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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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Businesses react to the Chancellor’s Budget at the Saffery Champness Spring Budget breakfast seminar

Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants hosted their Spring Budget breakfast seminar at The Hilton Hotel in Bournemouth.  A packed room of business guests from across Dorset were keen to hear Saffery’s response and interpretation of the Chancellor’s Budget announcements – a Budget that Chancellor Philip Hammond had described as providing a “strong and stable platform, preparing […]

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Launch of new Dorset Police Cyber Crime YouTube channel

Launch of new Dorset Police Cyber Crime YouTube channel now live! This channel has been designed to specifically target smaller businesses. It consists of short videos offering cyber security prevention advice on the common and latest cyber threats, as well as being a new platform giving a wealth of information to anyone about how to stay […]

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A-One Insurance Group announces success and further growth with the A-One Academy

A-One Insurance Group, a business which focuses on people skills and relationships, declares their A-One Academy to be a success. The staff retention results since 2014 speak for themselves with significant results: 70% of the workforce have worked for the company for 3 years and 50% of the workforce have worked for the company for […]

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Bournemouth Airport Independent Consultative Committee March 2017 Update

The Airport is on the up once again with passenger numbers rising and costs tightly controlled; this year they may break even or make a very small profit! Passenger numbers from April to Jan 31st are up 13.2%, Actual numbers were 606,000 against a budget of 535,000 with the year out turn predicted to be […]

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AFC Bournemouth is inviting applications for three new official charity partners for the 2017/18 season.

There are three categories for which the Cherries will be selecting a charity, including Supporters’ Charity, Junior Cherries Charity and Official Club Charity. The chosen charities will benefit from receiving signed merchandise, match tickets, fundraising from selected club events and the club’s support in helping to raise the profile and awareness of each organisation. Charities […]

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