Property

Rapid Bath-Bristol transport link plan to be studied as congestion takes toll on businesses

February 1, 2019
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Rapid Bath-Bristol transport link plan to be studied as congestion takes toll on businesses

Far-reaching plans to link Bath with Bristol using a ‘high-frequency mass transit’ scheme are being drawn up to help ease the economic impact of traffic congestion on businesses across the West of England. The ambitious scheme, likely to be more than a decade away even if it gets the green light, would tie in...

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Boost for Bath’s conference business as city’s Apex Hotel books in events worth £1m

February 1, 2019
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Boost for Bath’s conference business as city’s Apex Hotel books in events worth £1m

Conferences and events worth more than £1m were brought to Bath by The Apex City of Bath Hotel in 2018 – its first full year of trading. The 177-bedroom hotel on James Street West opened in August 2017. The £50m property is the Bath’s largest hotel and only purpose-built city centre conference venue with...

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LEP vows to use search for new board members to address its gender imbalance

January 31, 2019
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LEP vows to use search for new board members to address its gender imbalance

The organisation tasked with helping shape the economic future of the West of England is hoping to attract more businesswomen to join its board to go some way to address its major gender imbalance. Out of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP) 18 board members, just two are women. Now, as the...

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Capacity boost on way for cheese maker’s production site as it looks to build on strong export growth

January 31, 2019
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Capacity boost on way for cheese maker’s production site as it looks to build on strong export growth

Wyke Farms, the UK’s largest independent cheese producer and exporter, is to double capacity at its Somerset production site after gaining planning permission. The firm, which has been making its award-winning cheddar to a secret family recipe for more than 150 years, has grown to become one of the largest family-owned cheese makers in...

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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

January 31, 2019
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Coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards launched with two new categories

Business leaders in Bath are being encouraged to enter one of the region’s top award schemes for recognising excellence and enterprise in the boardroom. The Institute of Directors’ (IoD) South West Director of the Year Awards 2019 champion outstanding leaders and entrepreneurs and focus UK-wide attention on success in the region. Over recent years the prestigious...

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New team head and associate for Knight Frank’s South West property asset management team

January 30, 2019
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New team head and associate for Knight Frank’s South West property asset management team

National commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Joanna Crofts as head of its property asset management team for the South West and South Wales while Jocelyn Hickling has joined as an associate. Joanna has worked at Knight Frank since 2004, joining as a graduate in the Bristol office agency team. In 2014 she...

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Colliers’ South West office appoints director to head its investment property management team

January 25, 2019
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Colliers’ South West office appoints director to head its investment property management team

Property agency Colliers International’s South West office has appointed Jo Edwards as a director and head of its investment property management (IPM) team.  Jo, pictured, has worked in commercial property in Bristol for more than 20 years. She joins Colliers’ office in the city after 24 years at JLL (previously King Sturge), where she...

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Registered property receiver joins Knight Frank’s South West office as partner

January 25, 2019
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Registered property receiver joins Knight Frank’s South West office as partner

Global real estate advisory firm Knight Frank has expanded its restructuring and recovery team with the appointment of Harry Dunger as a partner based in its South West office. Harry, pictured, will have a national focus to develop Knight Frank’s corporate recovery & insolvency offering across the firm’s 10 regional offices, including Bristol. He...

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Increased demand for facilities management services creates more jobs at Almeda

January 25, 2019
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Increased demand for facilities management services creates more jobs at Almeda

Keynsham-based facilities management firm Almeda has created 16 jobs over the past six months as it continues to expand. The group, which has also recently restructured to improve client experience, expanded its team to meet increasing demand for its services. It now employs around 70 people.  It provides a range of facilities and property...

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CBI warns of ‘devastating’ impact of ‘no deal’ Brexit on South West’s economy

January 22, 2019
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CBI warns of ‘devastating’ impact of ‘no deal’ Brexit on South West’s economy

Leaving the EU without a deal would be ‘devastating’ for the South West’s economy, hitting the region’s output by a staggering £13bn a year, the CBI warned this week. As Prime Minister Theresa May continues to refuse to rule out a ‘no deal’ Brexit if her deal is not approved by Parliament, business groups...

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