Property

Bath specialist property manager takes up post as chairman of trade body

October 28, 2014
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Bath specialist property manager takes up post as chairman of trade body

Martin Perry, managing director of Bath-based West of England Estates Management, has been appointed as the new chairman of the Association of Residential Managing Agents (ARMA), the trade body for the leasehold management sector. ARMA promotes high standards through advice, training and guidance to its 300-plus members and also produces guidance materials for leaseholders and...

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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

October 20, 2014
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Arrival of senior surveyor strengthens GVA’s South West office agency team

Property agency GVA has expanded its regional office agency team with the appointment of Alex Riddell as a senior surveyor. Alex, pictured, joins GVA at a time of strong growth for the South West office in Bristol and its office agency team in particular, which has just been placed at the top of the...

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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

October 20, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath. How inward investment can generate sustainable economic growth

By Matt Cross, Invest Bristol and Bath The value of investment to economic growth cannot be underestimated: it lessens our reliance on public sector support, creates jobs and drives up wages. This is as true for a small business – a café expanding into new premises and taking on new staff – as it...

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Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

October 20, 2014
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Two solicitors join Thrings’ commercial property team as market recovery spurs growth

Commercial law firm Thrings has appointed two solicitors to its fast-growing commercial property team as a result of continued organic growth and a series of new client wins. Associate Steve Schofield and solicitor Beth Nicholls will further strengthen Thrings’ commercial property and construction offering across its four main offices in Bath, Bristol, Swindon and...

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Bath Boules organisers aim to throw ‘party-in-the-city’ with changes to next year’s event

October 13, 2014
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Bath Boules organisers aim to throw ‘party-in-the-city’ with changes to next year’s event

Organisers of Bath Boules today unveiled bold changes to the event next year to widen its appeal after revealing that this year it raised a record £18,467. Law firm Withy King, which has two offices in Bath, was also confirmed as headline sponsor for the second year running. Bath Boules takes place in the...

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Bath property developer joins innovative underground parking systems firm Cardok

October 9, 2014
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Bath property developer joins innovative underground parking systems firm Cardok

Bath-based underground parking systems firm Cardok UK has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of experienced property developer and green homes pioneer Nick Sandy. Mr Sandy takes on the role of chief executive at Cardok UK, an arm of the Swiss firm behind the innovative Cardok hydraulic lift system which allows home owners...

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Powerful boost to Bath’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant finally gets approval

October 9, 2014
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Powerful boost to Bath’s economy expected after Hinkley Point C nuclear plant finally gets approval

Bath’s economy will get a boost from the £24.5bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power station approved last week by the European Commission, according to experts. The controversial plant, on the Somerset coast near Bridgwater, will be Britain’s first new nuclear reactor for nearly 20 years and could create around 25,000 jobs across the region...

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£1.25m investment puts Bath graduates’ fresh fast food chain on road to national expansion

October 7, 2014
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£1.25m investment puts Bath graduates’ fresh fast food chain on road to national expansion

Friska, the healthy fast food group started by two University of Bath graduates, has secured an investment of £1.25m towards its long-term goal of becoming a national chain. The money, raised through two angel investors and Santander, will allow Bristol-based Friska to open 10 new sites in Bristol, Birmingham and Manchester. It forms the...

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Purple reigns in Bath as city marks fourth year of recognition for its safe night-time economy

October 6, 2014
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Purple reigns in Bath as city marks fourth year of recognition for its safe night-time economy

Two of Bath’s most famous landmarks, The Weir and Pulteney Bridge, have been bathed in light to celebrate the renew of the city’s accreditation under the Purple Flag scheme for a fourth year. Bath was one of the first UK cities to receive the standard, which indicates excellence in the management and safety of...

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New head of IT at estate agency group Andrews underpins its pioneering approach to technology

September 26, 2014
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New head of IT at estate agency group Andrews underpins its pioneering approach to technology

Estate agency Andrews has appointed Will Newell as its new head of IT as a demonstration of its commitment to leading the field in its use of technology. Will, pictured, takes up the role having previously led all IT services at Gloucester City Council. He is based at Andrews’ group headquarters in Keynsham. Will’s...

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