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Chairman role at Bristol R&D tax credit firm for city tech entrepreneur Mark Mason

January 27, 2015
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Chairman role at Bristol R&D tax credit firm for city tech entrepreneur Mark Mason

Bristol digital entrepreneur Mark Mason has joined the leadership team of city-based research and development tax credit consultancy ForrestBrown to help it continue to grow. He will also seek to improve access for tech firms to the high levels of tax relief they may be eligible to claim against...

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Associate director promotions at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

January 26, 2015
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Associate director promotions at Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office

The Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson has made two senior promotions. Rebecca Tippet, who works in the assurance and business services team, and John Davies, a private client and charities investment specialist, have been promoted to associate director. Rebecca has been with Smith...

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The LAST WORD: Vanessa Moon, director, Moon Consulting

January 23, 2015
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The LAST WORD: Vanessa Moon, director, Moon Consulting

Each week Bristol Business News gives a prominent member of the city’s business community the last word on its weekly e-bulletin. This week Vanessa Moon, Director of Moon Consulting, answers our 10 questions. What was the LAST: Film you watched? The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey in 3D Book...

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New partner joins EY’s expanding Bristol tax practice

January 20, 2015
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New partner joins EY’s expanding Bristol tax practice

Big Four accountancy firm EY has appointed Karen Kirkwood as a partner to lead its Bristol tax practice as it continues to expand the team in the region. Karen, pictured, has 20 years’ experience providing tax advice to a broad range of companies and private equity backed businesses. She...

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New regional senior director appointed to head GVA’s Bristol office

January 20, 2015
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New regional senior director appointed to head GVA’s Bristol office

National property advisory firm GVA has appointed Jo Davis to head its Bristol office. Jo, who also leads the firm’s planning team covering the South West and South Wales, becomes one of nine regional senior directors at GVA – the title given to those heading UK offices. In an...

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Former head of BDO Bristol appointed to lead restructuring firm Quantuma’s move into South West

January 16, 2015
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Former head of BDO Bristol appointed to lead restructuring firm Quantuma’s move into South West

Specialist restructuring firm Quantuma has expanded into the South West by opening an office in Bristol headed by former BDO practice head Graham Randall. The firm, which operates from bases in Southampton, Marlow, London and Brighton, provides specialised restructuring advice on all forms of insolvency procedures. Until recently Mr...

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Temple Bright adds pensions expertise with Foot Anstey lateral hire

January 16, 2015
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Temple Bright adds pensions expertise with Foot Anstey lateral hire

Groundbreaking law firm Temple Bright has today been joined by Foot Anstey’s head of pensions Comron Rowe, who will launch its pensions practice. Rowe, pictured, left, with Temple Bright co-founder Tim Summers, will work out of the firm’s Bristol office and serve clients across the UK. Rowe qualified at...

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Two board appointments at estate agents Andrews as it aims for more growth this year

January 2, 2015
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Southfields

Estate agency and property group Andrews has made two significant appointments to its board as it looks to continue its growth into 2015. The Keynsham-based group has recruited Paul Bumford from Legal & General to become managing director its financial services business. Paul, pictured right, brings more than 30...

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MBE for Bristol businessman and charity stalwart Stephen Parsons in New Year Honours

December 31, 2014
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MBE for Bristol businessman and charity stalwart Stephen Parsons in New Year Honours

Bristol businessman and charity champion Stephen Parsons has been appointed MBE in the New Year Honours list. Mr Parsons, pictured, splits his time between specialist engineering firm Redcliffe Magtronics, where he is chairman, and his extensive charity work. He also chairs the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LEP)...

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McCann Bristol brings in experienced creative director to take agency to next level

December 5, 2014
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McCann Bristol brings in experienced creative director to take agency to next level

Integrated communications agency McCann Bristol has recruited Paul Cottrell, a former creative director from Ogilvy in Melbourne. Paul, pictured, joins the agency following a period of double digit growth and a doubling of the head count in 2014. His agency career spans 20 years and two continents. In that...

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New business development manager to drive further growth in South West for Grant Thornton

December 5, 2014
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New business development manager to drive further growth in South West for Grant Thornton

Accountancy firm Grant Thornton has appointed Adina Watt as business development manager for the South West. Adina, pictured, moves to the region from the North West where she was the firm’s business development manager in its Manchester and Liverpool offices. Prior to joining Grant Thornton she held the same...

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Four new recruits strengthen Burges Salmon’s pensions team

December 5, 2014
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Four new recruits strengthen Burges Salmon’s pensions team

Bristol law firm Burges Salmon has continued to expand its pensions team with four new appointments. Crispin Freeman, Charlotte Osmond, Amy Davies and Stacey Yon have joined following sustained growth across the firm’s pension client base. Crispin joins as a senior associate from Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co while...

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DTZ boosts its Bristol project & building consultancy team with new appointment

December 5, 2014
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DTZ boosts its Bristol project & building consultancy team with new appointment

International property agency DTZ has appointed Jo Williams as a director in its Bristol office where she joins its project & building consultancy team. Jo, pictured, joins from national firm Ridge and Partners, where she worked in all aspects of core building surveying. She brings 19 years’ experience with...

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