New Destination Awards for tourism excellence

Official new awards have been launched to celebrate excellence in businesses that make Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch a great place to visit, live and work. The Destination Awards are a completely new showcase for the great work being done in our part of the south coast to attract more tourism and increase facilities for residents. The accolades have been set … Read More

A legacy of employability

  A Bournemouth education trust has helped leave a lasting legacy across Europe by helping students become more employable internationally. For the last two years Avonbourne Trust – along with schools in the Czech Republic and the Netherlands – has been heading a ground-breaking EU Erasmus+ project called LEGACY. Together with business partners Microsoft, Bournemouth University (BU), J.P Morgan and … Read More

Get your tops off on the beach

Yellow Buses has recorded more than 24,000 passenger journeys on its iconic open top buses since they took their tops off at Easter.

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.

ITSB acquires Amtek IT through TECHNEDs

TECHNEDs has announced the acquisition of Amtek IT for ITSB, the fast-expanding Dorset based IT company. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of this month. Poole-based TECHNEDs is a specialist in the integration of technology businesses and this acquisition will accelerate Bournemouth-headquartered ITSB’s managed IT business, which TECHNEDs has positioned as a growth engine in its … Read More

‘I’m no heroine’ insists driver who went to aid of passenger

A Yellow Buses’ driver hailed as a heroine after going to the rescue of a passenger who was suffering a mini-stroke has insisted: “I did nothing special.” Sue Levell was presented with a bouquet of flowers by grateful passenger Colin Perry, 66, who said her quick-thinking response had been “text book first aid.” “She kept me calm while acting as … Read More

Students peer into the life of the House of Lords

Bournemouth students were given a first-hand account of life as a Lord when Labour peer John Whitty paid them a special visit. Lord Whitty visited Avonbourne Trust to encourage students to become more engaged with politics. The former General Secretary of the Labour Party met with Avonborne sixth formers and student council representatives from Avonbourne College, Harewood College and Avonwood … Read More

Businesses given Brexit boost at conference

BUSINESSES in Dorset were urged to seize the support on offer to help prepare for the challenges and opportunities of Brexit. More than 130 delegates attended the Business Brexit Conference to hear practical advice about the impact of the UK’s departure from the EU. The non-partisan event – organised by the Dorset Chamber with Bournemouth University and Dorset Local Enterprise … Read More