Free Hygiene Posters and Signage

Citron Hygiene provide a a selection of guidance posters, which range from basic hand washing techniques to waste segregation advice. The posters are available in PDF format and free to download. We would encourage you to use these posters and place them strategically...

Dorset Chamber of Commerce

Join Dorset Chamber Connect Next Wednesday, 28 October, Dorset Chamber is holding a Chamber Connect online networking event. This is open to Members and Non-Members to connect and #getbusinessdone This is event is kindly sponsored by our Business Partners A One...

Battens Newsletter

Battens Newsletter Keeping you up to date Welcome to our Battens Solicitors newsletter. In this issue we cover a range of articles from mediation to protecting your digital assets. We hope there will be something of interest for you: To find out more about any of the...

Job Support Scheme

This article from Albert Goodman Accountants looks at how the Job Support Scheme (JSS) works and who can benefit, based on the JSS Factsheets issue up to 13 October 2020. Further guidance is expected in the coming weeks which may supersede some of the contents below....

Dorset traders urged to get Brexit ready

Business in Dorset are being urged to prepare for Brexit whether there is a free trade agreement with the EU or not. The Dorset Chamber says it is particularly pressing for importers and exporters to have the correct paperwork in place. The Chamber – the county’s...

Brexit Update 19 October 2020

Thursday was due to be the day we heard whether a deal had been agreed or if we were going to walk away, instead Boris Johnson said he would see out the European Council before making this decision and the EU offered a two-week extension to the trade talks. Conclusion...

FREE WEBINAR: What is Schema Markup?

Thursday October 15th, 2pm BST Schema Markup is code that you put on your website to help search engines return more informative results. Learn how to boost your SEO using Schema Markup by joining us on our next free live webinar. Book my space Demand for SEO has...

SafeWise Business and Schools Partnerships

Welcome to the bulletin for SafeWise partners, funders and supporters. Thank you for your involvement and support for SafeWise in whatever form it takes. Any questions? Email: info@safewise.org Exciting news… a message from the chief executive “I hope that...

New MD for IT Support 365

Successful South Coast IT Managed Services and Communications Group, IT Support 365, is delighted to announce the appointment of Glenn Ward as Managing Director. Glenn Ward brings with him 30 years of leadership experience and knowledge of the IT industry. He cut his...

Weldmar Business News

News from Weldmar by Fiona Hansford I hope that September has been a good month for you all and not too challenging with trying to forward plan in these very uncertain times – I think we could all do with a crystal ball! At Weldmar, September would have usually seen...

Battens Solicitors expands Private Client team

Battens Solicitors are pleased to welcome Adam Hillier to their Private Client Team. This new appointment comes at a time of increased demand for private client services, such as writing of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Adam joins Battens as a Senior Associate...

Battens Charitable Trust supports the arts

The Battens Charitable Trust is continuing to support performing arts charity, Dorchester Arts, with a £4500.00 donation. For the past 30 years, Dorchester Arts has engaged tens of thousands of people in a wide variety of arts events – from huge outdoor events to...

Westfield School seeks video support from business

Matt Delaney of Westfield School is asking for your help with videos to talk about skills for working life for students. If anyone is able to do a video please could they be sent to Matt Delany. “As part of the Careers curriculum we have visitors coming into the...

Peer programme offers fresh perspective

A new scheme is being launched in Dorset for ambitious business leaders to grow their companies and boost the local economy. The Peer Networks Programme will bring directors and senior managers from SMEs together in small groups for a series of sessions over the next...

Brexit Update from DCCI

Brexit Update 21 September 2020 by Camilla Call, Brexit Advisor Informal talks continued 14 September onwards with the Internal Market Bill overshadowing events, with calls from the EU and key figures in the UK for it to be scrapped. The issue lies in that while the...

Dorset Chamber comment – Jobs Support Scheme

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: “Many firms will welcome the new measures announced today although some may be concerned that they will miss out. “A crunch point was inevitable with the end of the furlough scheme and the Chancellor is correct to place...

DCCI – “Business at a critical point”

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: “We are at a critical point in the fight against coronavirus. “The new measures will be a concern for some sectors of business but clearly action needed to be taken to get to grips with the escalation of the virus....

Chamber leader launches his new business.

Chamber Junior Vice President Rick Simmonds has started his own business venture and we wish him every success, in fact, we know Rick well enough to know he will be successful! VERBU, HELPING YOU FIND YOUR VOICE. ON-AIR, ONLINE AND IN PERSON Communication Coach Rick...

Weyfish visit of support from MP’s

WPCC member Sean Cooper of Weyfish was delighted to receive a visit from two MP’s, said Sean “We were delighted to be approached by the Cabinet Office to host a visit by the Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg & our local MP Richard Drax to...

Battens Charitable Trust supports Dorset road safety

The Battens Charitable Trust has donated £250 to support SafeWise’s new digital operating model to serve all Dorset and South Wiltshire. SafeWise provide realistic and immersive learning experiences to equip visitors with the skills, knowledge and confidence to live...

Dorset Chamber Brexit update

Brexit Update 17 August 2020 by Camilla Call, Brexit Advisor In contrast to the last few weeks, this week’s round-up is quite light on updates in advance of round seven of negotiations taking place 19 and 20 August. 11 August we heard of a surprising reason for trade...

Diverse Abilities cashless collection pots.

Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s disability charity, the only charity in the county supporting both children and adults with profound physical and learning disabilities. Would you consider having one of their cashless collection pots in your business to gather a few...

Brexit update

Brexit Update 10 August 2020 by Camilla Call, Brexit Advisor This week’s update focuses on the findings from the study into collective uncertainty from Brexit driving UK emigration alongside the soon to be introduced points-based immigration system. Both of these...

The Weymouth Station Gateway

Community Engagement Weymouth train station will see some significant improvements as part of this project by transforming the train forecourt into a more welcoming and user-friendly place for visitors and residents of the town. The Weymouth Station Gateway project...

Do you trade goods anywhere in the World?

Chamber members that trade goods anywhere in the world, are affected by new border controls that start when the EU Transition period ends will mean that you MUST prepare NOW for change. Dorset Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the British Chambers of Commerce,...

Weymouth in the spotlight with Daily Telegraph

A postcard from one of the UK’s last ‘proper’ seaside towns Photo credit: Getty Weymouth is finally back in business Lottie Gross, travel writer with PR support from our member In The Bag PR 30 JULY 2020 • 12:46PM With the mercury rising,...

Weymouth job Centre offers so much more now.

New members from the Department of Work and Pensions encourage members to find out how they can help business. Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools: To help prevent young people becoming NEET, JCP support for schools was announced in the 2015 Budget. • Build a more...

Brexit update from DCCI

Brexit Update 27 July 2020 by Camilla Call, DCCI Brexit Advisor The past week saw another round of negotiations conclude with limited progress and a reminder from the EU’s Chief Negotiator that time is running out so it must not be wasted. On 21 July we heard via the...

Members make sure the show goes on!

The Show WILL Go On! Made to Measure Productions and Weymouth Pavilion (WPCC members) are delighted to announce a new partnership with Weymouth’s premiere Heritage Attraction – The Nothe Fort (WPCC members) – allowing their record-breaking summer pantomime ‘Pirates of...

DCCI Business leaders upbeat on challenges ahead

Business leaders in Dorset have charted a course for a post-COVID-19 recovery that champions investment in skills, young people, infrastructure and low-carbon solutions. An upbeat Zoom conference – one of Dorset Chamber’s new Business Leaders’ Events – produced many...

Dorset Chamber Summer Statement announcement

Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling said: “The Chancellor’s ‘meal deal’ summer statement has given plenty of food for thought. “Although the ‘eat out to help out’ giveaway will grab the headlines, the most important focus of this announcement was about jobs....

Get Covid Confident with the AA’s FREE Scheme

AA COVID Confident The AA’s scheme supports the hospitality industry in re-establishing and rebuilding consumer confidence as parts of the UK come out of lockdown. It’s a FREE scheme and open to all hospitality establishments that pass the AA’s criteria....

Skills support for the workforce

The following information is provided by Dorset Skills Support for the Workforce from Serco. “As part of the Skills Support for the Workforce & Redundancy (SSW/SSR) project, Serco are funding a virtual workshop aimed at those people who have skills and...

FREE advertising with Wessex FM and Dorset Council

Welcoming customers back to the high street! Dorset Council and Wessex FM are excited to work together to help promote local Dorset businesses as we reopen our high streets. This project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and HM Government and is free...

British Chambers economic survey results

Dorset Chamber have supplied the results of the Q2 Quarterly Economic Survey (QES) by the British Chambers of Commerce. 7,700 firms across the UK contributed to the survey. The QES is regarded as the UK’s largest independent business survey and an accurate barometer...

WEYMOUTH’S ORIGINAL COFFEE TAVERN ACQUIRED

DJ Property of Weymouth has recently acquired the former Kingdom Hall, which adjoins the Old Town Hall on Weymouth’s historic High West Street, one of the towns oldest streets.   High West Street is located on the Weymouth side of the Town Bridge which historically...

New Chamber Member free online consultation

New Chamber Member – Weymouth Bay Reflexology If you’ve been struggling with stress during lockdown, Rowena Gledhill, reflexologist at Weymouth Bay Reflexology has just the solution you need – you can snap up a FREE online consultation by visiting...

Dorset Food and Drink member seeks new premises

Recently joined Chamber members Dorset food and Drink have opened up with their first market since lockdown. “It’s been a while, so with lockdown easing measures in place it was fantastic to catch up with producers at the Sherborne Independent Market. Social...

Royal praise for chambers of commerce

Dorset Chamber has hailed a personal message of support from the Queen today as a ‘huge morale boost’ for business. She praised the business support organisation for the contribution it is making with fellow chambers in helping firms, championing trade and rebuilding...

Covid 19 Projection Campaign

New members Light FX UK have been busy over the last few weeks working with the NHS and our members Medisave to deliver some eye-catching visuals on their buildings.  The NHS permitted us to project huge messages of support on to both Dorchester and Yeovil Hospitals. ...

Albert Goodman Advice

CORONAVIRUS JOB RETENTION SCHEME ———-  download the pdf AG1435 Flexible Furlough Scheme The Job Retention Scheme (JRS) ends on 30 June 2020 and will be replaced by the Flexible Furlough Scheme (FFS). The FFS will enable previously furloughed staff to...

Offer from new members Chesil Radio

It’s been a tough time for us all during this Lockdown and Chesil Radio has been there throughout this difficult time keeping people updated with everything in the South and South West Coastal Counties on our online not-for-profit radio station.  With the local news...

Edmundson Electrical PPE offers

Our new member Edmundson Electrical have made a generous start to their membership : Business members will all be looking to return back to work safely ensuring the wellbeing of their staff and customers when opening their doors and maintaining those safeguards for...

Weymouth College is a GOOD provider

Weymouth College is pleased to share with you that Ofsted have confirmed Weymouth College’s ‘Good’ provider grade some 5 years after we attained our first ‘Good’ grade. It is a fabulous achievement and massively important for the College’s staff, apprentices and...

Dorset welcomes top business leader

One of the UK’s top business leaders has praised Dorset Chamber members for helping to directly influence Government coronavirus policy. Dr Adam Marshall, who is director general of the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC), said concerns raised by Dorset firms had...

Weymouth College Virtual Open Day – 6th June

Campus may be temporarily closed so we can’t show you around in person – but you can still join us for our Virtual Open Day – 6th June – take an online campus tour, get details on all our courses, see what our current students have been doing,  make an online course...

Free Counselling and Advice available

Members here are offering individual and online counselling and advice Alison Fox Counselling Services Dorset  The ethos of my business is and always will be, to give a minimum of 10% of my time, free of charge, to people who are experiencing difficulties, with their...

Albert Goodman offer new guidance and support

Albert Goodman Accountants have constant new guidance on Linked In and twitter, as well as their own website.  We have the following webinar links here: Albert Goodman Charity-Webinar-Slides-5-May-2020 Albert Goodman Business Webinar slides 20 April AG guidance for...

Returning to Work? Medisave PPE for business

Gov.uk have issued guidelines for employers on the return to work. Food retailers and food markets, hardware stores, garden centres (from Wednesday 13 May) and certain other retailers can remain open. Other businesses can remain open and their employees can travel to...

Westfield School seek employers support.

Susie Jeffcott from the Westfield School is seeking guidance from employers as to what skill set was needed in order for students to gain employment (part time, full time, voluntary). “I wondered if there were any employers who could spare a bit of time to give...

An update from member Barclays Bank

At present the Weymouth branch is opening for the following trading hours: Monday 09:00 – 12:00 Tuesday 09:00 – 12:00 Wednesday 10:00 – 12:00 Thursday 09:00 – 12:00 Friday 09:00 – 12:00 Saturday 09:00 – 12:00 However the above hours are reviewed weekly and will be...

The Nook launches cocktail delivery service

DIVERSIFICATION- more businesses change their ways to cope. From our members the Dorset Echo: If you like pina coladas… you can get them delivered right to your door. A Weymouth cocktail bar has brought smiles to many faces in more ways than one. Like many...

Is your business in need of masks?

Our member Mickey Jones of DJ Property has advised us that one of his clients has a supply of face masks. Neil Foster from Gavan Catering Supplies says; “I have a large consignment of FFP1 Face Masks in the business which are certificated to the required...

New member Honey Asset Finance expanding

Honey Asset Finance is expanding and taking on a new Director Zach Mort who will be focusing on supporting the local business with both finance and re finance opportunities in this uncertain time. Demand across the business has been strong with many of our client...

Use our local media Dorset Echo and Wessex FM

FREE ECHO ADVERTISING HERE WessexFM has a Coronavirus message board: https://www.wessexfm.com/listings/coronavirus-messages/ This allows for businesses to announce what they’re doing (very much like the tea and cakes idea) but also supports charities and individuals...

Top Tips on Managing Property Disputes

Disputes affecting property, whether commercial, residential or agricultural, can be stressful, costly and very often, unnecessarily acrimonious. By following these five practical tips from the outset, our litigation team has found that the majority of property...

Handling company return to ‘normal’

Julia Calleja from our members LiveWell Dorset has the following tips in her link to her latest article. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/back-normal-julia-calleja The article is a precursor to a short half hour presentation which I hope will help companies look forward...

The Pet Experience emergency deliveries

Self – isolating as you’re over 70 or in an at-risk group? Know some who is and they’re wondering how to get their pet food supplies over the coming months? WPCC members – The Pet Experience extended free delivery service for Weymouth, Portland...

Dorset Hospital Charity Appeal

WPCC members Dorset County Hospital Charity has launched an appeal for financial support for the most important individuals at the hospital in the ongoing fight against Covid-19. To donate to the DCH Chartiy Covid-19 appeal visit...

Weyfish is open

Here is a really important notice from one of our Chamber Members. The fishing community need help and are of course business owners in their own right. A lot of them land their catch to Weyfish “Weyfish remains open 7 days a week. We are determined to remain open to...

Battens Employment Advice Lunch

Employment Advice Team There is such a thing as a free lunch Tuesday 24 March – Mansion House, Yeovil Thursday 26 March – The Gamekeeper, Charminster Employment law update – a review of developments in 2019 and what’s to come in 2020 In this session Dawn...

Weldmar Jurassic Coast Challenge

Weldmar’s annual Jurassic Coast Challenge! Stretching across the spectacular coastline of Dorset, Weldmar’s 13 mile or 26 mile trek. Register here. Starting at Durdle Door, our 26 mile trekkers will walk along the Jurassic coastline where at Worth Matravers the 13...

Businesses urged to be proactive on coronavirus

Dorset Chamber has urged businesses to take action to prepare for the potential impact of the coronavirus. It called for firms to consider contingency plans so they are ready for a wider outbreak or if the disease develops into a pandemic. The Chamber, Dorset’s...

Weldmar business partnerships

KAPOW! New for 2020! Have you got what it takes to be a Hospice Hero? Starts: 3rd May 2020 – 11:00 AM The KAPOW! course challenges you to run, climb, slide, duck and dodge as you take on our TEN unique obstacles. If you think you’re up to the challenge book your...

OH20: Aquaculture Expo to be held in Dorset

The One Health Consortium and sponsor Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership are organising the UK’s first OH20: Aquaculture Expo at Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, in March 2020. This fully-funded event provides a showcase for green/clean commercial UK...

Weymouth Food Festival

Weymouth Food Festival is coming to Lodmoor Country Park on Saturday the 1st (10 am – 7 pm) and Sunday the 2nd (10 am – 5 pm) of August 2020. Featuring a variety of artisan food/drink producers, arts and craft vendors, a live music stage, an events arena...

Can your business support Weldmar?

Businesses Download our Business Support Booklet (1MB) for all the details of how your business can support Weldmar Hospicecare! As well as raising vital funds and awareness for our charity, supporting Weldmar Hospicecare in your place of work can bring many benefits...

Battens HR Breakfast Forum

Weymouth HR Breakfast Forum  Forum Topic: HR Case Studies An open breakfast event for HR Managers and business owners sponsored by Battens Solicitors and Rubicon Recruitment Group. Led by Dawn Gallie, Head of Employment at Battens the session will be fully interactive...

Medisave develops on Weymouth site.

Big announcement from Chamber Members and locally founded company Medisave. Rather than thinking about moving they intend to extend their already pretty large premises and remain firmly within Weymouth & Portland. “This is fantastic news”, said WPCC...

70th anniversary year for the Dorset Chamber

Businesses hailed a landmark 70th anniversary year for the Dorset Chamber when the organisation held its annual meeting. Nearly 60 members – a record number in recent years – packed the event when officers were elected and the organisation’s ambitious business plan...

SafeWise development news.

SafeWise have now taken delivery of a police car, Coastguard vehicle, double decker bus, family car, substation and powerlines, beach and railway track. Huge thanks to Dorset Police, Coastguard, First Bus (above left, visited by Dorset Council Cabinet...

Dorset Chamber’s new Life Skills Project

Business people have volunteered to act as mentors to help transform the lives of disadvantaged youngsters in Dorset. They signed up for the scheme to offer guidance to young people in care, which is the first initiative to be organised under the Dorset Chamber’s new...

MKM Building supplies offers local discount

Here at MKM, we offer local businesses your own cash account for your employees to use, in return your employees get preferential rates on our full range of products, Landscaping, Plumbing and Heating, Electrical, Kitchens and Bathrooms. To be able to qualify for this...

Nettl Wall Art

We recently created a wall mural for Holy Trinity School featuring the children’s artwork scanned onto a 5m wall graphic…

Weldmar Hospicecare Christmas Fundraising

Christmas Hamper Campaign Why not make Weldmar Hospicecare a part of your festivities this Christmas? Our Christmas Hamper campaign is an easy way to raise money for your local hospice: Find a suitable box (perhaps an empty hamper or just any cardboard box wrapped in...

Scotty’s Little Soldiers Concert.

Seats are still available for this wonderful event at The Pavilion. Your host on the night will be President of the Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce Craig Oakes. Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting children & young people...
Hair and Scalp Specialist social media triumph

Hair and Scalp Specialist social media triumph

Last month our new member Nicki Cattel attended an award ceremony in Manchester. Nicki had been nominated and got through to the final 3 for Outstanding Trichologist of the year (Newcomer). It was judged on how a Newly Qualified Trichologist (under 5 years experience)...

Halloween for your business.

As we approach Halloween and Half Term holidays there may be some Chamber members planning some events/promotions to make the most of the influx of visitors Halloween Events Listings invitation to members to add their events to the list on Love Weymouth There’s no...

Upwey Wishing Well Christmas Party Menu

XMAS MENU WISHING WELL A5 2019 -BAOBAB[9179] CHRISTMAS PARTY MENU 2 courses £18-95 3 courses £24-95 TO START Roasted sweet potato and butternut squash soup, vegetables crisps (v) Smoked Loch Lamond salmon and cream cheese mousse, horseradish cream, pickled cucumber...
Bluebird Coaches celebrate 95 years business

Bluebird Coaches celebrate 95 years business

PRESS RELEASE 20TH SEPTEMBER 2019 BLUEBIRD COACHES TO HOST AN OPEN DAY TO CELEBRATE 95 YEARS IN BUSINESS Award winning Bluebird Coaches are hosting an Open Day on Sunday 29th September at Weymouth Football club grounds to celebrate 95 years in business. The Open Day...

Battens HR Breakfast Forum

Weymouth HR Breakfast Forum Forum Topic: Dealing with menopause in the workplace An open breakfast event for HR Managers and business owners sponsored by Battens Solicitors and Rubicon Recruitment Group. The session will focus on dealing with menopause in the...
Nantes raise £754 at recent volleyball event.

Nantes raise £754 at recent volleyball event.

Weldmar thank everyone at Nantes Solicitors Ltd for raising £754 at their recent beach volleyball tournament. Cherise and Zoe are seen here at the hospice last month and were shown how their support will make a difference. Weldmar look forward to taking part in next...
Dorset Business Club Lunch by Albert Goodman

Dorset Business Club Lunch by Albert Goodman

The Albert Goodman Insolvency and Business Recovery Services team would be delighted for you to join them at the Dorset Business Club lunch. With the success of these lunches currently held in Taunton, the team would like to extend the opportunity further afield to...
Dragon Boat Challenge and other Weldmar news.

Dragon Boat Challenge and other Weldmar news.

Can you help the Weldmar Summer raffle tickets at your place of work? Perhaps you can display them on your reception area or til point? Could you sell them to your colleagues in the office? Please contact fiona.hansford@weld-hospice.org.uk to receive your raffle pack,...
Nothe Fort Senior Volunteer opportunities

Nothe Fort Senior Volunteer opportunities

Senior Opportunities for Volunteers at Nothe Fort Nothe Fort is perhaps Weymouth’s most popular visitor attraction with 50,000 visitors a year. It is managed by eight paid staff and over 100 volunteers, and is an accredited museum. It is operated as a Charity by...

Dorset Ambassador Scheme

Visit Dorset worked with the National Coastal Tourism Academy to develop the Dorset Ambassador Scheme. They actively promote and encourage participation in this FREE online training scheme. Available to anyone who is interested in improving their own knowledge or the...

Dorset Business Economy Forum

Following the launch of the Dorset Chamber and Bournemouth University Economy Forum’s, Dorset Chamber are pleased to announce that the next date will be on 13th August 2019. These forums are for businesses, Chamber members and non-members alike. We invite...
Battens expands their Residential Property Team

Battens expands their Residential Property Team

Battens Solicitors are pleased to announce the appointment of Mo Byers to their Residential Property Team. Mo joins Battens as a Conveyancing Executive based in the Wareham office and is looking forward to supporting new and existing clients in the area. “I have...
Dorset Business Lunch Club with Albert Goodman

Dorset Business Lunch Club with Albert Goodman

The Albert Goodman Insolvency and Business Recovery Services team would be delighted for you to join them at the Dorset Business Club lunch. With the success of these lunches currently held in Taunton, the team would like to extend the opportunity further afield to...
Weymouth & Portland Pride Event

Weymouth & Portland Pride Event

After months of planning Weymouth & Portland Pride is only 2 weeks away and the full weekend line up has been released to coincide with International Pride Month. 26 -28 July 2019 The brand new and exciting Community event is being brought to the town due to a...
Weldmar’s Midnight Walk

Weldmar’s Midnight Walk

Weldmar’s Midnight Walk Come and join the 2019 Silver Spectacular Midnight Walk to celebrate their 25th Anniversary Sponsor The Weldmar Hospicecare Midnight Walk Headline Sponsor is WPCC members Weyline Taxis   Starts: 20th July 2019 – 9:00 PM Ends: 21st...
Weldmar announce Music by the Lake

Weldmar announce Music by the Lake

Music by the Lake at Kingston Maurward is sponsored by FGP Systems Ltd and supporting our members Weldmar Hospicecare. Featuring top UK tribute acts. About this Event Set in the stunning surroundings of Kingston Maurward, Music by the Lake is a tribute event not to be...
Weymouth and Portland Pride Event

Weymouth and Portland Pride Event

Weymouth & Portland Pride release full weekend Line Up to Celebrate International Pride Month After months of planning Weymouth & Portland Pride is only a month away and the full weekend line up has been released to coincide with National Pride Month. The...
Weldmar Hospice News

Weldmar Hospice News

GET INVOLVED £25 Challenge Frontline Recruitment, HSBC, and Magicard have signed up to take part in our £25 Challenge this month, to celebrate our 25th anniversary year. It’s not too late to join them! Please contact me on fiona.hansford@weld-hospice.org.uk if...
Dorset Chamber Business Awards 2019

Dorset Chamber Business Awards 2019

ENTER NOW 2019 CATEGORIES WHY ENTER? CELEBRATE YOUR BUSINESS The 25th Dorset Business Awards is officially open for entries. The awards will be bringing together businesses of all sizes and sectors to celebrate the expertise, talent and achievements of our business...

Battens HR Breakfast Forum

Forum Topic: Disciplinary Process & Employment Law Update For more information and to book your place, please click here An open breakfast event for HR Managers and business owners sponsored by Battens Solicitors and Rubicon Recruitment Group. The session will...

Businesses back care lifeline

Dorset Chamber has launched a groundbreaking fund to transform the life chances of disadvantaged young people in care. It has founded ‘Dorset Chamber Life Skills’ as one of the crowning initiatives of commemorations to mark its 70th anniversary in 2019. The fund will...

Speak up for business

Firms in Dorset are being urged to help make business’s voice heard in the corridors of power. The Dorset Chamber has opened its latest Quarterly Economic Survey (QES), to take the temperature of business and pinpoint key issues. Dorset responses will be added to...
New drink cafe opens at Zone Fitness Centre

New drink cafe opens at Zone Fitness Centre

Zone Fitness opened on 29th January 2018 at Avon Close, Granby Industrial Estate, Weymouth and since that date the biggest gym in the South West has gone from strength to strength with membership, which is now just under 2,000 members.  The gym & group exercise...
Weldmar’s Big Dorset Cuppa

Weldmar’s Big Dorset Cuppa

Big Dorset Cuppa Support Weldmar Hospicecare by coming to a Big Dorset Cuppa event! Book here Starts: 24th June 2019 – 9:00 AM Ends: 30th June 2019 – 8:00 PM Every cup counts! The Big Dorset Cuppa is a well-loved, Weldmar community event, and it’s back for...
Advanced Excel course at Weymouth College

Advanced Excel course at Weymouth College

Advanced Excel This half day course is delivered at the Cranford Avenue site in Weymouth and covers how to create named ranges, auditing dynamic data, manipulating text, creating pivot tables and creating macros. The course costs £40 per person and places are limited....

Charity Business Volleyball Tournament

Sponsored and organised by Nantes Solicitors this event is a great fundraising and social networking opportunity for business. You certainly don’t have to be skilled at volleyball. The chosen charity is the WPCC Presidents charity Weldmar.  The event will have a...

Batten’s Newsletter

Battens Newsletter Keeping you up to date Welcome to our Battens Solicitors newsletter. In this issue we cover a range of articles from choosing Executors to Property Dispute Resolution. We hope there will be something of interest for you: Who to Choose? School...
Weldmar’s Colour Run

Weldmar’s Colour Run

Weldmar’s Colour Run Take part in Dorset’s Brightest Weekend! Starts: 11th May 2019 – 11:30 AM Ends: 11th May 2019 – 4:00 PM Lodmoor Country Park Weymouth DT4 7SX Dorset’s Brightest Colour Run is back for 2019 and it also sees the return of 10 crazy...
Weldmar’s £25 Challenge

Weldmar’s £25 Challenge

In celebration of Weldmar’s 25th anniversary year, we are encouraging teams from local businesses to raise as much money as they can from £25, which will be presented to you by us. We would love for you, or a representative from your organisation, to come along...

Weymouth HR Breakfast Forum by Battens

Forum Topic: Employment Law Update An open breakfast event for HR Managers and business owners sponsored by Battens Solicitors and Rubicon Recruitment Group. The session will focus on current employment law developments and recent case law. Forum Details Time: 8:30 am...

Battens HR Breakfast Forum

Weymouth HR Breakfast Forum Forum Topic: Employment Law Update An open breakfast event for HR Managers and business owners sponsored by Battens Solicitors and Rubicon Recruitment Group. The session will focus on current employment law developments and recent case law....
Spring Statement detail by Albert Goodman

Spring Statement detail by Albert Goodman

Amidst all the Brexit debates the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, presented his second Spring Statement on Wednesday 13 March 2019. In his speech the Chancellor provided an update on the economy and responded to the Office for Budget Responsibility forecasts. In addition...

Dorset Chamber Business Focus Magazine

Particularly worth mentioning is an IT Technolgy and AV day at AFC Bournemouth towards the back of the magazine on 20th March. This also includes free lunch and tour of the ground. Page 62-63 www.avtechday.co.uk to register for...

Online Marketing Events

THE Dorset Echo is running another series of its free seminars in how businesses can benefit from online marketing. The sessions aim to cut through the jargon and present the subject in a way that appeals to those with limited knowledge. They cover subjects such as...
The Pet Experience sponsor Weldmar Dog Show

The Pet Experience sponsor Weldmar Dog Show

The Pet Experience, have recently come on board as the main sponsor for the Weldmar annual Dog Show, which takes place on the 29th June. The Weymouth based pet store is not only supporting the event financially but also donating items for the events goody bags,...
Weldmar Charity partnership

Weldmar Charity partnership

Weldmar, Chamber members, are delighted to be working with Dorset Tea as one of their chosen charities. This month Fiona Hansford met with their brand manager Ginette, to put in place some plans for the year ahead. Dorset Tea is celebrating their 10th anniversary as...
Dorset Chamber Business Awards seek sponsors

Dorset Chamber Business Awards seek sponsors

25th Dorset Business Awards is set to return on Thursday 28th November at the Bournemouth International Centre. The awards are firmly established as the leading business celebration on the south coast and they are extremely important to the business community. They...
Echo Industry Awards 2019

Echo Industry Awards 2019

Celebrating the superb section of industry in our area with the 2019 Dorset Echo Industry Awards to highlight the many companies, across myriad sectors, which make such a huge contribution to our economy –  tell the Echo the businesses that make living in Dorset...
The Pet Experience sponsors for Weldmar event.

The Pet Experience sponsors for Weldmar event.

Longstanding WPCC members, The Pet Experience, are currently working with fellow members Weldmar Hospicecare and have recently confirmed as the main sponsor for their annual Dog Show, which takes place on the 29th June at Joseph Weld Hospice. The Weymouth based pet...
Visit Dorset Event Meet the Experts

Visit Dorset Event Meet the Experts

Chamber members are invited to join the Visit Dorset team to hear from a range of tourism experts for an insight into how to get the best out of your business.  This afternoon event gives you the opportunity to find out about Visit Dorset’s latest activities and...
Basepoint Weymouth

Basepoint Weymouth

Our members Basepoint Weymouth have meeting room space available Book by the hour, 1/2 day or full day for up to 10 people Call 01305 767675 for more details Basepoint Weymouth comprises 31 self-contained business units and is located within walking distance of...
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work – College Course

Food Safety Course at Weymouth College

Food Safety in Catering Level 2 Dates: 11th February 2019 Times: 9:00-16:00 Duration: 1 day Refreshments & Lunch provided Venue: Weymouth College Course content : This one-day course is an excellent introduction to food safety in catering and will benefit all...
Albert Goodman Weymouth Construction Seminar

Albert Goodman Weymouth Construction Seminar

Albert Goodman are hosting a FREE construction breakfast seminar on 27 Feb. Cllr Jeff Cant from @WPBCouncil will give an update on actual and planned construction around Weymouth and bacon baps are included! Register Event Information Hear the panel of experts give an...
New Weymouth Tourist Information Centre

New Weymouth Tourist Information Centre

We are delighted to announce the opening of a new Tourist Information Centre, forming part of our new office on 3 King St in Weymouth. We are located just yards from Weymouth Beach and The Jubilee Clock Tower. We invite anyone who wants to advertise their tourist...
Wessex FM Big Weymouth Walkies!

Wessex FM Big Weymouth Walkies!

Bring your four legged friends to the special beach event Join Wessex FM & Dave Cumber Vets on Weymouth Beach on Sunday 14th April at 10:30am for Wessex FM’s Big Weymouth Walkies! This is the last Sunday that you’ll be able to take dogs along the full...

Weymouth Business Exchange invitation to WPCC

WEBX – Weymouth Business Exchange, are holding a networking business breakfast on Tuesday 22nd January at 7.15am – 9am located at Weymouth Pavilion. WEBX would like to invite members of the Weymouth and Portland Chamber who are eligible to attend at a...

Nothe Tavern celebrate Top Chef collaboration

The Nothe Tavern are pleased to celebrate one year of Chef Chris Wheeler working with the team.  His experience as Catey’s Chef of the year 2016 and being Head Chef of five star Stoke Park with 3AA Rosette restaurant, Humphry’s has given the Nothe Tavern a real...

Battens HR Forum

Don’t miss out, places still available. Click HERE to RSVP Weymouth HR Breakfast Forum Forum Topic: Staff retention and work/life balance An open breakfast event for HR Managers and business owners sponsored by Battens Solicitors and Rubicon...

New Cafe SafeWise is a family affair

Sarah Allan from Weymouth is the proud operator a new cafe which has opened at SafeWise learning village and community centre on Radipole Lane. She found out about the Cafe SafeWise opportunity from firefighter husband Dave at the fire station next door. He was part...
School dinners have never tasted so good!

School dinners have never tasted so good!

Dorset catering company, Local Food Links (LFL), has served up millions of school meals since it was founded in 2006 and has recently moved into brand new business premises at Unit C7, Link Park in Chickerell, Weymouth creating 7 full time local jobs. The unit has...
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