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

Barnbrook on track for debut at Railtex 2019

A Fareham company which helps makes Britain’s trains and rolling stock safer is on track to attend the UK’s leading rail exhibition for the first time. Barnbrook Systems Ltd will be showcasing products – including its award-winning brake controller – at Railtex 2019. The 40-strong business will be attending the biennial trade fair on May 14 to 16 at the … Read More

Boxing club is fighting fit in new home

  Dorchester Amateur Boxing Club is going from strength to strength as it celebrates its first anniversary in its new gym. It was founded in 2003 but used different places to train before finding a permanent home at the Weymouth Avenue Pavilion courtesy of Dorchester Town Council and the county town’s cricket club. With its own fundraising efforts plus grants … Read More

REIDsteel revs up for Jaguar Land Rover showroom  

  A Dorset steel construction company, working with Midas Construction, part of the Midas Group, is to start on site for a new £12.3million Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Bristol. John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has provided design and manufacture expertise for steelwork, cladding and decking on the new Guy Salmon showroom at Cribbs Causeway. The Christchurch-based company is … 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

Britannia boosts East Cowes car parking

Leading car park operator Britannia Parking has opened its latest facility in East Cowes town centre on the Isle of Wight. It has created the 48-space Well Road car park to provide much needed parking for residents, tourists and visitors as well as for commuters and ferry passengers. Short, long, overnight and 24-hour stays available on the site, which has … Read More

Ellis Jones Solicitors have a nose for fun

Fundraisers from Ellis Jones Solicitors were game for a laugh with a host of activities for this year’s Comic Relief. They joined in a dress down day, sold red noses throughout their offices, held a bake sale and took part in special red nose riddle competition. Staff from the regional law firm also raised a smile with a contest to … Read More

Dorset Chamber adds steel

Dorset’s leading business support organisation has strengthened its board with a high calibre appointment from one of the county’s most successful exporters and steel firms. The Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry has welcomed REIDsteel managing director Simon Boyd as a non-executive director. Christchurch-based REIDsteel has exported to more than 140 countries to date and is a four times winner … Read More

Ellis Jones Solicitors celebrates International Women’s Day

A Dorset law firm has celebrated International Women’s Day by revealing that three quarters of its staff – and a third of its partners – are female. Ellis Jones Solicitors says the figures are the highest in its history and demonstrate its ‘total commitment’ to gender equality. Kate Brooks, Partner and Head of Employment/HR Services, said: “Law is traditionally seen … Read More