Member News & Events



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, […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

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 […]

Read More »

Celebs and Bournemouth Businesses Join BCTC for Festivities

More than two hundred business people along with local and national celebrities attended the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce Winter Wonderland Ball to mark the end of the BCTC Centenary year Over 200 businesses gathered at the Cumberland Hotel in celebration of the festive season for the Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce’s (BCTC) […]

Read More »

Lights on at The Factory for local business event

The Lights were on at The Factory for a B2B exhibition aimed at start-ups and established small businesses which attracted an audience of over 200 people. The day included free seminars, key note speakers, a wealth of essential information and advice on tap from exhibitors and many networking opportunities to support and build local business. […]

Read More »

Bournemouth Tourism Awards 2017 – Tickets available to buy now!

Its official the grand finale of the 2017 Bournemouth Tourism Awards will take place on 9th March 2017 tickets and tables are now on sale and available to buy at http://tourism-awards.co.uk/bournemouth/event/2017-bournemouth-tourism-awards-gala-dinner/ Des Simmons, chairman of Bournemouth’s Tourism Awards and Managing Director of Bournecoast said: “In 2016 we saw almost 500 guests attend the awards which […]

Read More »

Yellow Buses to introduce new network from January 2017

YELLOW Buses is to undergo the biggest transformation of its network in a decade next month (January). The Bournemouth-based bus company, which carries just under 15 million passengers a year, is to introduce eight colour coded lines – Bourne, Priory, Uni, Royal, Village, Coast, Dolphin and Heath – to reflect its strong local connectivity and […]

Read More »
BECOME A MEMBER