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

New Blue Sky adviser has wealth of experience

  Expanding wealth management company Blue Sky Financial Planning has added another experienced professional to its ranks of experts. Andrew Dunn’s appointment as Chartered Wealth Manager makes the Dorset-based firm’s team a record 15 strong. Poole-headquartered Blue Sky delivers comprehensive financial planning advice and guidance to a wide variety of people. Andrew – usually known as Gus – has joined … Read More

Top of the class

Staff at a global construction industry firm went back to the classroom to work with international students at a language school. Metal decking and concrete specialists SMD Ltd teamed up with Capital School of English for a joint project. The Poole company known for shaping Britain’s skyline offered work experience with a difference to students at the long-established Bournemouth school. … Read More

Blue Sky urges businesses to aim high

A Poole-based financial planning firm is urging businesses to count on the Dorset Chamber to help them fulfil their potential. Gary Neild, who is managing director of Blue Sky Financial Planning, praised the county’s many ‘amazing’ firms who could reach even greater heights through the chamber. His comments came as Blue Sky became the Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s … Read More

‘In the pink’ Yellow Buses prepares to launch revised network

Yellow Buses will be in the pink – as well green, blue, purple and several other colours –as it launches a revised network this weekend. The bus company keeps its iconic yellow but is bringing in a distinctive colour coded fleet with bespoke branding for its various routes. It is also returning to simple route numbers with suffixes. Other changes … Read More

Food for thought at The College

Business leaders from the Dorset Chamber toured state-of-the-art facilities on a special visit to the Bournemouth and Poole College. The delegation of Platinum Business Partners was given a behind the scenes look at the Lansdowne campus before a three-course lunch in the college’s fine dining restaurant Escoffier. Ian Girling, who is Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DCCI) chief executive, … Read More

Life-changing club wins awards

It’s the first of its kind in Dorset and now The Adam Practice’s ‘Best Foot Forward’ Leg Club ® is receiving national recognition for changing the lives of hundreds of people. The club, which provides clinical and holistic care to those with long-term lower limb conditions, has won four major awards. There has been individual recognition for the club’s Clinical … Read More

‘Significant expansion’ as Yellow Buses opens new Poole site

Yellow Buses has significantly expanded its operations by opening a new outstation in Poole, the first in its history. The company has added to its existing Yeomans Way base in Bournemouth with a mini-depot on Poole’s Endeavour Business Park. Buses started operating from the Witney Road site on Monday November 13 with the first vehicle leaving at 0540. There are … Read More