Thermal imaging camera firm snapped up by Avon Rubber for £3.5m

October 9, 2015
Thermal imaging camera firm snapped up by Avon Rubber for £3.5m

Specialist manufacturer Avon Rubber has acquired a thermal imaging camera business for £3.5m to strengthen its protection and defence business. Melksham-based Avon said Argus, which it has bought from UK technology firm e2v, would “modestly” boost its earnings this year and lead to longer-term product development opportunities. Argus, based in Essex, designs and manufactures...

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Bath retailers warned to take heed of new consumer rights legislation

October 9, 2015
Bath retailers warned to take heed of new consumer rights legislation

A Bath commercial lawyer is urging the city’s retailers to review their trading terms and conditions following the introduction of new consumer laws. The Consumer Rights Act – which came into force on October 1 – aims to rectify the traditional complexities of UK law in this area and give consumers greater protection when...

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Landlords to get help through the property legal maze at seminar

October 9, 2015
Landlords to get help through the property legal maze at seminar

A free seminar is being staged by estate and lettings agent Andrews to give landlords across the West of England specialist legal guidance. The event in Keynsham on Monday October 19 is aimed at helping landlords avoid legal pitfalls ranging from evictions to fire safety rules and follows a highly popular series of similar...

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Regional development director widens reach of specialist lender

October 9, 2015
Regional development director widens reach of specialist lender

Specialist lender Together, which provides growth finance to niche markets, has appointed a regional development director to help West of England businesses and entrepreneurs gain vital access to funding. Paul Chadney, pictured, has more than 27 years’ experience in the finance industry and will cover a region stretching from Hampshire to Cornwall. He previously...

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Arrival of new associate director boosts LSH’s lease advisory team

October 7, 2015
Arrival of new associate director boosts LSH’s lease advisory team

National commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has strengthened its regional office by appointing an associate director to head its lease advisory team. James Banks will work closely with LSH’s agency and building surveying teams to identify long-term opportunities in the South West as it continues to position itself as a ‘powerhouse’ region....

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Global automotive training group taken over in management buyout

October 6, 2015
Global automotive training group taken over in management buyout

Long-standing automotive learning and development agency RTS Group has changed hands in a management buyout (MBO). Managing director Malcolm Miller, along with fellow directors John Brannigan, Alison Noble, Kat Searle and Jess Starley, have bought the Chippenham-based business from founder and chairman Richard Wells. They plan to grow the company, including relocating it to...

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