Monday’s movers and shakers – Promotions and appointments round-up

Iain Wolsey, Business West

Iain Wolsey, Business West

Business Leader Magazine looks at the last week’s promotions and appointments from across the South West…

Business West appoints top marketer as new chairman

Business West has appointed one of the region’s top marketers as its new chairman. Iain Wolsey has held senior marketing positions in the UK and is the founding partner in the Bristol consultancy of Wolsey Meech.  He takes over the role of chairman from Mark Mason who held the post temporarily and who remains on the Board.

Iain Wolsey said: “I am delighted to join the board of Business West, whose role is far reaching.  I firmly believe in the importance of the leadership and business support role that it plays at local, regional, national and indeed international level.”

Business West has also welcomed to the board, Dr Jonathan Frost OBE who until recently had been with Johnson Matthey for 16 years, latterly as Technology Strategy Director.

Professor Nick Foskett appointed interim Vice-Chancellor of Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University has appointed Professor Nick Foskett as interim Vice-Chancellor following the announcement that current Vice-Chancellor, Professor Christina Slade will retire this summer.

Professor Foskett was previously Vice-Chancellor at Keele University and currently runs an independent consultancy business in higher education. Prior to his appointment at Keele University he was Dean of the Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Southampton.

Speaking of his appointment, he said: “Bath Spa is a strong and high achieving university, with attractive campuses and a great track record in education and research. I look forward to my role as interim Vice-Chancellor through the autumn and to contributing to the University’s continued success.”

Samantha Hawkins, Above & Beyond Co-opted Trustee

Samantha Hawkins, Above & Beyond Co-opted Trustee

Local hospital charity appoints four new co-opted trustees

Above & Beyond, the local charity that raises funds for Bristol city centre hospitals, has announced the appointment of four new co-opted trustees.

Drawing from Bristol’s diverse business community, Above & Beyond has welcomed Lee Aston, Steve Bluff, James Fox and Samantha Hawkins to the board. Each brings with them a wealth of experience from the retail, legal, and financial sectors and all have strong ties to the city of Bristol.

Destination Consulting expert joins Bristol office of Colliers International 

Destination Consulting expert Matt Hyslop has joined the Bristol office of commercial property specialist Colliers International, further expanding the range of service lines provided by the Templeback-based team.

With over 10 years’ experience advising on destination development with Colliers, Hyslop is relocating from London. He has worked for high profile leisure, entertainment and cultural destinations across cities, attractions, mixed-use schemes and venues.

Pardoes announce 14th new member of staff for 2017

2017 has seen spectacular growth for local solicitors Pardoes with the addition of its fourteenth new staff member, James Cleveland, who joins as an Associate and Head of Commercial Property.

James brings a wealth of experience with him, having worked previously for a well-known City of London solicitor firm and a highly regarded Exeter law firm.

Guy Adams, Pardoes Managing Partner said: “We are enjoying a very successful 2017 and I am delighted to welcome James as our new Head of Commercial Property. This is an exciting development at a time when the expansion at Hinckley Point is bringing lots of new opportunities for commercial property in Bridgwater and further afield in Somerset.”

Stephanie Rickard, VWV

Stephanie Rickard, VWV

Procurement Expert Joins VWV

Procurement and State aid specialist Stephanie Rickard has joined VWV’s Commercial team as a Partner.

Stephanie has over 20 years’ experience advising on and managing complex and high value procurements and projects, including advising clients on defending and bringing procurement challenges as well as non-contentious matters. She joins from Burges Salmon, where she was a Legal Director.

Stephanie commented on her appointment: “I am delighted to be joining VWV. The next few years are going to present plenty of opportunities and challenges from a procurement perspective. For example, clients will need to navigate around the implications of Brexit for procurement and State aid.”

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