Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s South West industrial & logistics team

January 7, 2019
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Graduate surveyor joins Knight Frank’s South West industrial & logistics team

The South West office of national commercial property consultancy Knight Frank, which acts for a number of substantial warehouses in Swindon, has appointed Rhys Jones as a graduate surveyor in its industrial & logistics team. Rhys, pictured, joins the team in Bristol from Bruton Knowles’ office in the city, where he spent two years...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 7, 2019
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Monday January 7 Nothing listed Tuesday January 8 Final: Safestore Trading updates: WM Morrison, SIG, Majestic Wine, Carr’s Group Wednesday January 9 Final: Shoe Zone Interims: Constellation Brands, Bed Bath & Beyond Trading updates: Sainsbury’s, Big Yellow, Superdry, Ted Baker, Taylor Wimpey, Greggs, Topps Tiles Thursday January 10 Interim: Delta Trading updates: Tesco, Barratt...

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Bright outlook on earnings and product pipeline triggers sharp rise in Vectura’s shares

January 4, 2019
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Bright outlook on earnings and product pipeline triggers sharp rise in Vectura’s shares

Shares in Vectura, the specialist pharmaceutical firm, have soared by 13% after it said it expects its earnings for 2018 to be higher than previously expected. The Chippenham-headquartered firm also predicted good news from a number of its products this year as they reach key milestones.  Vectura, which is listed on the London Stock...

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Boost for Alliance Pharma as experienced non-exec directors join its board

January 2, 2019
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Boost for Alliance Pharma as experienced non-exec directors join its board

Specialty pharmaceutical firm Alliance Pharma has strengthened its board with the appointment of two experienced non-executive directors. The Chippenham-headquartered firm said Jo Le Couilliard and Richard Jones, who took up their roles this week, brought international business experience and capital markets expertise to the board with both having “substantial pharmaceutical and healthcare experience gained...

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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands pair of EU-funded space contracts

January 2, 2019
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SCISYS says Brexit-driven HQ move has paid off as it lands pair of EU-funded space contracts

Specialist IT group SCISYS, which last year moved its parent company from the UK to Ireland to protect EU-funded work, has ended 2018 and started 2019 by winning four multi-million pound contracts. The Chippenham-headquartered group, whose expertise spans transport, defence, media and space, said the Brexit-driven relocation had paid off as it had helped...

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Senior appointment for private equity firm Maven’s South West office

December 31, 2018
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Senior appointment for private equity firm Maven’s South West office

National private equity house Maven Capital Partners has further expanded its South West and Wales investment team with the appointment of Gareth Price as an investment director. Gareth, pictured, is responsible for sourcing VCT (Venture Capital Trust) opportunities and investments for Maven’s MBO (management buyout) fund, and its private equity co-investor partner network in...

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Events industry leaders to share their expertise at inaugural MEET South West showcase

December 31, 2018
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Events industry leaders to share their expertise at inaugural MEET South West showcase

People working in Swindon’s burgeoning events industry will gain valuable insight and guidance on a wide range of topics at MEET South West, the region’s first exhibition and conference showcase.   Delegates at the one-day event will have access to experts offering authoritative insight from professional development to event filming, managing chaos to GDPR...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 31, 2018
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Monday December 31 Nothing listed Tuesday January 1 New Year’s Day bank holiday Wednesday January 2 Economic announcement: Manufacturing PMI (December) Thursday January 3 Trading update: Next Economic announcement: Construction PMI (December) Friday January 4 Economic announcement: Services PMI (December)        

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New regional corporate banking head for HSBC as it says mid-market is ‘thriving’

December 20, 2018
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New regional corporate banking head for HSBC as it says mid-market is ‘thriving’

HSBC UK has appointed Daniel Felton as head of corporate banking for the South West and Wales as part of a drive to support mid-market businesses. Daniel, pictured, will head a 110-strong team working with businesses turning over between £7.5m and £350m. Based in Bristol, he will have four area directors report into him...

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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

December 20, 2018
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SCISYS general council joins group’s board as executive director

SCISYS, the Chippenham-headquartered specialist IT group, has appointed Natasha Laird to its board as an executive director and general counsel with immediate effect. Natasha, pictured, joined the group, which also has a base in Bristol as general counsel in 2014 and has been company secretary since September 2016. She is the daughter of SCISYS...

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