Hotels raise £3590 with giant ‘net a duck’ party
September 19, 2017

Hotels raise £3590 with giant ‘net a duck’ party


People flocked to Bournemouth’s Cumberland Hotel on Sunday (September 17) to see 800 rubber ducks floating in its outdoor pool. The ducks – and visitors – were there for a charity ‘Net a Duck’ event with a difference. Each of the ducks was numbered and scooped its winner a prize, ranging from tickets to an attraction, to a top hotel … Read More

Life begins again for school building
September 19, 2017

Life begins again for school building


For the first time in 40 years The Arnewood School in New Milton is to undergo a major facelift. The school’s main building is to receive a £2.5million overhaul after Arnewood successfully secured a Condition Improvement grant from the government. This funding will see the current 1970s building stripped bare apart from its main structural walls and replaced with an … Read More

Double Paralympic bronze medallist joins PKF Francis Clark
September 14, 2017

Double Paralympic bronze medallist joins PKF Francis Clark


A Dorset accountancy firm which advises almost all the GB Olympic sailing squad has recruited a double Paralympic bronze medallist to its ranks. Niki Birrell, who represented ParalympicsGB at three consecutive Paralympic Games, has joined the Poole office of PKF Francis Clark as a graduate accountancy trainee. The 31-year old sailor has enjoyed considerable success over the last 15 years … Read More

Sony’s disposition recognised
September 13, 2017

Sony’s disposition recognised


A British soldier who served at Blandford Camp in Dorset has been awarded the rare Deputy Commander’s Commendation, which was announced in the Queen’s birthday honours list. Ghana-born Lance Corporal Nyame Ayeh Assuon – known as Sony – joined the army a decade ago barely able to read or write. Through his hard work and the opportunities he received in … Read More

Savills cycle to the south of France for cancer charity
September 13, 2017

Savills cycle to the south of France for cancer charity


The Savills team in Canford Cliffs cycled 932 miles to the company’s St Tropez office in the South of France, to raise funds for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF). The 12 took it in turns to pedal the distance on two static bikes set up on the pavement outside their branch in Haven Road – and even managed a few … Read More

Pittis goes VeriSmart
September 11, 2017

Pittis goes VeriSmart


The oldest estate agent on the Isle of Wight has launched its first lettings department and has partnered with VeriSmart Inventories to help make it work. Pittis, which has seven branches across the island, required an independent inventory service to deal with its properties. Neil Baker, who launched the VeriSmart brand on the island earlier this year, creates the documents … Read More

New course leads to rise in membership
September 11, 2017

New course leads to rise in membership


Parley Golf Centre has seen a 25 per cent increase in membership since it opened its new course in April. There has also been a sharp spike in ‘pay and play’ customers who are also making use of the extensive new practice facilities. The centre spent £250,000 on the course and training area having seen the model used to great … Read More

Company offers discount to make charities cyber-safe
September 8, 2017

Company offers discount to make charities cyber-safe


One of the country’s leading cyber-security companies is offering a discount for charities that want to become Cyber Essentials certified.

Iconic cliff lift bridges gap
September 8, 2017

Iconic cliff lift bridges gap


An iconic cliff lift on the Isle of Wight has re-opened following a £1m project involving complex steel work in challenging coastal conditions. The 45m-high landmark at Shanklin has been restored to its former glory with new lift cars, lifting mechanisms, motors and a custom-built bridge. Structural steel company REIDsteel was appointed by contractor MCM Construction to design, supply and … Read More