Food for thought at The College

Business leaders from the Dorset Chamber toured state-of-the-art facilities on a special visit to the Bournemouth and Poole College. The delegation of Platinum Business Partners was given a behind the scenes look at the Lansdowne campus before a three-course lunch in the college’s fine dining restaurant Escoffier. Ian Girling, who is Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) chief executive, … Read More

Cherries put their shirt on Chamber

Premier League AFC Bournemouth cemented the club’s association with the county’s business community by presenting Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI) with a commemorative shirt. AFC Bournemouth’s Commercial Director Rob Mitchell presented DCCI Chief Executive Ian Girling with the shirt – signed by first team squad members – at a prestigious business lunch. The club is a one of … Read More

New era for chambers in Dorset

A powerful new ally has joined Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (DCCI) countywide business movement. Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce (BCTC), the largest town chamber in the county, has signed up to the pan-Dorset affiliation programme to give the county a more influential voice and greater strength in numbers. The united front will help chambers fight Dorset’s corner … Read More

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

Positive outlook for Dorset businesses

Businesses in Dorset defied downturn fears with a positive outlook for the local economy in the latest results of a quarterly survey. Some 61% of respondents described the economic climate as good or strong/positive, while just over a third said that it was okay. More than two-thirds said that the economic climate in their own sector was good or strong/positive. … Read More

Aaron overcomes Asperger’s to triumph as Apprentice of the Year

A diagnosis of Asperger’s Syndrome at just nine years old has not stopped Aaron Corbin winning the Intermediate Apprentice of the Year Award 2017. Aaron, 20, from Canford Heath in Poole, was nominated for the award by his employers at the Marsham Court Hotel in Bournemouth and received it at the launch of the Dorset Business Awards at the Italian … Read More

Bennett to head up TeamJobs’ new Executive Search division

Bournemouth and Poole-based TeamJobs has appointed recruitment specialist Sally Bennett to head up its new Executive Search division. TeamJobs, a former *Dorset Company of the Year, opened new, three-storey offices in Bournemouth town centre in May, to house its expanding hospitality and commercial divisions. Sally Bennett, a former executive recruitment director with 13 years of industry experience, will now spearhead … Read More

Election day plea by DCCI

As the general election approaches on Thursday June 8, Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) chief executive Ian Girling has outlined his hopes for a business friendly Government. ‘A Government which listens is one we can do business with,’ he says. “In the most significant general election for a generation, it has never been more important to have a … Read More

DCCI chief cuts ribbon on TeamJobs’ new Bournemouth office

Dorset Chamber head Ian Girling cut the ribbon on TeamJobs’ new Bournemouth offices and paid tribute to the firm’s commitment to local business. Ian, the chief executive of Dorset Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DCCI), was one of around 100 guests to attend the official opening of the recruitment company’s new offices in Old Christchurch Road. He added: “TeamJobs is … Read More