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Castlepoint’s Discount and Prize Packed Evening Returns for Students

More than 20 retailers at Bournemouth’s Castlepoint Shopping Park have agreed to offer up to 20% discount on the evening of Monday 3 October to promote its annual Student Lock-In event. Between 6.00 pm – 8.30pm some of the biggest high street brands, including New Look, Clarks, River Island, Topman, Frankie and Benny’s, WHSmith, , […]

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Yellow Buses has got on board the Arts by the Sea Festival in Bournemouth as official transport partners.

The company has been supporting the arts for years and has a Poetry Bus and Gallery Bus among the themed vehicles in its fleet. Now it is helping to drive the annual festival forward by linking up with the Bournemouth Council organisers. The festival takes place in venues around the town from October 8 to […]

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Steele Raymond shines in Legal 500 for the 12th consecutive year

Steele Raymond shines in Legal 500 for the 12th consecutive year

LEADING Dorset solicitors Steele Raymond have once again been recognised as one of Dorset and the South West’s leading law firms in the latest edition of independent industry bible The Legal 500 for the 12th consecutive year. The firm has been awarded the highest possible “Top Tier” ranking that the Guide awards in its main […]

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ROUTEpr announces new Account Manager and continued expansion.

Caroline Swaine

Award winning sales and development manager, Caroline Swaine, has joined the ROUTEpr marketing and events team, as an Account Manager. Caroline’s role will include new business development, sponsorship, and account management, as well as supporting the team with marketing and events. An award winning sales expert, her national accolades include National Sales person of the […]

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3rd year success for P1 Powerboat

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P1 Powerboat and AquaX jet ski racing returned to Bournemouth for the 3rd year running for another action packed weekend of high speed marine motor sport action and family entertainment along the beach front and on the pier, with racing heats from Bournemouth to Boscombe Pier. Despite blustery conditions on Saturday with the last race […]

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Business Rates Revaluation

Business Rates

At revaluation, the government adjusts the value of business rates to reflect changes in the property market. It usually happens every 5 years. The most recent revaluation came into effect in England and Wales on 1 April 2010, based on rateable values from 1 April 2008.The next revaluations will be in 2017 in England. Your […]

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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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