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A338/Blackwater Improvements start  3 September

Over £20 million of investment is helping fund a series of highway improvements along the A338 and B3073 corridors aimed at facilitating better access into and around Bournemouth Airport as well as unlocking employment land at Aviation Business Park and at Wessex Fields. Work stars on 3 September 2018 on the A338 auxiliary lane. The works […]

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Saffery Champness wins Ellis Jones Solicitors as a full service client

The Bournemouth office of national Chartered Accountants, Saffery Champness LLP, has welcomed a significant client win, having been appointed by Ellis Jones Solicitors LLP to look after all aspects of its accounting and taxation affairs. Lead consultant, Andrew Alder advised, “We have enjoyed working with Ellis Jones in a limited capacity in the past and […]

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Historic Swanage Pier Marine Villas re-opens after major Greendale restoration

Dorset Chartered Builders, Greendale Construction Limited has completed work at the 190 year old Swanage Pier Marine Villas, as part of the Swanage Pier Trust’s restoration project.  The Grade II Listed Building has been restored to its former Georgian glory, and now offers visitors a new exhibition space, shop, and café with a stunning glass extension.   Internal structural alterations […]

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Fly below the Red Arrows at the Bournemouth Air Festival!

Fancy flying over Bournemouth beach at the same time as the Red Arrows?!  Bournemouth Pier is home to the world’s first pier to shore zip wire and visitors and locals are being urged not to miss out on this opportunity to zip surf over the waves from the tower at the end of the pier, […]

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Golden hero James at Cherries’ business dinner

Double Olympic gold medal rowing hero and adventurer James Cracknell is to be keynote speaker at this year’s AFC Business Directors’ Dinner. James, who won gold with Great Britain’s coxless four in Sydney in 2000 and Athens four years later, will be at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium on Thursday, October 4. The Directors’ Dinner, taking […]

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JP Morgan support Young Enterprise

Dorset and South Hampshire students are set to benefit from J.P. Morgan’s support to gain new employability skills and experience, as part of an innovative 2-year employability programme from Young Enterprise. The JPMorgan Chase Foundation has provided a grant to Young Enterprise, the UK’s leading enterprise education charity, to support the delivery of a new […]

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Beales kick off extended sponsorship deal with Cherries

Long-established department store Beales is kicking off a second consecutive year of sponsorship with AFC Bournemouth. Beales Department Stores is extending its relationship with the Premier League club by continuing as official partner of AFCB’s Community Sports Trust. The store, established in the town in 1881 and still trading on the original site, is sponsoring […]

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Fifth year for Cherries’ partner firm

One of the south coast’s largest independent office supplies firms has signed up for a fifth consecutive year of partnership with AFC Bournemouth. Long-established Speedy Marquee is the Premier League club’s official office supplier as well as supporting the Cherries in other ways. The Bournemouth-based firm will also continue to sponsor AFC Bournemouth’s matchday scoreboard […]

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Getting to work: 18 social innovations get accelerator support to Thrive

Sarah Newton, Minister of State for Disabled People, Health and Work heralds Thrive accelerator as a chance to make lasting change for UK labour market Cracked It are the award-winning, social good smartphone screenfixers that find work for young offenders and youth on the verge of crime. They are among the first organisations to receive support […]

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