Business opportunities with Cherries

AFC Bournemouth is inviting businesses to explore partnership opportunities with the Premier League club. Amy Brunton, the club’s Partnerships Manager, told guests at the AFC Business Spring Barbecue that many and varied options were available. She said: “The football season may be coming to a close, but for the club’s commercial side it is the busiest time of the year … Read More

Four more companies grow at Southampton business hub

Four companies at a flourishing business hub in Southampton have upsized on site due to expansion. James Fisher Prolec, Provision Events, Benz Travel and Foresight Data are the latest businesses with additional floor space at Ocean Village Innovation Centre (OVIC). The thriving business hub is now almost full, with 92% of space taken up by 46 innovative early-stage companies. OVIC … Read More

REIDsteel celebrates century of success

A Dorset steel company founded in 1919 by Colonel John Reid, whose first structures included aircraft hangars for the famous French aviator Louis Bleriot, is celebrating its landmark centenary year. John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) linked up with the cross-Channel airman after he crash-landed in a field in France and used a cattle shed built by the firm to … Read More

University on the ball with AFC Bournemouth

Businesses in Dorset could take a leaf out of AFC Bournemouth’s book and draw upon the skills of Bournemouth University’s students and academics. More than 70 businessmen and women heard how BU provides the Premier League club with expertise across a range of disciplines. That included a testing time 11 years ago when the Cherries could barely pay staff before … Read More

Ellis Jones Solicitors have a nose for fun

Fundraisers from Ellis Jones Solicitors were game for a laugh with a host of activities for this year’s Comic Relief. They joined in a dress down day, sold red noses throughout their offices, held a bake sale and took part in special red nose riddle competition. Staff from the regional law firm also raised a smile with a contest to … 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

Power of three boosts Fareham firm

A Fareham manufacturing firm has invested in the future by appointing three talented graduates to help drive innovation. Barnbrook Systems Ltd recruited James Allpress, Joel Hedges and Maria Vaquerizo to work on new projects and bring fresh ideas. They bring the total number of people at the family-owned business in Fareham Park Road to 45 – its highest headcount to … Read More

Show time for FAC

The Farnborough Aerospace Consortium (FAC) said its members took away leads from the recent Southern Manufacturing and Electronics show that could be worth hundreds of thousands of pounds

Portsmouth firm aims high for 30th anniversary

A multi-disciplinary consultancy in Portsmouth is targeting major new growth as it celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2019. McAndrew Martin has developed into a multi-million-pound business with prestigious contracts at Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London and Horse Guards Parade among others since its launch in 1989. Based at the Acorn Business Centre in Portsmouth with offices in London, its … Read More

BRG acquires LSB

The recruitment business London Staff Bureau (LSB) has been acquired by Berry Recruitment Group (BRG) for an undisclosed fee.