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Fifth year for Cherries’ partner firm

One of the south coast’s largest independent office supplies firms has signed up for a fifth consecutive year of partnership with AFC Bournemouth. Long-established Speedy Marquee is the Premier League club’s official office supplier as well as supporting the Cherries in other ways. The Bournemouth-based firm will also continue to sponsor AFC Bournemouth’s matchday scoreboard […]

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Getting to work: 18 social innovations get accelerator support to Thrive

Sarah Newton, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work heralds Thrive accelerator as a chance to make lasting change for UK labour market Cracked It are the award-winning, social good smartphone screenfixers that find work for young offenders and youth on the verge of crime. They are among the first organisations to receive support […]

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THE CRUMBS PROJECT GETS “DIY SOS” STYLE MAKEOVER COURTESY OF MARKS & SPENCER’S

Bournemouth, July 31, 2018– Bournemouth charity The Crumbs Project is now brighter and lighter thanks to a “DIY SOS” style makeover courtesy of retail giant Marks and Spencer’s. The idea was part of M&S’s Community Engagement programme, where employees volunteer their time to ‘do something good’ in their local community. This was supported by a £500 […]

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Ake dishes up free pizza to Junior Cherries

AFC Bournemouth’s player of the season Nathan Ake has designed his own pizza and one is being given away free to every Junior Cherries member. The Nathan Ake pizza features the defender’s favourite toppings – tomato, mozzarella, bbq chicken and peppers – and is produced by Bournemouth’s Hot Rocks Restaurant and Cocktail Bar, which is […]

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East meets west for first China conference

Businesses are being urged to sign up for the first international conference of its kind being held in Dorset to open up trade with China. The inaugural ‘China: Embracing Innovation’ event is being held on August 29 with a day-long programme including sound practical advice about doing business in the world’s most populous country. Business […]

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The Mellor Sisters – from The Blitz to The Ritz @ The Cumberland Hotel

www.themellorsisters.com Come fly with The Mellor Sisters, the act of choice for the RAF and the Red Arrows. The UK’s number one vintage sibling jazz duo (as seen on ITV’s Good Morning Britain) will take you on a fabulous vintage journey and get your toes tapping as they perform all the best songs of the […]

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Yellow Buses invests in new contactless Ticketer technology

Yellow Buses has made it even easier to travel by introducing contactless payments. New Electronic Ticket Machines (ETMs) have been installed in the bus company’s 150-vehicle fleet. The machines, supplied by Ticketer, allow customers to pay for their travel in the most convenient way for them. All Ticketer machines accept payments in cash, contactless (using contactless enabled bank […]

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Stackhouse Poland wins ‘Commercial Lines Broker of the Year’ Award at the British Insurance Awards

Stackhouse Poland were announced as Commercial Lines Brokers of the Year at the British Insurance Awards, in the category SME/Mid-Corporate. The prestigious industry awards recognise excellence in the insurance sector and took place at the Royal Albert Hall in July. The coveted award was collected by Stackhouse Poland CEO, Tim Johnson. In announcin g the […]

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Young People of Bournemouth and Poole to benefit from new Employability programme

Dorset and South Hampshire students are set to benefit from J.P. Morgan’s support to gain new employability skills and experience, as part of an innovative 2-year employability programme from Young Enterprise. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has provided a grant to Young Enterprise, the UK’s leading enterprise education charity, to support the delivery of a new […]

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