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New managing director to take over at CBRE’s regional office

January 16, 2018
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New managing director to take over at CBRE’s regional office

International property agency CBRE has promoted Tom Morris to managing director of its regional office 10 years after he joined the firm as a graduate. Tom, pictured right, will take over the role in the second quarter of this year from industry stalwart Garry Hicks, pictured below left, who will retire from the firm...

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Partner promotion for key player in Grant Thornton’s regional employer solutions team

January 16, 2018
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Partner promotion for key player in Grant Thornton’s regional employer solutions team

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has promoted Dominic Merlin-Cone to partner in a move that reflects his success in working in its South regional employer solutions team. The team advises businesses on all aspects of rewarding and incentivising staff, employment taxes, benefits and global mobility across Grant Thornton’s South region, which takes in Bath. Before...

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Director takes up role to drive forward University of Bath’s world-class automotive research centre

January 15, 2018
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Director takes up role to drive forward University of Bath’s world-class automotive research centre

The University of Bath’s pioneering car-of-the-future research centre, due to open in 2020, has appointed its first programme director. Gavin Edwards, pictured, joined the Institute for Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS) this week from the Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG), an academic department at the University of Warwick providing research, education and knowledge transfer in...

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Apple specialist joins Systemagic as demand for technical know-how continues to grow

January 12, 2018
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Apple specialist joins Systemagic as demand for technical know-how continues to grow

IT firm Systemagic has welcomed Apple specialist James Bunting to its award-winning team based in Bradford on Avon.    James, pictured, joins as demand for using Apple computers and servers continues to grow among businesses.  He is the latest addition to Systemagic’s helpdesk team, bringing with him more than eight years’ experience implementing and supporting Apple...

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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West office

January 11, 2018
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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West office

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has promoted two surveyors in its South West office. Tom Dickson, a member of LSH’s South West building consultancy team, and Roxine Foster, who works in its office advisory team, have been made senior surveyors. In addition, industrial and logistics surveyor Chris Williams has become the latest...

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Bishop Fleming appoints Bath office chief as new managing partner in management shake-up

January 10, 2018
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Bishop Fleming appoints Bath office chief as new managing partner in management shake-up

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming’s Bath office partner Andrew Sandiford has been promoted  to managing partner and will now lead a newly constituted management board. Andrew, who is also head of the firm’s corporate and business services group,  takes over from Matthew Lee, who held the post since 2001. Under Matthew’s leadership the firm has...

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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

January 9, 2018
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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

Law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has appointed commercial property expert Fionnuala Nolan as a partner to advise its fast-growing portfolio of real estate sector clients. Fionnuala, pictured, who joined from City law firm Banks Kelly Solicitors, has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of retail, property development and...

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RTS takes on experienced industry trainer as auto sector heads towards new challenges

January 4, 2018
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RTS takes on experienced industry trainer as auto sector heads towards new challenges

Experienced automotive industry trainer Ashley Wiltshire has joined sector-focused learning and development agency RTS Group as an account director. Ashley, pictured, is well-respected in the sector and brings with him extensive knowledge gained from working in dealerships, manufacturers and vehicle finance. He has also run his own successful training company.  At RTS, which is...

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US industrial boss ‘with track record of growth’ to take over as Rotork chief executive

January 4, 2018
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US industrial boss ‘with track record of growth’ to take over as Rotork chief executive

Bath-based advanced engineering group Rotork has ended its six-month search for a new chief executive by appointing the CEO of US telecoms and engineering consulting firm FDH Velocitel to the post. Kevin Hostetler, pictured, will join the group on February 12 and assume the role of chief executive from March 12, Rotork said in...

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New South West and Wales regional chairman appointed by British Council for Offices

January 3, 2018
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New South West and Wales regional chairman appointed by British Council for Offices

The British Council for Offices (BCO) has appointed Andrew Heath as chairman of its South West and Wales region. Andrew, pictured, is head of office agency at national property agents Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office. He has taken over from former chair of five years Mark Alker Stone, who heads Bristol-headquartered architects AWW’s office...

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