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Business leaders dig deep at Red Dinner to support The Prince’s Trust

October 16, 2017
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Business leaders dig deep at Red Dinner to support The Prince’s Trust

Unemployed and disadvantaged young people from across the West of England are to benefit from £160,000 raised by business leaders at a dinner for The Prince’s Trust. More than 460 business people and other high-profile guests from across the region attended the annual Red Dinner at Ashton Gate in Bristol – one of the...

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Ex-Wiltshire bank manager joins Cool Ventures to advise growth companies

October 6, 2017
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Ex-Wiltshire bank manager joins Cool Ventures to advise growth companies

Business growth consultancy Cool Ventures has appointed experienced former Wiltshire bank manager Barry Vincent to the team. Mr Vincent, pictured, joins as an adviser and will offer expert advice to businesses enrolled on the Swindon and Wiltshire SME Growth Programme.  The programme, which is delivered locally by Cool Ventures, provides free intensive support to...

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Business development manager joins Monahans to bolster marketing as expansion continues

October 4, 2017
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Business development manager joins Monahans to bolster marketing as expansion continues

Fast-growing regional chartered accountancy firm Monahans has appointed Sinead O’Connor as business development manager in a new role that strengthens its marketing team. Sinead, pictured, has joined Monahans as it continues to expand. Over the past two years it has grown by around 40% and expanded its reach further into the South West with...

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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

September 18, 2017
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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

The CBI has appointed Ben Rhodes as its new assistant regional director in the South West. Ben, pictured, joins from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, where he was chief executive for five-and-a-half years. His responsibilities in the newly created role will include promoting the South West as a great place to invest and...

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New regional business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank

September 14, 2017
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New regional business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank

Allied Irish Bank (GB) has appointed James Penman as its business centre leader for the South West region. James, pictured, was previously with Principality Commercial, Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays and has extensive experience working with commercial and corporate customers in the region over the past 15 years. In his...

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Appointments and a promotion boost RBS’s regional structured finance team

September 14, 2017
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Appointments and a promotion boost RBS’s regional structured finance team

RBS has strengthened its regional structured finance team in the South West with two appointments and a promotion. Stefan Gunn and Rebecca Jarrett join as directors and will cover the Thames Valley, Solent and South Wales as well as the South West. Peter Glinn, who joined the bank in 2015 through its apprenticeship programme,...

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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned next month

September 14, 2017
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UK Female Start-up of the Year to be crowned next month

The search is on to find Britain’s female start-up of the Year – with the winner following in the footsteps of two West of England-based businesswomen. The successful entrant will be crowned in Bristol next month following a live pitching session on stage at the annual Festival of Female Entrepreneurs, which returns to the...

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Jason Donovan to top the bill at this year’s fundraising The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner

September 13, 2017
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Jason Donovan to top the bill at this year’s fundraising The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner

Actor and singer Jason Donovan has today been announced as the headline act for The Prince’s Trust Red Dinner next month, which will raise thousands of pounds for disadvantaged young people across the South West. The platinum award-winning singer and former Neighbours star, pictured, will entertain guests at the black-tie event in Bristol on...

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Valldata acquisition lifts charity services business Woods Group to top of sector

September 8, 2017
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Valldata acquisition lifts charity services business Woods Group to top of sector

The UK’s largest charity services business has been formed following Chippenham-based Woods Group’s acquisition of Melksham specialist outsourcing firm Valldata.  Woods Group is best known for its strengths in raffles, lotteries, print production and payment processing for charities such as the RSPB, National Trust and Motability, while Valldata specialises in fulfilment, payment processing and...

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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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