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Should you get a Childcare account in 2017? Or stay with vouchers?

Tax Free Childcare

Steve recently contributed the FAQ section to the Mail Online – This is Money – Guide http://www.dailymail.co.uk/money/guides/article-3708634/Tax-free-childcare-way-family-better-compare-childcare-vouchers.html He has also written a series of reports with Debitoor https://stevejbicknell.com/2016/08/19/childcare-3-part-report-for-childcare-providers-and-parents/ So we have asked him to write a blog for us covering the key issues. What is tax-free childcare? Currently there are 3 types of childcare support […]

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Christmas Challenge 2016 accepted by Sedcat

Sedcat have signed up to do the Xmas Challenge this year with The Big Give and would like to ask other members of the Chamber to support us with our fundraising for a new hospital transport service  ‘The Hospital Hopper’. Sedcat :- a non profit making service which gives people access to a wide range of […]

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Steele Raymond Launches Specialist Construction Law Team

Steele Raymond Construction

A Bournemouth law firm has launched a specialist legal team to tackle the often complex challenges and issues facing the construction industry. The construction law team at Bournemouth solicitors Steele Raymond aims to help and advise developers, contractors and sub-contractors, professional consultants and the finance sector on contentious and non-contentious issues of procurement, construction contracts, […]

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Local Consultations – Have your say…

Cllr John Beesley, Bournemouth Council leader, Cllr Janet Walton, leader of Poole Council, Cllr Ian Monks, leader of East Dorset District Council

All nine councils across Dorset are working together on local government reform for the county.  Local government reorganisation gives Dorset’s councils an opportunity to change how they do things in order to protect services and improve the quality of life of residents. It is also a way for councils to reduce costs as their funding […]

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Free Weekend Event – P1 Powerboat

Please see the schedule for the Powerboat P1 weekend 3rd and 4th September, sponsored by the Coastal BID. This is a FREE weekend event happening from Bournemouth to Boscombe – pier to pier.

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March 2015: Mandy Payne Presidency of BCTC comes to an end.

Mandy Payne Immediate Past President

This March marks the end of Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce President, Mandy Payne’s, two terms in office. A chapter in the history of Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce is coming to an end this March as current President, Mandy Payne, will be stepping down after two terms in office. The Bournemouth Chamber […]

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New BCTC President Inaugurated at 99th Presidents Dinner 2015

Peter Matthews Chamber President 2015

The Chamber have recently celebrated their first AGM as an incorporated company which also marked the inauguration of new president, Peter Matthews. Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce have recently hit a significant milestone as they celebrated their 99th President’s Dinner and First AGM as an incorporated company on Thursday the 19th of March. Attended […]

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New Coastal BID Manager appointed.

Stephan Bournemouth BID

The Bournemouth Coastal Business Improvement District (BID) has just announced the appointment of Stefan Krause as its new BID Manager. With the retirement of the current BID Manager, Alun Williams, later this year, Stefan will be joining the BID on 5 May to ensure that there is a comprehensive handover period. Stefan joins the Coastal […]

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New President hosts Castlepoint Big Brekkie!

BCTC President, Peter Matthews

The management suite at Castlepoint Shopping Park was transformed into a pop up breakfast area to fundraise for Autism Wessex on World Autism Awareness Day.    Peter Matthews, the General Manager of Castlepoint and the newly appointed President of the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce, invited chamber members to a Big Brekkie.  Over £100 was […]

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