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Not-for-profit specialist joins Monahans as partner as sector continues to grow

April 28, 2016
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Not-for-profit specialist joins Monahans as partner as sector continues to grow

West of England chartered accountancy firm Monahans has appointed James Gare as a partner. James, pictured, has joined from London and the South East firm MacIntyre Hudson, bringing with him more than 15 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector, including charities and academies. He said: “Monahans’ expertise and reputation in the sector, as well...

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Royal Bank of Scotland’s South West commercial banking director takes on wider region

April 27, 2016
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Royal Bank of Scotland’s South West commercial banking director takes on wider region

The Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed Chris Price as regional director of commercial banking for the South West, Midlands and Wales. Chris, pictured, will head the commercial banking team responsible for supporting SME customers across the region. Seven local directors of commercial banking will report to him along with their respective relationship management...

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New partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ company commercial team

April 26, 2016
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New partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ company commercial team

Regional law firm Thrings has appointed experienced commercial litigation specialist Caroline Watson as partner in its company commercial team. Caroline, pictured, has acted for national and international clients from the financial services, IT, manufacturing and insurance sectors in commercial disputes for more than 12 years. She has joined Thrings, which has an office in...

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Business West chair takes up top role at West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

April 26, 2016
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Business West chair takes up top role at West of England Local Enterprise Partnership

Stephen Robertson, the chairman of Business West – the region’s largest business organisation – has been appointed as the new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Stephen, pictured, whose appointment is subject to ratification at the next LEP board meeting in June, is a widely experienced director. As well as...

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Business owner who slammed Chippenham’s BID gets on board to shape its future

April 22, 2016
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Business owner who slammed Chippenham’s BID gets on board to shape its future

One of the most vocal critics of Chippenham’s Business Improvement District (BID) has joined its board, promising to bring passion to his role as a director. Nic Puntis, pictured, who co-owns the town’s Sarah-Jayne’s Café with his wife, slammed the BID last year for what he claimed was a poorly organised Christmas Lights Switch...

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Associate director appointment strengthens 24-7 Staffing’s board

April 21, 2016
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Associate director appointment strengthens 24-7 Staffing’s board

Expanding Chippenham-based recruitment company 24-7 Staffing has appointed a new associate director to its board. Paul Squires, pictured, joins co-directors Julian and Melody Thompson at the helm of the business, which they set up in 2004. The growing company has a head office in Chippenham, a branch in Yate, near Bristol, and another in...

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Former legal executive reaches ‘career pinnacle’ by becoming partner at Mogers Drewett

April 20, 2016
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Former legal executive reaches ‘career pinnacle’ by becoming partner at Mogers Drewett

Bath law firm Mogers Drewett has promoted Alison Treble to partner in a move which the residential property expert describes as “a career pinnacle”. The promotion has been facilitated through the Mogers Drewett Partnership Programme – a structured career enhancement path which gives talent and dedication a chance to shine. Alison, pictured, said: “I...

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New solicitors boost Withy King’s commercial property team

April 18, 2016
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New solicitors boost Withy King’s commercial property team

Bath’s largest law firm Withy King has strengthened its commercial property team with the appointment of solicitors Rhiannon Campbell and Richard Gorham. Rhiannon joins from the London office of US firm McGuireWoods. She has also worked for London and Bristol firm RPC and Bristol-based law firm Bevan Brittan. At Withy King she is work...

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Bath Uni Professor of Automotive Propulsion appointed to key motor industry board

April 8, 2016
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Bath Uni Professor of Automotive Propulsion appointed to key motor industry board

A new advisory board set up to increase collaboration between the global automotive industry and academia has appointed University of Bath professor Chris Brace as its UK representative. The board has been created by the international organisation for the automotive engineering profession FISITA (The International Federation of Automotive Engineering Societies) and includes leading international...

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NHS Improvement board role for University of Bath vice-chancellor

April 8, 2016
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NHS Improvement board role for University of Bath vice-chancellor

University of Bath vice-chancellor Professor Dame Glynis Breakwell has been appointed as a non-executive director of NHS Improvement, the new body responsible for improving the National Health Service. NHS Improvement, which launched on April 1, brings together the NHS Trust Development Authority, Monitor, and teams from NHS England that look at patient safety and...

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