Eco Coffee time at business centre

Business people in Poole’s Alder Hills area are being invited to taste the Eco Coffee™ and help boost a charitable housing association. A new café area has been set up at The Factory, the workspace, business development and social enterprise centre administered by Bournemouth-based housing association BCHA. And, given the dearth of nearby coffee shops, The Factory hopes to attract … Read More

Firms urged to speak up for business

Firms in Dorset are being urged to help make business’s voice heard in the corridors of power. The Dorset Chamber has opened its latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), to take the temperature of business and pinpoint key issues. Dorset responses will be added to those from other chambers accredited with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). Dorset Chamber chief executive … Read More

Centenary celebration is great success for Christchurch firm

  A steel firm looked to the future as it celebrated its past at a glittering 100th anniversary party in Christchurch. Directors of John Reid & Son Ltd (REIDsteel) held the centenary celebration for 300 members of staff, clients, suppliers and business associates. Guests came from across the UK and around the world for the extravaganza, including Belize, Ghana, India, … Read More

Morebus is all aboard with Dorset Chamber

A bus company is going places with the Dorset Chamber after becoming a Platinum Business Partner. Poole-based morebus has joined forces with the county’s voice of business to help it drive economic growth and to forge new links with other firms. The Chamber, which is Dorset’s leading business support organisation, has more than 720 members – including nearly 30 Business … Read More

Partnership boost for The Factory social enterprise hub

Charitable housing association BCHA is celebrating the successful completion of a partnership with Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) which has seen The Factory, its multi-use facility in Poole, acquired, refurbished and operational during the past three years. Through its Growing Places Fund scheme, Dorset LEP provided a low interest five-year loan of £775,000 which enabled BCHA to purchase the former … Read More

Dorset Chamber and Local Enterprise Partnership join forces

Businesses are being urged to have their say about future economic growth plans after the county’s Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) joined forces with the Dorset Chamber. The Dorset Chamber, the county’s voice of business, welcomed the LEP as a Platinum Business Partner – its top tier of membership. They have joined forces as the LEP develops a Local Industrial Strategy … Read More

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

Adam drives key recruitment growth

A national shortage of HGV drivers has helped a recruitment firm founded by a young entrepreneur to take further workspace at a thriving business hub in Portsmouth. Founded by Adam Hardy, 26, Sourced Recruitment originally started from his flat in Fareham.

New business partner is Crystal Clear

Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry has added some sparkle with high-flying tech firm Crystal Clear Telecom Ltd. It has welcomed the Bournemouth-based company to the top tier of its membership as a Platinum Business Partner. Business telephony company Crystal Clear provides hosted and cloud based voice, connectivity and mobile services. The Dorset Chamber – the county’s voice of business, … Read More