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Experienced insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

December 11, 2017
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Experienced insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, has appointed accountant Louise Durkan as the new chair of its South West and Wales region. Louise, pictured, an insolvency practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in restructuring, is the financial advisory and restructuring director at accountancy group Deloitte’s Bristol office, where she leads a team...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 10, 2017
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Monday December 11 Interim: Photo-Me Tuesday December 12 Interims: Ashtead, Carpertright Trading updates: Drax, Balfour Beatty Economic announcement: CPI (November) Wednesday December 13 Final: Tui Interim: Dixon Carphone Trading updates: John Wood Group, Bellway, Serco Economic announcement: Employment data Thursday December 14 Interim: Sports Direct Trading updates: Capita, Petrofac, Ocado, Bunzl, PZ Cussons Economic...

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Good Energy looks for epic gain from new non-exec director who is so Moneysupermarket.com

December 7, 2017
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Good Energy looks for epic gain from new non-exec director who is so Moneysupermarket.com

The digital innovator credited with the success of Moneysupermarket.com is to join Chippenham-based renewable energy group Good Energy as an independent non-executive director. Tim Jones, chief information officer of Moneysupermarket.com Group, has more than 20 years’ experience in using digital to drive change in organisations. He is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top...

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Change at the top of South West CBI as regional chair quits early

December 6, 2017
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Change at the top of South West CBI as regional chair quits early

The CBI has appointed Susan Davy, chief financial officer of environmental infrastructure group Pennon Group, as the next chair of its South West region. Susan, pictured right, will replace Andrew Livingston, CEO of Yeovil-based DIY and building equipment supplier Screwfix, who is leaving the post early.  Andrew, pictured below, took over the role for...

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Second deal in under a week adds natural head lice treatment to Alliance Pharma’s portfolio

December 5, 2017
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Second deal in under a week adds natural head lice treatment to Alliance Pharma’s portfolio

Alliance Pharma, the specialty pharmaceutical company, has made its second acquisition in less than a week, snapping up pesticide-free head lice treatment Vamousse for $13m (£9.6m). The Chippenham-based firm, which buys underperforming drugs brands and realises their potential through investment, said the acquisition of Vamouse, like that of anaesthetic gel Ametop last week for...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 3, 2017
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Monday December 4 Trading update: Ryanair Economic announcement: UK construction PMI Tuesday December 5 Interim: Northgate, iomart Trading update: IAG, easyJet Economic announcement: UK services PMI Wednesday December 6 Interims: Stagecoach, Mulberry Trading update: Carillion Thursday December 7 Interims: DS Smith Trading updates: Capita Friday December 8 Interims: Berkeley Homes Trading update: John Laing...

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