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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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New corporate tax manager appointed by Monahans for its Bath office

August 18, 2014
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New corporate tax manager appointed by Monahans for its Bath office

Accountancy firm Monahans has appointed Stephanie Hurst to the position of corporate tax manager based in its Bath office. Stephanie specialises in business and corporate tax, research & development relief, mergers, acquisitions and business restructuring and will provide expert advice to Monahans’ clients. She qualified as Chartered Tax Advisor in 2013 and joins Monahans,...

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Bath media group Future looks ahead with restructured content and marketing team

August 15, 2014
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Bath media group Future looks ahead with restructured content and marketing team

Future, the Bath-based magazine and website group, has named the team that will develop its content and marketing strategy as its root-and-branch restructuring continues. The team, under the leadership of content & marketing director Nial Ferguson, pictured, is responsible for creating and developing Future’s brands, audiences and market expertise across its games, technology, music,...

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Barbara Davies takes over vacant chief executive role at West of England LEP

August 12, 2014
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Barbara Davies takes over vacant chief executive role at West of England LEP

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Barbara Davies as its new chief executive. The LEP’s former head of place and infrastructure, Barbara Davies, pictured, has been acting as interim director since former chief executive Paul Wilson quit six weeks ago. Barbara has worked at the LEP, which is tasked with...

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LSH targeting South West’s public sector for growth following strategic appointment in region

August 5, 2014
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LSH targeting South West’s public sector for growth following strategic appointment in region

Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) is expecting further growth for its West-based public sector division following the appointment of Jaime Blakeley-Glover as regional director. Jaime, pictured, who joined LSH in 2011, takes on the role alongside his current national position of consultancy director within public sector services. LSH has recruited seven staff...

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New associate director strengthens DTZ’s investment agency team in the West

July 29, 2014
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New associate director strengthens DTZ’s investment agency team in the West

Property consultancy DTZ has expanded its investment agency team covering the West of England with the appointment of Hollie Ruddle as an associate director. Hollie, pictured, will provide disposal, acquisition and asset management advice across a wide range of commercial property as well as strategic analysis for real estate property companies, funds, institutions and...

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Surveyors join CBRE’s West office in move prompted by market recovery

July 29, 2014
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Surveyors join CBRE’s West office in move prompted by market recovery

Property consultancy CBRE has strengthened its West operation with two new appointments. Robert Moran has joined the valuation consultancy team as a surveyor following four years at rival GVA and after qualifying as a chartered surveyor last year while Marcus Hutchings arrives from Workman to become part of the property asset services team as...

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Management changes at Bath Rugby put emphasis on Rec redevelopment

July 28, 2014
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Management changes at Bath Rugby put emphasis on Rec redevelopment

Bath Rugby owner Bruce Craig is to become executive chairman of the club he bought four years ago in a shake-up of its senior management that will also result in chief executive Nick Blofeld moving to a new job. Multi-millionaire entrepreneur Mr Craig, previously non-executive chairman, is expected to play a more hands-on role...

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