Enhanced goes platinum at Dorset Chamber

PLATINUM ENHANCED: Dorset Chamber has welcomed IT support and solutions specialist Enhanced as a new Platinum Business Partner. Pictured from left are Enhanced head of new business and marketing Caroline Onslow-Bartlet, Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling and Enhanced chief executive James Cripps

Dorset Chamber has welcomed IT support and solutions specialist Enhanced as a new platinum business partner.

It has signed up the firm to the highest level of membership to champion business in Dorset and help drive the chamber forward.

Enhanced, which was founded in 1994, has been a chamber member since 2007 but wanted to step up its involvement at the county’s leading business support organisation.

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: “Enhanced is a forward-thinking business with an excellent reputation.

“It is a perfect fit for our business partner programme, which consists of dynamic and ambitious businesses who make a considerable contribution to the success of the chamber.  All at the chamber are looking forward to working together closely with Enhanced.”

The business partner programme is aimed at businesses seeking to play a greater role in the chamber and the business community. There are two premier business partners and 22 platinum business partners. It is the highest level of membership and unique to one business per sector.

Enhanced, based at the Nuffield Industrial Estate in Poole, offers award-winning IT support, business solutions and services. It uses its experience and industry knowledge to help businesses reach their potential through the power of technology.

Last year the 45-strong firm became an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT).

Enhanced chief executive James Cripps said “We are excited to become a platinum business partner with Dorset Chamber. It’s a privilege to represent the IT sector and join some exceptional fellow members on the business partner programme.

“We’re looking forward to building valuable relationships with other businesses, raising our brand awareness in Dorset and further afield and getting involved in more events and initiatives.

“The chamber is going in a great direction, and we are keen to contribute to its ongoing success in making Dorset a fantastic place to live, work and do business.”

The chamber, Dorset’s ‘voice of business’, has 650 members and celebrates its 75th anniversary in 2024. Its vision is to ‘enable better lives through business’.

It is the only chamber in Dorset accredited to the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). It was one of five finalists in the BCC’s national Chamber of the Year Award this year.

Dorset Chamber recently achieved an excellent rating in a Net Promotor Score survey of members, a metric to measure loyalty and advocacy towards an organisation.

Ranked as the leading chamber nationally with 113 five-star reviews, Dorset Chamber reaches nearly 18,000 social media users and 10,000 people through its monthly business magazine.

Dorset Chamber’s Premier Partners are AFC Bournemouth and Lester Aldridge. Its Platinum Partners are A-One Insurance Group, Blue Sky Financial Planning, Bournemouth Airport, Bournemouth & Poole College, Bournemouth University, Deep South Media, Digital Storm, The Dolphin Centre, Enhanced, Field International, Greendale Construction, Hendy, Image Republic, JP Morgan, Local iQ, Mazars, More Excelsior, MPloy, REIDsteel, Runway, Savills and Sunseeker.