Taxi for charity

A group of businessmen that has raised £400,000 for charity since 2011 has embarked on its latest fundraiser – and you won’t be able to miss it. The BC Club, based in Bournemouth and Poole, acquired a London black cab and each member will have to drive it for a week, with the aim of raising more than £15,000.

Marathon man Nick’s amazing charity feat

Marathon runner Nick Butter is in the middle of an extraordinary feat of endurance – running a total of 200 marathons in 100 days. Nick, from Cranborne in Dorset, has taken on this challenge to launch his own charity in which tiny donations from many people will add up to help problems around the world. But he also has time … Read More

Dorset steel spans Atlantic

A landmark government building designed and made in Dorset has opened in the capital of Belize in Central America. Structural steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) manufactured steel sections in Christchurch before shipping them 5,000 miles across the Atlantic to Belmopan. They were used to construct the Government of Belize’s new headquarters for its Ministry of Foreign Affairs, … Read More

Dorset businesses urged to join peer groups

An acclaimed business support scheme delivered by Dorset Chamber has opened for ambitious bosses countywide. The Chamber has 100 places in its Peer Networks Programme for owners, directors and senior managers – with the scheme free of charge to all businesses with staffing levels of between five and 250 and a minimum turnover of £100,000. Participants will meet in nine … Read More

Sentinel warns of failed emergency calls

Residents in assisted-living and warden-assisted accommodation are at risk because their emergency communications are increasingly likely to fail. Sentinel Fire and Security, which specialises in this technology, is warning that the new digital roll-out is leaving analogue systems dangerously exposed. The company, headquartered in Poole, Dorset, says a percentage of analogue emergency calls fail, and that figure will only rise. … Read More

Ellis Jones Solicitors trusts in new Partner

A highly experienced lawyer who specialises in inheritance planning for farmers and landowners has joined Ellis Jones Solicitors as a Partner. Chris Pemberton, who is a recommended lawyer in Legal 500 guide for 2021, has been welcomed into the regional law firm’s Wills, Trusts and Probate team. His extensive experience also includes advice about trusts for people with learning difficulties … Read More

Writing desk has licence to quill

The exceptional writing desk used by Bond villain Dr No in the 1962 film has emerged for sale on the antique and art portal 2Covet – with an asking price that matches its magnificence.

Flags star in new WW II exhibition at Tank Museum

A Union Flag flown during the eight-month siege of Tobruk in World War Two and a huge, German swastika flag captured during the relief operation are to be exhibited for the first time at The Tank Museum.

E3 Consulting warns ‘cut the red tape’ on tax

Too complicated – that is the warning from specialists E3 Consulting about the UK’s tax system. As the country’s six million businesses chart their recovery from the Covid pandemic, property tax specialists E3 has urged the government to cut the red rape. The plea comes as HM Treasury announces its first review of the Office for Tax Simplification, which was … Read More