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GVA graduate planner wins prestigious national award

October 17, 2014
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GVA graduate planner wins prestigious national award

Jennifer Angus, a graduate planner in the Bristol office of property adviser GVA, has received a highly-prestigious national award from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) for her MSc Urban Planning Dissertation project. Jennifer’s thesis was selected as the winning entry in the Excellence in Spatial Planning Research student...

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Property expert returns to law firm Clarke Willmott to boost its social housing team

October 14, 2014
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Property expert returns to law firm Clarke Willmott to boost its social housing team

National law firm Clarke Willmott is expanding its social housing team following a number of high-profile client wins. Jonathan Stokes, pictured, has been appointed as head of plot sales in the firm’s commercial property team based in the Bristol office.  The move means a return to Clarke Willmott for...

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UWE vice-chancellor Steve West becomes CBI South West chair

October 6, 2014
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UWE vice-chancellor Steve West becomes CBI South West chair

The CBI has appointed University of the West of England (UWE) vice chancellor Steve West as its South West regional chair. Prof West, pictured, replaces Graham Cole of helicopter manufacturer AgustaWestland, who has held the role for the past two years. He will support CBI member companies in the...

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Hartnell Taylor Cook expands with 10 new joiners and promotions

October 6, 2014
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Hartnell Taylor Cook expands with 10 new joiners and promotions

Six new appointments and four promotions have been announced by property agency Hartnell Taylor Cook across its London and Bristol offices. The move forms part of a planned expansion for the Bristol-headquartered firm, which includes creation of a business space department in its London office to handle a growing...

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Top 25 finish for Smith & Williamson tax trainee Tara

September 30, 2014
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Top 25 finish for Smith & Williamson tax trainee Tara

Tax trainee Tara Moxey, who is based in the private client tax team at accountants Smith & Williamson’s Bristol office, has been named as one of 25 winners in a prestigious national competition. Tara, pictured, is included in the 25att25 competition run by the Association of Taxation Technicians (ATT)...

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New regional head of business development for Institute of Directors

September 29, 2014
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New regional head of business development for Institute of Directors

The Institute of Directors has expanded its team in the South West with the appointment of Hannah Goodenough as head of business development. Hannah, pictured, will be based at the regional headquarters at the Bristol & Bath Science Park in Emersons Green and will be responsible for retaining and attracting membership across the...

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New head of IT at estate agency group Andrews underpins its pioneering approach to technology

September 26, 2014
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New head of IT at estate agency group Andrews underpins its pioneering approach to technology

Estate agency Andrews has appointed Will Newell as its new head of IT as a demonstration of its commitment to leading the field in its use of technology. Will, pictured, takes up the role having previously led all IT services at Gloucester City Council. He is based at Andrews’...

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Bristol Zoological Society recruits primate expert as head of conservation science

September 23, 2014
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Bristol Zoological Society recruits primate expert as head of conservation science

World-leading primate expert Dr Gráinne McCabe has been appointed as the new head of conservation science of the Bristol Zoological Society. Dr McCabe, pictured, will head the conservation science and research team at the Bristol Zoological Society – which operates Bristol Zoo Gardens and the recently-opened Wild Place Project...

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Lambert Smith Hampton appoints new director of planning in Bristol office

September 22, 2014
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Lambert Smith Hampton appoints new director of planning in Bristol office

The Bristol office of national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has appointed Marcus Plaw as director of planning as it continues to build its portfolio in the South West. Marcus, pictured, joins from Colliers International where he was associate director. At LSH he will provide a planning consultancy...

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Four new recruits at DTZ in Bristol as market continues to recover

September 19, 2014
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Four new recruits at DTZ in Bristol as market continues to recover

Property consultancy DTZ has appointed four surveyors to its Bristol office. James Banks, Andrew Flower and Ben Johnson join as senior surveyors to the professional advisory services, rating and project & building consultancy teams respectively, while Sarah James-Nock joins as surveyor to the retail management team. James Banks is...

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Corporate finance team at BDO in Bristol strengthened by three new arrivals

September 19, 2014
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Corporate finance team at BDO in Bristol strengthened by three new arrivals

The Bristol office of accountancy and business advisory firm BDO has strengthened its corporate finance division with three new appointments. James Thomas has joined as director after 13 years at ICON Corporate Finance in Bristol. His appointment bolsters the firm’s expertise in the South West to facilitate deals in...

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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

September 19, 2014
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Bristol Business News partners with region’s biggest and most prestigious business exhibition

Bristol Business News has teamed up with the region’s biggest business exhibition, Business Showcase South West, as it prepares to return for a second year. Business Showcase South West 2015 (BSSW 2015) will build on the success of the inaugural event in Bristol earlier this year which attracted nearly...

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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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