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Trio of enterprise advisers taken on by LEP to boost links with education sector

September 26, 2016
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Trio of enterprise advisers taken on by LEP to boost links with education sector

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership has appointed three enterprise advisers for its Careers Enterprise Company, which offers strategic support to schools. The company aims to create powerful connections between local businesses and education providers.  Joining as enterprise advisers are Bath-based Wessex Water education adviser Duncan Forbes, UWE associate dean, research, innovation & partnerships Prof...

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Record number of trainees join Bishop Fleming as it gears up for more growth

September 20, 2016
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Record number of trainees join Bishop Fleming as it gears up for more growth

The Bath office of regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming has recruited four trainees as it – and the local economy – continue to grow. Over the past year the Bishop Fleming’s seven offices have increased organic turnover by nearly 14%. The firm has taken on 35 trainees in total so far this year across...

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Wiltshire luxury hotel job lures former Bath Priory manager back to the West

September 15, 2016
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Wiltshire luxury hotel job lures former Bath Priory manager back to the West

The former general manager of the Bath Priory hotel has returned to the West of England to take up a similar role at a luxury hotel in Wiltshire. Sue Williams will start at Whatley Manor Hotel and Spa, the exclusive five-star hotel near Malmesbury, later this month.  Sue, pictured, is highly respected in the hospitality industry and...

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Trio of new recruits strengthen learning and development team for RTS Group

September 15, 2016
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Trio of new recruits strengthen learning and development team for RTS Group

Specialist learning and development agency RTS Group has strengthened its training team with three key appointments. Stuart Rudd has joined the Chippenham-based firm as account director, Argi Frantzi has become senior learning and development consultant and Paul Hunt joins as leadership consultant, working with the Mazda dealership network. RTS specialises in learning and development...

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Permanent job for Priority IT’s first apprentice as it recruits a second

September 14, 2016
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Permanent job for Priority IT’s first apprentice as it recruits a second

The first apprentice taken on by specialist IT support business Priority IT has secured a full-time job with the firm, which has now recruited its second apprentice. Adam Townsend joined the Trowbridge-based firm a year ago from Wiltshire College, where he obtained an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship qualification in IT. The 19-year-old has been...

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Private client tax expert joins Monahans as partner

September 13, 2016
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Private client tax expert joins Monahans as partner

West of England chartered accountancy firm Monahans has appointed Richard Brooks as partner specialising in private client tax. Richard, pictured, has joined the firm’s Bath office after spending 16 years leading the largest private client tax consultancy practice in the Channel Islands, where he specialised in providing UK and international tax advice to a...

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Surrogacy, fertility and adoption service launched by Mogers Drewett

September 12, 2016
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Surrogacy, fertility and adoption service launched by Mogers Drewett

Bath law firm Mogers Drewett’s family team has launched a service dealing with surrogacy, fertility and adoption in response to the growing need for specialist legal advice in this fast-moving area. The service will offer advice on legal planning in surrogacy including international surrogacy, parental orders, pre-conception agreements, donor co-parenting agreements, donor disputes, embryo storage...

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Experienced dealmaker joins EY’s Bristol office as corporate finance director

September 6, 2016
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Experienced dealmaker joins EY’s Bristol office as corporate finance director

Accountancy group EY has appointed Chris Eastman as a corporate finance director in its South West office as part of its expansion plans across the region. Chris, pictured, started his career in 2002 at rival PwC in Bristol, where he was a member of its audit assurance and advisory team, before moving to Deloitte four years...

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Boardroom appointments at Good Energy as it powers ahead with expansion

September 2, 2016
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Boardroom appointments at Good Energy as it powers ahead with expansion

Good Energy, the 100% renewable energy firm, has strengthened its board with two key appointments as it prepares for its next phase of growth. Emma Tinker joins the Chippenham-based firm as a non-executive director and David Brooks as an executive director, both with immediate effect. Emma, a private equity investment director, brings a wealth...

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Curo chair designate gets ready to step into new role

September 1, 2016
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Curo chair designate gets ready to step into new role

Curo, the Bath-based housing association, has appointed Liz Potter as a non-executive director and chair designate.  Liz Potter, pictured, is an experienced board chair, independent governance consultant and executive coach. She will take over as chair following Curo’s AGM later this month following which acting chair Dermot Courtier will revert to his post as a...

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