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To the manor re-born. Hartham Park unveils new-look interior to transform its serviced workspace

July 21, 2017
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To the manor re-born. Hartham Park unveils new-look interior to transform its serviced workspace

Wiltshire manor house-turned-business centre Hartham Park has been given a new look as it expands its offering to embrace more flexible ways of working. The Georgian building, pictured below, set in 50 acres of parkland near Corsham, called in workplace designers Wylde IA to refurbish its restaurant, formerly called Jack’s, replacing it with a...

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Growth in electric vehicle use sparks charging revolution at property firm’s buildings

July 13, 2017
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Growth in electric vehicle use sparks charging revolution at property firm’s buildings

Tenants in commercial buildings in Swindon and Wiltshire owned by property developer HPH will find it easier to swap their petrol or diesel cars for greener electric or hybrid ones following its investment of more than £20,000 in additional charging points. HPH said there had been an increase in requests from tenants for electric charging...

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Associate director joins Lambert Smith Hampton’s expanding South West real estate advisory team

July 11, 2017
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Associate director joins Lambert Smith Hampton’s expanding South West real estate advisory team

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has boosted its South West-based real estate advisory team with the appointment of Rebekah Formosa as an associate director. Rebekah, pictured, joins from Cushman and Wakefield’s Bristol office, where she worked for more than eight years in the public sector advisory team covering central and local government,...

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Firms in running for region’s most sought-after business awards

July 6, 2017
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Firms in running for region’s most sought-after business awards

Ten firms have been named as finalists for the coveted PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards – the region’s most prestigious business accolades. Among the contenders are Bath-based Independent Vetcare (IVC) – the UK’s fastest-growing veterinary group – and Bodywise (UK), which manufactures and sells organic and natural feminine hygiene and baby care...

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Investors in People Gold standard recognises construction group Beard’s commitment to staff

June 28, 2017
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Investors in People Gold standard recognises construction group Beard’s commitment to staff

Swindon-based construction group Beard has retained its Investors in People (IiP) Gold standard in recognition of its exceptional commitment to managing, empowering and developing its staff. The family-owned firm is one of only 53 construction companies in the UK with the accreditation. An IiP assessor said the group’s strong focus on the health and wellbeing...

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Bristol Airport chief executive to leave to take up top job at London City Airport

June 28, 2017
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Bristol Airport chief executive to leave to take up top job at London City Airport

Bristol Airport CEO Robert Sinclair is to step down later this year to become the new chief executive officer of London City Airport. New Zealander Robert, pictured, was appointed CEO at Bristol in October 2008, joining from Auckland Airport, where he was chief financial officer. He has since overseen a 45% increase in passenger...

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Heathrow planning director joins Bristol Airport as it begins to draw up 20-year vision

June 21, 2017
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Heathrow planning director joins Bristol Airport as it begins to draw up 20-year vision

Bristol Airport has appointed Simon Earles as planning and sustainability director to oversee the development of its new masterplan, which is now being drawn up to meet future demand for air travel over the next 20 years and beyond.  In a related move, the airport’s head of planning & development Andrew Goodenough has been...

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Lambert Smith Hampton strengthens South West office with two director promotions

June 13, 2017
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Two senior managers in the South West office of national commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) have been promoted to the position of director. James Banks, pictured right, who leads the South West lease advisory team and has more than 10 years’ experience in the property sector, joined LSH from Cushman & Wakefield...

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General Election result: National business reaction

June 9, 2017
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The unexpected outcome of the General Election and the resulting hung Parliament has sent shock waves through businesses and the organisations representing them. Carolyn Fairbairn, director-general of the CBI, said it was a serious moment for the UK economy. “The priority must be for politicians to get their house in order and form a functioning government,...

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General Election result: Swindon business reaction

June 9, 2017
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Business organisations in Swindon and across the West of England today warned of damaging uncertainty following the shock General Election result and the impact of a hung Parliament on key issues for the town, particularly on the imminent Brexit negotiations Business West, the region’s largest business group, said there would be widespread concern about more...

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