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Cliff House Hotel Appoint New Operations Manager

APPOINTMENT – FREDERIC DALLOT – OPERATIONS MANAGER Cliff House Hotel, Southbourne’s boutique hotel, is pleased to announce the appointment of Frederic Dallot, as our new Operations Manager. Frederic brings a wealth of experience and expertise from the hotel industry. With key skills in logistics and exceptional planning, Frederic, will join the team to develop and […]

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Now the Brexit clock is truly ticking what should businesses be considering

Countdown to Brexit has begun, although arguably whether it can be delivered within the two years specified remains a matter of conjecture. Ian Harlock-Smith, Tax Director with UK top 20 Chartered Accountants Saffery Champness, says that a major aspect of being ready is having your affairs in order. “One of the few achievable actions we […]

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Castlepoint To Hold First Spring Arts Festival

Bournemouth’s Castlepoint Shopping Park has organised a major free Spring Art Festival which will see many of the region’s artists, musicians, dancers perform between the 10th – 15th April . The free festival, created to celebrate the magic of the new season will boast a calendar of great events for everyone in a crescendo that […]

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Major economic boost for Dorset as Enterprise Zone opens for business

  Site renamed as Dorset Innovation Park Aims to create 2,000 new jobs and dozens of new businesses for Dorset over the next 25 years Joint partnership between Dorset LEP, Purbeck District Council and Dorset County Council to create new cluster of excellence in advanced engineering Announcement comes during national launch of 12 new enterprise […]

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“Chester Pearce Funeral Service opens the doors to its new premises in Canford Heath”

Chester Pearce Funeral Service is celebrating opening the doors to its new premises in The Neighbourhood Centre, Canford Heath. The successful family-run business which already has a funeral home in Westbourne recently celebrated its fifth birthday. Owner, Stephen Nimmo enthused, “We are thrilled with our company’s expansion and our new premises which are perfectly located […]

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Alice-themed immersive experience event to raise awareness of mental health

A group of students from AUB (Arts University Bournemouth) are organising a special immersive experience event at Athelhampton House near Dorchester on April 28th to help raise money and awareness of mental health in the workplace. The team of seven third-year Creative Events Management students – Natalie Dayes, Josh Watson, Jodie Wellman, Jess Bray, Tara […]

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New Group MD appointed at Bournemouth’s expanding Anjuna Hotel Group

The Anjuna Hotel Group in Bournemouth, which currently looks after 6 hotels in the town, has welcomed Yousif Al-wagga as its new Group Managing Director. Yousif has joined the successful expanding company which manages, among others, The Cottonwood Boutique Hotel, The Chocolate Box Hotel, The Chocolate Boutique Hotel and Klickstay in the town. 47 year-old […]

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Zip in to action and rock climb on Bournemouth Pier this Easter – enjoy the family fun!

Bournemouth Pier boasts the World’s first Pier to shore Zip line.  Thrill seekers can race out and “zip surf” on a 250 metre dual zip wire, over the top of the waves to land on the beach. The former Pier theatre also features ‘RockReef’, an indoor adventure attraction which includes 28 fun, themed indoor climbing […]

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NCS teenagers celebrate graduation with meal invitation

Youngsters from BCHA’s spring NCS (National Citizen Service) programme celebrated their graduation with an invitation to a meal at the Chicken & Blues restaurant in Winton. Five teenagers, aged between 15 – 17, who were from BCHA’s Traineeship programme and its Supported Housing services, visited the restaurant after co-founder Joshua Simons organised it with Dominic […]

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