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New team head and associate for Knight Frank’s South West property asset management team

January 30, 2019
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New team head and associate for Knight Frank’s South West property asset management team

National commercial property consultancy Knight Frank has appointed Joanna Crofts as head of its property asset management team for the South West and South Wales while Jocelyn Hickling has joined as an associate. Joanna has worked at Knight Frank since 2004, joining as a graduate in the Bristol office agency team. In 2014 she...

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Registered property receiver joins Knight Frank’s South West office as partner

January 27, 2019
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Registered property receiver joins Knight Frank’s South West office as partner

Global real estate advisory firm Knight Frank has expanded its restructuring and recovery team with the appointment of Harry Dunger as a partner based in its South West office. Harry, pictured, will have a national focus to develop Knight Frank’s corporate recovery & insolvency offering across the firm’s 10 regional offices, including Bristol. He...

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Colliers’ South West office appoints director to head its investment property management team

January 27, 2019
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Colliers’ South West office appoints director to head its investment property management team

Property agency Colliers International’s South West office has appointed Jo Edwards as a director and head of its investment property management (IPM) team.  Jo, pictured, has worked in commercial property in Bristol for more than 20 years. She joins Colliers’ office in the city after 24 years at JLL (previously King Sturge), where she...

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CBI warns of ‘devastating’ impact of ‘no deal’ Brexit on South West’s economy

January 22, 2019
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CBI warns of ‘devastating’ impact of ‘no deal’ Brexit on South West’s economy

Leaving the EU without a deal would be ‘devastating’ for the South West’s economy, hitting the region’s output by a staggering £13bn a year, the CBI warned today. As Prime Minister Theresa May continues to refuse to rule out a ‘no deal’ Brexit if her deal is not approved by Parliament, business groups have...

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Pressure grows on Bristol Airport to increase capacity after annual passenger numbers soar again

January 18, 2019
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Pressure grows on Bristol Airport to increase capacity after annual passenger numbers soar again

Bristol Airport’s passenger numbers rose sharply again last year – up by 6.2% to 8.6m – as it prepares to avoid hitting full capacity within less than three years. Annual traffic through the airport’s terminal is limited to 10m passengers under its current planning permission. Continued growth forecast this year will take passenger numbers...

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Hat-trick of contract renewals for Wincanton as it drives supply chain performance

January 17, 2019
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Hat-trick of contract renewals for Wincanton as it drives supply chain performance

Logistics group Wincanton has secured contract renewals with three of its existing major customers – Asda, British Sugar and Lucozade Ribena Suntory. With Asda, Chippenham-headquartered Wincanton will provide dedicated transport and warehousing for the next three years, extending their relationship to 16 years.  The renewal continues Wincanton’s operations at four key Asda sites –...

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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

January 14, 2019
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Survey shows sales and orders under pressure as West businesses lose faith in Govt’s Brexit plan

Nearly 40% of West of England business owners back a second Brexit referendum while just one in 10 is confident the government will secure a good deal for the UK, according to the region’s largest business survey. Worryingly, more than 40% of the senior managers and directors taking part did not know whether their...

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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

January 8, 2019
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No conundrum as TV presenter Nick Hewer agrees to host Fair Trade Business Awards

Swindon-born Countdown presenter Nick Hewer is to host this year’s South West Fair Trade Business Awards. Nick, pictured, who was also Sir Alan Sugar’s former right-hand man on The Apprentice, is a long-running supporter of ethical business and a patron of The Fairtrade Foundation. He will help present the awards – now in their...

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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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1,000 new jobs promised by Bristol Airport as it unveils latest expansion plan

December 19, 2018
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1,000 new jobs promised by Bristol Airport as it unveils latest expansion plan

Bristol Airport has said it will create more than 1,000 jobs over the next decade as part of its further development to enable it to handle 12m passengers a year. The scheme, which has just been submitted to North Somerset Council planners, would also generate an additional £1.4bn for the regional economy by the...

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