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BGF maintains strong growth by taking on former EY corporate finance executive

February 28, 2017
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BGF maintains strong growth by taking on former EY corporate finance executive

The UK’s most active provider of growth capital to small and mid-sized businesses, BGF (Business Growth Fund), is continuing to expand its team covering the South West with the appointment of James Skade as an investor. Before joining BGF, James, pictured, spent five years at accountancy group EY, most recently in the corporate finance...

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Chase de Vere builds specialist team to work with the medical profession

February 24, 2017
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Chase de Vere builds specialist team to work with the medical profession

The Bath office of Chase de Vere, the national independent financial advice firm, has taken on a specialist consultant to work exclusively with medical professionals in the area. Megg Irvine, pictured, is one of a team of seven business development professionals recruited by Chase de Vere across the country. They will work in hospitals and...

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New head takes up post in Mogers Drewett’s later life support team

February 22, 2017
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New head takes up post in Mogers Drewett’s later life support team

Regional law firm Mogers Drewett has strengthened its private client department’s later life support offering with the appointment of Sarah Dodd as head of the team, based in its Bath office. Sarah, pictured, joined Mogers Drewett in 2015, after qualifying in South Africa as an attorney. She brings 15 years’ post qualification experience to...

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New chair of Bath and Wiltshire IoD branch brings SME and food sector expertise

February 20, 2017
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New chair of Bath and Wiltshire IoD branch brings SME and food sector expertise

The Bath and Wiltshire branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed Guy Tullberg, managing director of Tracklements – the UK’s leading speciality condiments business – as its new chair. Guy, pictured, has significant experience of the challenges and opportunities for today’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). He has guided his Wiltshire-based family business through...

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Senior tax manager joins Monahans to boost its private client expertise across Somerset

February 15, 2017
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Senior tax manager joins Monahans to boost its private client expertise across Somerset

Regional chartered accountancy firm Monahans has appointed Anne Gardner-Thorpe as senior tax manager, based primarily in its Bath and Taunton offices. Anne, pictured, has joined from the Bristol office of national accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson, where she was a senior manager in the private client tax team. She has...

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BGF supports expanding South West portfolio with high-level appointment

February 9, 2017
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BGF supports expanding South West portfolio with high-level appointment

Former Lloyds Banking Group head of equity investments Fiona Gibson has joined BGF (Business Growth Fund) as a portfolio specialist to support its growing portfolio across the South West. At Lloyds, Fiona, pictured, was responsible for the bank’s portfolio of more than 250 legacy equity assets. She delivered a number of significant exits including the...

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Sales director appointment boosts Apex City of Bath Hotel’s new senior management team

February 7, 2017
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Sales director appointment boosts Apex City of Bath Hotel’s new senior management team

Apex City of Bath Hotel, which will be the city’s largest when it opens this summer, has appointed Amanda Jones as director of sales. Amanda, pictured, was previously sales manager at Searcys – a role in which she promoted Bath historic venues such as the Roman Baths, Pump Room and Assembly Rooms to the...

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New head of consultancy practice for South West joins KPMG

February 4, 2017
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New head of consultancy practice for South West joins KPMG

Accountancy group KPMG has appointed Maria Samra as a managing director to head up its consultancy practice across the South. Maria, pictured, will manage a growing team of management and risk consultants with expertise in technology-enabled business transformation, financial services, forensics and cybersecurity, programme management and assurance. She has held roles at board and senior...

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New CEO promises more growth at Bath communications group Gradwell

February 2, 2017
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New CEO promises more growth at Bath communications group Gradwell

Gradwell, the Bath-based communication technology firm, has appointed Simon Mewett as CEO, replacing Nick Thompson, who has resigned after three years in the role. Simon, pictured, has 26 years’ experience in the tech sector. He previously held leadership positions at communications firm Easy Group and, most recently, C4L, the leading Poole-based colocation, connectivity, cloud...

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Retail asset services appointments at Cushman & Wakefield’s regional office

February 2, 2017
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Retail asset services appointments at Cushman & Wakefield’s regional office

The South West office of property agents Cushman & Wakefield has made two appointments to its retail asset services team. Caroline Cubbin joins the Bristol team as a senior surveyor while Melissa Woolston has been taken on as an estates technician. Caroline has four years’ experience, incorporating two years’ property and asset management experience. She...

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