Barnbrook races ahead with relay

A Hampshire engineering firm is set to launch an innovative relay switch to target new business growth. Award-winning Barnbrook Systems Ltd has developed the one inch cube relay to expand one of its core product lines. The Fareham-based firm is also upgrading its market leading fire suppression actuators, which are used on extinguishers, cylinders and sprinkler systems. Managing director Tony … Read More

Businesses back care lifeline

Dorset Chamber has launched a groundbreaking fund to transform the life chances of disadvantaged young people in care. It has founded ‘Dorset Chamber Life Skills’ as one of the crowning initiatives of commemorations to mark its 70th anniversary in 2019. The fund will raise money to provide life and employability skills for the rising number of young people in care … Read More

REIDsteel flies flag for livery hangar

Dorset steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has won a new contract for a major hangar at a South East airport. The firm is providing the design, fabrication and installation of steelwork and cladding for a replacement aircraft painting and livery facility, which will also be able to accommodate larger aircraft at Southend Airport. It is set to … Read More

Capital fundraiser for sailing trust

A Dorset charity which helps young and disabled people go sailing is set for a major boost from an epic overnight fundraiser. A 15-strong team from blue chip firm Knight Frank Investment Management LLP (KFIM) is tackling a 24 hour sponsored cycle and run for the Chesil Sailing Trust (CST) and national disability charity Sense. They will undertake the gruelling challenge … 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

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

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

Shane blazes apprenticeship trail at Barnbrook Systems

  Young engineer Shane Hutton is leading the way for a new wave of apprentices at a Hampshire manufacturing firm. He has become the first trainee from Fareham-based Barnbrook Systems Ltd to attend the Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training (CEMAST). Fareham College runs the purpose-built facility in the Solent Enterprise Zone at the Daedalus airfield, … Read More