Property

Lambert Smith Hampton appoints new director of planning for South West

September 22, 2014
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Lambert Smith Hampton appoints new director of planning for South West

The South West office of national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has appointed Marcus Plaw as director of planning as it continues to build its portfolio in the region. Marcus, pictured, joins from Colliers International where he was associate director. At LSH’s Bristol office he will provide a planning consultancy service across the...

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Four new recruits at DTZ in South West as market continues to recover

September 22, 2014
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Four new recruits at DTZ in South West as market continues to recover

Property consultancy DTZ has appointed four surveyors to its South West office. James Banks, Andrew Flower and Ben Johnson join Bristol-based team as senior surveyors to the professional advisory services, rating and project & building consultancy teams respectively, while Sarah James-Nock joins as surveyor to the retail management team. James Banks is appointed to...

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Bath Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bath Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bath Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event earlier this year which attracted nearly 2,000 attendees, exhibitors and big-name speakers including...

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Help us create world-class music venue for region, bosses at Bristol’s Colston Hall tell Bath firms

September 19, 2014
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Help us create world-class music venue for region, bosses at Bristol’s Colston Hall tell Bath firms

Bath businesses are being asked to back an ambitious £45m refurbishment appeal for Bristol’s iconic Colston Hall music venue to meet its aspirations to create an international centre of excellence for the region. Called Thank You for the Music, the appeal aims to end decades of under-investment in the venue, which celebrates its 150th...

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Canadian firm takes control of Bristol Airport after it buys out co-owner

September 17, 2014
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Canadian firm takes control of Bristol Airport after it buys out co-owner

Bristol Airport has a new owner following a deal announced this week in which a Canadian pension fund bought out the airport’s Australian co-shareholder. Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan, which already held a 50% stake in the airport, acquired the remaining 50% from Australian asset manager Macquarie Group. The airport, the UK’s ninth busiest, is...

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Circuit judge appointment for Bath silk who led HM Revenue’s case against celebrity tax dodgers

September 15, 2014
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Circuit judge appointment for Bath silk who led HM Revenue’s case against celebrity tax dodgers

Peter Blair, the QC from Bath who helped bring tax-avoiding celebrities such as Gary Barlow to book, has been appointed by the Queen as a circuit judge. Mr Blair, pictured, the head of Bristol’s Guildhall Chambers for the past eight years, will try civil and criminal cases at Swindon law courts from October 1....

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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

September 5, 2014
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Bath Business Blog: Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP. Does your business have the right skills to grow?

By Adam Powell, director of skills, West of England LEP What will your business look like three years from now? Do your existing staff have the right mix of skills to help your business flourish? Do you have the right recruitment and workforce development strategy in place? If you find any of these questions...

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Chippenham shopping centre sold for £16.3m

September 4, 2014
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Chippenham shopping centre sold for £16.3m

Chippenham’s Borough Parade shopping mall, which has brought retailers such as Waitrose and Argos to the town, has been sold for £16.3m. The 82,000 sq ft retail centre has been bought by London-based property investment firm Development Securities from joint owners Clearbell Capital and Tristan Capital Partners. Borough Parade, which is anchored by Waitrose...

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Owners serve up £1m refurb for Bath’s County Hotel as Martin Blunos puts it on the culinary map

August 29, 2014
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Owners serve up £1m refurb for Bath’s County Hotel as Martin Blunos puts it on the culinary map

Bath’s County Hotel is to get a £1m refurbishment as it looks to build on its new-found reputation as a haven for food lovers. The 20-bedroom luxury hotel’s owner, entrepreneur Barry Hurley, brought Bath-born celebrity chef Martin Blunos, pictured, back to his home city earlier this year when it opened Blunos Fish Restaurant at...

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Property deal puts car dealership on the road to further growth

August 21, 2014
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Property deal puts car dealership on the road to further growth

Chippenham Motor Company is to accelerate its expansion plans after acquiring the freehold of its headquarters on the town’s Bumpers Farm industrial estate. The firm, established in 1996, bought the 29,000 sq ft building for what it described as a “significant seven figure sum”. Funding was provided by Barclays. Chippenham Motor Company supplies thousands...

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