School aims for 100%
May 22, 2017

School aims for 100%


A Bournemouth school has seen its attendance records boosted after introducing a raft of incentive measures. Elm Academy has launched various schemes to encourage all its children to aim for 100% attendance. Each half term the class with the best attendance receives a trophy, which takes pride and place in the classroom. And at the end of every term all … Read More

Dancer turns injury into a positive
May 22, 2017

Dancer turns injury into a positive


A talented teenager forced to put her dream dance career on hold has overcome her personal devastation in order to help other young people in need. Emily Eaton, who goes to Allenbourn Middle School in Wimborne, has donated her long hair to a charity that makes wigs for children with cancer after she herself was diagnosed with a rare condition. … Read More

Broken back fails to stand in businesswoman’s way
May 19, 2017

Broken back fails to stand in businesswoman’s way


A Dorset businesswoman who was told she’d never walk again after breaking her back says she’s living proof that you can succeed with determination. Sofie Scott, Managing Director of ASH Elite, suffered devastating injuries when she was run over by a car in her native Sweden. Doctors said the then 17-year-old would spend the rest of her life in a … Read More

Celebrity Chef joins recruiters in highlighting chef shortage
May 18, 2017

Celebrity Chef joins recruiters in highlighting chef shortage


Celebrity chef Matt Tebbutt has joined with recruitment specialist TeamJobs to tempt more chefs to “booming” Bournemouth. Matt, the presenter of BBC TV’s Saturday Kitchen, opened his own restaurant, Schpoons & Forx at the Hilton Bournemouth in 2015. Bournemouth-based recruitment specialist TeamJobs places chefs at the Hilton Bournemouth and other blue chip companies including BHLive and AFC Bournemouth. Matt said: … Read More

British firm to launch hub in Caribbean
May 16, 2017

British firm to launch hub in Caribbean


A leading international cyber-security company is to open a hub in the Caribbean and has identified the island of St Lucia as its preferred location. Computer Network Defence (CND) is headquartered in Bath, England, and through its free online Security Wizardry Radar Page assists all the world’s major national security agencies. It has offices on the Isle of Man and … Read More

Giving Corfe Mullen a helping Shand
May 16, 2017

Giving Corfe Mullen a helping Shand


The long-standing Corfe Mullen funeral directors Lesley Shand is being brought up to date with the demolition and rebuilding of its premises in Wareham Road. The business has been helping the bereaved for well over 20 years and is part of Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors that has more than 100 years’ experience. During the building process the business will … Read More

NHS cyber-attack is a warning for business
May 16, 2017

NHS cyber-attack is a warning for business


After the NHS was crippled by a computer hack, one of the country’s leading cyber-security experts has warned businesses to be on their guard and explained how they can reduce the risk of attack. Matt Horan, security director of Dorset-based C3IA Solutions, also advised that ransoms should never be paid to hackers. C3IA Solutions was one of the first companies … Read More

Students’ ‘tor’ de force
May 15, 2017

Students’ ‘tor’ de force


Six Bournemouth students became the first team from their school in four years to successfully complete the gruelling Ten Tors challenge. The students from Oak Academy walked the arduous 35 mile route across the hills of Dartmoor in just two days and without any adult assistance. But it was not just two days of hard work and determination that pulled … Read More

Any old iron
May 15, 2017

Any old iron


Youngsters from a Wimborne school showed their ‘metal’ when they turned the clock back some 2,000 years. The children from Colehill First School ditched 21st century life for an Iron Age Experience Day. They were challenged to leave their school uniform behind and come to school dressed as a typical Iron Age dweller. And under the guidance of Iron Age … Read More

DCCI chief cuts ribbon on TeamJobs’ new Bournemouth office
May 11, 2017

DCCI chief cuts ribbon on TeamJobs’ new Bournemouth office


Dorset Chamber head Ian Girling cut the ribbon on TeamJobs’ new Bournemouth offices and paid tribute to the firm’s commitment to local business. Ian, the chief executive of Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), was one of around 100 guests to attend the official opening of the recruitment company’s new offices in Old Christchurch Road. He added: “TeamJobs is … Read More

Staff steel themselves for charity efforts
May 11, 2017

Staff steel themselves for charity efforts


Staff at Dorset-based SMD are steeling themselves for a series of exhausting charity efforts this summer.

Can you stand the heat in the People’s Kitchen?
May 9, 2017

Can you stand the heat in the People’s Kitchen?


Bournemouth Food & Drink Festival will be filling the town with mouthwatering smells between June 16-25 and among the many attractions will be the chance to see the town’s Mayor, the Editor of the Echo and even an MP, battling it out in the People’s Kitchen. Hosted by professional chefs Des Burke and Andy Chu, the People’s Kitchen promises a … Read More