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Business support for latest COVID restrictions

The Prime Minister yesterday announced a tightening of restrictions in England to curb the number of daily infections as the country continues to battle COVID-19. Key points include: Working from home where possible; Restrictions on opening hours for pubs, bars and restaurants; Extension of the use of face coverings for all parties in retail and […]

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Finalists announced for Saffery Champness sponsored ‘Entrepreneur of the Year Award’ in the Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Award

Saffery Champness is sponsoring the category ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award in the 2020 Dorset Magazine Food, Drink & Farming Awards. The finalists have been announced and listed as; ·      Alex & Emma Young, Ginger Viking, Blandford Forum ·      Keri Astill-Frew, V. Dorset Delivery, Poole ·      Nigel Cox, Weymouth Fresh Fish Saffery Partner Roger Wareham […]

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AFCB: Vitality Stadium is re-opening!

Firstly, we hope that all our guests and clients are staying safe and well. As the government continue to alter lockdown restrictions, we are now able to provide an update as we prepare to return to conferencing and events at Vitality Stadium. First and foremost, the safety and wellbeing of our staff and clients is […]

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Christmas 2020 plans in Bournemouth

The successful Winter Wonderland the town has welcomed for the last two years has been put on hold amid the Coronavirus pandemic, and instead a Covid-conscious seven-week long event (13 November to 3 January) is planned to celebrate the festivities. The event will see the return of the Bethlehem tree, the much-loved reindeer and other lighting […]

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Bournemouth Arts By The Sea Festival: 25 Sept to 4 Oct

We are thrilled to announce that the 10th Arts by the Sea festival will go ahead, in a revised COVID-friendly format this September!  With safety firmly in mind, there will be a limited number of ticketed outdoor events which will allow for social-distancing, as well as a digital programme of engaging workshops and live-streams. For […]

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AFC Business, the club’s free to join business club, have launched a new support initiative for local businesses

After a difficult economic period for many, the Back to Business campaign aims to give local businesses a helping hand by providing them with an opportunity to promote their brand across AFC Business’ social media platforms and the club website. The initiative means that every current and new AFC Business member will be put into […]

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Saffery Champness partners with LSE Elite

Saffery Champness has become a partner of ELITE, The London Stock Exchange’s (LSE’s) international business support and capital raising programme for the UK’s most ambitious private companies. The ELITE programme is a vibrant community of entrepreneurs, advisers, investors and key stakeholders that help ambitious private companies scale-up, structure for the next stages of growth and […]

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New grants to support businesses required to close due to local COVID-19 restrictions

The Government has announced new grants to support businesses that are required to close due to COVID-19 in high incidence areas. The grants will be for either £1,500 or £1,000 every three weeks depending on the size of the business.  For businesses that occupy premises with a rateable value of less than £51,000 then the […]

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Dorset SME Recovery Grant: Applications Now Open

Dorset Growth Hub have opened up applications today for the Dorset SME Recovery Grant.  This grant is a result of the Government announcement that a share of £30 million would be distributed to each Local Enterprise Partnership, including a £10 million Kick-starting Tourism Package for small businesses in tourism sector and a further £20 million […]

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