Dorset businesses urged to join peer groups

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

Ellis Jones Solicitors trusts in new Partner

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

Flags star in new WW II exhibition at Tank Museum

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.

What does business want from the Budget?

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 solicitors look ahead as lockdown takes hold

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