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
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
A Union Flag flown during the eight-month siege of Tobruk in World War Two and a huge, German swastika flag captured during the relief operation are to be exhibited for the first time at The Tank Museum.
Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling has set out what he wants to see from Chancellor Rishi Sunak in this week’s Budget. Ian said: “The Chancellor Rishi Sunak faces a blizzard of tough decisions in this ‘bounceback’ budget. “He needs to ensure a smooth transition from national crisis to economic recovery while restoring the public finances in the long-term. “Clearly … Read More
Regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors has urged businesses to anticipate employment issues before they arise in the face of a lengthy coronavirus lockdown. Partner and head of employment Kate Brooks has highlighted key points to consider amid calls for tougher restrictions as the Covid crisis deepens. This includes employees being able to take unpaid time off on an unlimited … Read More
The Tank Museum in Dorset held its most successful Tankfest event ever with more than a million people attending – online. Usually 25,000 tank fans visit the attraction over three days to watch armoured vehicles being put through their paces on the circuit in Bovington.
Children across Dorset are being asked to help raise money for a cancer charity that has seen its funding slump during the coronavirus crisis. Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF) gives grants to families who are facing hardship because of cancer – help that is required more than ever at the moment.
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.
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
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