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Lambert Smith Hampton appoints new director of planning for South West

September 22, 2014
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Lambert Smith Hampton appoints new director of planning for South West

The South West office of national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has appointed Marcus Plaw as director of planning as it continues to build its portfolio in the region. Marcus, pictured, joins from Colliers International where he was associate director. At LSH’s Bristol office he will provide a planning consultancy service across the...

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Four new recruits at DTZ in South West as market continues to recover

September 22, 2014
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Four new recruits at DTZ in South West as market continues to recover

Property consultancy DTZ has appointed four surveyors to its South West office. James Banks, Andrew Flower and Ben Johnson join Bristol-based team as senior surveyors to the professional advisory services, rating and project & building consultancy teams respectively, while Sarah James-Nock joins as surveyor to the retail management team. James Banks is appointed to...

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South West corporate finance team at BDO strengthened by three new arrivals

September 22, 2014
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South West corporate finance team at BDO strengthened by three new arrivals

The South West office of accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has strengthened its corporate finance division with three new appointments. James Thomas has joined as director after 13 years at ICON Corporate Finance in Bristol. His appointment bolsters the firm’s expertise in the South West to facilitate deals in the broader cleantech and...

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Chase de Vere IFA hits double top in his exams for second year running

September 10, 2014
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Chase de Vere IFA hits double top in his exams for second year running

Simon Walshe, an independent financial adviser based in Chase de Vere’s Bath office, has secured a double accolade in his professional examinations for the second consecutive year. Simon gained the highest scores of all South West entrants in the AF3 paper on pension planning and the Best Completion award in Advanced Diploma in Financial...

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Commitment to diversity earns major award nomination for Wincanton HR director

September 5, 2014
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Commitment to diversity earns major award nomination for Wincanton HR director

Julie Welch, HR director of Chippenham-based logistics firm Wincanton, has been shortlisted in a major national awards scheme for her long-term efforts to champion diversity and equality in the business. HR magazine’s prestigious Most Influential Practitioner of the Year Award recognises HR professionals who have had the greatest influence in the field of people...

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Bath Rugby moves finance director to MD position as management shake-up kicks in

September 2, 2014
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Bath Rugby moves finance director to MD position as management shake-up kicks in

Bath Rugby’s finance and strategy director Tarquin McDonald has been made managing director with immediate effect as sweeping management changes at the club kick in. The appointment coincides with multi-millionaire owner Bruce Craig’s recently-announced move to an executive chairman role, which officially started on Monday. Meanwhile chief executive Nick Blofeld has taken on a...

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Women in business award nomination for Begbies Traynor regional head caps busy year

August 28, 2014
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Women in business award nomination for Begbies Traynor regional head caps busy year

Business rescue and recovery specialist firm Begbies Traynor’s regional managing partner Julie Palmer has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Julie, pictured, who heads up a network of 12 offices including one in Bath, is in the running for The Business Magazine’s Women in Business 2014, Woman of the Year Award in the...

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Trio of new non-exec directors for Bath Building Society

August 27, 2014
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Trio of new non-exec directors for Bath Building Society

Bath Building Society has appointed Angela Cha, Robert Derry-Evans and Denzil Stirk as non-executive directors to strengthen its board and several of its committees. Angela Cha, pictured, is a solicitor with 24 years’ experience having spent the majority of her career at Pinsent Masons specialising in commercial legal and risk management advice in the...

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Sales coaching firm founder recruits her former boss as first employee

August 22, 2014
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Sales coaching firm founder recruits her former boss as first employee

Sales expert Lou Elliott has become the first employee of growing sales and customer service training firm Sales Coaching Solutions. Lou was headhunted for the job by the Chippenham company’s managing director Alison Edgar, who knows about Lou’s background in sales and customer service as she was previously Alison’s boss. The pair met more...

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Investment manager taken on at BGF in the West as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

August 19, 2014
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Investment manager taken on at BGF in the West as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

The South West office of BGF, the business growth fund set up to help the UK’s growing smaller and medium-sized firms, has appointed Sarah Ledwidge as an investment manager. Sarah, pictured, will be responsible for identifying investable businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Thames Valley and working with them to achieve their growth plans....

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