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“A Bournemouth private members’ club, a private concierge service, I.T system technology company and a web publishing business all achieve Angel investors’ interest”

The latest Dorset Business Angels (DBA) Investor event took place at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth. An interesting and diverse mix of entrepreneurs were vying to win the attention and investment of DBA investors. In a first for the quarterly event, all 4 pitches made were successful in achieving interest from the investors present. […]

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Entrepreneurs’ Conference ‘Inspired’ South Coast business leaders    

Following the success of their annual Entrepreneurs’ Conference at the Bournemouth International Centre on the 22nd November, South Coast business and tax advisors, Inspire, have certainly lived up to their name. With an electric atmosphere from the start, the much anticipated, business conference exceeded all expectations. Attended by over 200 of the South Coast’s most […]

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New link road and junction from A338 to Wessex Fields will unlock major employment site and improve access to Royal Bournemouth Hospital

Plans to build a new link road and junction directly from the A338 to connect with the Wessex Fields business park will unlock a major employment site, and provide a second access to Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Delivered as part of Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership’s Bournemouth International Growth (BIG) Programme the proposed scheme will improve the […]

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Bournemouth & Poole College are on the lookout for the best bacon BAP(TA)s!

Bournemouth & Poole College are playing a vital role in this year’s newly created Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards (BAPTAs). Not only are they sponsoring BAPTAs Best Breakfast Award category, they also hosted the VIP Launch Event at their Poole site in September and will be hosting the semi-finals event at their Bournemouth site in […]

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BCHA celebrates homes purchase in Devon and Dorset

South West social housing provider BCHA has underlined its ongoing commitment to developing and growing its housing stock and services with the purchase of around 90 homes in Devon and Dorset from Sovereign Housing Association. Working in partnership with Sovereign Housing Association, BCHA successfully took ownership on 20 November 2017. Earlier this year BCHA was […]

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Your business can be a ‘Secret Santa’ for local families facing cancer this Christmas.

Dorset Cancer Care Foundation, Charity Partner of AFC Business, has launched a ‘Secret Santa’ campaign to help families afford festive food and gifts.The Foundation provides grants to those families facing cancer who need support at Christmas. AFC Business are extremely pleased to be supporting this campaign and your generosity can also help to provide vital support. Donating […]

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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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