Member News & Events

In the Summertime hitmakers to headline Poole Harbour Festival

In the Summertime chart toppers Mungo Jerry are to headline the return of Poole Harbour Festival next month. With 30 live acts on three stages, a world of great street food, free children’s entertainment, local crafts and a rare full band show by 1970s icons Mungo Jerry, whose singer Ray Dorset lives in Westbourne, the […]

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Technology companies impress Dorset Business Angels investors at pitch event

Dorset Business Angels (DBA) held their quarterly pitch event on Monday 11th June at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth and were treated to a diverse mix of pitches for the Angel investors to consider and contemplate for investment. The technology pitches definitely impressed the most with the drone and telecoms solutions gaining investment interest. […]

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Dorset LEP seeks project opportunities 

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is inviting private sector businesses and public sector organisations operating in Dorset to get in touch and let them know about ideas for investment to increase productivity. As a business-led private and public sector partnership, Dorset LEP has already successfully secured £98.5m through the Government’s Local Growth Fund as part […]

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Funding boost to support and prevent rough sleepers in Bournemouth

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Targeted work to support rough sleepers in the town has been given a boost with almost £400,000 awarded to the Council. A total of £387,500 has been awarded following a successful bid for a share of government’s national £30M pot that was identified for 2018/19 to help Councils further support vulnerable rough sleepers. This funding […]

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Dads can zip surf for free on Father’s Day on Bournemouth Pier and enjoy a free pint!

Bournemouth Pier is home to RockReef’s PierZip and is offering free zip wire rides to dads on Father’s Day.  The attraction, which opened in 2014, has been proving to be a ‘must-visit’ destination and activity for locals and visitors to the town. The PierZip features a 250 metre dual zip wire and thrill-seekers launching from […]

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Bournemouth law firm welcomes newly qualified commercial property solicitor to top tier team

TOP tier Bournemouth law firm Steele Raymond has welcomed Rosanna Parker, a newly qualified solicitor, into its Commercial Property team. Having read French and Spanish at the University of Leicester and then law at Bournemouth University, Rosanna joined the firm as a paralegal before embarking on a training contract with the firm in 2016, qualifying […]

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Trethowans Announces Partnership Promotions

The UK’s fastest growing independent law firm Trethowans is proud to announce the promotion of three of its lawyers to partners. Halina Tomlinson, Mark Nixon and James Hammersley will take the helm as partners of Trethowans and will provide a range of services across different practice areas, reflecting their vast expertise and wealth of knowledge. […]

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Earlier this month, HRH The Prince of Wales kindly hosted a Reception at Buckingham Palace to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Garfield Weston Foundation. Local Bournemouth based charity; The Crumbs Project was amongst 150 charities, which attended the event. The foundation supports a wide range of charities across the country, from national institutions to small […]

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Plane speaking at AFC Business directors’ lunch

A former RAF Tornado pilot is set to help entrepreneurs and decision makers reach for the sky at a business lunch. Motivational speaker Mandy Hickson, who flew fast jets for the RAF for 17 years, is the inspirational guest speaker at the AFC Business directors’ lunch next month. The Southampton-based former pilot will be flying […]

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