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

September 6, 2017
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
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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HSBC helps Bowland Stone land new headquarters site as it aims for further growth

September 5, 2017
HSBC helps Bowland Stone land new headquarters site as it aims for further growth

Bristol-headquartered hard landscaping materials manufacturer Bowland Stone has relocated to a new three-acre site after securing a commercial mortgage from HSBC. Bowland Stone used the mortgage to support the £1.45m acquisition of the land off Feeder Road, St Phillips, from the former owners of builders’ merchants HJ Chards, which...

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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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Ahead of the Agenda: The Week Ahead

September 3, 2017
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Monday 4 September Interims: Amryt Pharma, Biome Technologies, Curtis Banks, Johnson Service, Michelmersh Brick Final: Dechra Pharmaceuticals AGMs: Micro Focus International, Redcentric Economics: Construction data Tuesday 5 September Interims: 888, Alpha FX, Belvoir Lettings, Cairn Homes, Dalata Hotel, EU Supply, Gamma Communications, IQE, Lighthouse, Spectra Systems, Stadium, Vipera Finals:...

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Redrow staff on a high after abseil and mud race challenges bring in cash for cancer charity

September 1, 2017
Redrow staff on a high after abseil and mud race challenges bring in cash for cancer charity

Staff at housebuilder Redrow Homes’ South West division have taken part in a range of fundraising events including a nail-biting abseil, gruelling Tough Mudder race and a football tournament to net £11,450 for cancer counselling charity We Hear You (WHY). The charity provides emotional and practical support to patients,...

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Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

August 31, 2017
Poll of EU workers points to potential skills crisis for West firms as thousands say they will leave UK

Tens of thousands of EU workers in the South West could leave the UK over the next few years, potentially triggering a major skills headache for the region’s firms, according to a new survey. Some 28% of all EU nationals working in the region say they are considering quitting...

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Trainees offered positions at Bond Dickinson’s Bristol office

August 30, 2017
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
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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