Last Christmas I gave you my Ho! Ho! Home
December 12, 2018

Last Christmas I gave you my Ho! Ho! Home


The family raffling their £3m Mega Home on the Hampshire/Dorset border have put up their Christmas tree for the final time. People are buying tickets from ‘Win A Mega Home’ website as Christmas presents…

Tanks pullover for Christmas
December 10, 2018

Tanks pullover for Christmas


A Christmas jumper designed and sold by the Tank Museum in Dorset has become a surprise festive hit, with staff struggling to keep up with demand. The sweaters depict rows of tanks and were modelled by curator David Willey and film intern Chloe Shipley and advertised on social media.

Swing needed in Dorset’s ‘dinosaur tail’
December 10, 2018

Swing needed in Dorset’s ‘dinosaur tail’


DORSET’S economy is a bit like the outline of a plesiosaurus dinosaur – the county has a long tail and a small head. The memorable comparison, reflecting the population of active businesses across the conurbation and wider Dorset, was made by Professor Nigel Jump, a strategic and analytical economist at Bournemouth University. He was updating nearly 30 businesses and organisations … Read More

Superyachts are being targeted by eavesdroppers
December 7, 2018

Superyachts are being targeted by eavesdroppers


High net worth individuals are becoming increasingly concerned about being bugged on their superyachts, according to a leading expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said his teams of ‘bug sweepers’ have been expanded to deal with the extra workload.

Trees of Remembrance blossom
December 7, 2018

Trees of Remembrance blossom


Dorset’s Douch Family Funeral Directors are again inviting people to leave messages on Christmas trees in memory of lost loved ones. Trees of Remembrance are now standing at its branches Douch & Small in Wimborne, AE Jolliffe & Son in Ferndown, Lesley Shand in Corfe Mullen and Blandford, Ives and Shand in Parkstone and Albert Marsh in Wareham and Upton.

Festive fare as AFC Business turns nine
December 7, 2018

Festive fare as AFC Business turns nine


AFC Business has celebrated its ninth anniversary with a Christmas lunch at AFC Bournemouth’s Vitality Stadium. More than 100 entrepreneurs, decision-makers and businesspeople sat down to turkey and all the trimmings in the club’s Champions Top Floor restaurant AFC Business, the free to join business club with almost 1,800 members, is the engine for all the club’s commercial activities. The … Read More

Entrepreneurial students show off their business skills
December 6, 2018

Entrepreneurial students show off their business skills


Youngsters aged four to 18 have been learning how education is key to unlocking success in business. The four academies of Bournemouth’s Avonbourne Trust – Avonwood Primary, Avonbourne College, Harewood College and Avonbourne Sixth Form – dedicated a whole week linking core academic subjects to the business world. As part of this the students were challenged to either make things … Read More

Children don’t dodge the chance to compete
December 6, 2018

Children don’t dodge the chance to compete


Sixty children from six Dorset schools came together in what has become a friendly rivalry in their annual calendar. The schools of Heath Academy Trust  ­-  Sixpenny Handley First, St Ives Primary, Three Legged Cross First, St Mary’s First and Oakhurst First in West Moors and St James  First in Alderholt – come together every year for the annual Year … Read More

Is your company’s website putting people off?
December 4, 2018

Is your company’s website putting people off?


Is your company’s website putting people off? Rachele Piras examines the issue.

Snows motors with 50th franchised dealership
December 4, 2018

Snows motors with 50th franchised dealership


One of the South’s leading names in motoring is celebrating its 50th franchise dealership with a new-to-market brand. Snows, in its 56th year and with 952 staff, reached the milestone figure with Cupra, SEAT’s performance car marque.