Senior planner appointment spurs growth at GL Hearn’s Bristol office

June 4, 2015
Senior planner appointment spurs growth at GL Hearn’s Bristol office

National property consultancy GL Hearn has expanded its Bristol office with the appointment of Sally Davis as a senior planner. In her new role, Sally is focusing on promoting residential sites, submitting planning applications and securing consent for proposed developments. Sally started her career in local government as a...

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Smith & Williamson appoints new associate director to its employee benefits team

June 4, 2015
Smith & Williamson appoints new associate director to its employee benefits team

Pensions and employee benefits specialist Mark Flaskett has joined the Bristol office of accountancy and investment management group Smith & Williamson, bringing with him more than three decades of industry experience. Mark, pictured, becomes associate director in the firm’s employee benefits team, where he will be advising directors and...

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IT group SciSys’ shares plummet as it issues profits warning

June 4, 2015
IT group SciSys’ shares plummet as it issues profits warning

Millions of pounds have been wiped off the value of SciSys, the specialist IT firm with a base in Bristol after it warned of a major collapse in its profits this year. In a statement to the London Stock Exchange, the Chippenham-headquartered firm – which counts governments, the BBC...

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New regional head boosts Lloyds’ global transaction banking business

June 4, 2015
New regional head boosts Lloyds’ global transaction banking business

Lloyds Bank has strengthened its global transaction banking business in the South West by appointing Mark Parsons as regional head of its new trade and working capital team. Mark, pictured, who previously headed Lloyds Bank Commercial Finance’s mid markets division in the South West, will be responsible for providing...

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Hartnell Taylor Cook graduates give 100% to the firm with their training qualifications

June 3, 2015
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All four graduate trainees at Bristol property agency Hartnell Taylor Cook have passed their APC (Assessment of Professional Competence) to become qualified chartered surveyors. Giving the firm a 100% pass rate are Henry deTeissier, pictured top right, an industrial agent, and Tom Gable , pictured bottom right, a property &...

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New member appointments boost Local Enterprise Partnership board

June 3, 2015
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Eight business leaders have been appointed to the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s board to help drive its growth ambitions. Five new representatives join three reappointed members on the newly formed LEP board, which meets for the first time on June 17. LEP board members are drawn from...

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Bond Dickinson profits power ahead as staff numbers grow in Bristol office

June 2, 2015
Bond Dickinson profits power ahead as staff numbers grow in Bristol office

Annual revenues have grown by 7% to £106.4m at national law firm Bond Dickinson, which has an office in Bristol, with profits up 20%. The figures, for the 2014-15 financial year, cap a strong year for the firm with high-profile panel wins and retentions including Sainsbury’s, AIG UK and...

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Bristol’s reputation as tech hub boosted as US supercomputer giant sets up European HQ

June 2, 2015
Bristol’s reputation as tech hub boosted as US supercomputer giant sets up European HQ

American supercomputer giant Cray has opened its new European, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) headquarters in Bristol – strengthening the city’s reputation as a hotbed for IT innovation. A global leader in supercomputing, Cray is behind the Met Office’s new £97m supercomputer in Exeter – set to be one...

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Council buys eyesore Temple Meads sorting office that has blighted entrance to city for years

June 2, 2015
Council buys eyesore Temple Meads sorting office that has blighted entrance to city for years

The derelict sorting office building next to Temple Meads station which for years has blighted the entrance to the city for rail passengers has been acquired by Bristol City Council. The eyesore 2.1 hectare site, alongside the area planned for the city’s long hoped for arena, has been disused...

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