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Small Employer Offer Launched Nationally

The Small Employer Offer was launched nationally in April 2017 as part of the Improving Lives Green Paper. It has been rolled out to support smaller employers to create more job opportunities for disabled people and people with health conditions. Advisers based in Jobcentreplus will work with employers to create tailored in-work support for employers […]

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BCHA celebrates wellbeing festival success

Bournemouth-based housing and social care provider, BCHA, celebrated another successful Festival of Wellbeing in Boscombe Gardens last week. Hundreds of people, including local MP Tobias Ellwood and Councillor Chris Wakefield, attended the annual event run by BCHA’s Ignite Project, which supports people back in to work and helps people to live life to the full. […]

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BCHA welcomes new Head of HR

 BCHA, the Bournemouth-based specialist housing and support provider, has announced the appointment of Melanie Swain as Head of HR.  Melanie, who grew up in Bournemouth but has worked in various senior HR positions across the country, originally trained as a teacher before changing career and moving into HR. Melanie has had extensive experience in Health, […]

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Local Catering Charity partners up with Face Forward to promote employment!

Bournemouth based charity The Crumbs Project has joined a National Lottery funded programme to support marginalised young adults seeking employment. The Crumbs Project is a catering service that provides a structured programme of support, learning and professional development for young adults of mixed abilities. The charity has joined the Face Forward project to provide personalised […]

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DLP deliver new plans for Wessex Fields

Plans for future link road will improve access to Royal Bournemouth Hospital and unlock major employment site Bournemouth Council’s plans to build a new link road and junction directly from the A338 to connect with the Wessex Fields business park and improve access to Royal Bournemouth Hospital have been well received by business leaders and […]

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A-One Apprentice Appointed Trainee Account Handler

After completing an apprenticeship with the A-One Academy, an integral part of the A-One Insurance Group, George Richman has been promoted to Trainee Account Handler for Aspire Insurance, a division of A-One Insurance Group. The role based at the head office in Ringwood will include developing and maintaining a portfolio of clients to encourage long […]

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Taylorcocks – Spotlight on Xero

View this newsletter in your web browser – click here Welcome to our summer Xero update! In case you are unaware, Xero is a game changer for SMEs. The many Xero add-ons can assist any business in creating exceptional, semi-bespoke IT systems. We guarantee that Xero and its add-ons will save most businesses time and […]

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Local Catering Charity to host Cream Tea launch event!

Bournemouth based charity, The Crumbs Project, is delighted to be hosting a Cream Tea afternoon on the 19th of July at St Joseph’s Catholic Church. The event will mark the launch of the 5th Crumbs Community Lunch, located at the St Joseph’s Catholic Church, Christchurch, Dorset (BH23 1EH). The Cream Tea event celebrates the birth […]

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​Summer activities and 2 for 1 offers on Bournemouth Pier!

Bournemouth Pier is looking forward to welcoming large numbers of visitors and locals on to the pier during the summer months and has created enticing 2 for 1 promotions at  RockReef, the PierZip and Key West Bar & Grill (24th July – 3rd September). The Zip Wire is offering 2 for 1 rides from 5pm till late.  […]

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