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BCHA celebrates homes purchase in Devon and Dorset

South West social housing provider BCHA has underlined its ongoing commitment to developing and growing its housing stock and services with the purchase of around 90 homes in Devon and Dorset from Sovereign Housing Association. Working in partnership with Sovereign Housing Association, BCHA successfully took ownership on 20 November 2017. Earlier this year BCHA was […]

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Your business can be a ‘Secret Santa’ for local families facing cancer this Christmas.

Dorset Cancer Care Foundation, Charity Partner of AFC Business, has launched a ‘Secret Santa’ campaign to help families afford festive food and gifts.The Foundation provides grants to those families facing cancer who need support at Christmas. AFC Business are extremely pleased to be supporting this campaign and your generosity can also help to provide vital support. Donating […]

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Significant expansion’ as Yellow Buses opens new Poole site

Yellow Buses has significantly expanded its operations by opening a new outstation in Poole, the first in its history. The company has added to its existing Yeomans Way base in Bournemouth with a mini-depot on Poole’s Endeavour Business Park. Buses started operating from the Witney Road site on Monday November 13 with the first vehicle […]

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Fourth season for business partners

Multi award-winning Independent Financial Advisory firm has hit the back of the net by renewing its partnership of AFC Business, the commercial arm of AFC Bournemouth. Chartered financial planners Strategic Solutions has extended its partnership deal with the Premier League football club into a fourth year. The partnership involves the Branksome-based financial experts having a […]

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Support Domestic Abuse victims this Christmas at town centre event

Safer Poole Partnership is hosting a Domestic Abuse Awareness event on Saturday 25th November 25h Poole Town Centre to raise money and collect Christmas gift donations for victims of domestic abuse. The free event, which is in partnership with BCHA, Soroptimist International, Poole, Dorset Police and Borough of Poole, will be taking place between 9am and 4pm […]

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A-One Insurance Group go for gold for Children in Need

Dorset based A-One Insurance Group, hosted a series of fundraising activities to raise an impressive amount of £1100 for Children in Need this week. The first activity saw the introduction of the ‘A-One Olympics’ a competitive challenge for each team which involved a speed quiz, obstacle course with an egg and spoon, hula hoops, star […]

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Local MP visits young people homeless services in Wimborne

Michael Tomlinson MP took time out of his busy schedule last week to visit Waverley House in Wimborne, which provides accommodation for vulnerable young people within his constituency of Mid Dorset and North Poole. The service for 16 – 21 year-olds is run by BCHA, a local specialist housing and support provider, who help homeless and […]

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Bournemouth Council – Chris Shephard

Chris worked his way through University College London, running Sunglass Hut on Oxford Street and Brighton, selling sunglasses to tourists.  He moved on to work in high street recruitment agency Brook Street in Victoria, winning top consultant and branch of the year awards in the process placing temps in Government departments. Chris then moved back […]

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BCHA welcomes the new Living Wage week rate

Accredited Living Wage employer BCHA has welcomed the increase in UK rates announced by the Living Wage Foundation as part of Living Wage Week, which ran from November 5th – 11th. Entering its third year as part of a movement of over 3,500 employers who voluntarily opt-in to paying the real Living Wage, BCHA has […]

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