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Former Logica and Laird boss takes over as chairman of Wincanton

July 20, 2018
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Former Logica and Laird boss takes over as chairman of Wincanton

Wincanton, the UK’s largest logistics firm, has appointed Dr Martin Read CBE as its new chairman with effect from August 1. Dr Read, pictured, joins the Chippenham-headquartered firm as he steps down from the franchise board of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market, where he has served for nine years.  He has extensive and...

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First major showcase for the South West’s events industry to be staged early next year

July 19, 2018
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First major showcase for the South West’s events industry to be staged early next year

A major new trade show to highlight the vibrant events industry in the South West is to take place next January. Called MEET South West, it will be the first of its kind to provide a showcase for the region’s thriving meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) industry and will bring together professional buyers,...

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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

July 17, 2018
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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

Business West, the region’s largest business support and lobbying group, has joined three other organisations to this week launch a new venture that aims to transform how businesses trade internationally. Export Growth Partners will redefine export support to meet the challenges and opportunities of Britain’s exit from the European Union, according to Business West...

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Jobs boost for West manufacturers – but Brexit talks and productivity cast shadows, survey shows

July 16, 2018
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Jobs boost for West manufacturers – but Brexit talks and productivity cast shadows, survey shows

The strength of the South West’s manufacturing sector – and the challenges facing it – have been highlighted in a new annual survey which reveals that jobs in the sector have risen by more than 5% since 2010. According to the report from manufacturers’ organisation EEF and national accountancy firm BDO, manufacturing represents 11%...

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Promotion to international partner for Cushman & Wakefield’s South West capital markets boss

July 16, 2018
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Promotion to international partner for Cushman & Wakefield’s South West capital markets boss

Nick Allan, head of global property agency Cushman & Wakefield’s capital markets team in the South West, has become an international partner in the firm. Nick, pictured, is one of eight international partner promotions at Cushman & Wakefield, one of the world’s largest real estate businesses with 48,000 staff in 400 offices across 70...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 16, 2018
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Monday July 16 Interims: Bank of America, BlackRock, Netflix Trading Update: Total Tuesday July 17 Final: Walker Crisps Interims: Goldman Sacs, Johnson & Johnson Trading Updates: Royal Mail, Galliford Try, Dairy Crest, TalkTalk Economic announcement: Employment data (May) Wednesday July 18 Interims: easyJet, Electrolux, Novartis, ASML, American Express, Morgan Stanley, Alcoa, eBay, IBM Trading...

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