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New partner joins EY’s expanding South West tax practice

January 20, 2015
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New partner joins EY’s expanding South West tax practice

Big Four accountancy firm EY has appointed Karen Kirkwood as a partner to lead its South West tax practice as it continues to expand the team. Karen, pictured, has 20 years’ experience providing tax advice to a broad range of companies and private equity backed businesses. She joins  from PwC in London and will...

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New regional senior director appointed to head GVA’s South West office

January 20, 2015
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New regional senior director appointed to head GVA’s South West office

National property advisory firm GVA has appointed Jo Davis to head its South West office. Jo, who also leads the firm’s planning team covering the South West and South Wales, becomes one of nine regional senior directors at GVA – the title given to those heading UK offices. In an industry where senior positions...

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Former head of BDO in South West appointed to lead restructuring firm Quantuma’s move into the region

January 18, 2015
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Former head of BDO in South West appointed to lead restructuring firm Quantuma’s move into the region

Specialist restructuring firm Quantuma has expanded into the South West with an office headed by former BDO regional head Graham Randall. The firm, which already operates from bases in Southampton, Marlow, London and Brighton, has opened a Bristol office to provide specialised restructuring advice on all forms of insolvency procedures. Until recently Mr Randall,...

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PhD graduate from University of Bath acclaimed in list of world’s top young scientists

January 16, 2015
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PhD graduate from University of Bath acclaimed in list of world’s top young scientists

University of Bath PhD graduate David Liptrot has been listed as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 scientists for 2015. The list recognises some of the top young scientists from around the world. David, 25, pictured, has an ambition of solving the world’s problems through chemistry. His goal is to find ways to undo...

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People against Poverty charity appoints youth ambassador to engage with region’s young people

January 16, 2015
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People against Poverty charity appoints youth ambassador to engage with region’s young people

Trowbridge-based charity People against Poverty (PaP) has appointed Jessica Docherty as its youth ambassador to launch a youth community that engages with under-25s from schools, colleges and other organisations across the South West. Jessica, pictured, currently a final year student of French with International Studies at Warwick University, worked with PaP for five weeks...

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Two board appointments at estate agents Andrews as it aims for more growth this year

January 2, 2015
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Southfields

Estate agency and property group Andrews has made two significant appointments to its board as it looks to continue its growth into 2015. The Keynsham-based group has recruited Paul Bumford from Legal & General to become managing director its financial services business. Paul, pictured right, brings more than 30 years’ experience in a career...

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MBE for Bath sustainable energy champion in New Year Honours

December 31, 2014
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MBE for Bath sustainable energy champion in New Year Honours

Peter Capener, the co-founder and chair of Bath and West Community Energy, has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours list. Mr Capener, pictured, who is also a member of the ministerial Community Energy Contact Group, was recognised for “services to sustainable energy”. He has worked in the sustainable energy field for more...

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Increase in lending leads to six new jobs at Bibby Financial Services

December 12, 2014
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Increase in lending leads to six new jobs at Bibby Financial Services

Bibby Financial Services, the UK’s largest independent invoice finance provider, has boosted its South West sales and operations teams with the appointment of six new staff. The new recruits include four business development managers, a head of operations and a relationship manager. They will be based in its Bristol office and cover a region...

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Six more staff add strength in depth to fast-growing Epoch Wealth Management

December 12, 2014
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Six more staff add strength in depth to fast-growing Epoch Wealth Management

Bath-based Epoch Wealth Management has appointed six new staff as it expands its support team to help manage growing client demand for its specialist financial planning services. Tom King, Gemma Honeybun, Roman Moore, Lesley Kondratowicz and Jaime Long will support the senior team at Epoch, which has also appointed experienced independent financial adviser Ed...

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DTZ boosts its South West project & building consultancy team with new appointment

December 8, 2014
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DTZ boosts its South West project & building consultancy team with new appointment

International property agency DTZ has appointed Jo Williams as a director in its South West office where she joins its project & building consultancy team. Jo, pictured, joins from national firm Ridge and Partners, where she worked in all aspects of core building surveying. She brings 19 years’ experience with her, including a strong...

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