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Circuit judge appointment for Bristol silk who led HM Revenue’s case against celebrity tax dodgers

September 15, 2014
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Circuit judge appointment for Bristol silk who led HM Revenue’s case against celebrity tax dodgers

Peter Blair, the Bristol-based QC who helped bring tax-avoiding celebrities such as Gary Barlow to book, has been appointed by the Queen as a circuit judge. Mr Blair, pictured, the head of Bristol’s Guildhall Chambers for the past eight years, will try civil and criminal cases at Swindon law...

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New digital marketing manager joins expanding GWS Media

September 12, 2014
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New digital marketing manager joins expanding GWS Media

Bristol-based web design agency GWS Media has appointed Gareth Simpson as digital marketing manager in order to expand its digital services. GWS Media, which is behind the Bristol Unique Guide app, provides web and print design, mobile application development and online marketing to a range of clients in the...

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Sales department shake-up at Bristol specialist insurer DAS leads to new role

September 10, 2014
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Sales department shake-up at Bristol specialist insurer DAS leads to new role

Bristol-based legal expenses insurer DAS has promoted its southern broker sales manager Darren Weekes to the newly-created position of UK broker sales manager. In his new role Darren is responsible for the development of all DAS broker sales business in the UK, with the Bristol, Manchester and London broker...

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HR expert appointed to head Smith & Williamson’s human resources consulting team

September 5, 2014
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Human resources professional Geraldine Buckland, who has 25 years’ business and HR experience spanning the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, has been appointed to lead the HR consulting team at accountants Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office. Geraldine, who takes over from partner Rachel Stone, has worked in senior roles...

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Former Rolls-Royce HR director takes up non-executive role at Renishaw

September 4, 2014
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Former Rolls-Royce HR director takes up non-executive role at Renishaw

West advanced engineering innovator Renishaw has appointed Rolls-Royce’s former group HR director Kath Durrant as a non-executive director with effect from January 1 next year. Ms Durrant, pictured, who has also worked for AstraZeneca and GlaxoSmithKline, sits as an advisory board member for the Lancaster University Management School. She...

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Women in business award nomination for Begbies Traynor regional head caps busy year

August 28, 2014
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Women in business award nomination for Begbies Traynor regional head caps busy year

Business rescue and recovery specialist firm Begbies Traynor’s regional managing partner Julie Palmer has been shortlisted for a prestigious national award. Julie, pictured, who heads up a network of 12 offices including one in Bristol, is in the running for The Business Magazine’s Women in Business 2014, Woman of...

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Promotions at DTZ’s Bristol office point to firm’s growth ambitions

August 26, 2014
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Promotions at DTZ’s Bristol office point to firm’s growth ambitions

National property agency DTZ has made five promotions at its Bristol office as part of its continued growth. The appointments are among 101 announced by the national firm across the UK. James Marsh has been promoted to director in professional advisory services while Philip Cranstone, of industrial agency, and...

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Healthcare division launched by recruitment firm Alexander Daniels with high-profile appointment

August 22, 2014
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Healthcare division launched by recruitment firm Alexander Daniels with high-profile appointment

Recruitment group Alexander Daniels, which has offices in Bristol and Birmingham, has appointed Mike Willmoth to head its new healthcare division. The firm, which already operates in the finance, accountancy, corporate governance and engineering sectors, sees growth opportunities in the fast-changing healthcare sector. A trained paramedic, Mike has a...

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Engineering group Alderley strengthens control systems business with new sales manager

August 19, 2014
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Engineering group Alderley strengthens control systems business with new sales manager

Spencer Linsell has been appointed sales manager at Alderley Systems, part of the Alderley group of specialist engineering companies. Spencer, pictured, brings with him a strong knowledge of integrated process and metering systems gained from working in the oil and gas industry for the past 10 years. In his...

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Arrival of senior surveyor Mike Woodliffe widens Williams Gunter Hardwick’s business space expertise

August 19, 2014
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Arrival of senior surveyor Mike Woodliffe widens Williams Gunter Hardwick’s business space expertise

Independent Bristol property consultancy Williams Gunter Hardwick has broadened its range of business space expertise with the appointment of Mike Woodliffe as senior surveyor. Mike, pictured, has nearly 20 years’ experience in the South West property market having worked with Donaldsons (now DTZ) and, more recently, with Colliers International,...

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New investment manager taken on at BGF in Bristol as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

August 19, 2014
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New investment manager taken on at BGF in Bristol as it looks to fund more high-growth businesses

The Bristol office of BGF, the business growth fund set up to help the UK’s growing smaller and medium-sized firms, has appointed Sarah Ledwidge as an investment manager. Sarah, pictured, will be responsible for identifying investable businesses in Wiltshire, Hampshire and the Thames Valley and working with them to...

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Barbara Davies takes over vacant chief executive role at West of England LEP

August 12, 2014
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Barbara Davies takes over vacant chief executive role at West of England LEP

The West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has appointed Barbara Davies as its new chief executive. The LEP’s former head of place and infrastructure, Barbara Davies, pictured, has been acting as interim director since former chief executive Paul Wilson quit six weeks ago. Barbara has worked at the...

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LSH targeting South West’s public sector for growth following strategic appointment in Bristol

August 5, 2014
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LSH targeting South West’s public sector for growth following strategic appointment in Bristol

Commercial property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) is expecting further growth for its Bristol-based public sector division following the appointment of Jaime Blakeley-Glover as regional director. Jaime, pictured, who joined LSH in 2011, takes on the role alongside his current national position of consultancy director within public sector services....

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