New managing director to take over at CBRE’s regional office

January 16, 2018
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New managing director to take over at CBRE’s regional office

International property agency CBRE has promoted Tom Morris to managing director of its regional office 10 years after he joined the firm as a graduate. Tom, pictured right, will take over the role in the second quarter of this year from industry stalwart Garry Hicks, pictured below left, who will retire from the firm...

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Partner promotion for key player in Grant Thornton’s regional employer solutions team

January 16, 2018
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Partner promotion for key player in Grant Thornton’s regional employer solutions team

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has promoted Dominic Merlin-Cone to partner in a move that reflects his success in working in its South regional employer solutions team. The team advises businesses on all aspects of rewarding and incentivising staff, employment taxes, benefits and global mobility across Grant Thornton’s South region, which takes in Swindon. Before...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 13, 2018
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Monday January 15 Interim: Acacia Mining Trading update: Metro Tuesday January 16 Interims: Citigroup, UnitedHealth Trading updates: Rio Tinto, Dunelm, JD Sports, Greggs, Provident Financial, Premier Foods Economic announcement: CPI (December) Wednesday January 17 Interims: Goldman Sachs, Bank of America, Alcoa, Carrefour Trading updates: Burberry, Diploma, Hochchild Mining, Ladbrokes Coral, Mitie Thursday January 18...

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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West office

January 11, 2018
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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West office

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has promoted two surveyors in its South West office. Tom Dickson, a member of LSH’s South West building consultancy team, and Roxine Foster, who works in its office advisory team, have been made senior surveyors. In addition, industrial and logistics surveyor Chris Williams has become the latest...

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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

January 9, 2018
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Experienced partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ commercial property team

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has appointed commercial property expert Fionnuala Nolan as a partner to advise its fast-growing portfolio of real estate sector clients. Fionnuala, pictured, who joined from City law firm Banks Kelly Solicitors, has more than 20 years’ experience in the areas of retail, property development and property trading.     Based...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 7, 2018
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Monday January 8 Interim: Micro Focus Tuesday January 9 Trading updates: Persimmon, Morrisons, Big Yellow, GoCompare, Topps Tiles, Majestic Wine, Stock Spirits Wednesday January 10 Interim: SuperGroup Trading updates: Sainsbury’s, Taylor Wimpey, Cineword, Devro, Foxtons, Interserve, McBride, Page Group, Ted Baker Economic announcement: UK Trade balance (November) Thursday January 11 Trading updates: Sports Direct,...

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The LAST WORD: Sue Marchant, director, Cool Ventures

January 5, 2018
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The LAST WORD: Sue Marchant, director, Cool Ventures

Each week Swindon Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Sue Marchant, a director of business growth consultancy Cool Ventures, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST:  Film you watched? The Martian with Matt Damon. It was entertaining and an...

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New chapter for recruitment group Outsource UK as founder steps back from CEO role

January 5, 2018
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New chapter for recruitment group Outsource UK as founder steps back from CEO role

Swindon-based recruitment group Outsource UK’s founder Paul Jameson has stepped down as CEO after 26 years at the helm of the fast-growing business. Mr Jameson, pictured, will now spend more of his time on the firm’s strategy to ensure it is ready for forthcoming industry challenges, including potential acquisitions.  Taking the title of ‘founder’,...

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Drive into luxury market planned by Swindon motor group Cambria as mainstream sales go into reverse

January 5, 2018
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Drive into luxury market planned by Swindon motor group Cambria as mainstream sales go into reverse

Cambria, the Swindon-based franchised motor dealer, is to head upmarket with new McLaren, Lamborghini and Bentley showrooms as it continues to struggle against the decline in mainstream car sales. The firm, which owns Swindon Land Rover in Royal Wootton Bassett and has redeveloped its former Swindon Motor Park in Dorcan as a Jaguar dealership, made...

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National Trust chief operating officer to take over charity’s top role in March

January 4, 2018
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National Trust chief operating officer to take over charity’s top role in March

Swindon-based The National Trust has named Hilary McGrady as its new director-general. She will officially take over on March 12 from current director-general Helen Ghosh, who announced last year that she would be stepping down to take up a new position.   Hilary, pictured, has worked for the conservation charity for 12 years –...

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