Partner appointment strengthens Grant Thornton’s South West corporate finance team

June 14, 2017
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Partner appointment strengthens Grant Thornton’s South West corporate finance team

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has boosted its South West and Wales corporate finance advisory team with the appointment of Trefor Griffith as a partner. Trefor, pictured, already leads the consumer industry group for the firm nationally, having been based in Grant Thornton’s London office since 2009. He has a particular focus on the food...

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Weak pound gives strength to South West exporters but post-Brexit outlook is less clear

June 14, 2017
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Weak pound gives strength to South West exporters but post-Brexit outlook is less clear

Firms across the South West have taken advantage of the slump in sterling to go on an exporting spree, with the value of goods from the region sold overseas soaring by 30%. New figures from HMRC, which collates information on exports, shows exports from South West-based companies hit £6.3bn in the first three months of this year, up from...

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Lambert Smith Hampton strengthens South West office with two director promotions

June 13, 2017
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Two senior managers in the South West office of national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) have been promoted to the position of director. James Banks, pictured right, who leads the South West lease advisory team and has more than 10 years’ experience in the property sector, joined LSH from Cushman & Wakefield...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 10, 2017
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Monday 12 June Finals: Eckoh, Mitie, Motorpoint AGMs: Ascent Resources, CEPS EGMs: Eagle Eye Solutions, Europa Oil & Gas, Mitie Tuesday 13 June Interims: Autins, Crest Nicholson, Oxford BioDynamics Finals: Abzena, Ashtead, CML Microsystems, Evgen Pharma, FIH Group, Halma, iomart, Oxford Instruments, Park Group, Telecom Plus, Trifast AGMs: Action Hotels, Boston International Holdings, Capita,...

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General Election result: National business reaction

June 9, 2017
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The unexpected outcome of the General Election and the resulting hung Parliament has sent shock waves through businesses and the organisations representing them. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said it was a serious moment for the UK economy. “The priority must be for politicians to get their house in order and form a functioning government,...

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General Election result: Swindon business reaction

June 9, 2017
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Business organisations in Swindon and across the West of England today warned of damaging uncertainty following the shock General Election result and the impact of a hung Parliament on key issues for the town, particularly on the imminent Brexit negotiations Business West, the region’s largest business group, said there would be widespread concern about more...

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Wiltshire students to get help from leading lawyer as they make leap from classroom to workplace

June 7, 2017
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Wiltshire students to get help from leading lawyer as they make leap from classroom to workplace

Fiona Kellow, a partner with regional law firm Thrings, is to work with students at a school in Marlborough to help them with the move from education to work and enhance their employment prospects.   Fiona, head of private client in Thrings’ Marlborough office, has been appointed by St John’s International Academy and the...

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Swindon business group’s novel way to boost holiday reading

June 6, 2017
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Business people short of holiday reading can turn to popular networking group Swindon Business Village for some handy recommendations. Regulars at the Thursday breakfast networking group have put their heads together and come up with a reading list made up of business-related books as well as a fiction. From travelogues to business advice books...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

June 3, 2017
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Monday 5 June AGMs: Arix Bioscience, Billington Holdings, Cambian Group, Chapel Down, Frontera Resources, Redstoneconnect, TBC Bank Economics: New car registrations, Markit/CIPS UK services, composite PMI, Official reserves Tuesday 6 June Interims: Gooch & Housego, IDOX, Oxford Metrics Finals: Acal, AO World, Carclo, FreeAgent Holdings, GB Group, KCom, Palace Capital, Vianet, Vp, WYG Trading...

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Promotions at GVA further strengthen its South West office

June 2, 2017
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Promotions at GVA further strengthen its South West office

International real estate group GVA has boosted its South West office by promoting Richard Kidd and Richard Howell to senior director and Lee Halmshaw to director. Richard Kidd, who leads the office agency team, has more than 20 years’ experience working within the property industry, in particular in Bristol’s city centre and out-of- town...

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