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It’s official the BAPTAs have arrived!

Roll over the BAFTAs, you’ve heard it here first, the BAPTAs have arrived!  Let us walk you down the red carpet and introduce you to the latest award ceremony to reach the South of England, the BAPTAs! Organisers can now officially announce and reveal that the 12th local tourism awards will be known as the BAPTAs, yes, that’s correct – The Bournemouth and […]

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Sizzle, shake, ice n’ stir – Be at One invest in Bournemouth Economy

This summer Bournemouth is set to be shaken, stirred, and sizzled with the arrival of the award winning, nationally acclaimed, Be At One cocktail brand. The new bar will be location right in the heart of the town centre, just off Bournemouth Square, at the bottom of Richmond Hill and just a few minutes away […]

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BCHA show commitment to housing for young people Local housing and support provider, BCHA, has reaffirmed its commitment to local people, with the recent announcement of two new building projects in the Bournemouth area.

Work has already started on a three story extension, which will see the conversion of its former office space into six 2 bedroom flats. BCHA has been awarded funding from the Homes and Communities Agency/Department Health ‘Platform for Life’ scheme. This funding has been allocated to help specialist housing providers create low-rent accommodation for young […]

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A338 News

Meeting minutes from 28th June 2017 A338 BIG Programme Stakeholder Group Meeting Minutes 28-06-17 Bill Riddle Chairman of Bournemouth Chamber attended the A338 Meeting and raised 2 questions: Has there been discussions with AFCB re their relocation and any impact on the proposals?- ANSWER- No – their destination has not been decided and planning not yet […]

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Yellow Buses unveils two open top services for summer

Stand by your bus stops. Yellow Buses’ iconic open toppers are back this month after a ten-year gap, operating on two routes. The Bournemouth-based bus company will start operating a new R2 open top service between Bournemouth and Poole Quay. Yellow Buses is also introducing an hourly C1 open top service linking Bournemouth and Alum […]

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“Weddings… birthday parties…celebrations….corporate events…Key West on Bournemouth Pier is THE place to host your event!”

Bournemouth Pier is proud of its blossoming reputation as the venue of choice for events in Bournemouth. The Victorian pier boasts spectacular 360 degree views out over the bay and is home to Key West Bar & Grill. Marketing Manager, Sarah Hunter advised, “Popularity of Key West as an event venue is soaring! In particular […]

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Saffery Champness are headline sponsor for Dorset Tourism Awards

Chartered Accountants Saffery Champness have confirmed their support as headline sponsors for the Dorset Tourism Awards for the fifth consecutive year. The prestigious awards scheme, which is also in its 5th year, held a sponsor’s lunch at the multi award-winning Dorset Burger Company in Weymouth where Saffery Partner, Nick Fernyhough attended and enjoyed chatting with […]

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Bournemouth based charity, The Crumbs Project, increases catering sales by 12.3% in 2016.

Local Catering Charity Boosts Sales Bournemouth Chamber member, The Crumbs Project, a catering company that provides ‘training for independence’ pre-employment programmes for adults with mixed-abilities, has increased its catering sales by 12.3% in 2016. As well as depending upon charitable income the company looks to promote its food sales as an important source of income […]

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Dorset companies to benefit as £13.4 million support scheme launches

Essential business support worth up to £13.4 million is available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Dorset under a comprehensive scheme launching this week. The Dorset Business Growth Partnership is designed to help any county-based SME become more competitive in the market. Dedicated strands of activity will include pre-start and start-up support and improving […]

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