Update from Dorset LEP

DORSET LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) has held a series of public consultation events across the county, enabling businesses and stakeholders to input and influence the development of Dorset’s LIS. These events have discussed various challenges for Dorset such as house price affordability, connectivity, climate change, talent retention, social mobility and […]

Shock election result for South West

Dorset Council has released the results for the European Election. The county – part of the South West region – has elected six Members of the European Parliament (MEP). Over 41% of Dorset Council residents voted on 23 May. The newly formed Brexit party achieved the majority with their elected […]

Five-day skills workshop: Training the next generation of lawyers and accountants

Social Mobility Business Partnership (SMBP) is inviting local businesses to a ‘Meet and Greet’ session with local A-Level students from low income/underprivileged backgrounds. The session will take place on Thursday 8 August  2019 at Dorchester Community Church in Poundbury and include those students who have been participating in a five-day skills development […]

An evaluation of High Street Heritage Day 2018

As part of a part of Dorset Architectural Heritage Week and the Europe-wide Heritage Open Days initiative, High West and High East streets were closed to traffic for a day in September to celebrate High Street Heritage Day which enabled people to enjoy the high streets without traffic. Shire Hall […]

Our year in pictures

Below is a short video of Our year in pictures – demonstrating a few of the Chamber’s achievements and event highlights during 2018, which we hope you will enjoy. The video will first be screened at our annual President’s Breakfast hosted by Athelhampton House and Gardens on Tuesday 11th December.