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

Digital business goes physical

A specialist e-commerce agency decided to sell goods itself to learn about the difficulties faced by its clients…and now business is booming. Wiltshire-based We are Chain launched its own enterprise – an online pet shop called Dogs Dogs Dogs Ltd – to experience the same issues as its customers. Now business has soared at both companies during the Covid lockdowns, … Read More

Ellen warns of horse trading in equine market

An equine lawyer who has been riding since the age of five has warned of a rising number of disputes as horse sales boom in lockdown. Ellen Shipton, of regional law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors, said that mis-selling appears to be increasing whether through genuine misunderstandings or deliberate targeting of buyers. Now she has urged anyone buying, selling or involved … 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

Promotion for Katy at Ellis Jones Solicitors

Regional law firm Ellis Jones has promoted Katy Sewell to Associate Solicitor. Katy joined the firm, which has six offices across the south coast in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Christchurch, Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne as well as London, in 2017. A member of the Wills, Trusts and Probate team, Katy studied law and did her Law Practice Course (LPC) at … Read More

All in the jeans at Ellis Jones

Staff at Ellis Jones Solicitors have thrown on their threads for the annual ‘Jeans for Genes’ appeal. The regional law firm has joined companies and organisations across the UK encouraging employees to don denim for the fundraiser. Proceeds are in aid of pioneering research and vital support for the 500,000 children nationwide affected by genetic disorders. Managing Partner Nigel Smith, … Read More

Portico and SMS Group partner in short stay ship repair

SMS Group has partnered with Portico, Portsmouth’s International Cargo Terminal, to provide dedicated ‘short stay’ ship repair wharfage for all ship operators within the Solent. SMS is a specialist in ship repair, marine engineering and major fabrication projects in the commercial marine, defence and superyachts sectors. The business also operates, inhouse, a diving and subsurface marine engineering division. Portico, based … Read More

Disaster relief training ship set for launch

Ambitious plans are being launched for a £150m training and disaster relief ship with cutting-edge British technology. Britannia Maritime Aid (BMA), a registered charity, aims to build the futuristic vessel in Britain. It is officially launching its plans at the UK Chamber of Shipping on Monday September 9 during London International Shipping Week. Maritime professionals and training experts have joined … Read More