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New chief executive officer appointed at Bristol Airport

February 9, 2018
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New chief executive officer appointed at Bristol Airport

Bristol Airport today announced that Southampton Airport managing director Dave Lees has been appointed as its new chief executive officer.  Mr Lees, pictured, will take up his new role on August 1. He has also served as operations director and planning & development director at Southampton Airport, which has achieved record passenger numbers and...

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SafeContractor accreditation recognises commitment to health and safety at SMARTech energy

February 8, 2018
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SafeContractor accreditation recognises commitment to health and safety at SMARTech energy

Energy management firm SMARTech energy has been awarded accreditation for achieving excellence in health and safety in the workplace. The Corsham-based firm gained the award from Alcumus SafeContractor, a leading third-party accreditation scheme which recognises extremely rigorous standards in health and safety management among contractors. SMARTech energy, founded by Stuart Pearce in 2014, offers...

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Cat charity looking for ‘purrfect’ location for new-style department store

February 8, 2018
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Cat charity looking for ‘purrfect’ location for new-style department store

Cats Protection, the UK’s largest feline welfare charity, is on the prowl across the South West for a suitable location for a major ‘department store’ and donation centre to serve the region. The charity has 120 charity shops nationwide – 19 of them in the South West – with the money raised from them...

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Former Herman Miller ‘blue building’ gets new lease of life as defence warehouse for Wincanton

February 1, 2018
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Former Herman Miller ‘blue building’ gets new lease of life as defence warehouse for Wincanton

Logistics group Wincanton has leased the high-profile former Herman Miller distribution base in Chippenham to fulfil a new defence-related contract on behalf of a leading customer. The 79,000 sq ft building, pictured – a stone’s throw from Wincanton’s Chippenham headquarters – was designed for the iconic office furniture group by leading contemporary architect Sir...

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Alder King’s Swindon office strengthened with chartered surveyor appointment

February 1, 2018
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Alder King’s Swindon office strengthened with chartered surveyor appointment

Regional property consultancy Alder King has boosted its services from its Swindon office with the appointment of chartered surveyor Tanya Atkinson.   Tanya, pictured, joined the firm’s expanding South West valuation team from Cushman & Wakefield in Cheltenham, where she qualified as a chartered surveyor in 2014.  As a RICS Registered Valuer, Tanya will work...

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New regional team at FSB vows to step up grassroots lobbying on behalf of Swindon’s small firms

January 27, 2018
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New regional team at FSB vows to step up grassroots lobbying on behalf of Swindon’s small firms

Small Businesses group the FSB is to boost its grassroots lobbying activity in Swindon and across the South West after appointing a new-look senior team. Roger Tarrant, pictured right, previously one of the FSB’s branch chairman in the region, has become the first holder of the new wider role of regional chair for the...

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Herman Miller puts its unique eco-friendly HQ building on the market

January 19, 2018
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Herman Miller puts its unique eco-friendly HQ building on the market

One of the West of England’s greenest office buildings has been put up for sale following the decision by iconic office furniture maker Herman Miller to centralise its UK operations. The showpiece 20,000 sq ft building in Chippenham, pictured, known as VillageGreen, was designed as the European headquarters of the US-owned firm by renowned...

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Three new categories added as coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards are launched

January 18, 2018
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Three new categories added as coveted IoD South West Director of the Year Awards are launched

Outstanding business leaders and entrepreneurs from the Swindon area are being urged to enter the region’s top awards recognising excellence in the boardroom.  Launched this week, the Institute of Directors South West Director of the Year Awards 2018 showcase the wealth of executive talent and leadership across the region. New categories have been added...

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New managing director to take over at CBRE’s regional office

January 16, 2018
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New managing director to take over at CBRE’s regional office

International property agency CBRE has promoted Tom Morris to managing director of its regional office 10 years after he joined the firm as a graduate. Tom, pictured right, will take over the role in the second quarter of this year from industry stalwart Garry Hicks, pictured below left, who will retire from the firm...

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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West office

January 11, 2018
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Surveyor promotions at the double for Lambert Smith Hampton’s South West office

National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has promoted two surveyors in its South West office. Tom Dickson, a member of LSH’s South West building consultancy team, and Roxine Foster, who works in its office advisory team, have been made senior surveyors. In addition, industrial and logistics surveyor Chris Williams has become the latest...

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