The Moor the merrier

A group of mums who raised more than £100,000 have opened a brand new play park on their estate – with a wheelchair friendly picnic table funded by DWP Housing Partnership.

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

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

Superyachts are being targeted by eavesdroppers

High net worth individuals are becoming increasingly concerned about being bugged on their superyachts, according to a leading expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said his teams of ‘bug sweepers’ have been expanded to deal with the extra workload.

Wild driving is good driving

More professional drivers will be on the road in the run-up to Christmas than ever before, according to a Poole-based recruitment agency. Wild Recruitment has said that all classes of driver are in demand as people purchase more goods online.

New bid to help homeless

A major new multi-agency initiative aiming at reducing rough sleeping and homelessness in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch has been launched. Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Street Support is backed by up to 30 different organisations, including charities, churches and local authorities. These include charitable housing association BCHA whose social enterprise offshoot the New Leaf Company’s multi-use premises The Factory in Alder … Read More

Engineering an exciting future for girls

Four Avonbourne College students were on a crest of a wave after attending an inspirational careers day at the RNLI. The girls were visiting the Poole-based rescue service’s HQ to learn more about jobs in engineering. And as part of the event, organised to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, the students got to meet the RNLI female engineers who … Read More

School is flying the flag for the environment

A Poole school is flying the flag for the environment after receiving international recognition for its green credentials. Merley First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, has been awarded the Eco School Green Flag, which is now proudly hoisted on its grounds. The Flag is recognised across the world and Merley is only just one of 1,200 schools in the … Read More

New Blue Sky adviser has wealth of experience

  Expanding wealth management company Blue Sky Financial Planning has added another experienced professional to its ranks of experts. Andrew Dunn’s appointment as Chartered Wealth Manager makes the Dorset-based firm’s team a record 15 strong. Poole-headquartered Blue Sky delivers comprehensive financial planning advice and guidance to a wide variety of people. Andrew – usually known as Gus – has joined … Read More

Top of the class

Staff at a global construction industry firm went back to the classroom to work with international students at a language school. Metal decking and concrete specialists SMD Ltd teamed up with Capital School of English for a joint project. The Poole company known for shaping Britain’s skyline offered work experience with a difference to students at the long-established Bournemouth school. … Read More