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Royal Bank of Scotland’s South West commercial banking director takes on wider region

April 27, 2016
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Royal Bank of Scotland’s South West commercial banking director takes on wider region

The Royal Bank of Scotland has appointed Chris Price as regional director of commercial banking for the South West, Midlands and Wales. Chris, pictured, will head the commercial banking team responsible for supporting SME customers across the region. Seven local directors of commercial banking will report to him along...

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Senior associate made up to partner in Foot Anstey’s Bristol office

April 27, 2016
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Senior associate made up to partner in Foot Anstey’s Bristol office

West of England law firm Foot Anstey has promoted senior associate Stuart Cleak to partner in its Bristol-based real estate group. Stuart, pictured, who specialises in renewables and energy, heads a team advising developers and funders of energy projects. He has detailed knowledge and expertise in the sector and...

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Partner promotions signal further growth at TLT

April 26, 2016
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Partner promotions signal further growth at TLT

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT is promoting four of its associates to partner, bringing the total number of partners at the firm to 115. The new partners, whose promotions take effect on May 1, are real estate lawyer Philip Collis, energy and renewables corporate lawyer Kay Hobbs, banking &...

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New partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ company commercial team

April 26, 2016
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New partner appointment strengthens Thrings’ company commercial team

Regional law firm Thrings has appointed experienced commercial litigation specialist Caroline Watson as a partner in its company commercial team. Caroline, pictured, has acted for national and international clients from the financial services, IT, manufacturing and insurance sectors in commercial disputes for more than 12 years. She has joined...

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Business West chair takes up top role at West of England LEP

April 26, 2016
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Business West chair takes up top role at West of England LEP

Stephen Robertson, the chairman of Business West – the region’s largest business organisation – has been appointed as the new chair of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP). Stephen, pictured, whose appointment is subject to ratification at the next LEP board meeting in June, is a widely...

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Three new arrivals bolster PR agency PPS Group’s growth plans

April 22, 2016
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Three new arrivals bolster PR agency PPS Group’s growth plans

Public relations consultancy PPS Group has made three appointments to its Bristol team to support its ambitious growth plans. New team members are associate partner Ben Lowndes, account director Steve Jolly and Isaac Casson, who has joined as an associate. Ben, pictured, joins PPS after gaining significant experience of...

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New director takes up post at Nuffield Health’s Bristol hospital

April 20, 2016
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New director takes up post at Nuffield Health’s Bristol hospital

Healthcare charity Nuffield Health has appointed Sheryl Krause as hospital director for its Bristol hospital, The Chesterfield. Sheryl, pictured, takes up the helm at the state-of-the-art £20m hospital following two-and-a-half years as head of sales and business development and then nine months as hospital director designate at The Chesterfield....

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Video editor strengthens PR firm Empica’s expanding digital team

April 13, 2016
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Video editor strengthens PR firm Empica’s expanding digital team

Bristol-based public relations agency Empica has expanded its digital team with the appointment of Lisa Marley as video editor. Lisa, pictured, who recently completed a postgraduate MA in Documentary and Features at UWE, will work on videos for use on web pages and in social media for Empica’s growing...

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EU membership ‘critically important’ to future of Bristol, UWE vice-chancellor says

April 8, 2016
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EU membership ‘critically important’ to future of Bristol, UWE vice-chancellor says

One of the West of England’s most influential business and academic leaders, UWE vice-chancellor Professor Steve West, has said it is “critically important” the UK stays in the EU. In an emphatic backing of the ‘remain’ campaign, Prof West said being in the European Union was vital not just...

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Two partners join Carbon Law’s Bristol office as it grows city property team

April 8, 2016
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Carbon Law Partners has continued to grow its Bristol property team with the appointment of two partners to its office in the city. The Cardiff-based firm said the arrival of Jonathan Beck and Anne Bennett was helping it develop its influence in the highly competitive Bristol property market. Jonathan,...

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UWE visiting professor role for marketing analytics expert Iain Lovatt

April 8, 2016
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UWE visiting professor role for marketing analytics expert Iain Lovatt

Marketing analytics expert Iain Lovatt, founder of Bristol-based BlueVenn, has been appointed as visiting professor in the Faculty of Business and Law at UWE. Iain, pictured, who is also founder and CEO of Cheltenham-based Blue Sheep, has worked in marketing data and marketing analytics for nearly three decades.  He...

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Former High Sheriff and business leader Peaches Golding to chair Bristol Water’s consumer panel

April 6, 2016
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Former High Sheriff and business leader Peaches Golding to chair Bristol Water’s consumer panel

Bristol Water has appointed Peaches Golding OBE as independent chair of its Challenge Panel, which ensures customers’ views are at the heart of its business planning. Customer Challenge Groups (CCG) hold water companies to account on performance and are used to influence business planning and provide on-going assurance to...

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Experienced branding strategist joins UWE to raise its profile locally and across the globe

April 6, 2016
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Experienced branding strategist joins UWE to raise its profile locally and across the globe

UWE Bristol has appointed Tracy Chalk, previously director of marketing at the Australian National University, to the new role of director of strategic marketing and communications. Tracy, pictured, is a senior brand strategist with more than 25 years’ experience and has worked with some of Australia’s most iconic retail...

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