Chamber calls for infrastructure action

Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned by failing infrastructure, according to Dorset’s voice of business. Dorset Chamber has called for action amid the ongoing closure of Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge and the Sandbanks ferry. Both are currently out of action at one of the peak times of the year. It wants to see a long term vision for infrastructure in the … Read More

Chamber reaches out to new PM

Dorset Chamber has urged new Prime Minister Boris Johnson to put business at the heart of his new Government. Chief executive Ian Girling has written to the Tory leader offering him his congratulations and inviting him to meet business leaders in the county. Dorset Chamber, the county’s voice of business, has more than 700 members employing nearly 37,000 people. Mr … Read More

Barnbrook races ahead with relay

A Hampshire engineering firm is set to launch an innovative relay switch to target new business growth. Award-winning Barnbrook Systems Ltd has developed the one inch cube relay to expand one of its core product lines. The Fareham-based firm is also upgrading its market leading fire suppression actuators, which are used on extinguishers, cylinders and sprinkler systems. Managing director Tony … Read More

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

Businesses back care lifeline

Dorset Chamber has launched a groundbreaking fund to transform the life chances of disadvantaged young people in care. It has founded ‘Dorset Chamber Life Skills’ as one of the crowning initiatives of commemorations to mark its 70th anniversary in 2019. The fund will raise money to provide life and employability skills for the rising number of young people in care … Read More

REIDsteel flies flag for livery hangar

Dorset steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has won a new contract for a major hangar at a South East airport. The firm is providing the design, fabrication and installation of steelwork and cladding for a replacement aircraft painting and livery facility, which will also be able to accommodate larger aircraft at Southend Airport. It is set to … Read More

Business Innovation South expo proving popular

Businesses across the central south region are signing up to exhibit at the first ever Business Innovation South expo on September 12, 2019. The event, which will be held at Chilworth Manor Hotel near Southampton, is proving popular with businesses across a broad range of sectors. The brainchild of businesswoman, Lara Bull, the expo will bring together established companies from the … Read More