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Trio of new commercial property lawyers boosts team at Thrings

April 22, 2014
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Trio of new commercial property lawyers boosts team at Thrings

Commercial law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bath, has recruited three specialist solicitors to advise its fast-growing portfolio of commercial property clients. Partner Edward Jackman, associate Iain Mason and solicitor Natalia Sokolov join the firm to further strengthen its commercial property and construction offering. Edward arrives from Oxfordshire-based commercial law firm Brookstreet...

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Chase de Vere strengthens technical team with new hire in Bath

April 17, 2014
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Chase de Vere strengthens technical team with new hire in Bath

Bath-based Chase de Vere, the national firm of Independent Financial Advisers, has appointed Samuel Mayes as a senior technical adviser. Samuel is a Chartered Financial Planner and has also achieved Fellowship of the CII (Chartered Insurance Institute) – regarded as the premier qualification for those in the financial advice industry. He has a track...

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LEP appoints former Bath Spa University senior manager as new director of skills

April 10, 2014
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LEP appoints former Bath Spa University senior manager as new director of skills

Adam Powell has joined the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) as director of skills after eight years in senior management roles at Bath Spa University. In his new role Adam, pictured, will deliver the LEP’s vision of developing a well-educated and well-motivated workforce to meet business needs now and in the future...

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Non-executive director joins Wincanton’s board

April 10, 2014
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Non-executive director joins Wincanton’s board

Chippenham-based logistics group Wincanton has appointed construction services firm Carillion’s finance director Richard Adam as a non-executive director with effect from June 1. Mr Adam, pictured, will join Wincanton’s audit, remuneration and nomination committees. The firm today said it is envisaged that he will chair the audit committee “in due course”. Mr Adam has...

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New addition to Knight Frank’s West property asset management as demand increases

March 28, 2014
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New addition to Knight Frank’s West property asset management as demand increases

Commercial property consultant Knight Frank has expanded its property asset management department in the South West to meet growing demand across the region. Jo Crofts, pictured, formerly an associate in the office agency, has joined the team, which manages key industrial, office and retail buildings in an area covdering Bath and stretching from Swindon...

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Top job at the UK’s best university business incubator for Bath Innovation centre boss

March 26, 2014
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Top job at the UK’s best university business incubator for Bath Innovation centre boss

Simon Bond, director of the SETsquared innovation centre at the University of Bath, has been appointed head of the SETsquared network, the UK’s top university business incubator. As innovation director, Simon, pictured, will oversee the way the partnership incubates hi- tech start-ups from its centres at the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and...

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Change at the top at Bath publisher Future as chief executive steps down

March 26, 2014
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Change at the top at Bath publisher Future as chief executive steps down

The chief executive of Bath-based media group Future, Mark Wood, is to step down from the role to become a non-executive director and will be replaced by its group chief financial officer Zillah Byng-Maddick. The changes, announced today, take effect from April 1. Ms Byng-Maddick will be replaced by interim chief financial officer Simon...

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Carter Jonas builds Bath team further with arrival of another ex-JLL colleague

March 12, 2014
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Carter Jonas builds Bath team further with arrival of another ex-JLL colleague

Property specialist Carter Jonas appointed chartered building surveyor Tom Lowe to its team in Bath – reuniting him with former colleague Martin Walker who joined the firm last month. Both previously worked for rival Jones Lang LaSalle (now JLL), which closed its Bath office last year. Tom, pictured, a member of the Royal Institution...

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Project coordinator recruited by Bath office of Go Travel Solutions

March 11, 2014
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Project coordinator recruited by Bath office of Go Travel Solutions

Specialist sustainable travel consultancy Go Travel Solutions, which has an office in Bath, has appointed Hazel Ho as project coordinator. Hazel, who has worked in a number of marketing, PR and business development roles for businesses, will be responsible for supporting major sustainable travel projects in Gloucestershire, Bristol and Plymouth, as well as stakeholder...

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Return to the West for HSBC’s new area commercial director

February 17, 2014
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Return to the West for HSBC’s new area commercial director

HSBC has appointed James Jordan as area commercial director for Bath and Bristol with responsibility for supporting businesses turning over between £500,000 and £30m. The appointment marks a return to the region for James, who has spent the past two years as area commercial director for HSBC in Central London. James, pictured, has spent his entire career with HSBC,...

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