Members’ News

Members’ News

  • Support Thomas Hardye’s new conference venue Thomas Hardye School recently received a grant to build a new dining room with an outdoor seated balcony area overlooking Maiden Castle with seating for 450 people.  The grant covers the building work but not the furnishings, which is estimated will cost another £80,000. To showcase the facility, they are holding a black-tie ball on Saturday ...
  • An opportunity at Dorset County Show Dorset County Show (7-8th September) would like to promote Dorchester businesses by creating a dedicated trade avenue called Dorchester Street, which has been designed to celebrate the town and showcase some of the wonderful businesses on offer. Although unable to offer discounts for Chamber members, anyone exhibiting on Dorchester Street will receive a 50% discount on ...
  • Successful Women Awards are now open Successful Women in Business are seeking nominations for their annual awards. Launched on International Women’s Day, the awards have 10 categories ranging from Business Mother to New Business and Women in Engineering. Recognition is so important as many women in business often have caring roles alongside a stressful, demanding workload and SWIB wants to celebrate their ...
  • Breakfast to celebrate National Apprenticeships Week More than 60 businesses were represented at our latest Networking Breakfast held in partnership with Weymouth College to mark National Apprenticeship Week. Weymouth College sponsored and hosted the event at its The Avenue restaurant – demonstrating their dedication to developing the next generation of young chefs and restaurant staff.  The breakfast, attended by over 40 Chamber members, featured several success stories from current apprentices, while speakers ...
  • Nominate a business for DorsetECHO Industry Award DorsetECHO has opened nominations for their 2019 DorsetECHO Industry Awards to highlight the many companies, across myriad sectors, which make such a huge contribution to our economy. Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate those businesses that make living in Dorset even better. There are innovative industries, both big and small, from food to fashion, tourism to ...