David Ansbro – High flyer with his feet on the ground

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CWS, formerly known as the Co-operative Wholesale Society – the subject of entrepreneur Andrew Regan’s failed hostile takeover last year – has appointed Nick Eyre as its company secretary. Eyre is currently general counsel at Bristol & West.

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