Director of IT joins Royds Withy King’s business services leadership team to drive further growth

August 1, 2018
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Director of IT joins Royds Withy King’s business services leadership team to drive further growth

Regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, has appointed Ben Short as its first director of IT – a move that completes the line-up of its new business services leadership team.   Ben, pictured, joins the team – set up to drive the firm’s future growth – from Capita...

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New chief executive lands at Bristol Airport as it prepares for next phase of ambitious expansion

August 1, 2018
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New chief executive lands at Bristol Airport as it prepares for next phase of ambitious expansion

Bristol Airport’s new chief executive officer Dave Lees took up his post today with a pledge to work with businesses, politicians and local communities to build on the airport’s success and oversee its next phase of growth. Mr Lees, pictured, joins from of Southampton Airport where he was managing director. During his time at...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 29, 2018
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Monday July 30 Interims: Hiscox, Keller, Reach, Foxtons, Caterpillar, Loews Corp, Electronic Arts Trading Update: Cranswick Tuesday July 31 Interims: Thomas Cooke, BP, Centrica, Standard Chartered, Shire, Provident Financial, Rentokil Initial, Weir Group, Greggs, Taylor Wimpey, Travis Perkins, Fresnillo, Credit Suisse, Proctor & Gamble, Pfizer, Apple Trading Update: Glencore, AA Wednesday August 1 Interims:...

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VAT expert joins MHA Monahans as it continues to expand its specialist tax advice offering

July 27, 2018
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VAT expert joins MHA Monahans as it continues to expand its specialist tax advice offering

Regional accountancy firm MHA Monahans, which has offices in Swindon and Chippenham, has appointed Steve Chamberlain as its senior VAT manager, bringing with him 30 years’ experience in the field. Steve, pictured, has joined from the Bristol office of national accountants RSM, where he spent three years as director of VAT. He has also...

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BrandSoup: We got sole

July 25, 2018
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BrandSoup: We got sole

This week, BrandSoup has been mostly catching up on back episodes of Suits. It’s as reliable an insight into New York legal practice as it is an accurate profile of the Duchess of Sussex. But it’s fun, there are some great lines and everyone is fabulously well dressed! One recent episode showed managing partner...

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EY’s regional office boosted by three associate partner appointments

July 24, 2018
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EY’s regional office boosted by three associate partner appointments

International accountancy group EY has appointed three associate partners to its South West practice, bolstering the office’s leadership team as it continues to expand across the South West. The promotions include Robin Enstone and Liz Gray, who were both previously senior managers in the firm’s in Bristol-based assurance practice. Robin specialises in the financial...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 22, 2018
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Monday July 23 Interims: SThree, Philips Electronics, Ryanair, Luxottica, Alphabet Tuesday July 24 Final: PZ Cussons Interims: Hammerson, Drax, Fevertree, UBS, Kimberly Clark, AMD, Verizon Trading Update: Britvic Wednesday July 25 Interims: GlaxoSmithKline, ITV, Tullow Oil, Indivior, Croda International, Rathbone Brothers, Metro Bank, Deutsche Bank, Coca-Cola, Facebook, General Motors, Ford, Boeing, Qualcomm Trading updates:...

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Former Logica and Laird boss takes over as chairman of Wincanton

July 20, 2018
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Former Logica and Laird boss takes over as chairman of Wincanton

Wincanton, the UK’s largest logistics firm, has appointed Dr Martin Read CBE as its new chairman with effect from August 1. Dr Read, pictured, joins the Chippenham-headquartered firm as he steps down from the franchise board of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market, where he has served for nine years.  He has extensive and...

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First major showcase for the South West’s events industry to be staged early next year

July 19, 2018
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First major showcase for the South West’s events industry to be staged early next year

A major new trade show to highlight the vibrant events industry in the South West is to take place next January. Called MEET South West, it will be the first of its kind to provide a showcase for the region’s thriving meetings, incentives, conferences and events (MICE) industry and will bring together professional buyers,...

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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

July 17, 2018
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Partnership aims to build next generation of export support services for post-Brexit age

Business West, the region’s largest business support and lobbying group, has joined three other organisations to this week launch a new venture that aims to transform how businesses trade internationally. Export Growth Partners will redefine export support to meet the challenges and opportunities of Britain’s exit from the European Union, according to Business West...

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