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Greendale Construction converts run-down town centre building into stylish apartments

Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited, has transformed a vacant old office block in the heart of Poole Old Town into fifteen stylish apartments for short term lets. The 40 week contract reached completion in February 2018, with the Greendale team transforming the  1970s building externally with new cladding and windows.  Internally, the building benefits […]

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Coleman Insurance Brokers and Lester Aldridge co-host GDPR workshop for local businesses

Coleman Insurance Brokers and Lester Aldridge co-hosted a GDPR workshop, entitled, ‘The New Regime’. The event was held at the RNLI in Poole and attended by in excess of 35 local business people who were keen to hear the updates to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) laws which come into effect on 25th May 2018. The […]

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An abundance of special offers and family Easter activities on Bournemouth Pier

Bournemouth Pier is the place to be in Bournemouth during the Easter holiday period.  As young adventurers and thrill seekers know, it is home to RockReef, the indoor activity climbing attraction and the world’s first pier to shore Zip wire. RockReef will be hosting their annual Easter Bunny hunt, with bunnies hidden throughout the venue […]

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THE CRUMBS PROJECT AWARDED £10,000 BY THE NATIONAL LOTTERY

Bournemouth, March 15, 2018– Bournemouth based charity The Crumbs Project has received a confirmed grant of £10,000 from the Big Lottery Fund to help support their community outreach program. The Crumbs Project works with vulnerable adults who have a disability, helping them learn new skills and gain greater personal independence. Crumbs’ Trainees are able to […]

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Saffery Champness warns hospitality and leisure employers of imminent changes to National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage plus Pension Auto Enrolment Cost increases

Saffery Champness is advising employers in the hospitality, tourism and leisure industry to be aware of changes to the National Living Wage and National Minimum Wage that come into effect from 1 April 2018, and also an increase in employer contributions under pension auto-enrolment of 1% from 6 April. The National Living Wage, which is […]

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Saffery Champness Accountants offers advice on grooming a business for sale

Roger Wareham, a partner at Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants, has given advice on ‘grooming’ a business for sale to ensure that the value for the owner-manager and other shareholders is maximized. In this article he considers the process and the issues that may be involved. Roger advised “When the time comes to sell a company, […]

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Rolling out the red carpet in Dorset for the BAPTA winners

The tourism award winners across the BH postcodes were revealed at the glamour-filled 2018 BAPTA Ball Awards Ceremony, which took place on the 15th March at the Lighthouse Poole. A fabulous, fun-filled celebration of tourism at its finest, the BAPTAs (previously known as the Bournemouth Tourism Awards) in association with Berendsen, were more competitive than […]

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Coleman Insurance Brokers sponsors the Professional Boatman’s Association AGM event

Coleman Insurance Brokers marine team sponsored the annual Professional Boatman’s Association (PBA) AGM event which took place at the RNLI training head- quarters in Poole in March. The PBA was set up to act as a voice representing small commercial vessels across the UK.  Its aims are to promote safety at sea and to monitor […]

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Chaplin’s and The Cellar Bar – Charity Fundraiser

On Sunday the 4th of March the wonderful staff at Chaplin’s and The Cellar Bar in Boscombe staged a quiz to raise funds for local charity The Dorset Children’s Foundation. Great fun was had by all and the night included a raffle to raise extra money. One of the raffle prizes was to take part […]

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