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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

July 25, 2016
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Institute of Directors governing body role for its South West regional chairman

The Institute of Directors South West regional chairman Nick Sturge has been appointed to the organisation’s national council as it seeks to ensure that a range of voices from across business are heard as Brexit unfolds. Nick Sturge, pictured, the co-founder and director of Bristol’s Engine Shed innovation hub,...

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Trio of promotions for Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

July 25, 2016
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Trio of promotions for Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

Accountancy, investment management and tax group Smith & Williamson has made three senior promotions in its Bristol office. Faye Hall has been made a director while Helen Bassett and Jane Grimsted have been promoted to associate director. Faye Hall heads Smith & Williamson’s forensic services team in Bristol and...

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Growth at Hartnell Taylor Cook leads to new appointments and promotions

July 15, 2016
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Growth at Hartnell Taylor Cook leads to new appointments and promotions

Bristol-based commercial property agency Hartnell Taylor Cook has made a number of appointments and promotions following another successful year. The independent firm, which also has an office in London, said it had achieved a “substantial” increase in annual turnover with growth across several sectors. Gemma-Jane Ogden, pictured, who joined...

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Trio of new arrivals helps Nash Partnership build its expertise

July 14, 2016
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Trio of new arrivals helps Nash Partnership build its expertise

Nash Partnership, the West of England built environment design, planning and regeneration consultancy, has recruited three experienced members to its team. Ciaran Andrews, Paul Miller and Richard Mather-Jones have joined the practice’s Bath and Bristol studios, bringing with them a wealth of experience of working with public and private sector...

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TLT partner Robert Bourns takes up role as Law Society president

July 14, 2016
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TLT partner Robert Bourns takes up role as Law Society president

Robert Bourns, a partner at Bristol-headquartered TLT, has been appointed president of The Law Society of England & Wales, representing 166,000 solicitors. A highly respected figure in legal circles in Bristol and nationally, Robert, pictured, joined The Law Society Council in 2011 and was elected deputy vice president three...

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PwC promotions in the region underline its commitment to diversity in senior roles

July 14, 2016
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PwC promotions in the region underline its commitment to diversity in senior roles

Nine senior promotions have been made by global accountancy group PwC across its West and Wales offices as it continues to invest in its people and the region. Taking up partner roles are Lynne Baber, who heads up the governance, risk & control business, and Sue Morling, who leads...

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Equity partner joins EY’s Bristol office as its expansion continues

July 14, 2016
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Equity partner joins EY’s Bristol office as its expansion continues

Accountancy group EY has appointed John Howarth as a new equity partner in its Bristol office as part of its expansion plans across the South West & Wales. John, pictured, has become an audit partner in the firm’s assurance practice, moving from EY’s Reading office where he was an...

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Senior executive appointment boosts Thrings’ private client offering

July 14, 2016
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Senior executive appointment boosts Thrings’ private client offering

Regional law firm Thrings has continued to expand its private client tax planning and trusts offering with the appointment of experienced legal and tax professional Stephen Horton. Stephen, pictured, joins the firm as a senior executive, having previously worked for estate administration service providers Kings Court Trust in Bath....

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New Faculty of Business and Law advisory board appointed by UWE

July 8, 2016
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New Faculty of Business and Law advisory board appointed by UWE

A new team of 21 regional business figures has been unveiled by UWE to look at how the new Faculty of Business and Law and its new £50m building can best serve the needs of the region and its economy. The advisory board is made up of representatives of...

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Turley makes key changes across its Bristol and Cardiff offices

July 8, 2016
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Turley makes key changes across its Bristol and Cardiff offices

National planning consultancy Turley has invested in its South West and South Wales teams, reinforcing its presence in Bristol and Cardiff. Jeff Richards, pictured, has been appointed as the new office director in the Bristol office. His appointment allows former office director Rob Peters to concentrate on his national...

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GL Hearn bolsters Bristol office with appointment of two new planners

July 7, 2016
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GL Hearn bolsters Bristol office with appointment of two new planners

Specialist property consultancy GL Hearn has expanded its South West team to meet a growing portfolio of instructions across the region. Lucy White, pictured top right, has joined GL Hearn – part of Capita Real Estate – as a planning associate director, having worked in the Bristol consultancy market...

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Tax expert promoted to partner in Grant Thornton’s Bristol office

July 5, 2016
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Tax expert promoted to partner in Grant Thornton’s Bristol office

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton’s South West region has promoted Jenny Batchelor to partner in its Bristol office. Jenny, pictured, advises privately-owned businesses and listed companies on domestic and international tax matters, including tax efficient restructuring, acquisition structures and AIM listings. Grant Thornton said her promotion came off the back...

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Clip continues to build its team as growth spurs half a dozen new appointments

July 1, 2016
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Clip continues to build its team as growth spurs half a dozen new appointments

Clip Exhibition and Display, the Bristol-based exhibition stand design and build firm, has made a number of new appointments as it gears up for further growth. The arrival of the six new starters follows a record breaking year for the firm, with a 25% increase in turnover against 2014....

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