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A-One Insurance Apprentice Declared South West Business and Community Champion

A-One Insurance Group has started 2018 with a bang as their apprentice Ben Bronsell has been declared Apprentice of the Year at The South West Business and Community Awards. The ceremony organised by South West Expo and backed by The Business Exchange, was held on January 18th at The Double Tree Hilton Hotel, Swindon. The awards saw the […]

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Building for the future with Greendale Construction

Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited, is building for the future with the appointment of six new staff.  Three young people have been given the opportunity to learn valuable trades as part of the apprenticeship scheme.  20 year old Liam Cotton has joined Greendale as a painter and decorator apprentice; 16 year old Sam Sutton […]

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Yellow Buses to revise network from April

Yellow Buses has announced plans for a revised network from April. Following the introduction in January 2017 of eight colour coded lines, including new route numbers, Yellow Buses conducted a major public consultation. The exercise involved 1,200 street surveys, focus groups and other passenger feedback mechanisms. In response, Yellow Buses is fine-tuning its network to offer greater […]

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Saffery Champness Accountants interview Gary Turner, MD of Xero Online Accounting Software packages

Gary Turner, UK Managing Director at Xero Online Accounting spoke to a room full of budding entrepreneurs at Virgin Start Up’s ‘Screw It Just Do It’ monthly event in Bournemouth.  The evening was jointly sponsored by Saffery Champness Accountants and Laceys Solicitors. Xero is an easy-to-use online accounting software package for small businesses and their […]

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Sweep your loved one off their feet….literally, with Bournemouth Pier’s two-for-one Zip Wire Valentine’s day offer

The World’s first pier to shore zip wire on Bournemouth Pier is offering a Valentine’s day ‘two-for-one’ special, enabling visitors to sweep their loved ones off their feet and enjoy some Valentine’s day fun! Marketing Manager Sarah Hunter advised, “Why not surprise your loved one with a zip wire ride, or simply treat your family […]

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Saffery Champness Accountants ask, ‘Is your financial audit robust enough’?

In the wake of the Carillion collapse, only months after a clean audit opinion was issued by their auditors, questions are being asked whether their audit was sufficiently robust and had been conducted “appropriately and responsibly”. Nigel Ballard, Audit Senior Manager at Saffery Champness Chartered Accountants advised, “The relationship between those charged with governance and […]

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2018 BAPTAs Semi-Finalists Announced

The 2018 Bournemouth and Poole Tourism Awards (BAPTAs) semi-finalists have been revealed at a special invitation-only event at Bournemouth and Poole College on 30th January. The BAPTAs in association with Berendsen (previously known as the Bournemouth Tourism Awards), have been more competitive than ever with tourism businesses entering from across the whole of the BH post […]

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London Boat Show 2018: Coleman Insurance Brokers catches up with some key players in the marine sector

A newly formatted London Boat Show took place from Wednesday 10th January to Sunday 14th January at the ExCel in London. This is an event which kicks off the 2018 European boating calendar and marks the start of the season.  There were a host of celebrities, many stunning boats to impress and glittering sporting silverware to wow […]

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Companies reap benefits of advertising to sea front visitors and renew advertising on giant LED screen on Bournemouth Pier

Over the last 12 months many Bournemouth companies have reaped the benefits of advertising to the multitude of sea front visitors. This has led to them renewing their advertising on the giant LED screen on Bournemouth Pier in 2018. Businesses who have advertised over previous months include BH2, Fun Central, Grosvenor Casino, Hays Travel, Las […]

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