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New chief executive lands at Bristol Airport as it prepares for next phase of ambitious expansion

August 1, 2018
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New chief executive lands at Bristol Airport as it prepares for next phase of ambitious expansion

Bristol Airport’s new chief executive officer Dave Lees took up his post today with a pledge to work with businesses, politicians and local communities to build on the airport’s success and oversee its next phase of growth. Mr Lees, pictured, joins from of Southampton Airport where he was managing director. During his time at...

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Former Logica and Laird boss takes over as chairman of Wincanton

July 20, 2018
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Former Logica and Laird boss takes over as chairman of Wincanton

Wincanton, the UK’s largest logistics firm, has appointed Dr Martin Read CBE as its new chairman with effect from August 1. Dr Read, pictured, joins the Chippenham-headquartered firm as he steps down from the franchise board of the Lloyd’s of London insurance market, where he has served for nine years.  He has extensive and...

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Promotion to international partner for Cushman & Wakefield’s South West capital markets boss

July 16, 2018
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Promotion to international partner for Cushman & Wakefield’s South West capital markets boss

Nick Allan, head of global property agency Cushman & Wakefield’s capital markets team in the South West, has become an international partner in the firm. Nick, pictured, is one of eight international partner promotions at Cushman & Wakefield, one of the world’s largest real estate businesses with 48,000 staff in 400 offices across 70...

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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

July 9, 2018
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West businesses lose faith in government’s ability to deliver ‘good’ Brexit

Just one in 10 West of England businesses think the government will deliver a good deal on Brexit, according to the latest survey from the region’s largest business organisation. And half of the firms taking part said they felt ‘negative’ or ‘very negative’ over the government’s Brexit negotiations. When it comes to information from...

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GVA bolsters South West office with raft of cross-sector appointments

July 9, 2018
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GVA bolsters South West office with raft of cross-sector appointments

Property consultancy GVA has made a number of appointments in its regional office, further strengthening its cross-discipline expertise. Tom Harrison joins from specialist healthcare chartered surveying practice Carterwood as director in the healthcare team. Tom, who previously worked at GVA for nine years, specialises in the independent healthcare sector and works extensively on behalf...

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Swindon News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

July 6, 2018
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Swindon News photo gallery: PwC West of England Business of the Year ‘winner of winners’ awards

The ‘winner of winners’ of the prestigious PwC West of England Business of the Year Awards was revealed at a celebratory dinner to mark their final year. Launched in 1988 by accountants PwC to showcase the region’s top large businesses, the awards have over three decades become the South West’s most-respected business accolades. To...

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Bristol Airport aims higher in bid to cut its carbon emissions after gaining accreditation

July 6, 2018
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Bristol Airport aims higher in bid to cut its carbon emissions after gaining accreditation

Bristol Airport’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint have been recognised with accreditation in a global industry programme. The airport, which last year handled 8.1m passengers and is one of the UK’s fastest growing, has been awarded the second of four levels in the Airport Carbon Accreditation.  The scheme is an independent, voluntary programme...

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Global engineering group finds new home in refurbished Chippenham office

July 6, 2018
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Global engineering group finds new home in refurbished Chippenham office

International engineering, design and consultancy group Ramboll is to open an office in Chippenham – the latest business to move to the town.   Founded in Denmark in 1945, Ramboll has more than 300 offices globally and works across a range of sectors including buildings, transport, environment and health, water, energy and management consulting....

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Healthcare expansion for Cushman & Wakefield in South West with senior surveyor appointment

July 5, 2018
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Healthcare expansion for Cushman & Wakefield in South West with senior surveyor appointment

International property firm Cushman & Wakefield is to expand its medical sector offering into the South West following the appointment of Kasia Glaz to its regional office. Kasia, pictured, joins Cushman & Wakefield’s UK Healthcare Advisory team in Bristol as a senior surveyor. She previously worked in rival Christie & Co’s office in the...

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Wiltshire school group expands into secondary education – with help from Thrings

July 5, 2018
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Wiltshire school group expands into secondary education – with help from Thrings

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has advised fast-growing education client Wishford Schools on its latest expansion – the acquisition of Westonbirt School.   Family-run Wishford Schools, which is based in Corsham, has grown rapidly since its first acquisition – Heywood Prep, also in Corsham – in 2012.   The business had been launched two year...

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