Doing the business for business

More than 50 business leaders and owners attended a special annual event held by Dorset’s voice of business. The Business Partner Dinner celebrates close links with the Dorset Chamber of Industry & Commerce (DCCI), now in its 70th year. It is the second consecutive year that the DCCI, with 720 members, marked a record level of partnerships. There are two … Read More

Keeper Asmir talks to AFC Business Breakfast

  AFC Bournemouth goalkeeper Asmir Begović has told the region’s business leaders how his charity foundation and academy helps strengthen links between football and business. The giant Bosnian, capped 62 times by his country, was one of the keynote speakers at January’s popular AFC Business Breakfast event at the club’s Vitality Stadium. More than 100 people attended the first business … Read More

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

Women from Siemens and TeamExecutive ‘speed mentor’ talented women of tomorrow

Female staff from Siemens Mobility Ltd and TeamExecutive ‘speed mentored’ some of the talented women of tomorrow at a leading Dorset school. Representatives from the engineering giant, the executive recruitment specialist, and other local organisations, took part in the event at the Talbot Heath in Rothesay Road, Bournemouth, to encourage students to consider careers in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art … Read More

Healthy heart plea to business owners

A top healthcare entrepreneur and doctor told Dorset’s leading business owners and decision-makers: “Look after your hearts.” Dr Anil Ohri, chief executive of the Dorset Heart Clinic at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, gave his message to more than 80 attendees at the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (DCCI) Signature Lunch. The sell-out event, sponsored by Poole-based wealth management firm … Read More

Blue Sky urges businesses to aim high

A Poole-based financial planning firm is urging businesses to count on the Dorset Chamber to help them fulfil their potential. Gary Neild, who is managing director of Blue Sky Financial Planning, praised the county’s many ‘amazing’ firms who could reach even greater heights through the chamber. His comments came as Blue Sky became the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s … Read More

Food for thought at The College

Business leaders from the Dorset Chamber toured state-of-the-art facilities on a special visit to the Bournemouth and Poole College. The delegation of Platinum Business Partners was given a behind the scenes look at the Lansdowne campus before a three-course lunch in the college’s fine dining restaurant Escoffier. Ian Girling, who is Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) chief executive, … Read More