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

Why companies and organisations choose Deep South Media

Unrivalled media experience – in-house senior professionals from respected media organisations, including news reporters, business editors, editors and news editors. Inside out – members of the team have led in-house communication teams, including at local authorities and a high-profile organisation under the Government’s Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Extensive agency-side experience ­- national and industry-specific client campaigns, complementing sales and marketing … 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

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

Office, home or hybrid?

Home working is here to stay and the end of the five-day-a-week office commute will change the shape of cities dramatically. That’s the rather stark view of former Bank of England deputy governor Sir Charlie Bean. And he certainly seems to be echoing the thoughts of some of the country’s biggest employers.

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

Care home groups embrace cutting-edge tech

One of the top luxury care home groups in the UK has embraced cutting-edge technology to transform its signing-in systems. Cinnamon Care Collection has adopted the e-Reception Book, created by London and Hampshire-based innovative software agency MediaBase Direct (MBD). The iPad-based solution digitally replaces paper-based logging books for visitors, team members and contractors. It is easily installed, customisable and GDPR … Read More

Lasting Powers of Attorney thrown into spotlight by Kate Garraway

Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has warned that the ‘heart-breaking’ plight of TV presenter Kate Garraway has hammered home the importance of Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA). Kate has spoken on Good Morning Britain of her difficulties in managing her husband Derek’s affairs without an LPA in his year-long battle against Covid. She also highlighted their struggle in a … Read More

Change at the top for leading cyber firm

One of the leading cyber security companies in the country has named a new board in preparation for further growth. C3IA Solutions, headquartered in Poole, Dorset, was founded 15 years ago by Matt Horan and Keith Parsons, both former Royal Signallers.