Business Fellows continued
The University has welcomed Business Fellows from across the region to take part in the programme.
Chairman and Chief Executive, Nisbets Plc
Head of Marketing and Communications - Bristol, Faithful and Gould
Head of Markets, Foot Anstey LLP
Nathan is part of the Foot Anstey management team and has a broad range of responsibilities including leading the Bristol office, chairing the Risk Committee and, as Head of Markets, responsible for leading the firms 'go to market strategy', its sector offering and client relationship management. As a lawyer, Nathan specialises in regulatory work, advising clients on risk, regulatory and reputational issues.
Richard Pendlebury MBE DL
Richard Pendlebury has been involved in founding a number of charities and social enterprises including Emmaus Bristol which provides home and work for homeless people and Changing Tunes which rehabilitates prisoners. Recently he became Chief Executive of the Anchor Society which supports disadvantaged older people. Richard is Chair of Voscur, Bristol’s umbrella body for the voluntary sector and patron of a number of charities involved in the relief of poverty in Bristol. Richard received an MBE for his work in 2009 and in 2012 he was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Business Administration by the University of the West of England. Richard is a Deputy Lieutenant in the County and City of Bristol.
Senior Planning Partner, Barton Willmore
Simon is the Senior Planning Partner in Barton Willmore’s Bristol office. His practice is the largest employer of town planners in the UK.
Locally, Simon has overall responsibility for the work of its planning team as well as being directly involved in a wide range of projects. He is involved as lead consultant in major housing, mixed use and commercial development proposals. He has appeared as an expert witness at Local Plan Examinations and Appeals.
Simon has a keen interest in localism as well as strategic planning in the West of England, and has provided advice to a number of neighbourhood planning groups. He helped draft the Home Builders Federation’s note to its Members on the Localism Bill and has been part of the British Chambers of Commerce Expert Planning Group providing feedback to the Department for Communities and Local Government and Ministers. Up until 2014, he chaired the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership’s Construction and Development Sector Group and has continued to offer support and advice to the LEP and WoE Office.
Managing Director, Proctor and Stevenson Ltd
Managing Director - Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset, and Dorset - Trinity Mirror
Sarah is the managing director of successful newspaper and internet businesses across Gloucestershire, Somerset and Dorset. Sarah spearheaded the revolutionary change that saw the Bath Chronicle newspaper become the first in the country to convert from being a daily title to a weekly in response to market needs. The success of the transformation helped the business to transform into a modern media company with not only a thriving weekly newspaper but also a strong and successful website.
Sarah’s role then grew to incorporate a series of successful weekly titles and websites throughout Somerset and Dorset before she added Gloucestershire Media with its two first class daily newspapers and websites to her management portfolio in 2009. In January 2013 Sarah’s role expanded to include Bristol News and Media that have the two big daily newspapers and websites Bristol Post and Western Daily Press. Sarah now is in charge of hundreds of staff across three counties, producing dozens of thriving titles and websites to a weekly audience of hundreds of thousands.
Regional Director for the South West, BT
Jon has been BT’s Regional Director for the South West since 2009, and has lived and worked in the region for BT for the last 26 years. He chairs the Regional Board which is comprised of senior executives from BT’s business divisions locally. During this time he has helped BT establish it’s contact centre business locally, employing over 800 people and more recently has led bids and contracts for Superfast Broadband networks in Cornwall, Devon/Somerset, Wiltshire, Dorset and across the South West and Wales.
In the last two years he has led the PSBA contract for BT Global Services in Wales and is working closely with Welsh Government on this exciting public sector future transformation programme. He is also establishing a new South West Grid for Learning contract for Education Cloud Services for schools and colleges regionally and across the UK. Jon is also a member of the CBI Regional Council since 2010 and a Business Fellow at UWE. He is married with four children and in his spare time he supports local sports teams and has been a secondary school governor.
Lead Director South and Wales, JLL
Jeremy is Lead Director of the South and Wales for JLL, the largest property consultancy in the southwest (60,000 employees worldwide). He has 25 plus years' experience of the Bristol office market, having been involved in major schemes such as Harbourside and Temple Quay and has recently advised KPMG, Toshiba and Bond Dickinson.
Initiative Manager, Business West
Nina is the Initiative Manager at Business West - a business leadership team which enables the business community to positively influence the way the West of England is shaped, managed and developed. She is a co-founder of the Net Impact Bristol Chapter, a network for environmental professionals; the Vice-Chair of Bristol Green Capital Partnership between 2014 and 2015, and co-founded the Go Green program, the main business engagement programme for Bristol European Green Capital 2015.
Chief Executive, WE Care and Repair
Chief Executive, Resource Futures
Director – South West and Wales, Copper Consultancy
Director, KPMG LLP
Chief Executive, Quartet Community Foundation
Sue is the Chief Executive of the Quartet Community Foundation which works with donors to fund projects that change people's lives for the better across the West of England.
A Bristol University Law graduate, Sue has been South West Director for the CBI, a headhunter, Marketing and Development Director of a charity and Communications Director for The Bristol Port Company.