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Positivity brimming at Coleman Marine Insurance in 2020 following acquisition by Gallagher

The acquisition of Coleman Marine Insurance by global insurance broking giant Gallagher in 2019 sees the business going into the New Year brimming with positivity and ambitions for the future. Coleman MD Steven Risk advised, “We have an exciting 2020 ahead of us as we continue to look after our much-valued clients and engage with […]

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BCTC President’s Dinner

Come and celebrate our new President with a three-course dinner and entertainment Following on from the AGM at 6pm, come join us for the Black Tie celebration of our new President of the Bournemouth Chamber of Commerce at the Collingwoood Hotel. At the same time, say goodbye to our outgoing President, Roger Smith. The evening […]

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Bournemouth Chamber Window Display Competition – Winner Announcement!

After another fantastic year of entries to our Christmas Window display competition, we are pleased to announce our final winner…..drum roll please….Scape Interiors, Westbourne who have won a year’s BCTC membership worth £75! Well done to Scape Interiors for their beautiful design – a truly magical Christmas display.  The winning photo of their stunning window was taken […]

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Smartcards just the ticket for homeless initiative

JUST THE TICKET: Alistair Doxat-Purser, left, Chief Executive of Faithworks Wessex, with Fiona Harwood, Yellow Buses Marketing Manager, and David Chidwick, of Faithworks Wessex, with the Yellow Buses Smartcards which are being provided to rough sleepers to enable them to travel to interviews and appointments, the result of a partnership initiative between the two organisations.

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Happy Christmas from the BCTC President

The Executive Directors of Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce would like to wish you and your teams a very Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year. Thank you for all your support in 2019 and we look forward to continuing to work with you to make Bournemouth the place to do Business. Happy Christmas! Roger SmithBCTC President

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AFC Business celebrates first decade

AFC Business, the commercial arm of AFC Bournemouth, has celebrated its tenth anniversary with a Christmas lunch for 180 businesspeople at the Premier League club’s Vitality Stadium. Launched in 2009 when the Cherries were bottom of League 2 and had just come out of administration, AFC Business has flourished alongside the football club’s rise to […]

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Authentic Soul Food Nativ Celebrates 10 Years of Successful Business in Dorset – from our Member Route PR & Events

Nativ, the multi award winning authentic soul food West African and Caribbean restaurant, owned by Prince and Dorothy Ogbuji, is celebrating ten successful years in the restaurant business.  Originally from Nigeria, Prince and Dorothy moved to Bournemouth in 2005. They opened their first restaurant in Boscombe in 2009 and moved to their current premises in […]

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New £10,000 partnership deal powers skills for life learning

Dorset-based skills for life charity SafeWise is delighted to announce IT Support 365 as a new Silver Sponsor in a deal worth £10,000. The new partnership follows a Weymouth & Portland Chamber of Commerce business breakfast event at SafeWise Weymouth where IT Support 365 Managing Director James met centre Manager Ben Heath and Chief Executive […]

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New Operations Director for Bournemouth Airport

Bournemouth Airport owner Regional & City Airports (RCA) has made a strategic appointment to strengthen investment and growth plans at the fast-expanding south coast regional base. Aviation and logistics professional Tim Etches is the airport’s new Operations Director, responsible for directing all aspects of safety, security, infrastructure, service capability and regulatory compliance.  His appointment is […]

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