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Land and development manager appointment boosts Andrews

August 27, 2015
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Land and development manager appointment boosts Andrews

West of England property group Andrews has strengthened its land and new homes team with the appointment of James Read to the role of land and development manager. James, pictured, who will be based at the group’s Keynsham headquarters, joins from Bath-based social enterprise Curo, where he was land and acquisition manager with responsibility...

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Stop-gap chief executive for Bath BID as hunt for new boss continues

August 20, 2015
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Stop-gap chief executive for Bath BID as hunt for new boss continues

Bath Business Improvement District (BID) has appointed Jonathan O’Shea, the former chief executive of St John’s Hospital, as its interim chief executive while it searches for a full-time replacement for Andrew Cooper. Mr O’Shea, pictured, will work alongside Mr Cooper to provide continuity and strategic direction to the BID team until the end of...

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Business West appoints experienced marketer and coach as non-executive director

August 11, 2015
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Business West appoints experienced marketer and coach as non-executive director

Experienced marketer and executive coach Janine Woodcock, who has worked with Bath-based global change consultancy Achieve Breakthrough, has been appointed as a non-executive director of Business West, the organisation that runs Bath Chamber of Commerce. Janine, pictured, has almost 20 years’ experience at board level with global marketing agencies, across a broad range of...

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Digital agency director gets on board with Local Enterprise Partnership appointment

August 6, 2015
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Digital agency director gets on board with Local Enterprise Partnership appointment

George Gill, commercial director of Corsham-based digital agency GG Media Resources, has been appointed to the board of the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the strategic organisation aiming to drive economic growth in the area. Mr Gill and Simon Patten, Swindon-based director of secure enterprise services at BT, join three new members...

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New business systems manager joins estate agency chain Andrews

August 3, 2015
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New business systems manager joins estate agency chain Andrews

Estate agency and property group Andrews has appointed Tim Bishop as its new business systems manager – the third senior IT role to be created at the firm in the past year. Tim, pictured, joins Keynsham head-quartered Andrews from the Financial Supervisory Authority of Iceland where he was software engineer based in Reykjavik for three-and-a-half years.  His...

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Almeda Facilities keeps it in the family with appointment of Brady George as managing director

August 3, 2015
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Almeda Facilities keeps it in the family with appointment of Brady George as managing director

Facilities management business Almeda has appointed Brady George as managing director, taking over from his father Gary, who set up the business in 2007. Brady, aged 29, joined the Keynsham-based firm six years ago and worked in every department of the business before taking on his previous role as operations director. The family-owned business,...

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Hunt for new Bath BID boss starts as founding chief executive Andrew Cooper announces his departure

July 15, 2015
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Hunt for new Bath BID boss starts as founding chief executive Andrew Cooper announces his departure

Bath Business Improvement District (BID) chief executive Andrew Cooper – who has been at its helm since its launch in 2011 – is to leave to take up a similar role in Leeds, it was announced today. Mr Cooper, pictured, will be joining the newly launched Leeds Business Improvement District – the UK’s third...

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Director appointed to head DTZ’s new town planning team in the South West

July 13, 2015
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Director appointed to head DTZ’s new town planning team in the South West

Property agents DTZ has recruited Chris Hays to head a new town planning team that will provide consultancy services across the South West. His role will involve developing DTZ’s town planning profile and portfolio in the region and nationally. A chartered town planner with 16 years’ experience, Chris, pictured, is also a member of...

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Serco Group director of finance and strategy joins Wincanton

July 10, 2015
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Serco Group director of finance and strategy joins Wincanton

Wincanton, the Chippenham-based logistics group, has appointed Tim Lawlor as group finance director and an executive director. He takes up the role on September 28, replacing Adrian Colman who will become chief executive on August 1. Current chief executive Eric Born steps down from that role on July 31 to take up a new...

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New finance director for Alliance Pharma

July 10, 2015
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New finance director for Alliance Pharma

Chippenham-based specialty pharmaceutical firm Alliance Parma has appointed Andrew Franklin as finance director.  Andrew, pictured, joins the company in September 28 from Panasonic Europe, where he was general manager, European tax and accounting. From 2010 to 2012 he was finance director and company secretary of Genzyme Therapeutics, the UK & Ireland subsidiary of Genzyme...

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