THE pulse of business in the Central South was checked as more than 200 leaders and decision-makers from across the region gathered for the influential Business South Annual Conference.
Businesses are being advised to prepare thoroughly – and budget accordingly – when considering hiring staff from overseas.
Berry Recruitment has appointed a new Regional Director to run its three branches in Southampton and Gosport – an economy with more vacancies than workers. The highly experienced Max Perceau now heads up the Berry Recruitment Southampton offices as well as the branch in Gosport.
The first Dorset Business Awards to be held in four years attracted hundreds of guests who celebrated the excellence and innovation of the county’s companies. It was the highlight of the Dorset Chamber’s first business festival, a four-day series of events including an expo and the Future of Business Conference.
Businesses in Dorset need to prepare now for the workplace of the future, the first conference of its kind in the county heard. More than 150 people attended the inaugural Dorset Business Festival Conference, held by Dorset Chamber at the Hilton Bournemouth.
Leading cyber-security company Computer Network Defence (CND) has opened its new Cyber Security Operations Centre on the lsle of Man. This UK-headquartered business has maintained a presence on the island for seven years, and its latest facility is in the capital, Douglas.
A business expo with more than 70 stands is free to all and is part of Dorset Chamber’s Dorset Business Festival. Taking place Between 9am and 12noon on Wednesday 11th October, the event will be held at The Hilton, Bournemouth.
Rugby-playing accountant Claire Healey is celebrating 20 years with Hampshire accountancy firm and business advisers HWB Chartered Accountants.
Speakers for Dorset Chamber’s Future of Business Conference have been confirmed and include the economics editor of the Sunday Times and leaders in AI, placemaking and sustainability. Keynote speaker David Smith is also the Sunday Times’ chief leader-writer, assistant editor and policy adviser, and has written books on economics.
Berry Recruitment has appointed a new manager at its busy Birmingham branch, and he says the local economy is doing better than many believe. Chris Cooper has 20 years’ experience in the industry and aims to grow the branch that currently has five staff.