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Upcoming Events

Tue Dec 01, 2015 @07:30 - 09:30AM
Off the Record Seminar - Bank of England Deputy Agent – Inflation Report Briefings
Tue Dec 01, 2015 @18:45 -
Chilean Wine Tasting and Dinner for CESO Charity
Wed Dec 02, 2015 @12:30 - 02:30PM
AFC Business Christmas Lunch
Wed Dec 02, 2015 @17:30 - 07:30PM
International Trade Question Time Event.
Wed Dec 02, 2015 @19:00 -
BEES GEES Tribute Dinner & Show
Thu Dec 03, 2015 @08:00 - 10:00AM
Introduction to Digital Marketing Workshop
Fri Dec 04, 2015 @09:00 - 11:00AM
Cyber Hygiene Course at LV= Streetwise
Sat Dec 05, 2015 @19:00 -
YMCA Christmas Extravaganza
Sun Dec 06, 2015 @18:30 -
Bournemouth Lucerne Twinning Association Sami Claus Dinner

Contact Details

Bournemouth Chamber Of Trade & Commerce
Argyll House
158 Richmond Park Rd

Tel: 01202 372437.

BCTC - Building A Better Business Community

How much do you spend on marketing your business to attract new customers?

From just £75 for 12 months membership we can provide you with the links you need to promote your business and meet potential customers. Just one new customer for your business will more than recoup the cost of membership.

Membership of the Chamber has many benefits, taking advantage of these for your business and being actively involved in communicating with other members and businesses in Bournemouth can deliver new customers.

Bournemouth Tourism Awards

Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce (BCTC) is a returning sponsor of the Bournemouth Tourism Awards and this year will be sponsoring The Education Award category.

If you would like to sponsor a category or for more information visit:


Latest News


Sponsorship Opportunities - Happy Birthday BCTC 100 Years Young

Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce are very proud to be able to celebrate their 100 year anniversary in 2016.  To commemorate our special centennial year, we will be holding a prestigious

Small Business Saturday

Chamber members Spotcheckers are working with funding from Bournemouth Council and Bournemouth Chamber with great help from sponsors and supporters Cracking Media, Andrew Plant Photography, The Roman

Bournemouth’s Tourism Awards - Calling for Entries and Nominations.

The organisers are highlighting that the deadline for entries to the 2016 Bournemouth Tourism Awards is much earlier than previous years. They are calling for entries and nominations to make sure busi

BH Banter Monday 7th December

Monday 7th December Hotel Miramar 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. EVENT FORMAT Call in for a drink on the way home and make the most of this informal monthly gathering. You need to register via the link

BH On the Go - the Networking Lunch - February 25th

  Basepoint Bournemouth Thursday Fenruary 25th 12 noon to 2pm Please join us for BH On the Go - the Networking Lunch, your FREE quarterly lunchtime networking event - lunch and refreshm

Castlepoint Brighten By Starlight

Stars from the BIC Panto Snow White pushed the plunger to switch on the festive lights at Bournemouth’s Castlepoint Shopping Park. Crowds cheered as EastEnders Matt Lapinskas and Gillian Wright, and C

Coastal Comedy Christmas Special at Hotel Celebrity

Coastal Comedy (Over 18s only) Friday 11th December Doors open at 7.45 pm show starts at 8.30 Hotel Celebrity £10 in advance and £15 on the door. Coastal Comedy Christmas Special Headlining is t

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain at Concert Hall - Lighthouse, Poole

Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Concert Hall - Lighthouse, Poole Friday 11 December at 7.30pm Tickets £21.50 (Discounts: Students, U18s, Seniors, Groups, ATLL) Eight ukuleles, sixteen hands, th

Former Wimborne Boy Stuns Dorset Charity With a Quarter of a Million Pound Donation.

A year ago, Steven Blonstein, from California, contacted the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) and told the charity he wanted to give them a generous donation from his late aunt's estate. He asked

Spur Road Maintenance - Blog Update November 23rd

The Dorset for You website and A338 blog site have sections where users of the road and local business community can record any issues/impact felt within businesses.  This is the official website

New Year, New Start – Hospice Looking for Nursing Staff

“It makes such a difference not being in a target driven environment”, said one of the nurses at Lewis-Manning Hospice, who continue its recruitment drive in December ahead of opening its inpatient be

New Property Advisor Appointed at A One Insurance Group

A One Insurance Group have appointed Chris Lowes as their new Property Claims Adviser. Lowes will be based at their new Ringwood offices. Said Steph Selby Property Team Manager “Chris Lowes has over

Nominations invited by Coastal BID for the Best Retail Experience Award at Bournemouth Tourism Awards

The Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) is sponsoring the Best Retail Experience Award at the 2016 Bournemouth Tourism Awards and is urging individuals and businesses to make nominations and e

Coleman Present RNLI First Day Series Envelope Collection to Poole Life Boat Station in Their 150th Year

Coleman Insurance Brokers have presented Poole Life Boat Station with a very unique collection of RNLI commemorative envelopes as a way to help them celebrate and mark their 150th anniversary. The le

Bus Mad Thomas Has Depot Tour

Little Thomas Balch is such a bus enthusiast that when he visited Bournemouth with his mum and dad he wanted to see the local bus depot. The youngster from Swindon is just two and when dad Richard con

Westbourne Celebrates With a Christmas Festival!

Saturday 5th December is the date set for the ever popular Westbourne Christmas Festival and lights switch on. There is a buzz in the air as shops and businesses prepare for the big day and of course

Cherries Chairman is 'Pick of the Bunch' for Local Cancer Charity

AFC Bournemouth Chairman Jeff Mostyn is celebrating a new signing - after becoming a Patron of the Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF). Mr Mostyn, who has spearheaded the Cherries' meteoric rise to

Santa In Demand At Stewarts Wonderland

Bookings to meet Santa in his Wonderland at Stewarts Garden Centres in Christchurch and Broomhill, near Wimborne have exceeded expectations according to Christmas manager Susie Stewart.  Santa ar

International Trade Question Time Event.

Barclays Bank are delighted to invite you to an International Trade Question Time Event. Wednesday 2 December, 17:30 – 19:30 Steele Raymond, 43 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth, BH2 6L

Sole Traders

The Bournemouth-based national charity Round Table Children’s Wish (RTCW) is on the hunt for ladies’ shoes to raise funds to grant wishes for children with life-threatening illnesses. It is holding a

Coastal BID AGM Sees Launch of New Marketing Video

The Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) held its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the Cliffside Hotel on Bournemouth’s East Cliff on 12th November. The AGM saw the launch of the Coastal BID’s

Young Social Media Entrepreneur Announces Growth and New Client WisS

Make way Mark Zuckerberg there’s a new internet entrepreneur on the scene! Mitchell Stuart, the founder of Inferno Media, is only a step away from launching new offices to support his ever growing Lo

TeamJobs named Dorset's Company of the Year

TeamJobs has been named Company of the Year in the annual Dorset Business Awards. TeamJobs' victory was announced in front of a 700-strong audience at the Bournemouth International Centre, where TV c

Fast-Growing Financial Planning Firm Acquires Dorset IFA

A DORSET independent financial adviser (IFA) with more than 1,000 clients has been acquired by a fast-growing financial planning firm for an undisclosed sum. First Independents, based in Corfe Mullen

Hallmark Hotels Pledge Their Support to The Bournemouth Tourism Awards

Bournemouth based Hallmark Hotels have joined forces with The Bournemouth Tourism Awards as sponsor of the Specialist Dining Experience Award, the award category is aimed at ‘speciality’ or niche dini

Wrap up Your Home for Winter

With winter fast approaching, WaterSafe, Bournemouth Water and the Met Office are advising homeowners to wrap up their homes as well as themselves to stay safe this season. Cold temperatures can cause

Pull Another One!

Peeks the party supply company based in Dorset will sell almost three million crackers this Christmas after acquiring a rival business. Details of the acquisition have not been revealed, but it means

Marine Executive Joins Exeter Office of Coleman Insurance Brokers

Coleman Insurance Brokers Exeter office has welcomed a new member of staff to its marine team. John McCurdy OBE joins the Coleman Marine Team and will be based in the Coleman Exeter office. John enth

Fit Club Success For Dudley The Dog

In July, family owned pet store chain PamPurredPets introduced weighing scales, similar to those used by vets, so that customers can monitor free of charge the weight of their pets as part of a free “

BCTC – Sponsors of The Education Award, Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2015

Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce (BCTC) is a returning sponsor of the Bournemouth Tourism Awards and this year will be sponsoring The Education Award category. 2016  marks the Awards 10

Starring Role for Charity at Primera Cycle & Tri Expo 2015

A CHARITY which supports sporting projects across the south and Third World will be playing a starring role at a bike exhibition this weekend. The Steve Bernard Foundation was set up in memory of form

Lewis-Manning Lead Regional Hospice Consortium for Hall & Woodhouse Charity Bid

A consortium of regional hospice care providers led by Lewis-Manning in Poole is one of four charity bids that has been successfully shortlisted for the final stage of Hall & Woodhouse’s selection

A One Insurance Get Dressed to Impress for Children in Need

The staff at A One Insurance Group based at their Westbourne and Ringwood offices have turned up for work today in fancy dress, some are superheroes, others are book characters, and there are some fun

New Aprentices get the Premiership Treatment

Dorset’s only independent chartered insurance broker Alan & Thomas recently welcomed their new intake of apprentices and graduates by holding a special induction day for them at the home of AFC Bo

Public Invited to Light up a Life for a Loved One

Lewis-Manning in Poole has announced details of this year’s annual Light Up A Life event, which will take place on Friday 27th November in the grounds of the hospice which overlook Poole Harbour. Lig

Head of Business Services Appointed at Ellis Jones Solicitors

NEIL Cook has been promoted to Head of Business Services at Dorset law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors.Neil comes from a business background and has headed legal departments in both London and New York wh

Purple HR Expands Business

Purple HR expands with bigger business premises and new staff appointments. In less than a year, Bournemouth-based Purple HR has seen amazing growth and doubled its capacity and expanded into new offi

Yellows in Line For Top Awards

Bournemouth-based Yellow Buses has been shortlisted for two prestigious national awards. The Yellows’ Gallery Bus is in the ‘Innovation’ category of the UK Bus Awards and Mike Saul is listed in the ‘U

AFC Business Breakfast Thursday Jan 7th 2016

Thursday 7th January 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Vitality Stadium. With the last AFC Business breakfast being a sell out, this is sure to be another great networking opportunity. The event will start

Dorset Business Angel​s Host Investors’ Conference in Bournemouth

Dorset Business Angels (DBA) is hosting an Angel Investor conference on Friday 4th December and is urging potential investors and introducers to come along and learn more about what they do and be awa

Featured Promotion


Promotional Eshot

For just £50 per submission you can promote your business to other Chamber members in a professional manner, including your logo, an image, up to 200 words of promotional text (including an exclusive

Proud to be Members Logo

Members are free to use the logo “Proud to be Members” on their stationery and websites once the usage terms are agreed. Logos are available as jpg and eps. Contact: Click here to accept the T&C'

Events on BCTC Website

Member events can be placed on the BCTC website. Please submit details of the event in a Word document with logos etc preferably as Jpgs. Contact:  Cost: FREE

HTML Email

In addition to the Promotional Eshot, we can also offer html emails. These feature your business exclusively (you don't have to share with anyone else), and are more 'designed'. They always include th

Member 2 Member Offers Website Page

If you have an offer and would like it listed on this  web page just e-mail the details in an attached word document with jpegs for any logos please Contact:

Sponsor BH Banter, Beales Breakfast & Window Competitions

If you wish to promote your brand, product /service then this is a superb opportunity.  Your brand presence will be featured at the event and be promoted by the event leader, which will normally

Presidents Dinner (after AGM) and Christmas Dinner & Dance

One sponsor per year will be chosen for each of these events. Details are as per the BH Banter sponsorship or by arrangement. Contact:  Cost: £1000

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