Experienced building surveyor joins Sanderson Weatherall’s regional office as partner

October 31, 2017
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Experienced building surveyor joins Sanderson Weatherall’s regional office as partner

Chartered surveyor and property consultancy Sanderson Weatherall has further strengthened its presence in the South West market with the appointment of Jo Williams as partner. Jo, pictured, who will be based in Sanderson Weatherall’s Bristol office, will also head its building consultancy offering across the South West.  She has more than 22 years’ experience...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 29, 2017
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Monday October 30 Interims: HSBC, Loews Trading update: Glencore Tuesday October 31 Interims: BP, Airbus, AMS, BNP Paribas, Ryanair, Mastercard, Kellogg, Under Armour, Pfizer Trading updates: WPP, Ryanair, Weir Group Economic announcement: Services PMI (October) Wednesday November 1 Interims: Kraft Heinz, Office Depot, Prudential, Facebook, Tesla Trading updates: Standard Chartered, Next, Paddy Power Betfair...

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Historic laundry business sold after Watersheds called in by shareholders

October 27, 2017
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Historic laundry business sold after Watersheds called in by shareholders

The Swindon office of corporate finance advisors Watersheds has helped the shareholders of an historic laundry firm sell the business. Regency Laundry, which has worked with some of the area’s top hotels for more than 125 years from its base in Bath, was sold in a management buy-in (MBI).  The deal has transferred ownership...

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Royds Withy King to host Brexit update on immigration laws and rules on employing EU nationals

October 26, 2017
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Royds Withy King to host Brexit update on immigration laws and rules on employing EU nationals

Employers will hear how to stay abreast of new immigration laws, particularly when they employ or want to recruit EU nationals and international talent at a seminar to be staged next month by Bath-headquartered law firm Royds Withy King. The event on November 29 is aimed at HR practitioners, business owners, managers and recruiters...

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Grant Thornton’s South West employment taxes team takes on new senior manager

October 26, 2017
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Grant Thornton’s South West employment taxes team takes on new senior manager

Accountancy group Grant Thornton has appointed Matt Parfitt to lead the growing employment taxes team in its regional office.  Matt, pictured, brings a wide range of commercial and technical experience and is a regular contributor to leading tax publications.  He joins as senior manager after three years at Swindon-based Nationwide Building Society, where he...

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More walking, less travelling: Royds Withy King’s Green Week focuses on sustainable business models

October 26, 2017
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More walking, less travelling: Royds Withy King’s Green Week focuses on sustainable business models

Reducing travel between offices, cutting waste and taking lunchtime walks were among the activities introduced by regional law firm Royds Withy King during its fifth annual Green Week. The firm, which has an office in Swindon, has been taking steps to reduce electricity and paper consumption, with regular ‘switch off’ campaigns and a green...

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KPMG hails further investment in talent by promoting 50 South West-based staff

October 26, 2017
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KPMG hails further investment in talent by promoting 50 South West-based staff

Global accountancy group KPMG has made 50 promotions in its South West team – including the appointment of one partner and six directors – in a move it says signals its commitment to investing in talent.  Regional head of restructuring David Pike becomes a partner after 18 years with the firm. David, pictured right,...

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SCISYS lands £16m German satellite deal as its space division takes off

October 24, 2017
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SCISYS lands £16m German satellite deal as its space division takes off

Shares in SCISYS, the Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group, soared to a new high yesterday after it won a €18m (£16m) contract to supply technology to the pioneering Heinrich Hertz satellite-communications project. The group’s space division will provide the ground station control and communications infrastructure for the German national mission as prime contractor – a...

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Swindon’s growth being held back by planning rules, new chair of town property group claims

October 23, 2017
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Swindon’s growth being held back by planning rules, new chair of town property group claims

Action is needed to free-up development land and attract new businesses to Swindon, according to the new chairwoman of SNAP, the town’s influential property forum.   Gemma Featonby, pictured, believes that red tape is frustrating the planning system and holding back the town’s much-needed growth as a business hub.    Gemma, a property litigation...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

October 22, 2017
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Monday October 23 Interims: Halliburton Tuesday October 24 Interims: Anglo American, Whitbread, Renault, Lockheed Martin, Caterpillar, Chipotle, McDonald’s, General Motors, AT&T Trading updates: Intu Properties, Bunzl, Ladbrokes, Coral, l Personal Finance, Carpetright, St James’s Place Wednesday October 25 Interims: Fresnillo, Antofagasta, GlaxoSmithKline, Tesla, Visa, Boeing Trading updates: Lloyds, Cobham, Metro Economic announcement: UK GDP...

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