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 […]

The Chamber joins the plastic-free campaign

Plastic-free Dorchester was the theme of Dorchester Chamber’s February networking breakfast at The Dorford Centre in Dorchester. The breakfast – hailed as a huge success – was attended by Mayor, Cllr David Taylor, more than 80 chamber members and our special guests, the children from Damers First School. Radio Solent […]

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 […]

The President’s breakfast . . . in pictures

To celebrate the holidays and to round up the year, the annual President’s Breakfast was at Athelhampton House – providing a picturesque Tudor venue and beautiful setting for the Christmas celebrations. Our Christmas breakfast featured a performance by the New Hardy Players who sang Victorian carols in the great hall. Thank you to Porter Dodson, who sponsored the event. […]