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Yellow Buses’ beach bash shortlisted for top UK award

A summer beach bash organised by Yellow Buses has been shortlisted for a top national award. Hoardes of beach-goers enjoyed the free community event called Buster’s Boscombe Big Beach Bash in June. Attractions included face painting, sand castle building, giant jenga and circus demonstrations while Yellow Buses’ mascot Buster Bear helped entertain the children. Now the […]

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Lift-off for Bournemouth Airport with new Managing Director 

Bournemouth Airport, owned and operated by Regional & City Airports (RCA), has appointed Stephen Gill as new Managing Director. Previously Peel Airport’s Chief Executive Officer for Doncaster Sheffield Airport and Durham Tees Valley Airport, he was appointed following a rigorous selection process. Mr Gill, who commenced his role on Thursday, 11th October, is responsible for the general […]

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New bid to help homeless

A major new multi-agency initiative aiming at reducing rough sleeping and homelessness in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch has been launched. Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Street Support is backed by up to 30 different organisations, including charities, churches and local authorities. These include charitable housing association BCHA whose social enterprise offshoot the New Leaf Company’s multi-use […]

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Six of the best as insurance firm sings with Cherries again

Specialist broker Alan & Thomas Insurance Group has renewed its partnership with AFC Bournemouth for a sixth successive year. The Cherries’ Official Commercial Insurance Suppliers manage the club’s commercial insurance activities from their head office in Poole. AFC Bournemouth star striker Callum Wilson was on hand to present a commemorative shirt to the company’s Trading […]

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Multi-Award-Winning Entrepreneur Helps Dorset Businesses Achieve National Recognition

A local award-winning entrepreneur is launching a brand-new course to help other small businesses in the community win national awards. Bournemouth-based multi-award-winning entrepreneur, Sarah Ali Choudhury, is helping other local companies achieve national recognition for their hard work with her new, innovative awards course. As a winner of three award wins this year alone, including […]

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Sporting legends prove the business

Two sporting heroes entertained nearly 150 directors from businesses across Dorset and Hampshire with inspirational stories at the seventh annual AFC Business Directors’ Dinner. Double Olympic gold medal rower and adventurer James Cracknell, 46, was the keynote speaker at the event, held at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. He spoke candidly of the trials and tribulations […]

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New Faces at top 75 UK insurance brokerage and one of the UK’s largest privately owned insurance brokers

Four new faces join A-One Insurance Group and they are based at the Ringwood head office where a team of more than 100 insurance specialists (operating from six regional offices) work for people seeking cover for everyday personal requirements, commercial risk management or bespoke schemes. Carolyn Marshall has joined as a commercial account handler, working with Laura Karian […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility partnership

Bournemouth based Marketing Consultancy e-nexus has partnered up with Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce to support the development and launch of the Chamber’s new Corporate Social Responsibility accreditation scheme. Focusing on supporting the marketing of the scheme, the first output of the partnership will be the launch of a new CSR website that can […]

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Would you like to join our Board of Trustees? Dorset Advocacy is seeking to appoint two trustees, one with a financial background.

Dorset Advocacy is a charitable organisation based at Poundbury in Dorchester. We cover the geographical area of Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset. We work with people with physical disabilities, who have ill health or learning disabilities and people with dementia and autism. We make sure that their voices are heard and their rights are respected. We are […]

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