Member News & Events

Graduation success for National Citizen Service teenagers

624 parents and young people recently descended on Citygate in Bournemouth for the local NCS (National Citizen Service) graduation event led by BCHA. The youngsters were all celebrating successfully taking part in the youth empowerment programme open to all 15-17 year olds across England, where teens volunteer for a local social action project they are […]

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Bournemouth & Poole College’s new Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing facilities unveiled

14 October 2016: Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership officially opened Bournemouth & Poole College’s newly refurbished Engineering and Advanced Manufacturing facilities which received a major upgrade thanks to a £565,150 investment secured by Dorset LEP through the Dorset Growth Deal*1. The works, which significantly enhance the quality of the facilities and learning environment as well as […]

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ITSB and A One Insurance Group Cyber Launch on 5th Oct at Sandown Mercedes Benz Poole


The Sandown Mercedes Benz of Poole showroom hosted The Dorset Cyber Launch and film premiere. Two leading Bournemouth based companies IT Support Business (ITSB) and A-One Insurance Group have joined forces in association with the leading Cyber Security Unit at Bournemouth University, to help corporations and SME (Small Business Owners) crackdown on cyber-crime – a […]

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BTAs has joined forces with Bournemouth University and Bournemouth and Poole College for the 2017 awards

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis and Jackie Phillipson with Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality students

The Bournemouth Tourism Awards has joined forces with the local Bournemouth University (BU) and with Bournemouth and Poole College for an exciting partnership for the duration of the 2017 event. The official launch party of the 2017 BTA’s took place on 21st September 2016 at the newly built, prestigious ‘Fusion building’ located on the Talbot campus, and […]

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Entrepreneurs in pitch to win attention and investment of Dorset Business Angels


Several times a year Dorset Business Angels (DBA) investors invite businesses to pitch for investment in a Dragon’s Den style scenario which takes place at venues across Bournemouth. At its latest event in September, at the Royal Bath Hotel, entrepreneurs were vying to win the attention and investment of the successful DBA investors and 4 […]

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Sounding Board for entrepreneurs

The inaugural ‘Sounding Board’ event for entrepreneurs and growing businesses took place at Barclays Eagle Labs in Westbourne, an event put together by corporate partners Saffery Champness Accountants, Laceys Solicitors, Barclays Bank and Angels Den. ‘Sounding Board’ is an intimate monthly gathering of business owners, designed to support business founders wanting practical advice on growing […]

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Calendar benefitting Dorset’s cancer sufferers goes on sale

Dorset Cancer Calendar

DORSET Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) has unveiled its first charity calendar featuring photographs by local people. Around 150 people submitted their snaps for the chance of appearing in Visions of Dorset 2017. The desk calendar has now gone on sale in time for Christmas, with all proceeds going to help cancer sufferers in the county. […]

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Reshaping of Dorsets Councils – Have your say!

Reshaping your council

Councils play a central role in our everyday lives. We all use council services. Dorset’s nine councils are responsible for housing, planning, social care and protecting the vulnerable. They also empty the bins, maintain roads and run libraries. It is important therefore, that you have a say in how these and many other services are […]

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Chamber Patron Martin & Company announces merger with Taylorcocks

merger Taylorcocks Martin & Company

Following Mike’s passing last year, I have been investigating ways to take the firm forward. The past 18 months have been a particularly difficult period and naturally service levels suffered. After a long period of exploring the various options, I am delighted to share with you today news of our merger with Taylorcocks, Chartered Accountants. […]

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