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Dorset Gateway, Dorset LEP’s business growth hub, is refreshing its Business Directory and invites the region’s business community, of all sizes and in any sector, to register and feature on their free online platform. In an effort to further support small businesses during this latest lockdown period, Dorset Gateway is also encouraging local retail, hospitality and tourism businesses that continue to operate to register as part of a regional #StillOpen campaign.

The regional #StillOpen campaign encourages local residents to shop locally and help Dorset businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19, and kick start’s a move for shoppers to support local businesses in the run up the festive period and into the new year.

Finn Morgan, Business Engagement & Dorset Gateway Manager, said: “Our business directory provides an up to date register of Dorset’s businesses for organisations to promote their goods and services to suppliers, investors, other businesses and most importantly, customers.

“As businesses experience the impact of another lockdown and prepare for ongoing restrictions, many have changed or are changing the way they provide their goods and services. We’re committed to supporting them by providing this platform and encouraging people to shop locally.”

The team at Dorset Gateway, delivered in partnership with Dorset Chamber, is fully updated on the latest government and local support available to help Dorset’s business community respond and recover from the impacts of COVID-19 and prepare for exiting the EU. Their successful, free, bid-writing support service is also available to businesses seeking R&D/innovation funding. Should you, or someone you know, benefit from some guidance and advice contact us now.


Register for free now for your business to feature in Dorset Gateway’s revitalised and refreshed business directory

Paul Appleby
Author: Paul Appleby