Tell them: pike

One of the most evocative items from the wartime Home Guard is to go on display at the Tank Museum in Dorset – a pike. The homemade weapon was issued to eccentric WW1 veteran Percy Hobart, who would go on to have a major impact in the success of D-Day. But at the time was in the Home Guard

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

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

‘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

Samuel builds for future at REIDsteel

  Aspiring structural engineer Samuel Lucas designed his very own steel building on work experience with Christchurch firm REIDsteel. The sixth-former spent three weeks at the 130-strong structural firm as part of his BTEC Level 3 engineering course. He created his own steel framed building on cutting-edge software in the company’s drawing office before following his project through from beginning … Read More

Dorset Chamber backs Brexit rallying cry

Dorset business chief Ian Girling backed a stinging Brexit rebuke for politicians at the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) conference in London. Ian, who is chief executive of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, threw his weight behind a hard-hitting speech from BCC director general Adam Marshall about the Brexit chaos. A delegation from Dorset was thrust into the heart … 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

What an ice way to learn about science

Youngsters at one Dorset school spent a whole week unearthing new discoveries in a fun-packed Science Week. Emmanuel CE Middle School in Verwood, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, staged daily fun scientific activities for its pupils to try out, including taking part in a dry ice extravaganza. With a special theme of ‘journeys’ a different activity was held every lunchtime … Read More

Art project set to make environmental waves

Children across Dorset schools are making a real splash to highlight the damage plastic is causing the oceans. Youngsters from Heath Academy Trust’s six first and primary schools are embarking on an ambitious art project to turn plastic washed up on local beaches into sculpture for a special art exhibition. They are being supported by local artist Peter Marjoram, who … Read More