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Mums can zip surf for free on Mother’s Day!

Bournemouth Pier is home to RockReef’s PierZip and is offering free zip wire rides to mums on Mother’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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Saffery Champness Partner meets Secretary of State for International Development

David Macey, a Partner at Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants in Bournemouth met The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, Secretary of State for International Development at a dinner hosted by the Sixty-Six Club. David commented, “It was an absolute pleasure to meet Priti Patel. She spoke to the audience at length about the allocation of the […]

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New Bh2 leisure complex seizes opportunity to engage with sea front visitors and advertise on giant LED screen on Bournemouth Pier

The newly opened Bh2 Leisure complex, which houses the new ODEON cinema and a host of well-known restaurants, has taken up the opportunity to advertise on the giant LED screen on Bournemouth Pier. Bryan Taylor Centre Manager advised, “We recognized that the LED screen has one of the most prominent positions in Bournemouth and it […]

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Fairtrade Fortnight & Miss Dorset Gala 2017

Last Sunday, 12th March, the green minded movers and shakers of Dorset were received at the prestigious Hilton Hotel ballroom in Bournemouth with a red carpet, champagne reception to witness the finale gala event of Love Dorset Festival and crowning of Miss Dorset 2017. Dorset is home to 10 Fairtrade towns and this is something well […]

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Programme for phasing in Making Tax Digital clearer following Budget – smaller businesses have quarterly reporting to HMRC deferred

Further to concerns raised during consultation, the UK Government has decided to provide 3.1 million small businesses in the UK with more time to prepare for Making Tax Digital.  Unincorporated businesses including the self-employed and property landlords that have annual turnover below the VAT registration threshold – currently £83,000 – will have an extra year before they […]

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Creative Artisan Producers to Set Sail and Showcase at Taste of the South’s Artisan Alley

  CALLING ALL artisans, producers and manufacturers from across the South of England. If you have a creative passion, an innovation, or if you create authentic, hand-made products and then you may want to showcase your talent and products to a large crowd. You and your business are invited to join us at Taste of […]

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Skills Support for the Workforce

Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) is a programme developed to upskill employees within small and medium-sized businesses in Dorset. We provide recognised accredited qualifications and bespoke training courses to enhance your employees’ skills, increase the competitiveness of your business and boost the local economy. We can work with you to develop a bespoke training […]

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A338 ‘come and view the plans’.

During March we have been holding a series of public exhibitions regarding works on the A338. With just 2 events remaining, this is an invite to pop along if you haven’t already. Exhibitions will be open for viewing between 2-8pm with Council Officers available between 4-7pm. Wednesday 15th March Hurn Sports Club, Avon Causeway, Hurn […]

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The winners are revealed! Bournemouth’s Tourism Awards 2017 – the winners celebrate success at the industry’s biggest EVER event

The wait is finally over and we can now reveal the winners and leading tourism industry professionals of the 2017 Bournemouth Tourism Awards- now in their 11th year. The spectacular final gala awards dinner party was held at the BIC Bournemouth on 9th March and attended by hundreds of guests, dignitaries and supporters all celebrating […]

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