The 2018 BAPTA finalists have now been revealed. This year has seen more entries and nominations than ever with businesses from Burley, Highcliffe, Swanage, Wareham, Wimborne and Verwood all entering for the first time and with over 7,000 votes across the four public vote categories. Said Andy Woodland, Chairman of Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Management […]

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Parental Leave Toolkit

Please find attached a toolkit with key messages, digital assets and other useful information around the new Shared Parental Leave campaign that we are launching today to raise awareness of Shared Parental Leave and to encourage more parents to ‘share the joy’ of looking after their baby in the first year, giving women the option of returning to their careers earlier. Bringing […]

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Offshore oil rig is planned just 4 miles from Bournemouth beach

An offshore oil rig is planned just 4 miles from Bournemouth beach. Protesters have been consulting with industry experts, routinely involved with offshore drilling projects, that are appalled by the plans to drill in this sensitive location due to the possible consequences. Due to the technical nature of offshore drilling, it is difficult for stakeholders to […]

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Become a Bournemouth Chamber Executive Director 2018

Have you ever considered becoming part of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce?  Would you like to help make Bournemouth a great place to do business? We are currently accepting applications to join the BCTC Executive Board for 2018.  If you are a member of the Chamber, and can commit your time on a […]

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Bournemouth Plan for 2018 – Future of our historic areas

What next?    Newsletter Feb 2018 FINAL VERSION This is the plan for 2018: Dec/Jan/Feb Survey and research Mar/Apr Stakeholder consultation May Prep draft documents Jun/Jul Public consultation Aug Response, amendments and final documents A further stage will include adoption of the documents by Bournemouth Council. What can you do? We will be holding a stakeholder […]

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Bournemouth Council – Chris Shephard

Chris worked his way through University College London, running Sunglass Hut on Oxford Street and Brighton, selling sunglasses to tourists.  He moved on to work in high street recruitment agency Brook Street in Victoria, winning top consultant and branch of the year awards in the process placing temps in Government departments. Chris then moved back […]

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Dorset business partners standing together

 Dorset’s businesses are standing together and speaking with a united voice for the good of commerce in the county. That was the main message from Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s Business Partner Lunch. Chamber Chief Executive Ian Girling said: “We are really proud of our well-respected Business Partner programme, which is a strong portfolio […]

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A338 BIG Programme Stakeholders Meeting Minutes

Please find below the minutes from September 2017. A338 BIG Programme Stakeholder Minutes 20 Sept 17 We invite members to read these minutes and if you have any questions on the matter, please send them to our Executive Officer Sam Everard: execofficer@bournemouthchamber.org.uk We will then take your questions to the next meeting. Many thanks, Bournemouth […]

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Q4 Economic Survey opens today

The 2017 Q4 Economic Survey opens today (closes 27.12.17). Last month we had nearly 100 responses and this survey gives a great insight as to key issues for Dorset businesses (as well as being part of the largest regular national survey). It’s open to all businesses. It only takes 2 minutes to complete and we report […]

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