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“Saffery Champness Partner meets Chief Secretary to the Treasury”

David Macey, a Partner at Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants in Bournemouth met The Rt Hon David Gauke MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury at a dinner hosted by the Sixty-Six Club. Sir John Eden MP founded the Sixty-Six Club in 1966 with purpose of the Club being a link between the serving MP for Bournemouth […]

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Funded digital courses – and a Smartphone app – offered to businesses in Dorset

BUSINESSES in Dorset are being given the chance to skill up their workforce with an innovative online digital marketing course – for free. Companies in Dorset who sign up to the nationally accredited course, Digital Promotion for Business, will also receive at no charge their own tailored free smartphone app worth up to £3,000. Offered […]

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Cherries bring safety lessons into school

Children at King’s Park Academy got a kick out of one special lesson when Cherries’ soccer star Dan Gosling came to visit on a Yellow Bus. He is player ambassador for the Cherries Community Sport Trust’s ‘Soccer Safety School’ that is driving safety lessons into classrooms. Yellow Buses is a sponsor and helping the club […]

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Hotel urges businesses to support youngsters with learning difficulties

The winner of the Dorset Business Awards (DBA) Business Engagement with Education award is urging more businesses to help young people with learning difficulties into work. The Marsham Court Hotel received the coveted DBA from sponsor Voip Unlimited for helping youngsters of all backgrounds and abilities enter a career in hospitality. The family-run hotel in […]

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Blind people in Dorset now have access to ‘assistive technology’ computers thanks to charity

BLIND people in Dorset now have access to specially-adapted computers after a Bournemouth charity invested in a new assistive technology suite. The Mayor of Bournemouth, Cllr Eddie Coope, officially opened the new suite at Bournemouth Blind Society, as well as an upgraded resource centre. Following the two-month project, over 70 members of the charity, staff, […]

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Last orders for Marsham Court Head Chef

AFTER more than 30 years in the kitchen, Marsham Court Hotel Head Chef Tony Shepard is hanging up his apron. ‘Chef Tony’, 65, is retiring and this Christmas Day will sit down to a festive lunch cooked by someone else for the first time in almost 50 years. He said: “It will certainly be strange […]

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Westbourne’s Final Christmas Saturday in Association with the Coastal BID

Following on from the spectacular Christmas Light Fiesta in association with the Coastal BID on the weekend of the 3rd December which saw over 7000 visitors head to Westbourne, there are plenty of festivities still going on during the run up to Christmas. The weekend of the 10th involved children and their families gathering in […]

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Dorset Scrapstore celebrates business success at The Factory

Dorset Scrapstore is celebrating its first eight months of business at The Factory, its new location on Alder Hills in Poole. Dorset Scrapstore is a local charity that believes in a world where manufacturing waste doesn’t go to landfill but instead becomes a low cost community resource for crafting and creativity. It first opened its […]

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LOVE DORSET 2017 – FAIRTRADE FORTNIGHT & MISS DORSET GALA EVENT

Don’t miss out on the county’s most positive celebration of the year! We’re on our way to making Dorset a Fairtrade county! Collaborate with us to join other local businesses and people celebrating in style during Fairtrade Fortnight 28 Feb – 12 March next year. The finale gala evening will be held on Sunday 12th […]

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