In this issue we feature John Hirst, head of Destination Bristol, who looks at how Banksy and Shaun the Sheep have helped to build Bristol's reputation as a creative city. We also highlight the importance of food to Bristol’s economy and lifestyle with talented chef and entrepreneur Josh Eggleton, who runs one of the many Michelin-starred restaurants in this region.

This beautiful part of the UK has produced many outstanding sportsmen and women, and this was very much in evidence at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Among those to return home in triumph was Team GB hockey player Lily Owsley of Bristol, who recounts her experience of winning a gold medal.

Not only is the South West home to some of the most talented people in the UK, it is also the location of numerous exciting property developments and initiatives. To showcase this, we are delighted to have a guest article from Gavin Bridge of Cubex Land, the developers behind the mixed-use Finzels Reach scheme in Bristol, which includes the Aurora office development - currently the only speculative office building under construction in the city.

The Autumn/Winter edition of Spotlight provides an insight into the talented people and the diverse properties that make this region a stunning place to live and work. We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we have enjoyed putting it together for you.