporate finance team

June 23, 2015
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Former NatWest regional director joins Bishop Fleming’s corporate finance team

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has an office in Bath, has boosted its corporate finance team with the appointment of Charles Davey, the former NatWest director of structured finance in the South West and South Wales. Mr Davey joins Bishop Fleming as director of corporate finance after eight years at the bank, where he...

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Law firm Thrings chalks up double-digit organic growth for second year running

June 22, 2015
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Law firm Thrings chalks up double-digit organic growth for second year running

Annual turnover at regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has leapt by 10% to £27.5m – the second consecutive year it has achieved double-digit growth. The firm said a client-focused strategy and modern and transparent pricing models coupled with strong organic growth contributed to the increase in the year to...

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Associate promotions boost Mogers Drewett’s family, private client and commercial property teams

June 17, 2015
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Associate promotions boost Mogers Drewett’s family, private client and commercial property teams

Law firm Mogers Drewett, which has offices in Bath, Wells, Frome and Sherborne, has further strengthened its family, private client and commercial property teams by promoting three members of staff to the position of associates. Cara Burr, who has been with the firm for 23 years, becomes associate chartered legal executive – private client,...

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Bomb disposal innovator and Bath University stalwarts in Queen’s Birthday Honours

June 15, 2015
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Bomb disposal innovator and Bath University stalwarts in Queen’s Birthday Honours

A pioneer of bomb disposal technology and two stalwarts of the University of Bath have received awards in the Queen’s Birthday Honours Sidney Alford, pictured, the founder of Chippenham-based Alford Technologies – which has developed innovative bomb disposals techniques – gets the OBE for services to explosive ordnance disposal technology. University pro-chancellor Peter Troughton...

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Businesswoman in running for national ‘inspirational’ award

June 12, 2015
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Businesswoman in running for national ‘inspirational’ award

Specialist training firm Sales Coaching Solutions’ managing director Alison Edgar will find out tomorrow if she has won a major national award for influential businesswomen. Alison, pictured, has been nominated in the Women’s Role Model/Advocate category of Women Inspiring Women Awards, being staged in Birmingham. Chippenham-based Sales Coaching Solutions is a sales and customer...

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Project manager takes up new role at Go Travel Solutions’ Bath office

June 10, 2015
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Project manager takes up new role at Go Travel Solutions’ Bath office

Specialist sustainable travel consultancy Go Travel Solutions has appointed Kristine Bloor as its based at its office in Bath.  In her new role, Kristine, pictured, will support projects across the South of England. She will also plan and deliver stakeholder engagement and manage diverse project teams for the company. Go Travel Solutions works on...

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First apprentice at Richardson Swift celebrates permanent post

June 9, 2015
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First apprentice at Richardson Swift celebrates permanent post

Bath accountants Richardson Swift’s first apprentice, Ellen Crozier, is celebrating after securing a full-time position with the firm. The 20-year-old joined straight from Writhlington School, Radstock, where she obtained A-levels in ICT, business studies and economics. She has since gained her Association of Accounting Technicians Level 4 Diploma and been promoted to the position...

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