Chippenham office space on offer following extensive refurbishment

December 21, 2017
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Chippenham office space on offer following extensive refurbishment

High-quality office space has come onto the market in Chippenham following an extensive refurbishment of Bewley House.   The 21,485 sq ft town centre building, pictured – the former headquarters of North Wiltshire District Council – was acquired by Bath-based commercial property developer HPH in 2000 and has since become a popular location for...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 18, 2017
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Monday December 18 Interim: Goodwin Trading update: Hunting Tuesday December 19 Interims: Carnival, Micron Tech, FedEx Wednesday December 20 Interims: General Mills, Bath Bed and Beyond, Blackberry Thursday December 21 Interims: Nike, Accenture Friday December 22 Economic announcement: GDP (Q3, final)

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Associate director appointment strengthens LSH’s regional building consultancy team

December 15, 2017
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Associate director appointment strengthens LSH’s regional building consultancy team

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has boosted its South West building consultancy division with the appointment of David Bridges as an associate director. David, pictured, arrives after six years in LSH’s Northampton office, where he worked across the full spectrum of building consultancy services. He joined the firm as a graduate in...

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Swindon Business News photo gallery: Official opening of Beard’s Bristol office

December 12, 2017
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Swindon Business News photo gallery: Official opening of Beard’s Bristol office

Swindon-based construction firm Beard has officially opened its new Bristol office to coincide with the end of its 125th year of business. Beard, which also has offices in Oxford and Guildford, acquired Langford Lodge, a Victorian building in Clifton, two years ago. Previously occupied by international management and construction consultants Gleeds, Beard has completely...

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Economic forecast shows strong growth for South West over next three years

December 12, 2017
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Economic forecast shows strong growth for South West over next three years

The South West will be one of the UK’s fastest-growing regions over the next three years, according to new research. The region, with a growth rate of 1.7%, will lag behind the South East (2%) and the West Midlands (1.8%), but will still outperform Northern regions, Wales and Scotland. The analysis by accountancy firm...

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Experienced insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

December 11, 2017
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Experienced insolvency practitioner takes over as R3’s new regional chair

R3, the insolvency and restructuring trade body, has appointed accountant Louise Durkan as the new chair of its South West and Wales region. Louise, pictured, an insolvency practitioner with more than 20 years’ experience in restructuring, is the financial advisory and restructuring director at accountancy group Deloitte’s Bristol office, where she leads a team...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

December 10, 2017
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Monday December 11 Interim: Photo-Me Tuesday December 12 Interims: Ashtead, Carpertright Trading updates: Drax, Balfour Beatty Economic announcement: CPI (November) Wednesday December 13 Final: Tui Interim: Dixon Carphone Trading updates: John Wood Group, Bellway, Serco Economic announcement: Employment data Thursday December 14 Interim: Sports Direct Trading updates: Capita, Petrofac, Ocado, Bunzl, PZ Cussons Economic...

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Good Energy looks for epic gain from new non-exec director who is so Moneysupermarket.com

December 7, 2017
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Good Energy looks for epic gain from new non-exec director who is so Moneysupermarket.com

The digital innovator credited with the success of Moneysupermarket.com is to join Chippenham-based renewable energy group Good Energy as an independent non-executive director. Tim Jones, chief information officer of Moneysupermarket.com Group, has more than 20 years’ experience in using digital to drive change in organisations. He is widely regarded as one of the UK’s top...

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Change at the top of South West CBI as regional chair quits early

December 6, 2017
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Change at the top of South West CBI as regional chair quits early

The CBI has appointed Susan Davy, chief financial officer of environmental infrastructure group Pennon Group, as the next chair of its South West region. Susan, pictured right, will replace Andrew Livingston, CEO of Yeovil-based DIY and building equipment supplier Screwfix, who is leaving the post early.  Andrew, pictured below, took over the role for...

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Second deal in under a week adds natural head lice treatment to Alliance Pharma’s portfolio

December 5, 2017
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Second deal in under a week adds natural head lice treatment to Alliance Pharma’s portfolio

Alliance Pharma, the specialty pharmaceutical company, has made its second acquisition in less than a week, snapping up pesticide-free head lice treatment Vamousse for $13m (£9.6m). The Chippenham-based firm, which buys underperforming drugs brands and realises their potential through investment, said the acquisition of Vamouse, like that of anaesthetic gel Ametop last week for...

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