Bake Off star to host regional awards for organisations that rise to Fair Trade challenge

January 30, 2020
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The South West Fair Trade Business Awards are returning for an eighth year, with The Great British Bake Off star Briony Williams lined up to host the presentation ceremony. The awards, which celebrate ethical organisations of all sizes and from any sector across the region, have recognised hundreds of organisations that support Fair Trade...

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Marketing and communications head joins Swindon construction group to build brand

January 28, 2020
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Marketing and communications head joins Swindon construction group to build brand

Swindon-headquartered regional construction firm Beard has appointed Melissa Barber to the new role of head of marketing and communications. Melissa, pictured, will lead the 127-year-old, family-owned firm’s marketing operations with responsibility for developing the brand across its offices in Swindon, Oxford, Guildford and Bristol. She will also support the directors and senior management with...

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Regional trade association role for insolvency and restructuring lawyer

January 27, 2020
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Regional trade association role for insolvency and restructuring lawyer

Insolvency and restructuring lawyer Philip Winterborne has been appointed the South West and Wales chair of R3, the recovery trade body. Philip, pictured, an insolvency and turnaround partner at Bristol-based Temple Bright solicitors, was formally appointed to the role at R3 South West and Wales’s AGM.  He takes the reins from previous chair Louise...

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Thrings team advises care home group on fourth Cornish acquisition

January 27, 2020
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Thrings team advises care home group on fourth Cornish acquisition

Swindon-headquartered law firm Thrings has helped a family-run care home business add a fourth property to its growing portfolio of residential care facilities. The deal to acquire Longview Care Home in Truro is the second transaction of its kind in two years for Gloucestershire-based JAMMAC and continues its growth in Cornwall, where all four...

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MEET South West 2020′s vision to show that events can be green too

January 26, 2020
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MEET South West 2020′s vision to show that events can be green too

With less than a week to go to MEET South West 2020 – the region’s only trade show dedicated to the events industry – its organisers are highlighting its sustainability credentials. When the inaugural event took place last year one of the key objectives was to make it as sustainable as possible. Now with...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

January 26, 2020
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Monday January 27 Finals: Global Invacom, SThree Interims: ITM Power Trading announcement: Petra Diamonds Tuesday January 28 Finals: Crest Nicholson, McCarthy Interims: NWF, PZ Cussons Trading announcements: Barr (AG), DP Eurasia, UDG Healthcare Economic announcement: CBI Distributive Trades Surveys Wednesday January 29 Interim: Hargreaves Services Economic announcement: Nationwide house price index Thursday January 30...

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