Chamber calls for infrastructure action

Businesses are becoming increasingly concerned by failing infrastructure, according to Dorset’s voice of business. Dorset Chamber has called for action amid the ongoing closure of Poole’s Twin Sails Bridge and the Sandbanks ferry. Both are currently out of action at one of the peak times of the year. It wants to see a long term vision for infrastructure in the … Read More

Businesses back care lifeline

Dorset Chamber has launched a groundbreaking fund to transform the life chances of disadvantaged young people in care. It has founded ‘Dorset Chamber Life Skills’ as one of the crowning initiatives of commemorations to mark its 70th anniversary in 2019. The fund will raise money to provide life and employability skills for the rising number of young people in care … Read More

Firms urged to speak up for business

Firms in Dorset are being urged to help make business’s voice heard in the corridors of power. The Dorset Chamber has opened its latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), to take the temperature of business and pinpoint key issues. Dorset responses will be added to those from other chambers accredited with the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). Dorset Chamber chief executive … Read More

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

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

Swing needed in Dorset’s ‘dinosaur tail’

DORSET’S economy is a bit like the outline of a plesiosaurus dinosaur – the county has a long tail and a small head. The memorable comparison, reflecting the population of active businesses across the conurbation and wider Dorset, was made by Professor Nigel Jump, a strategic and analytical economist at Bournemouth University. He was updating nearly 30 businesses and organisations … Read More

Trading faces success at Dorset Chamber

  International trade administrator Suzanne Bhatt is set to help more exporters succeed on the world stage with Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Suzanne has bolstered the Chamber’s expertise after passing her international trade exams to help businesses get goods to the global marketplace. She is the fourth member of the chamber’s international trade department to gain the British … Read More

Just the job for Jason

Recruitment boss Jason Gault has found a new position of his own – on the board of Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Purple HR goes platinum with DCCI

A Bournemouth human resources firm has added a splash of colour to Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Purple HR has become the 29th DCCI member to step up its support of the chamber by becoming a Platinum Business Partner. The scheme is for firms that want to develop their own businesses and play a greater role in helping DCCI … Read More