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Significant expansion’ as Yellow Buses opens new Poole site

Yellow Buses has significantly expanded its operations by opening a new outstation in Poole, the first in its history. The company has added to its existing Yeomans Way base in Bournemouth with a mini-depot on Poole’s Endeavour Business Park. Buses started operating from the Witney Road site on Monday November 13 with the first vehicle […]

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Fourth season for business partners

Multi award-winning Independent Financial Advisory firm has hit the back of the net by renewing its partnership of AFC Business, the commercial arm of AFC Bournemouth. Chartered financial planners Strategic Solutions has extended its partnership deal with the Premier League football club into a fourth year. The partnership involves the Branksome-based financial experts having a […]

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Support Domestic Abuse victims this Christmas at town centre event

Safer Poole Partnership is hosting a Domestic Abuse Awareness event on Saturday 25th November 25h Poole Town Centre to raise money and collect Christmas gift donations for victims of domestic abuse. The free event, which is in partnership with BCHA, Soroptimist International, Poole, Dorset Police and Borough of Poole, will be taking place between 9am and 4pm […]

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A-One Insurance Group go for gold for Children in Need

Dorset based A-One Insurance Group, hosted a series of fundraising activities to raise an impressive amount of £1100 for Children in Need this week. The first activity saw the introduction of the ‘A-One Olympics’ a competitive challenge for each team which involved a speed quiz, obstacle course with an egg and spoon, hula hoops, star […]

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Local MP visits young people homeless services in Wimborne

Michael Tomlinson MP took time out of his busy schedule last week to visit Waverley House in Wimborne, which provides accommodation for vulnerable young people within his constituency of Mid Dorset and North Poole. The service for 16 – 21 year-olds is run by BCHA, a local specialist housing and support provider, who help homeless and […]

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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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BCHA welcomes the new Living Wage week rate

Accredited Living Wage employer BCHA has welcomed the increase in UK rates announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week, which ran from November 5th – 11th. Entering its third year as part of a movement of over 3,500 employers who voluntarily opt-in to paying the real Living Wage, BCHA has […]

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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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Hotelier and celebrities urge more local companies to Say Yes to SEN

Rosie Wallace, the MD of the Marsham Court Hotel in Bournemouth is urging other businesses to join her in helping people with special educational needs into work. Last month (October 13, 2017) the Marsham Court hosted leaders from over 100 local businesses for Say Yes to SEN, a special event to highlight the many benefits of employing […]

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