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Further expansion at Cambridge & Counties Bank’s Bristol office in first year of business

April 17, 2015
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Further expansion at Cambridge & Counties Bank’s Bristol office in first year of business

Property finance provider Cambridge & Counties Bank is gearing up for growth in the South West by hiring a new staff member and promoting another in its Bristol-based business development team. Paul Howard, pictured right, who opened the bank’s South West office last year, is promoted to senior business...

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Promotions at Foot Anstey’s Bristol office as growth continues

April 17, 2015
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Promotions at Foot Anstey’s Bristol office as growth continues

Regional law firm Foot Anstey has made a number of promotions including nine senior associates, four of them in its Bristol office, and four new legal directors. Alex Cross (commercial), Catherine Haugh (dispute resolution) and Sarah Hale and Zahir Nayani (commercial property) are among the new senior associates. Employment...

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Senior associate appointment boosts Clarke Willmott’s private client team

April 16, 2015
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Senior associate appointment boosts Clarke Willmott’s private client team

National law firm Clarke Willmott continues to grow its private client services team with the appointment of Gillian Kennedy-Smith as a senior associate in its Bristol office. Gillian, pictured, who qualified in 2006, joins from offshore firm Carey Olsen in Guernsey, where she worked in one of the largest...

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Lawyer becomes new chairman of Forum for the Built Environment’s regional branch

April 15, 2015
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Lawyer becomes new chairman of Forum for the Built Environment’s regional branch

Eric Livingston, a partner and construction solicitor at regional law firm Thrings, has become chairman of the Forum for the Built Environment’s (fbe) Great Western branch. Eric, pictured, a specialist in construction procurement, contract preparation and negotiation and resolving construction disputes, assumes the role after serving as regional vice...

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Officers’ Association takes on first business development manager for West of England

April 13, 2015
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Officers’ Association takes on first business development manager for West of England

The Officers’ Association, the organisation committed to ensuring that former officers and their dependants live with dignity and independence, has appointed Sophia Koniarska as its regional business development manager for the West. Sophia, pictured, brings expertise in corporate social responsibility to the new role, which will focus on developing...

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New chair for Prince’s Trust South West Leadership Group

April 10, 2015
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New chair for Prince’s Trust South West Leadership Group

The Prince’s Trust South West Leadership Group (SWLG), which brings business leaders together to support the next generation of aspiring entrepreneurs, has appointed Mike Beesley as its new chair. Mike, pictured, CEO of Bristol-based recruitment firm Resource Solutions Group (RSG), takes over from Bristol app development company Mubaloo’s chief executive Mark...

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Technical services director role for long-serving Pure Comms employee

April 10, 2015
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Technical services director role for long-serving Pure Comms employee

Fast-growing telecoms company Pure Comms has promoted one of its longest-serving staff members to director. Harry Bishop, pictured, has worked in a number of roles since joining the Clevedon-based firm four year ago, including voice specialist and operations assistant. In his new role technical services director he is working...

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Head of corporate partnerships appointment strengthens Temple Legal Protection’s Bristol office

April 8, 2015
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Head of corporate partnerships appointment strengthens Temple Legal Protection’s Bristol office

Specialist legal expenses insurer Temple Legal Protection has appointed Andy Parkinson as head of corporate partnerships in its Bristol office. He joins the base’s team of insurance professionals under the leadership of underwriting director Phil Bellamy. Andy, pictured, has worked in the legal expenses insurance industry since 1986 and...

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ICAEW forensic role for Milsted Langdon partner Roger Isaacs

April 7, 2015
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ICAEW forensic role for Milsted Langdon partner Roger Isaacs

Regional accountants Milsted Langdon’s Bristol-based forensic accounting partner Roger Isaacs has been appointed vice-chair of the ICAEW (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) Forensic Group. The group, which meets around four times per year, is responsible for the institute’s thought leadership in forensic accounting and supports new...

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Solicitor takes up role as chair of Association of Women in Property in the South West

April 2, 2015
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Solicitor takes up role as chair of Association of Women in Property in the South West

Construction and engineering solicitor Natalia Sokolov has been elected chair of the Association of Women in Property (WiP) in the South West. Natalia, pictured, a specialist in construction procurement projects and engineering disputes at regional law firm Thrings, will assume responsibility for the strategic direction of the South West...

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UWE vice chancellor named on higher education power list

April 1, 2015
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UWE vice chancellor named on higher education power list

The University of the West of England’s vice chancellor Professor Steve West has been named among the 50 top movers and shakers in higher education in the UK and the 10th most influential vice chancellor. Prof West, pictured, who is also president of Business West and chair of the...

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Commercial lawyer appointment boosts Jordans Corporate Law’s automotive sector team

April 1, 2015
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Commercial lawyer appointment boosts Jordans Corporate Law’s automotive sector team

Jordans Corporate Law has appointed Parvaneh Naseriyan as a commercial lawyer in its Bristol head office. Parvaneh, pictured, will be advising exclusively in the firm’s growing automotive sector team, spending several days each week working onsite with an original equipment manufacturer. She will be advising on and drafting a...

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Meade King strengthens dispute resolution team with new appointment

March 31, 2015
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Meade King strengthens dispute resolution team with new appointment

Bristol law firm Meade King has appointed Alex Lyttle as a senior solicitor in its dispute resolution team. Alex, pictured, joins after spending six years at Wards, the 10-office Bristol firm, where he was an associate solicitor. His arrival comes just under a year after Meade King relocated to...

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