‘King of the Jungle’ Harry officially opens new club gates
January 18, 2019

‘King of the Jungle’ Harry officially opens new club gates


‘King of the Jungle’ Harry Redknapp swung into action to officially open new entry gates at one of Dorset’s top golf clubs. The former soccer manager, who won the hearts – and votes – of millions in the hit ITV programme ‘I’m a Celebrity’ took to the wheel of a buggy at Ferndown Golf Club. The club’s new entrance was … Read More

Formerly homeless teen given gift of new hair
January 18, 2019

Formerly homeless teen given gift of new hair


A formerly homeless teenager who lost her hair to alopecia as a young child, has been gifted a wig by a Plymouth hairdresser. Courtney Warne, now 18, started to lose her hair at the age of six. She explained: “I had a stressful childhood due to family issues and was very young when all my hair started to fall out. … Read More

Yukon do it!
January 18, 2019

Yukon do it!


Special forces’ TV star Jason ‘Foxy’ Fox and fellow military veteran Sean Johnson are to take on a unique challenge for charity – thanks to sponsorship from a leading cyber-security business. C3IA Solutions, based in Poole, Dorset, has got behind the daring duo who hope to raise more than £100,000 for three military charities.

New appointment for Yellow Coaches
January 18, 2019

New appointment for Yellow Coaches


Yellow Buses has appointed Jay Thornton as the new sales executive of its wholly-owned subsidiary Yellow Coaches. The Bournemouth-based operator launched the new endeavour last year and due to its success required full time expertise.

Treacle helps Bournemouth hotel attract the ‘Hound Pound’
January 16, 2019

Treacle helps Bournemouth hotel attract the ‘Hound Pound’


Bournemouth’s Marsham Court Hotel offers dog-friendly accommodation from the first time this month (January) and making sure it’s all up to scratch and bona fide is Treacle the Labrador. Sixteen-month-old Treacle was the first to test the hotel’s new dog beds, blankets and even special doggy menu, which has been created by Head Chef Emil Donchev. Rosie Wallace, Treacle’s owner … Read More

BRG acquires LSB
January 15, 2019

BRG acquires LSB


The recruitment business London Staff Bureau (LSB) has been acquired by Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) for an undisclosed fee.

New Directions graduates find work
January 15, 2019

New Directions graduates find work


Charitable housing association BCHA is celebrating the success of its second cohort of 23 graduates following the completion of the 12-week New Directions programme designed to identify routes into employment or further education. A graduation ceremony, also attended by employers and trainers, was held at The Factory, BCHA’s premises in Alder Hills, Poole, where the course was predominantly delivered. Already, … Read More

Powerful schools’ partnership is strengthened
January 14, 2019

Powerful schools’ partnership is strengthened


Two Verwood schools have joined Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), making it one of the biggest multi-academy trusts in Dorset. In what has been described as a ‘powerful partnership of schools’ the additions of Verwood and Hillside first schools has seen the Trust grow to 11 schools. It also means three of Verwood’s four first and middle schools, including Verwood Nursery, … Read More

REIDsteel on mettle for Jaguar Land Rover
January 14, 2019

REIDsteel on mettle for Jaguar Land Rover


A Dorset steel construction company has provided expertise for the construction of a £7.3m Jaguar Land Rover showroom in the Midlands

Keeper Asmir talks to AFC Business Breakfast
January 10, 2019

Keeper Asmir talks to AFC Business Breakfast


  AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begović has told the region’s business leaders how his charity foundation and academy helps strengthen links between football and business. The giant Bosnian, capped 62 times by his country, was one of the keynote speakers at January’s popular AFC Business Breakfast event at the club’s Vitality Stadium. More than 100 people attended the first business … Read More

Fertility lawyer welcomes change in surrogacy law
January 10, 2019

Fertility lawyer welcomes change in surrogacy law


A Dorset fertility lawyer has welcomed a change in the surrogacy law which will allow single people to apply for parental orders. Suzi Denton, who heads up Ellis Jones’ fertility and surrogacy legal team, said she was “thrilled” at the reform. She added: “This puts single parents who are growing their families through surrogacy on the same legal footing as … Read More

Berry serving up new roles
January 9, 2019

Berry serving up new roles


Berry Recruitment in Northampton has promoted Regine Coulter to run its new catering and hospitality division. Manager Rachel Murphy saw an opportunity to develop the branch that already recruits workers for the office and industrial sectors.