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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‘Sort out Brexit’ plea to MPs by the Swindon Initiative as economy is helped by stockpiling

May 13, 2019
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‘Sort out Brexit’ plea to MPs by the Swindon Initiative as economy is helped by stockpiling

The Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative has again called on Parliament to resolve Brexit and tackle the UK’s long-term economic challenges after new figures showed that stockpiling by manufacturers ahead of the UK leaving the EU had helped boost growth. Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) showed the economy expanded by 0.5% in...

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Airline catering group boss lands chief executive role at Wincanton

May 13, 2019
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Airline catering group boss lands chief executive role at Wincanton

Logistics group Wincanton has appointed a new chief executive following the decision by its current CEO to retire later this year. The Chippenham-headquartered firm, the largest UK business of its kind, said Adrian Colman, its chief executive for the past six years, will step down from its board in October.  He will be replaced...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

May 12, 2019
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Monday May 13 Finals: Angling Direct, Clearstar Inc., Centralnic Group Interims: Diploma, Wey Education, TBC Bank, Bank of Cyprus Holdings Trading statements: Centrica, Dignity Economic announcement: Halifax House Price Index Tuesday May 14 Finals: Braemar Shipping Services, Concepta, Great Eastern Energy Corp, Land Securities, Premier Foods Interims: EI Group, ITE Group, On The Beach...

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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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Happy business flyers help Bristol Airport’s satisfaction ratings soar to record high

May 6, 2019
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Happy business flyers help Bristol Airport’s satisfaction ratings soar to record high

Business passengers using Bristol Airport have helped it achieve its best-ever scores for customer satisfaction in a major national survey. The airport gained its highest results in three areas in the prestigious ACI UK Airport Service Quality (ASQ) Survey – overall satisfaction, business passenger satisfaction and the arrivals passport process. Bristol also ranked highly...

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