University on the ball with AFC Bournemouth
March 18, 2019

University on the ball with AFC Bournemouth


Businesses in Dorset could take a leaf out of AFC Bournemouth’s book and draw upon the skills of Bournemouth University’s students and academics. More than 70 businessmen and women heard how BU provides the Premier League club with expertise across a range of disciplines. That included a testing time 11 years ago when the Cherries could barely pay staff before … Read More

Shane blazes apprenticeship trail at Barnbrook Systems
March 18, 2019

Shane blazes apprenticeship trail at Barnbrook Systems


  Young engineer Shane Hutton is leading the way for a new wave of apprentices at a Hampshire manufacturing firm. He has become the first trainee from Fareham-based Barnbrook Systems Ltd to attend the Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST). Fareham College runs the purpose-built facility in the Solent Enterprise Zone at the Daedalus airfield, … Read More

Mind the cheque
March 18, 2019

Mind the cheque


A Dorset mental health charity – Dorset Mind – has received a considerable donation of more than £3,500 from a funeral group. Douch Family Funeral Directors raised the money at a series of events last year, including an ascent of Mount Snowdon, Halloween Fancy Dress Night and a Cheese and Wine evening.

Britannia boosts East Cowes car parking
March 18, 2019

Britannia boosts East Cowes car parking


Leading car park operator Britannia Parking has opened its latest facility in East Cowes town centre on the Isle of Wight. It has created the 48-space Well Road car park to provide much needed parking for residents, tourists and visitors as well as for commuters and ferry passengers. Short, long, overnight and 24-hour stays available on the site, which has … Read More

Snows opens state-of-the-art car repair centre in Southampton
March 15, 2019

Snows opens state-of-the-art car repair centre in Southampton


South coast motor retailer Snows has opened a huge, new one-stop accident centre in Southampton capable of repairing 100 cars a week. The £1m Snows Accident Repair Centre (SARC) has been six months in construction and is now one of the largest and most advanced body shops in England. Fully equipped for anything from small scuff repairs to total rebuilds, … Read More

Ellis Jones Solicitors have a nose for fun
March 15, 2019

Ellis Jones Solicitors have a nose for fun


Fundraisers from Ellis Jones Solicitors were game for a laugh with a host of activities for this year’s Comic Relief. They joined in a dress down day, sold red noses throughout their offices, held a bake sale and took part in special red nose riddle competition. Staff from the regional law firm also raised a smile with a contest to … Read More

Unseen pics of Queen and Royal family for sale
March 15, 2019

Unseen pics of Queen and Royal family for sale


Previously unseen photos of the Queen, Prince Philip and the Queen Mother relaxing at a BBQ have emerged for sale at Rowley’s in Cambridgeshire. The pics are thought to date from the 1940s.

Dorset Chamber adds steel
March 14, 2019

Dorset Chamber adds steel


Dorset’s leading business support organisation has strengthened its board with a high calibre appointment from one of the county’s most successful exporters and steel firms. The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd as a non-executive director. Christchurch-based REIDsteel has exported to more than 140 countries to date and is a four times winner … Read More

BRG’s turnover increases again
March 14, 2019

BRG’s turnover increases again


Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) has seen its turnover increase by more than six per cent to a touch under £70m, its latest accounts show.

Tanks inspire next generation of engineers
March 13, 2019

Tanks inspire next generation of engineers


Around 2,000 schoolchildren from across Dorset invaded the Tank Museum for a ‘Big Bang’ science and engineering event.

Nest helps children to fly high
March 13, 2019

Nest helps children to fly high


Fawley Infant School, part of Inspire Learning Partnership, has a dedicated room called the Nest to help nurture children’s social and emotional development as well as providing an additional teaching space. The area has been transformed from a dark L-shaped room into a light and airy space with its new large window, new floors and brightly painted walls. Principal, Hayley … Read More

Children cook up a real treat
March 13, 2019

Children cook up a real treat


Children at one Dorset school are cooking up a real treat thanks to a three-part culinary extravaganza. The Year 5 and 6 pupils from Allenbourn Middle School are taking part in a special programme that’s being dished up by The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA). In its ‘Adopt a School’ scheme, the Academy arranges visits and courses that teach … Read More