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New restructuring partner for Foot Anstey’s Bristol corporate team

January 16, 2017
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South West law firm Foot Anstey has appointed Joanne Rumley as restructuring and insolvency partner in its Bristol-based corporate team. Joanne joins from Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office. She has nearly 20 years’ experience in all aspects of corporate rescue, restructure, turnaround and insolvency including both formal and non-formal procedures....

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Spike Island deputy director takes up role as Bristol chair of Institute of Directors

January 16, 2017
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Spike Island deputy director takes up role as Bristol chair of Institute of Directors

The Bristol branch of the Institute of Directors (IoD) has named Lhosa Daly, deputy director of city-based international contemporary art and design centre Spike Island, as its new chairman. Lhosa, pictured, takes over from Rebecca Tregarthen, who steps down after her three-year tenure. Lhosa trained as a lawyer, working in both London and...

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Senior IT managers at UWE named among finalists in coveted Women in IT Awards

January 13, 2017
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Senior IT managers at UWE named among finalists in coveted Women in IT Awards

Two senior members of UWE’s IT services department have been shortlisted for prizes at the prestigious Women in IT Awards 2017. Chief information officer (CIO) and IT director Tracy Willis and Sarah Boyd, assistant director of IT compliance and security, are finalists in their categories at the high-profile event...

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HR director appointment bolsters Milestones Trust’s senior management team

January 13, 2017
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HR director appointment bolsters Milestones Trust’s senior management team

Bristol-based social care provider Milestones Trust has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Geralyn Meehan as director of HR. Having previously provided HR support for social and health care providers in the not-for-profit, private and public sectors, Geralyn brings with her a wealth of experience to...

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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office in healthcare sector role

January 12, 2017
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Associate joins Cushman & Wakefield’s Bristol office in healthcare sector role

International property agency Cushman & Wakefield has appointed experienced healthcare sector specialist Sophia Sham as an associate in its Bristol office. Sophia, pictured, joins the firm’s UK healthcare advisory team. Her arrival further boosts the team, which was formed in April last year and has already valued or advised...

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Production Guild board role for Bottle Yard Studios’ director

January 12, 2017
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Production Guild board role for Bottle Yard Studios’ director

Fiona Francombe, site director of Bristol’s successful Bottle Yard Studios, has joined the board of The Production Guild of Great Britain, the UK’s most prestigious membership organisation for film and TV production management professionals. Based at Pinewood Studios, The Production Guild represents and supports those working in a wide...

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New chair for Bishop Fleming as firm aims for further growth

January 11, 2017
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New chair for Bishop Fleming as firm aims for further growth

Regional accountancy firm Bishop Fleming, which has its largest office in Bristol, has appointed Ian Smith as chair. He succeeds Jerry O’Sullivan, who recently completed his six-year term in the role. Ian, pictured, who took up the post on January 1, is a corporate and business services partner who...

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Commercial property lawyer appointment bolsters Barcan+Kirby’s commercial team

January 6, 2017
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Commercial property lawyer appointment bolsters Barcan+Kirby’s commercial team

Bristol law firm Barcan+Kirby has strengthened its commercial team with the arrival of commercial property lawyer Iain Robinson. Iain, pictured, who has joined from Bristol and London firm Humphreys & Co, has seven years’ experience in commercial property, specialising in shops, retail units and food and drink outfits. He will...

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New director of business development & marketing appointed by Bevan Brittan

January 5, 2017
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New director of business development & marketing appointed by Bevan Brittan

Top 100 UK law firm Bevan Brittan has appointed Tim Bartlett as its new director of business development & marketing based in its Bristol office. Tim, pictured, joins from national law firm DAC Beachcroft in Bristol, where he was head of health business development and worked with its brand,...

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New training principal takes up role at TLT

January 4, 2017
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New training principal takes up role at TLT

Bristol-headquartered law firm TLT has appointed partner Ed Fiddick as its new training principal, responsible for its trainee recruitment programme as well as mentoring the firm’s trainees. Ed, pictured, takes over from Richard Hayllar, who held the post for three years. Like Richard, he is based in TLT’s Bristol...

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Foot Anstey strengthens its Bristol construction team with partner appointment

December 13, 2016
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Foot Anstey strengthens its Bristol construction team with partner appointment

Experienced property and construction lawyer Ian Stubbs has been appointed as a partner in South West law firm Foot Anstey’s Bristol office. Ian, pictured, brings more than 30 years’ experience in the sector to the firm’s construction team, having begun his career as a quantity surveyor and a contracts...

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Partner joins Michelmores’ Bristol banking and finance team

December 8, 2016
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Partner joins Michelmores’ Bristol banking and finance team

South West law firm Michelmores has strengthened its banking and finance team in Bristol with the appointment of Asheesh Das as a partner.  Ash, pictured, joins from McGuireWoods, a leading US law firm renowned for its banking work and where he was a partner in its London office.  He...

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Rising Star award for Burges Salmon real estate senior associate

December 2, 2016
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Rising Star award for Burges Salmon real estate senior associate

Drew Nesbitt, a senior associate with Bristol-based law firm Burges Salmon, has been named Rising Star of the South West at the British Council for Offices (BCO) NextGen Awards. The inaugural awards are part of BCO’s NextGen programme, which mentors and encourages the next generation of professionals to become...

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