Tennis club nets law firm as business partner
June 22, 2017

Tennis club nets law firm as business partner


West Hants officials are celebrating after the long-established tennis club netted Ellis Jones Solicitors as a business partner. The Dorset and New Forest law firm has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with the 3,000 member club. The partnership allows Ellis Jones free use of the conference facilities at West Hants’ Roslin Road South site in Bournemouth. The law firm will … Read More

Children drive environmental changes at their school
June 22, 2017

Children drive environmental changes at their school


Youngsters at one east Dorset school are helping to ensure a greener future for fellow and future pupils. The children at Merley First School have devised their very own Eco Code following a week of intensive learning about the environment. During the week in which World Environment Day fell, the pupils of Merley learned all about the harmful effects of … Read More

Dorset funeral group wins major award
June 22, 2017

Dorset funeral group wins major award


Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors have won a major award – defeating some national brands along the way. The group came top in the Family Business United ‘People’s Choice’ award for the south and south west – voted for by the public.

Peeky blinder!
June 22, 2017

Peeky blinder!


Peeks the party supply company saw a spike in sales as Brits splashed out on tropical-themed goodies during the heatwave. The Dorset-based company doesn’t usually see its range of Hawaii-style products sell in such numbers until the summer holidays.

Steel firm on ball for £12.7m sports centre
June 21, 2017

Steel firm on ball for £12.7m sports centre


STEEL work made in Dorset is providing the frame for a multi-million dollar sports stadium in the Central American country of Belize. Christchurch-based REIDsteel has performed the structural design, drawing work and fabrication for the new national arena in Belize City. The cutting-edge complex – due for completion in December 2017 – is one of the highest profile projects in … Read More

Dorset businesses in £13.4m support scheme
June 21, 2017

Dorset businesses in £13.4m support scheme


Essential business support worth up to £13.4 million is available to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) across Dorset under a comprehensive scheme launching this week.

Charity dinner funds state of the art cardiac software
June 20, 2017

Charity dinner funds state of the art cardiac software


Money raised at Wessex Heartbeat’s ‘biggest night of the year’ will give Southampton surgeons access to state of the art, 3D images of congenital heart problems. Wessex Heartbeat, which is celebrating 25 years of supporting the Wessex Cardiac Centre at Southampton General Hospital, hosted 140 guests for a Gala Dinner at Romsey Abbey. The event raised over £37,000, which will … Read More

Rotary treats pupils to a fun day out
June 20, 2017

Rotary treats pupils to a fun day out


Pupils from the Nigel Bowes campus of Tregonwell Academy enjoyed two fun filled days out thanks to the Rotary. The Nigel Bowes campus, in Ensbury Avenue, Bournemouth, is operated by Ambitions Academies Trust (AAT) and teaches primary school age children with complex needs, including autistic spectrum disorders. Its younger pupils spent the day (June 14) at the Adventure Wonderland theme … Read More

Tank museum leads with world with augmented reality
June 20, 2017

Tank museum leads with world with augmented reality


The Tank Museum in Bovington, Dorset, is believed to be the first attraction in the world to utilise the latest augmented reality technology. Software experts from Wargaming, producers of the hit free-to-play video game ‘World of Tanks’, have created the interactive experience. The cutting edge technology allows visitors to explore in detail a rare German Stürmtiger tank. Using a specially-adapted … Read More

Employment boost for students and graduates
June 19, 2017

Employment boost for students and graduates


The University of Winchester is appealing for recent graduates looking to start their own business to join a major project aimed at boosting business opportunities for people not in work.

Parley Golf Centre helping drive people into work
June 19, 2017

Parley Golf Centre helping drive people into work


Having assisted many rough sleepers last winter with its ‘sleepsafe’ initiative, Faithworks Wessex is now supporting them into the world of work. The organisation’s ‘2nd Half’ project helps clients gain experience and references so it’s easier for them to find employment. Parley Golf Centre was keen to assist and offered practical work for the volunteers who began by painting part … Read More

Last stop for Steve
June 19, 2017

Last stop for Steve


After 44 years behind the wheel of a Yellow Bus and driving a total of nearly 800,000 miles, Steve Sanders has pulled the handbrake on his career.