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Club scores with World Cup event

More than 150 football fans congregated at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium to watch England play Belgium in the World Cup as part of a social event organised by AFC Business, the club’s commercial arm, and local digital marketing agency Bespoke 4 Business Despite the disappointing result, business folk from throughout the region enjoyed curry and […]

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A-One Insurance Group are through to the finals

A-One Insurance Group (AOIG), the privately owned and run insurance broker with offices based across Dorset and Hampshire, has made the shortlist in the national finals of the UK Broker Awards 2018, for the Cyber Broker Award category. The award – new for 2018 – focuses on the ability of a broking firm to both […]

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Bournemouth hotel unveils dynamic, new ‘double’

The Marsham Court Hotel’s new trainee managers are a double act of Eastern and Western talent. Viktor Ilic from Serbia and Shayne Bailey from Bournemouth, join the former Hotel of the Year from this month (June) and will be training across all departments before eventually leading the team at the 95-bedroom hotel. Viktor Ilic, 25, […]

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Balanced Budget

End of year figures reported to Bournemouth’s Cabinet (24 May) show an overall underspend of £227,000 for 2017/18. This means the council has achieved a balanced or better budget for eleven consecutive years. Cllr John Beesley, Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources said, “It is not without significant effort on the part of Members […]

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Funding for rough sleepers

Targeted work to support rough sleepers in the town has been given a boost with almost £400,000 awarded to the Council. A total of £387,500 has been awarded following a successful bid for a share of government’s national £30M pot that was identified for 2018/19 to help Councils further support vulnerable rough sleepers. This funding […]

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Greendale Construction help open up access for all with Shire Hall renovation

Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited, is delighted to have been part of the highly skilled professional teams who has opened up access for all and helped transform Dorchester’s Shire Hall into the an educational, multimedia experience, which takes now visitors on an historical journey with some of Dorset’s most notorious and iconic characters and […]

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In the Summertime hitmakers to headline Poole Harbour Festival

In the Summertime chart toppers Mungo Jerry are to headline the return of Poole Harbour Festival next month. With 30 live acts on three stages, a world of great street food, free children’s entertainment, local crafts and a rare full band show by 1970s icons Mungo Jerry, whose singer Ray Dorset lives in Westbourne, the […]

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Technology companies impress Dorset Business Angels investors at pitch event

Dorset Business Angels (DBA) held their quarterly pitch event on Monday 11th June at the Royal Bath Hotel in Bournemouth and were treated to a diverse mix of pitches for the Angel investors to consider and contemplate for investment. The technology pitches definitely impressed the most with the drone and telecoms solutions gaining investment interest. […]

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Dorset LEP seeks project opportunities 

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is inviting private sector businesses and public sector organisations operating in Dorset to get in touch and let them know about ideas for investment to increase productivity. As a business-led private and public sector partnership, Dorset LEP has already successfully secured £98.5m through the Government’s Local Growth Fund as part […]

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