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Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

June 14, 2019
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Waste and resource management director takes up role at Hills Group

Swindon-based diversified quarrying and building group Hills has promoted Ed Dodd to group director for waste and resource management with responsibility for managing and overseeing its waste management and treatment activities. Ed, pictured, will look after the Hills Waste Solutions and Hills Municipal Collections businesses together with the group’s involvement in Northacre Renewable Energy’s...

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Trio of senior promotions boost Colliers International’s South West office

June 10, 2019
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Trio of senior promotions boost Colliers International’s South West office

Global real estate advisor Colliers International has made three senior promotions in its South West office. Amy Brooksbank has been appointed an associate director in the parks, sports and marinas team while Ed Jefferson from its hotels agency and James Skelly, who works in the rating team, both become senior surveyors. Amy’s primary focus is the holiday and...

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Associate director joins LSH’s expanding South West industrial agency team

June 6, 2019
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Associate director joins LSH’s expanding South West industrial agency team

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has appointed a new associate director to its South West industrial agency team as part of its expanding national offer. Byron Hammond, pictured, joins the Bristol-based team with more than nine years’ experience in providing disposal and acquisitions services to a broad range of industrial occupiers and property...

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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

June 3, 2019
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Thrings experts help family-owned holiday cottage firm sell to market leader

The Swindon head office of regional law firm Thrings has advised the family shareholders of a leading holiday cottage agency on its sale to the UK’s market leader in self-catering breaks in an all-West Country deal. Dorset Coastal Cottages’ acquisition by The Travel Chapter will widen its reach to new audiences through enhanced marketing. ...

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Growth on the cards for Siemens software development team as it prepares to relocate

June 3, 2019
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Growth on the cards for Siemens software development team as it prepares to relocate

Global engineering giant Siemens is to relocate its software development department to newly refurbished office space in a move it says will improve teamwork and help it grow. The department, previously based on Chippenham’s Bumpers Farm business park, has moved to 4,300sq ft of prime office space on the first floor of the town’s...

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Bouygues UK appoints former Midas boss as its new operations director in the South West

May 21, 2019
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Bouygues UK appoints former Midas boss as its new operations director in the South West

Dave Rowe, former divisional director of South West construction firm Midas Group, has joined Bouygues UK, one of the country’s largest building companies, to lead and develop its projects in the South West. Dave, pictured, held a series of senior positions in both Midas and also ISG for nearly 20 years before joining Bouygues...

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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

May 14, 2019
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New chair appointed to The Prince’s Trust regional development committee

The Prince’s Trust has appointed Andrew Billingham as chair of its South West Development Committee (SWDC). Andrew, who is managing director of YTL Arena Bristol, has been SWDC vice-chair for four years. He will take over from Mike Beesley, the CEO of Bristol-based recruitment group RSG who set up the SWDC in 2015.  The...

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Pair of senior appointments boost CBRE’s South West office

May 7, 2019
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Pair of senior appointments boost CBRE’s South West office

Global real estate advisor CBRE has strengthened its South West office by appointing new heads of its office agency and industrial & logistics teams. Richard Kidd has joined as head of office agency across South West and South Wales, while Philip Cranstone will head the industrial & logistics team. Richard arrives from GVA (now...

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Redrow appoints new regional managing director to lead its South West developments

April 23, 2019
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Redrow appoints new regional managing director to lead its South West developments

Tim Stone has become national housebuilder Redrow Homes’ new regional managing director, a role in which he will oversee projects across the South West and South Wales. Tim, pictured, joined the firm four years ago as regional director of its South Wales division, based in Cardiff, before being promoted to managing director in 2017. ...

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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

April 4, 2019
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‘Fly local’ plea from Bristol Airport as environmental cost of using London airports soars

Air passengers from the South West using London airports instead of flying from Bristol are creating carbon emissions equivalent to more than 15m gallons of petrol, a new survey shows. The research, commissioned by Bristol Airport, shows last year that road journeys to airports such as Heathrow and Gatwick from the South West and...

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