Tell them: pike
May 24, 2019

Tell them: pike


One of the most evocative items from the wartime Home Guard is to go on display at the Tank Museum in Dorset – a pike. The homemade weapon was issued to eccentric WW1 veteran Percy Hobart, who would go on to have a major impact in the success of D-Day. But at the time was in the Home Guard

Data custodian uploads growth at Technopole
May 23, 2019

Data custodian uploads growth at Technopole


A specialist in information and communications technology (ICT) is to grow its footprint at a thriving business centre in Portsmouth. Curatrix Technologies, led by Managing Director Martyn Randell, moved their IT support team into a four-person office at Portsmouth Technopole six months ago before relocating their data protection and telecoms specialists to the centre in February. Curatrix has plans to … Read More

Double success for law firm with Lexcel and CQS
May 23, 2019

Double success for law firm with Lexcel and CQS


Ellis Jones Solicitors is celebrating a double success. The regional law firm has been awarded the coveted Lexcel quality mark for the 16th year running. Lexcel is the Law Society’s legal practice quality mark for practice management and client care. It is only awarded to law firms who provide the highest level of client care and business management standards. Ellis Jones … Read More

Education trust makes top new appointment
May 21, 2019

Education trust makes top new appointment


A successful and expanding education academy trust has made a top appointment to ensure its schools are the best in Dorset. Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT), home to 11 first and middle schools across the east of the county, has appointed former headteacher Brian Boyes as its new Director of Improvement. This is a newly created role for the Trust and … Read More

Centenary celebration is great success for Christchurch firm
May 21, 2019

Centenary celebration is great success for Christchurch firm


  A steel firm looked to the future as it celebrated its past at a glittering 100th anniversary party in Christchurch. Directors of John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) held the centenary celebration for 300 members of staff, clients, suppliers and business associates. Guests came from across the UK and around the world for the extravaganza, including Belize, Ghana, India, … Read More

Charity cheque boosts centre’s vital work
May 21, 2019

Charity cheque boosts centre’s vital work


A Hampshire charity that supports adults and children with neurological conditions from seven counties in central southern England has received a £2,000 donation from the Southampton office of Smith & Williamson following a number of fundraising events. The Rainbow Centre in Fareham was voted for by staff of the local office of Smith & Williamson, the accountancy, investment management and … Read More

Investing in the country’s future
May 20, 2019

Investing in the country’s future


Bournemouth University (BU) has announced a major £38m investment in state-of-the art facilities for the country’s future scientists, innovators, engineers and mathematicians. One of the region’s biggest contributors to the local economy, BU is aiming to further strengthen its impact both locally and globally by developing a new academic building for STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) research and teaching. … Read More

Region’s economic powerhouse growing
May 20, 2019

Region’s economic powerhouse growing


The Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole area is an economic powerhouse which is only going to get stronger, the latest AFC Business event was told. More than 80 directors, business leaders, decision-makers and business people were at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium for the May networking breakfast. They heard newly-elected BCP Council member Nigel Hedges talk about the importance of businesses to the … Read More

Honours for housing association stars
May 20, 2019

Honours for housing association stars


Outstanding contributions to the work of charitable housing association BCHA have been recognised at a major conference held in Bournemouth. The day-long Building the Future Together event included the presentation of Bchangemakers Awards to deserving staff members and service users who had been nominated by their peers. Colleagues from across the organisation’s many services, customers, clients and guests gathered at … Read More

New roles for Bethanie and Victoria at Ellis Jones Solicitors
May 17, 2019

New roles for Bethanie and Victoria at Ellis Jones Solicitors


South Coast law firm Ellis Jones has promoted rising star Bethanie Watson to Associate Solicitor. Bethanie joined the firm as a trainee in 2014, qualifying as a solicitor two years later. The former Parkstone Grammar School student first began working for Ellis Jones by helping out on reception during her school holidays. Her training contract covered property, family, dispute resolution … Read More

Scrum down to the 7s festival by bus
May 17, 2019

Scrum down to the 7s festival by bus


Yellow Buses is this year packing down with the Bournemouth 7s as its local transport partner – with a new festival service. The 777 day-time shuttle bus will take revellers from Poole to the venue at Chapel Gate in Parley – with stops along the way.

Ties out, tatts in
May 16, 2019

Ties out, tatts in


The wearing of ties at work and even for job interviews could be on the way out, according to a leading recruitment business. Berry Recruitment Group (BRG), which operates from 35 locations across the country said the trend has accelerated in the last year.