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Bath parks fly the flag as some of world’s best green spaces

July 20, 2017
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Bath parks fly the flag as some of world’s best green spaces

Four Bath area parks have been named among the best in the world through the respected Green Flag Award scheme. Bloomfield Green, Henrietta Park and Royal Victoria Park in Bath and Keynsham Memorial Park are among a record-breaking 1,797 UK parks and green spaces to receive a prestigious Green Flag Award – the mark of...

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Vectura chief operations officer to step down after helping transform business into major player

March 13, 2017
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Vectura chief operations officer to step down after helping transform business into major player

Specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura’s chief operations officer Trevor Phillips is to leave the business in May, it has announced. Mr Phillips, pictured, who joined Vectura in 2010 and is also president of Vectura’s US Operations, has played an integral leadership role in the Chippenham-based firm’s development in recent years, including the €130m (£108m) acquisition...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 14, 2017
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Monday 16 January Trading statements: Ashmore, Ibstock, Rio Tinto AGMs: Kennedy Ventures, Nu-Oil and Gas Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 17 January Final: Elegant Hotels Trading statements: Cairn Energy, City of London Investment Group, Greggs Economics: Consumer price index, Retail price index, Producer prices, House price index Wednesday 18 January Interim: Best of the...

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Waste management group snaps up innovative recycling firm

November 2, 2016
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Waste management group snaps up innovative recycling firm

Pioneering recycling business Moore’s has been acquired by a Wiltshire waste management group in a deal handled by the Bath office of regional law firm Thrings. Family-run Moore’s Recycling collects and recycles waste plastic, packaging and cardboard from national blue-chip clients such as DHL, Coca Cola, Bernard Matthews, Argos and Marks & Spencer. It is...

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More legal mergers on the way as competition intensifies, survey shows

October 28, 2016
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More legal mergers on the way as competition intensifies, survey shows

Mergers and acquisitions among the region’s law firms could intensify next year, according to new legal sector research, with nearly half expecting to be involved in deals. The latest annual legal market survey from accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson reveals that 43% of law firms in the South West are...

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£18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant due to get green light this evening

July 28, 2016
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£18bn Hinkley Point C nuclear power plant due to get green light this evening

The go-ahead for a new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point is expected to be announced this evening, triggering a multi-billion pound boost for the West of England’s economy. The board of French energy company EDF is expected to approve the £18bn plant – which will take 10 years to build – later today...

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Bath agency boss in running for prestigious national Institute of Directors award

July 21, 2016
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Bath agency boss in running for prestigious national Institute of Directors award

Bath marketing agency Mr B & Friends’ founder Simon Barbato is to compete at national level in the coveted Institute of Directors (IoD) 2016 Director of the Year Awards. Simon, pictured, was named South West IoD Director of the Year at last month’s regional IoD Director of the Year awards.  He will now go head-to-head against...

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Trio of joiners boost Savills’ retail, property management and healthcare teams

March 2, 2016
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Property agency Savills has made three appointments in its South West-based retail, property management and healthcare teams. Alex Kalebic, pictured right, joins as an associate director from Cooke & Arkwright in Cardiff where he spent more than eight years working in the retail and leisure department. At Savills, he will work on retail and...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

February 14, 2016
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Monday 15 February Interim: City of London Investment Group Finals: Acacia Mining, Amino Technologies, Fidessa, Hammerson, Reckitt Benckiser EGM: Redefine International Economics: Rightmove house prices Tuesday 16 February Interims: Filtronic, Gemfields, Hargreaves Services, Mucklow (A&J) Finals: Afarak, Anglo American, Spectris AGM: MedicX Fund EGMs: Berkeley, Vitesse Media Economics: Consumer price index, Retail price index,...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

November 7, 2015
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Monday 9 November Finals: Carr’s, Lonmin Interims: Falanx, Redcentric Trading statements: Aggreko, Dignity, Hiscox, John Laing Infrastructure, Lonmin AGM: DX    Tuesday 10 November Final: BowLeven Interims: Aveva, BTG, Energy Assets, Experian, Hayward Tyler, Land Securities, Liontrust Asset Management, National Grid, Oxford Instruments, Penna Consulting, Premier Foods, Speedy Hire, Trifast, Vodafone Trading statements: Drax, ITV,...

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