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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

September 18, 2017
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Assistant regional director joins the CBI in the South West

The CBI has appointed Ben Rhodes as its new assistant regional director in the South West. Ben, pictured, joins from the Devon and Cornwall Business Council, where he was chief executive for five-and-a-half years. His responsibilities in the newly created role will include promoting the South West as a...

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Graduate surveyor joins Lambert Smith Hampton’s office advisory team in Bristol

September 15, 2017
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Graduate surveyor joins Lambert Smith Hampton’s office advisory team in Bristol

The Bristol office of national property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has boosted its office advisory division with the appointment of Chris Andrews as a new graduate surveyor. Chris, pictured, joins from US multinational Berkshire Hathaway, where he worked as a junior broker in its residential agency arm in...

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New business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank in Bristol

September 14, 2017
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New business centre leader for Allied Irish Bank in Bristol

Allied Irish Bank (GB) has appointed James Penman as its business centre leader for Bristol and the South West region. James, pictured, was previously with Principality Commercial, Bank of Ireland, Royal Bank of Scotland and Barclays and has extensive experience working with commercial and corporate customers in the region...

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Appointments and a promotion boost RBS’s regional structured finance team

September 14, 2017
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Appointments and a promotion boost RBS’s regional structured finance team

RBS has strengthened its regional structured finance team in Bristol with two appointments and a promotion. Stefan Gunn and Rebecca Jarrett join as directors and will cover the South West, Thames Valley, Solent and South Wales. Peter Glinn, who joined the bank in 2015 through its apprenticeship programme, has...

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Tax expert joins Ashford’s corporate team in Bristol as partner

September 7, 2017
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The corporate tax team at regional law firm Ashfords’ Bristol office has been boosted by the appointment of Nicola Manclark as partner. Nicola, pictured, joins from Bristol-based rival Burges Salmon, where she spent more than 10 years in its corporate tax department, most recently as a senior associate.  Her...

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CBRE launches Bristol-based team to handle major development schemes across South West

September 6, 2017
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CBRE launches Bristol-based team to handle major development schemes across South West

National property services firm CBRE has formed a new team based in its Bristol office to lead on development projects across the South West and South Wales. The team will be led by Marcus Plaw, who joins as planning director, and Philip Marsden, who becomes associate director. Marcus joins...

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Former Grant Thornton South West corporate finance head joins FRP Advisory as partner

September 6, 2017
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Former Grant Thornton South West corporate finance head joins FRP Advisory as partner

National business advisory firm FRP Advisory has appointed Mark Naughton as a partner in its Bristol office to lead its corporate finance offering across the South West and Wales. Mark brings more than 20 years’ corporate finance experience and connections across the region, having previously led Grant Thornton’s corporate...

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Eight trainees retained by Osborne Clarke in its Bristol office

September 4, 2017
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International law firm Osborne Clarke has taken on eight trainees as newly qualified solicitors in its Bristol office. The group are among 14 autumn trainees retained by the firm, which also has offices in London and Reading – giving an overall retention rate of 82% across all three offices....

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Trainees offered positions at Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

August 30, 2017
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Trainees offered positions at Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

The Bristol office of national law firm Bond Dickinson has offered positions to four of its trainees this year. Ian Meyer, Rachel Small, Laura Elliott-Carter and Natasha Hyde have all accepted posts as newly qualified solicitors in the real estate, dispute resolution and commercial teams and will join the...

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New partner appointed to head Hartnell Taylor Cook’s Bristol office

August 30, 2017
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New partner appointed to head Hartnell Taylor Cook’s Bristol office

Commercial property consultancy Hartnell Taylor Cook (HTC) has appointed Ian Lambert as partner to lead its Bristol office. Ian, pictured, is a well-known character in the South West property market, having joined HTC in 1991 as a graduate trainee after obtaining a degree in valuation and estate management at...

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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

August 29, 2017
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Partner appointment further strengthens Thrings’ expansion into South Coast market

Leading regional law firm Thrings, which has an office in Bristol, has continued its expansion on the South Coast with the appointment of commercial and corporate specialist Mary Chant as partner. Mary, who advises businesses on their commercial and contractual contracts and arrangements, including drafting and negotiating commercial agreements,...

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Promotions at Ashfords following year of strong growth

August 25, 2017
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Promotions at Ashfords following year of strong growth

Regional law firm Ashfords has announced its 2017 round of promotions, which include a number in its Bristol office. Bristol-based Chris Coughlan (data protection) and Christopher Freeman (commercial litigation) are among five lawyers promoted to senior associate along with Exeter-based colleagues Morwenna Pestell (real estate), Gemma Essex (construction) and...

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Former HP Labs chief and cyber expert joins University of Bristol in special advisor role

August 24, 2017
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Former HP Labs chief and cyber expert joins University of Bristol in special advisor role

The University of Bristol has appointed Martin Sadler OBE, an acclaimed tech industry and cyber security expert, as its first special advisor on industrial strategy. Martin, pictured, has a long and illustrious career at the leading edge of industrial research and development, particularly in fields related to digital and...

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