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New regional head of business development for Institute of Directors

September 29, 2014
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New regional head of business development for Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors has expanded its team in the South West with the appointment of Hannah Goodenough as head of business development. Hannah, pictured, who lives in Bath, will be based at the regional headquarters at the Bristol & Bath Science Park and will be responsible for retaining and attracting membership across the South West. She brings...

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The LAST WORD: Esther McMorris, chief executive, Nine Feet Tall

September 26, 2014
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The LAST WORD: Esther McMorris, chief executive, Nine Feet Tall

Each week Bath Business News gives a prominent member of the area’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Esther McMorris, founder of Bath-based change management consultancy Nine Feet Tall, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? I started watching the Bourne Identity the other night...

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New head of IT at estate agency group Andrews underpins its pioneering approach to technology

September 26, 2014
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New head of IT at estate agency group Andrews underpins its pioneering approach to technology

Estate agency Andrews has appointed Will Newell as its new head of IT as a demonstration of its commitment to leading the field in its use of technology. Will, pictured, takes up the role having previously led all IT services at Gloucester City Council. He is based at Andrews’ group headquarters in Keynsham. Will’s...

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Bath-based BMT Defence Services’ managing director joins Royal Academy of Engineering

September 26, 2014
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Bath-based BMT Defence Services’ managing director joins Royal Academy of Engineering

Managing director of Bath-based specialist engineering group BMT Defence Services, Muir Macdonald, has been elected as a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering. Election to the Academy is by invitation only and about 50 Fellows are elected each year in recognition of their outstanding and continuing contributions to engineering. Mr Macdonald, pictured, joins...

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Client wins spark further growth for Bishop Fleming’s Bath office

September 25, 2014
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Client wins spark further growth for Bishop Fleming’s Bath office

Accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has strengthened its Bath office following recent client wins. Scott Woolley has been appointed to the tax department while accounting technician Julia Dickens has joined the business services team. Both will now train to become Chartered Accountants. Samantha Ford and Paul Smith have recently completed their training to become chartered...

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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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