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

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

The Moor the merrier

A group of mums who raised more than £100,000 have opened a brand new play park on their estate – with a wheelchair friendly picnic table funded by DWP Housing Partnership.

New Destination Awards for tourism excellence

Official new awards have been launched to celebrate excellence in businesses that make Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch a great place to visit, live and work. The Destination Awards are a completely new showcase for the great work being done in our part of the south coast to attract more tourism and increase facilities for residents. The accolades have been set … 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

Superyachts are being targeted by eavesdroppers

High net worth individuals are becoming increasingly concerned about being bugged on their superyachts, according to a leading expert. Matt Horan, security director of C3IA Solutions, said his teams of ‘bug sweepers’ have been expanded to deal with the extra workload.

Wild driving is good driving

More professional drivers will be on the road in the run-up to Christmas than ever before, according to a Poole-based recruitment agency. Wild Recruitment has said that all classes of driver are in demand as people purchase more goods online.

New bid to help homeless

A major new multi-agency initiative aiming at reducing rough sleeping and homelessness in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch has been launched. Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Street Support is backed by up to 30 different organisations, including charities, churches and local authorities. These include charitable housing association BCHA whose social enterprise offshoot the New Leaf Company’s multi-use premises The Factory in Alder … Read More

Engineering an exciting future for girls

Four Avonbourne College students were on a crest of a wave after attending an inspirational careers day at the RNLI. The girls were visiting the Poole-based rescue service’s HQ to learn more about jobs in engineering. And as part of the event, organised to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, the students got to meet the RNLI female engineers who … Read More

School is flying the flag for the environment

A Poole school is flying the flag for the environment after receiving international recognition for its green credentials. Merley First School, part of Wimborne Academy Trust, has been awarded the Eco School Green Flag, which is now proudly hoisted on its grounds. The Flag is recognised across the world and Merley is only just one of 1,200 schools in the … Read More