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Regional origination manager appointment for alternative funder as it gears up for more growth

November 14, 2017
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Regional origination manager appointment for alternative funder as it gears up for more growth

Alternative funding specialist ThinCats has appointed Alison Whistance in a senior management role to cover its South West region. Alison, pictured, joins as origination manager, South-West, as the firm gears up for its next period of growth. ThinCats, an online peer-to-peer lending platform that allows investors to make secured loans directly to businesses, recently...

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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

November 11, 2017
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Confidence climbs to 12-month high as orders and sales strengthen, Business West survey reveals

West of England firms’ domestic sales and orders have grown at their fastest rate for two years, while business confidence is at its highest since before the Brexit referendum, according to the latest survey from Business West. The organisation, the largest business membership group in the region, said the findings showed local businesses had...

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Newcomer award recognition for mid-life career-change health insurance broker

November 10, 2017
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Newcomer award recognition for mid-life career-change health insurance broker

Simon Milner, a director at Radstock-based health insurance broker Lesson Moore, has been named among the industry’s newcomers of the year – at the age of 48. Simon received the honour at the national Health Insurance Awards, where he was up against a shortlist of much younger contenders. Simon achieved the top three finish...

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Pair join Bath-based loyalty app Memberoo as it prepares for more growth

November 6, 2017
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Pair join Bath-based loyalty app Memberoo as it prepares for more growth

Bath-based loyalty app Memberoo has made two key appointments to its team from rival firms as it continues to go from strength to strength. The app, which was launched last year from an office in Westgate Street, has recruited Daniel Harding from Vouchercloud as an account director and Julie O’Reilly from Groupon as South...

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Experienced building surveyor joins Sanderson Weatherall’s regional office as partner

October 31, 2017
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Experienced building surveyor joins Sanderson Weatherall’s regional office as partner

Chartered surveyor and property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall has further strengthened its presence in the South West market with the appointment of Jo Williams as partner. Jo, pictured, who will be based in Sanderson Weatherall’s Bristol office, will also head its building consultancy offering across the South West.  She has more than 22 years’ experience...

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Boost for Mowbray Woodwards’ private client, family law and residential property teams

October 30, 2017
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Boost for Mowbray Woodwards’ private client, family law and residential property teams

Bath-based law firm Mowbray Woodwards has strengthened its legal team with two new key appointments while one of its trainees has qualified as a solicitor. Rebecca Broom has joined the growing private client team as an associate solicitor while Areesha Amin becomes a paralegal in its residential property team. Rebecca will be responsible for advising...

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Grant Thornton’s South West employment taxes team takes on new senior manager

October 26, 2017
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Grant Thornton’s South West employment taxes team takes on new senior manager

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has appointed Matt Parfitt to lead the growing employment taxes team in its regional office.  Matt, pictured, brings a wide range of commercial and technical experience and is a regular contributor to leading tax publications.  He joins as senior manager after three years at Swindon-based Nationwide Building Society, where he...

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KPMG hails further investment in talent by promoting 50 South West-based staff

October 26, 2017
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KPMG hails further investment in talent by promoting 50 South West-based staff

Global accountancy group KPMG has made 50 promotions in its South West team – including the appointment of one partner and six directors – in a move it says signals its commitment to investing in talent.  Regional head of restructuring David Pike becomes a partner after 18 years with the firm. David, pictured right,...

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Digital marketing agency founder takes up new role as regional director for The Marketing Centre

October 20, 2017
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Digital marketing agency founder takes up new role as regional director for The Marketing Centre

The Marketing Centre, the UK’s leading provider of part-time marketing directors, has appointed John Courtney as its new regional director for the West Country & Wales. John, pictured, founded Strategy Digital, a 50-person digital marketing agency based in Bristol, which he sold to national firm Fat Media in 2015.  He is known in the...

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Bathscape Landscape Partnership appoints architect as new chair

October 20, 2017
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Bathscape Landscape Partnership appoints architect as new chair

Andrew Grant, founder and director of Bath-based landscape architect Grant Associates, has been appointed chair of Bathscape Landscape Partnership, the organisation that aims to benefit the city’s unique landscape for people, communities and heritage. Bath resident Andrew, pictured, who is also co-founder of community arts event Forest of Imagination, will help shape the future...

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