The final countdown has started to this year’s Swanage Carnival with more than 100 events lined up for the week-long celebration. Organisers are describing this year’s event, from Saturday July 28 to Saturday August 4, as bigger and better than ever. The attractions include music, sport, fireworks, fun events and the carnival procession which has the theme ‘Swanage Goes Safari’ … Read More
Recruiters at TeamJobs in Poole were so shocked by the number of plastic cups they amassed during their daily coffee runs that they teamed up with their local cafe to buy their own bio-degradable coffee cups. The former Dorset Company of the Year worked with neighbouring Butterfingers in Parkstone Road, to make their twice daily, coffee fixes kinder to the … Read More
Businesses from the Sherborne Chamber of Commerce have thrown their weight behind a countywide campaign to fight Dorset’s corner
Hamworthy Cricket Club won the Dorset Funeral Plan team of the month award for June after five straight wins.
Government Minister Greg Clark said there was a ‘buzz about business’ after visiting the Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) at the Hampshire town’s air show. The Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy spoke to members of the consortium including Barnbrook Systems, the Fareham-based family-owned manufacturing firm.
In a major landmark announcement Regional & City Airports (RCA) has unveiled a deal that will create further employment at Bournemouth Airport following Gama Aviation’s decision to relocate its UK King Air and private jet maintenance capability to the expanding facility. The news, which comes just seven months after the airports management division of Rigby Group plc acquired Bournemouth Airport … Read More
Staff and children at a Waterside nursery are celebrating a glowing report from Ofsted. Blackfield Nursery, part of Inspire Learning Partnership, has been judged ‘Good’ by Ofsted with the children’s personal development, welfare and behaviour declared as ‘Outstanding.’ In her report, inspector Loraine Wardlaw, said: “The Inspire management team and staff place high emphasis on children’s personal development, safeguarding and … Read More
Britain’s most enterprising college is joining forces with Dragon’s Den star Peter Jones CBE to find the business leaders of tomorrow. Bournemouth’s Avonbourne Sixth Form, once dubbed Britain’s most enterprising college, is among the first in the country to become a Peter Jones Enterprise Academy and applications are now open for new students. The Academy, the only one of its … Read More
Children and staff from a Dorset school enjoyed a day out mucking in on a local farm. One of Dorset’s smallest schools, Witchampton CE First School, took every single member of staff and every pupil to enjoy a day out at Launceston Farm, Tarrant Launceston. The event, which gave the youngsters a real insight into the countryside and environment, was … Read More
Structural steel firm REIDsteel has appointed experienced industry professional Sean Burchell in the newly created role of business relationship director
A charity day held at Parley Golf Centre raised more than £1,100 for Macmillan Caring Locally’s ‘brick by brick’ appeal. The golfers played a three-team Texas Scramble in Texas-style heat on the course that last year received £250,000 of investment.
Colourful law firm Ellis Jones is sponsoring this weekend’s Pride festival in Bournemouth. The 14th annual Bourne Free LGBT event is held from Friday July 13 to Sunday July 15. It includes the popular Saturday parade – Dorset’s largest pride march – together with music, stalls, acts and other events. Ellis Jones is sponsoring the bandstand and the Lower Gardens … Read More