REIDsteel flies flag for livery hangar

Dorset steel firm John Reid & Sons Ltd (REIDsteel) has won a new contract for a major hangar at a South East airport. The firm is providing the design, fabrication and installation of steelwork and cladding for a replacement aircraft painting and livery facility, which will also be able to accommodate larger aircraft at Southend Airport. It is set to … Read More

Capital fundraiser for sailing trust

A Dorset charity which helps young and disabled people go sailing is set for a major boost from an epic overnight fundraiser. A 15-strong team from blue chip firm Knight Frank Investment Management LLP (KFIM) is tackling a 24 hour sponsored cycle and run for the Chesil Sailing Trust (CST) and national disability charity Sense. They will undertake the gruelling challenge … Read More

Conference looks to future

Ambitious plans to double Dorset’s economy and create 80,000 jobs were among the key aims highlighted at a major conference. Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP)’s annual conference also gave an update about development of its Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) during the event at Bournemouth University. And delegates learned about exciting proposals to capitalise on the county’s rich potential for aquaculture. … Read More

Tell them: pike

One of the most evocative items from the wartime Home Guard is to go on display at the Tank Museum in Dorset – a pike. The homemade weapon was issued to eccentric WW1 veteran Percy Hobart, who would go on to have a major impact in the success of D-Day. But at the time was in the Home Guard

Morebus is all aboard with Dorset Chamber

A bus company is going places with the Dorset Chamber after becoming a Platinum Business Partner. Poole-based morebus has joined forces with the county’s voice of business to help it drive economic growth and to forge new links with other firms. The Chamber, which is Dorset’s leading business support organisation, has more than 720 members – including nearly 30 Business … 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

ITSB acquires Amtek IT through TECHNEDs

TECHNEDs has announced the acquisition of Amtek IT for ITSB, the fast-expanding Dorset based IT company. The acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of this month. Poole-based TECHNEDs is a specialist in the integration of technology businesses and this acquisition will accelerate Bournemouth-headquartered ITSB’s managed IT business, which TECHNEDs has positioned as a growth engine in its … Read More

‘I’m no heroine’ insists driver who went to aid of passenger

A Yellow Buses’ driver hailed as a heroine after going to the rescue of a passenger who was suffering a mini-stroke has insisted: “I did nothing special.” Sue Levell was presented with a bouquet of flowers by grateful passenger Colin Perry, 66, who said her quick-thinking response had been “text book first aid.” “She kept me calm while acting as … Read More

Samuel builds for future at REIDsteel

  Aspiring structural engineer Samuel Lucas designed his very own steel building on work experience with Christchurch firm REIDsteel. The sixth-former spent three weeks at the 130-strong structural firm as part of his BTEC Level 3 engineering course. He created his own steel framed building on cutting-edge software in the company’s drawing office before following his project through from beginning … 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