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Promotion to partner for YFM South West investment director a year after joining

May 11, 2021
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Promotion to partner for YFM South West investment director a year after joining

Private equity provider YFM has promoted David Wrench to equity partner as it continues to strengthen its investment team. David, pictured, joined YFM just over a year ago as an investment director with a particular focus on the South West market.  Since becoming part of YFM team, David has helped complete four new investments, including...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 10, 2021
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Monday May 10 Q1 result: HG Capital Trust Economic announcement: Halifax house price index Tuesday May 11 Finals: Air Partner, Angling Direct Interims: Treatt, Zytronic Q1 result: Arrow Global Group Trading announcement: Morrison (WM) Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday May 12 Finals: Investec, Mears, Vertu Motors Interims: Compass Group, Sage Group Q1 result: Hellenic Telecommunications Organization Trading announcement: Coca-Cola HBC Economic announcements: GDP (preliminary), Industrial production,...

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Senior appointments boost Lloyds’ regional commercial banking operation

May 10, 2021
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Senior appointments boost Lloyds’ regional commercial banking operation

Lloyds Bank has bolstered its commercial banking team in the South West with three senior appointments. Alison Whistance is the new regional director of regional business development, while Carmen Peacock is now co-head of the bank’s Corporate & Institutional Coverage (CIC) division, which supports businesses with revenues of £100m and above. The pair, along with new relationship...

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Environmental funds plug into multi-million pound battery storage scheme

May 9, 2021
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Environmental funds plug into multi-million pound battery storage scheme

A £12.7m Wiltshire battery storage project planned for construction alongside one of the UK’s largest solar parks has new owners. The 50MW Sandridge Battery Storage project between Melksham and Bromham has been bought by JLEN, the listed environmental infrastructure fund, and Foresight Solar Fund, which owns the neighbouring 200-acre Sandridge solar park.  The lithium-ion battery energy...

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New regional broking director taken on by insurance group Gallagher

May 5, 2021
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New regional broking director taken on by insurance group Gallagher

Insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting firm Gallagher has boosted its presence in the South West with the appointment of Richard Horne as regional broking director. Richard, pictured, will report to Stephen Smith, who leads Gallagher’s South of England broking & placement team, which supports regional offices in managing insurer relationships, as well as ensuring access...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 3, 2021
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Monday May 3 Bank holiday: Nothing listed Tuesday May 4 Finals: Camellia, Frenkel Topping Group, Microsaic Systems AGMs: Apax Global Alpha, Hammerson, Plus500 Economic announcements: Mortgage approvals, PMI manufacturing, M4 money supply, Consumer credit Wednesday May 5 Final: Wandisco Interims: Cambria Auto, Smiths News, Virgin Money UK Q1 result: Amryt Pharma Trading announcements: Direct Line, Smith & Nephew Thursday May 6 Final: Trainline...

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