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BH Meet Up Zoom Meetings Postponed

Due to the extremely high number of virtual events taking place during the Covid-19 pandemic, BCTC have taken the decision to postpone our BH MeetUp events until they can take place physically rather than virtually and therefore be of more benefit to our members.

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Planning your summer holiday?

It’s warm, it’s beautiful and it’s nearly the summer holidays! For many of you this would have been a very welcomed time of year and particularly after these last few months we’re all the more eager to get outdoors, visit some lovely beaches and parks and stay at a home away from home – Bournemouth, Christchurch and […]

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Coleman Marine staff welcome return to the office

Coleman Marine Insurance a Gallagher Company staff have welcomed a return to the office and opened the doors of its Poole Quay HQ. MD Steve Risk advised, “Following a huge amount of work by our parent company Gallagher, we are delighted to have re-opened our Poole Quay HQ this week, returning a small number of […]

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High Anxiety! Nigel’s Wing Walk for Cherry Tree Nursery

We would like to let you know about our first fundraising event of the year! and it’s a big one! Nigel, one of our members of staff , is doing a wing walk on Friday 4th September 3pm at Compton Abbas Aerodrome. Nigel explains why – Whilst working alongside Volunteers at Cherry Tree Nursery I […]

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Saffery Champness publishes FAQs to help with recent VAT changes for catering, accommodation and visitor attractions

The VAT team at Saffery Champness has produced responses to a series of FAQs that will help many rural and other businesses get it right when it comes to adjusting to the VAT changes announced by the Chancellor in his recent summer statement. In his statement, the Chancellor announced a temporary reduction in the VAT […]

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Local Discretionary Grant Scheme: extended eligibility

Local businesses are invited to apply for the second phase of BCP Council’s Local Discretionary Grant scheme. Eligibility criteria has been extended to cover businesses who trade from a residential premises and businesses that can demonstrate a significant fall in income because of Covid-19 (the restriction of 50% or more has been removed). The first phase attracted […]

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Summer Statement 2020: Key Announcements

The Chancellor set out new measures in his Summer Statement today aimed at reviving the economy from its COVID slump.  At this early stage, the announcements are characteristically light in detail, but we’ve summarised the key points below: FurloughThe Chancellor confirmed that the existing furlough scheme will cease on 31st October. However,a new “Job Retention Scheme” will apply […]

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New Self Employed Income Support Scheme – do you qualify?

Self-employed businesses that continue to be adversely affected by Coronavirus may qualify for the new Self Employed Income Support Scheme (SEISS) three-month grant of 70% of average profits capped at £6,570. In order to qualify for the new SEISS, your business needs to be adversely affected by the coronavirus on or after 14th July 2020.   Therefore, if […]

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Marine Systems technology business grabs DBA attention with its innovative rigging and ropes load-sensing solutions

A marine systems technology company grabbed the attention of the Dorset Business Angels with a concise and compelling pitch. Several of the Angels are keen sailors themselves and were impressed with the innovation demonstrated and the gap in the market that is being filled and the opportunities that the ambitious brand is building. The Company’s […]

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