Marketing the Wright way

A pioneering marketing expert has returned to Dorset from the bright lights of London to offer his services to small businesses. After a decade working for some of the world’s biggest global brands, multi-award winning Tom Wright has launched the Biddable Media Consultancy.

Tasty tender process is on the school menu

A Dorset catering business is serving up an easy solution for the school meal tender process. Forerunner Catering in Bournemouth has produced a free ‘tender toolkit’ to relieve the pressure on local headteachers and school business managers. Many schools are under the impression that, due to a meal service contract’s value and size, the procurement process is beyond their capabilities. … Read More

Green school meals are on the menu in Dorset

A former marine biologist has used his passion for the environment to help lead the way in creating greener school meals. Declan O’Toole never left his love for the planet behind when he gave up marine biology to run his own Bournemouth-based catering company 15 years ago. Instead he invested that passion into creating a company that serves around 380,000 … Read More

Trust provides all-through education for local children

A multi-academy trust in Wimborne now provides an all-through education for children in the community after welcoming an upper school to its family of academies. Queen Elizabeth’s (QE) School is the latest to join the growing and successful Wimborne Academy Trust (WAT) that now teaches children from aged two to 18. Since it was formed in 2015 WAT has rapidly … Read More

All in the jeans at Ellis Jones

Staff at Ellis Jones Solicitors have thrown on their threads for the annual ‘Jeans for Genes’ appeal. The regional law firm has joined companies and organisations across the UK encouraging employees to don denim for the fundraiser. Proceeds are in aid of pioneering research and vital support for the 500,000 children nationwide affected by genetic disorders. Managing Partner Nigel Smith, … Read More

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

Plastic rappers strike a chord

Five school girls from Dorset have transformed into rapping stars to urge people to recycle their plastic. The Year 6 girls from Allenbourn Middle School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, so impressed people with their powerful lyrics and catchy tune that they were invited to record a demo at Queen Elizabeth School’s music studio. Now the song has been taken … Read More

Excellent praise for Wimborne school

An east Dorset school has been praised for combining high academic achievement with a creative and nurturing environment. St Michael’s CE Middle School in Wimborne has received the highest possible rating of ‘excellent’ in a recent SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools) inspection. The Wimborne Academy Trust school, the inspector noted, has excellent senior leadership, strong team work, … Read More