New joiners give Cushman & Wakefield’s regional hub another double boost

July 19, 2021
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New joiners give Cushman & Wakefield’s regional hub another double boost

International commercial property agency Cushman & Wakefield has made a second double appointment to its regional hub in as many months. Louise Claxton has been taken on as a surveyor in the valuation & advisory team while Lauren Harrison has joined the firm’s graduate scheme.  Louise previously worked at Carter Jonas in Bristol, where she...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 19, 2021
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Monday July 19 Interim: SThree Trading announcement:  Parsley Box Group Tuesday July 20 Finals: Begbies, Gateley Holdings, Sosandar, Supreme Interim: Audioboom Group, One Media IP Group, TClarke Trading announcements: Anglo American, BHP Group, Cloudcall Group, CVS Group, Luceco Economic announcement: Current account Wednesday July 21 Final: Polar Capital Technology Trust Interims: RTC Group, Gresham Q2 result: Etalon Group Trading announcements: Antofagasta, Close Bros,...

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Employment lawyer says ‘fire and rehire’ can backfire on firms using it to change staff conditions

July 19, 2021
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Employment lawyer says ‘fire and rehire’ can backfire on firms using it to change staff conditions

Controversial ‘fire and rehire’ practices being used by some firms should only be deployed as a last resort, a top employment lawyer has warned. Tim Gofton, pictured, a senior associate in the retail and hospitality team at regional law firm Royds Withy King, which has an office in Swindon, said getting it wrong could also have public relations...

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Key appointment for Made Tech as it targets further expansion across the South West

July 19, 2021
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Key appointment for Made Tech as it targets further expansion across the South West

Made Tech, the public sector delivery firm, has appointed Robin Wyles as its South West and Wales market principal. Robin, pictured, who is from Bath, will be responsible for delivering specialist technology services to customers the firm’s customers across the regions, including the Driving and Vehicles Licencing Association (DVLA) in Swansea and NHS Gloucestershire.  He...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 12, 2021
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Monday July 12 Final: Thruvision Group Interim: Photo-Me  International Trading announcement: Dechra Pharmaceuticals Economic announcement: PMI services Tuesday July 13 Finals: Omega Diagnostics Group, Solid State, Zoo Digital Group Interim: Synectics Trading announcement: City of London Group, City of London Investment Trust, DP Poland, Kier Economic announcement: Retail sales Wednesday July 14 Finals: Accrol Group Holdings, Great Eastern Energy Groiup, Knights Group, Kromek...

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New flights take off from Bristol Airport ahead of quarantine-free travel for amber list passengers

July 12, 2021
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New flights take off from Bristol Airport ahead of quarantine-free travel for amber list passengers

Bristol Airport and two of its main airlines have welcomed the ending of quarantine restrictions for passengers returning from amber list countries on July 19. The decision by the government means the airport – the UK’s ninth busiest – can start to plan a return to near normal services later this summer.  It also...

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Possible bidding war for Vectura as US tobacco giant’s £1bn counter offer gets thumbs up

July 12, 2021
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Possible bidding war for Vectura as US tobacco giant’s £1bn counter offer gets thumbs up

Philip Morris International, the US tobacco group behind the Marlboro cigarette brand, is to buy Chippenham-based specialist pharmaceutical firm Vectura for just over £1bn after outbidding global private equity giant Carlyle. Vectura, which has its roots in a spin-out from the University of Bath, had agreed to Carlyle’s £958m approach but withdrew support after receiving...

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Business development manager returns to Advantedge Commercial Finance to drive growth in region

July 7, 2021
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Business development manager returns to Advantedge Commercial Finance to drive growth in region

Invoice financier Advantedge Commercial Finance has appointed Ruth Bethel as its business development manager for the South West. Ruth, pictured, has re-joined the business having previously spent three years with it as regional sales manager before leaving four years ago.  In her new role she will be responsible for leading the continued development of the...

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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

July 5, 2021
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Monday July 5 Finals: Draper Esprit, Henderson Diversified, Hipgnosis Songs Fund, The Panoply Holdings Interims: Dev Clever Holdings, Porvair Trading announcements: ADVFN, Franchise Brands, Real Estate Investors, Restore, Taylor Maritime Investments, Ultra Electronics Economic announcement: PMI Services Tuesday July 6 Finals: Kinovo, Mercia Assets, Purple Bricks, Totally Interim: RM Trading announcement: Sainsbury (J) Economic announcement: PMI Construction Wednesday July 7 Finals: Adept Technology,...

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Ten new appointments at PwC ‘testament to how it is growing’ in the West region

July 5, 2021
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Ten new appointments at PwC ‘testament to how it is growing’ in the West region

Nine new directors and a new partner have been appointed by global accountancy group PwC’s West & Wales region as it heads into its new financial year. New audit partner Stuart Couch, pictured, joined PwC in the region as a director in 2014, having been with the firm in London since 2001.  Born and educated...

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