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Why go to the coast now?

New research from the National Coastal Tourism Academy has revealed the reasons why non-visitors forgo a trip to the English coast, which importantly uncovers a latent potential interest. But that interest will only be sparked if non-visitors are given a reason to visit now rather than go to other types of destination, opening up significant opportunities […]

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CILEx Success For Coles Miller’s Amy-Paige Gregory

Coles Miller’s Amy-Paige Gregory has become a graduate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx). She is set to become a Fellow of CILEx next year after a further 12 months’ work in the residential leasehold team at Coles Miller’s Bournemouth office. Amy-Paige specialises in lease extensions, buying the freehold, right to manage […]

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Bournemouth Local Plan Review – Stakeholder Consultation and Request for Potential Development Sites.

  1) Bournemouth Local Plan Review We are at the start of the process of producing a new Bournemouth Local Plan. The purpose of contacting you at this early stage is to give you an opportunity to express any thoughts you might have on what the Local Plan should contain. The Local Plan will aim […]

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16-year-old’s musical mission to support local women’s refuge

*Nicole McNally is available for radio, television and press interviews A young singer-songwriter from Bournemouth is launching her own charity single with a fundraising all day music event at Chaplin’s bar in Boscombe on Saturday 14th October. 16 year-old Bournemouth and Poole College student Nicole Mcnally has written a special song entitled ‘Annabelle’ about domestic […]

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Topping out heralds £27 million housing scheme in Bournemouth town centre

A traditional ‘topping out’ ceremony has marked the start of a year’s countdown to the opening of a £27 million scheme providing new homes in the heart of Bournemouth. Berry Court in St Peter’s Road will create 113 one, two and three-bedroom apartments for the private rental market alongside new multi-level public and residents’ parking. […]

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Bournemouth’s O2 Academy was the host venue for the Digital Innovation Show on Tuesday September 12th.  There were over 20 exhibitors and eight thought-leader presentations. Topics included building brand and trust in a digital world, using bots and PR to increase influence, building ROI from leads, using self-disruption to change perceptions and even using technology to […]

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Dorset Business Angels’ attention grabbed by innovative solutions!

Several times a year Dorset Business Angels (DBA) investors invite businesses to pitch for investment in a Dragon’s Den style scenario. At its latest event in September, at the Royal Bath Hotel, an interesting and exciting mix of entrepreneurs were vying to win the attention and investment of the successful DBA investors. Four very impressive pitches were […]

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AFC Business riders go the distance for cancer charity

NINE AFC Business members have raised more than £3000 for local cancer patients by getting on their bikes. The cyclists, led by AFC Bournemouth Commercial Director Rob Mitchell, cycled a total of 450 miles in the Heartbeat Cycle Ride 2017 to raise funds for [ww.dccf.co.uk]Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF). Rob explained: “It’s one of the toughest things I’ve ever […]

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A-One Insurance Group announces further expansion as Benjamin Burt joins Westbourne Office

Benjamin Burt has joined the A-One Insurance Group as a Personal Lines Account Handler, based at the Westbourne office. Benjamin has spent the past few years specialising in Motor Insurance and Underwriting and has joined the team following a year of expansion and growth. His new role will include setting up new insurance policies for […]

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