Business Leader Magazine looks at the last week’s promotions and appointments from across the South West…
Record number of sandwich students for Colliers International in Bristol
The Bristol office of global real estate specialist Colliers International has taken on a record four sandwich students, after its most successful year in which it posted its highest level of fees and conducted more transactions that ever before.
The four students, have completed their second year of studies at UWE and will be spending the next 12 months working with various different teams at the office in Templeback, which offers 16 different service lines.
Head of office, Tim Davies, said: “Top-quality training is one of the great strengths of Colliers International, and we are delighted to be able to provide this opportunity to four students from UWE this year.”
Will Dale, who is studying for a BA in Property Development and Planning, has joined the Rating and Planning teams; Alice Stephens, who is studying for a BSc in Real Estate, is working with the Out of Town Retail and Development teams; Will Robinson, who is also studying BSc Real Estate, is working in Investment Property Management team; and Harry Barlow, who is studying BA Property Development and Planning, is on the Industrial & Logistics team.
Senior appointment for LSH real estate advisory team
National property consultancy Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) has boosted its Bristol-based Real Estate Advisory team with the appointment of an associate director.
Rebekah Formosa joins LSH from Cushman and Wakefield, where she worked for more than eight years in the public sector advisory team.
In her new role, she will advise clients on how to use their property more efficiently through accommodation, estate and asset strategies, property portfolio reviews, the One Public Estate programme, and business case and options appraisal, including value for money analysis and financial modelling.
She said: “The team is already heavily involved in advising a number of clients such as Bath North Quays and Bristol City Council’s Local Housing Company, which will have a direct and long-term effect on our local area and I am very much looking forward to advising on these projects, amongst others.”
SME finance provider poised for South West expansion with key appointment
Leading UK business finance provider, Henry Howard Finance, has appointed a new regional director for the South West to its Asset Finance division as the company looks to further support the region’s thriving SME scene.
With a career in finance spanning more than three decades, including 10 years as a director of asset finance at Lombard, Richard Arnold, 47, from Exeter, joins the firm as South West regional director. He will be responsible for expanding its reach further west into Cornwall, Devon and Somerset.
“There are a lot of fantastic small and medium-sized businesses in this part of the world that are looking for support to grow and strengthen what they are doing, but many struggle to get the right type of finance for their needs,” said Mr Arnold.
“I’ve worked in this region for a long time and I feel excited about what Henry Howard Finance can offer local enterprises across a variety of sectors – from tourism and manufacturing through to farming and renewable energy. We have a wide range of finance options at our disposal, and a flexible approach that I think businesses in this region need and will appreciate.”
Ramboll Environ expands UK Impact Assessment practice with senior hire Michael Elliott
Global environment and health consultancy Ramboll Environ has today announced the appointment of Michael Elliott as a Senior Managing Consultant in the Impact Assessment practice.
Based in the Bath office, Michael will be working closely with Ramboll Environ’s technical specialists to further enhance the company’s service offering to clients.
Denise Wright, Principal at Ramboll Environ’s London office and Europe and Africa Service Line Leader for Impact Assessment said: “We are delighted to welcome Michael to the team and have no doubt his appointment will strengthen our impact assessment offering. He brings with him significant expertise in key client sectors and in relation to DCO procedures and requirements for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIP), making him a great asset to the company.”
New head for IPM team at Colliers International in Bristol
Colliers International has appointed Richard Nicholas to lead its Investment Property Management Team in Bristol. An experienced property management specialist with over 25 years’ experience, he takes the helm of the IPM team following a period of growth.
Tim Davies, head of the Bristol office of Colliers International, said: “The appointment of such an experienced professional as Richard Nicholas is further evidence of our expanding property management business, and our commitment to providing the best possible service to our ever-increasing client base.