CBRE launches team to handle major development schemes across South West

September 6, 2017
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CBRE launches team to handle major development schemes across South West

National property services firm CBRE has formed a new team to lead on development projects across the South West and South Wales. The team, which is based in CBRE’s Bristol office, will be led by Marcus Plaw, who joins as planning director, and Philip Marsden, who becomes associate director. Marcus joins from Lambert Smith...

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Former Grant Thornton South West corporate finance head joins FRP Advisory as partner

September 6, 2017
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Former Grant Thornton South West corporate finance head joins FRP Advisory as partner

National business advisory firm FRP Advisory has appointed Mark Naughton as a partner to lead its corporate finance offering across the South West and Wales. Mark, who is based in FRP Advisory’s Bristol office, brings more than 20 years’ corporate finance experience and connections across the region. He was previously led Grant Thornton’s corporate...

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Juice Recruitment bursts into Swindon market as expansion gathers pace

September 4, 2017
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Juice Recruitment bursts into Swindon market as expansion gathers pace

Employment agency Juice Recruitment has launched an office in Swindon as it continues its expansion across the region.    Bath-headquartered Juice, which already has bases in Bristol, Cheltenham and Trowbridge, said it will use the office at Lydiard Fields to offer its services to businesses and candidates across the Wiltshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire markets. ...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 3, 2017
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Monday 4 September Interims: Amryt Pharma, Biome Technologies, Curtis Banks, Johnson Service, Michelmersh Brick Final: Dechra Pharmaceuticals AGMs: Micro Focus International, Redcentric Economics: Construction data Tuesday 5 September Interims: 888, Alpha FX, Belvoir Lettings, Cairn Homes, Dalata Hotel, EU Supply, Gamma Communications, IQE, Lighthouse, Spectra Systems, Stadium, Vipera Finals: Alumasc, Craneware, Mattioli Woods, Mucklow...

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Redrow staff on a high after abseil and mud race challenges bring in cash for cancer charity

September 1, 2017
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Redrow staff on a high after abseil and mud race challenges bring in cash for cancer charity

Staff at housebuilder Redrow Homes’ South West division have taken part in a range of fundraising events including a nail-biting abseil, gruelling Tough Mudder race and a football tournament to net £11,450 for cancer counselling charity We Hear You (WHY). The charity provides emotional and practical support to patients, families, friends and carers across...

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Row between green energy giants simmers down as plug is pulled on showdown shareholders’ meeting

September 1, 2017
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Row between green energy giants simmers down as plug is pulled on showdown shareholders’ meeting

The power struggle between Chippenham green energy group Good Energy and arch-rival Ecotricity has been put on the back burner after next week’s showdown shareholders’ meeting was adjourned indefinitely. Chippenham-based Good Energy, in which Ecotricity has built up a 25.3% stake, said it hoped the acrimonious row would now be replaced by “positive dialogue”...

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RTS Group’s Toyota event puts it in driving seat for national award

September 1, 2017
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RTS Group’s Toyota event puts it in driving seat for national award

The success of an event staged for car giant Toyota has put automotive learning and development company RTS Group in the running for a prestigious award. RTS, based at Notton, near Chippenham, is one of five contenders for the title of Automotive Event of the Year in the finals of the C&IT awards –...

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Exclusive VIP packages available for Swindon businesses to The Downs Festival

September 1, 2017
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Exclusive VIP packages available for Swindon businesses to The Downs Festival

Organisers of The Downs Festival, which returns to Bristol tomorrow, are offering businesses the chance to snap up VIP tickets – with access to its backstage bar – for the same price of a normal ticket. The all-day festival, which was staged for the first time last year with Massive Attack, is this year...

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Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

August 31, 2017
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Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

Tens of thousands of EU workers in the South West could leave the UK over the next few years, potentially triggering a major skills headache for the region’s firms, according to a new survey. Some 28% of all EU nationals working in the region say they are considering quitting their jobs, while 4% have...

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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

August 29, 2017
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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

Leading regional law firm Thrings, which has its largest office in Swindon, has continued its expansion on the South Coast with the appointment of commercial and corporate specialist Mary Chant as partner. Mary, who advises businesses on their commercial and contractual contracts and arrangements, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements, joint ventures and data...

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