Tuesday 14th May 2024 from 7:45 – 9am at Found, Trinity Street, Dorchester sponsored by Even Keel Solutions.  


Chamber News

New legislation has expanded rights for employees around flexible working.

Several changes to employment law took effect from 6 April 2024 covering expanded rights for employees around flexible working, paid and unpaid leave, and protection from redundancy during parental leave.

These changes come from several pieces of legislation passed in the last two years, mostly Private Members’ Bills which have passed with Government support and related secondary legislation. 

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Access to finance challenge for small businesses

Accessing finance is becoming more difficult for a large number of SMEs, according to new data.  

Around half (49%) of business surveyed who accessed finance felt that getting funding had become more challenging over the past three years.  Only 13% said it was getting easier.

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Major package of reforms to support small businesses

Prime Minister to announce major reform package to boost apprenticeships and cut red tape for thousands of small businesses. Setting out a major package of reforms to support businesses to deliver more apprenticeship places, cut red tape for SMEs and leverage more private investment in female founders.

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Members News

Five ways you could tackle workplace stress in your business

The HR Dept Central Dorset and South West Wiltshire look at 5 ways you could tackle workplace stress. 

A little bit of pressure in people’s work lives is generally a good thing. It creates a sense of urgency to get things done, can push people out of their comfort zone to achieve more than they thought possible of themselves, plus it makes life a little more interesting.

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Headland HR celebrates two years in business

Headland HR, a Dorset based consultancy providing strategic HR, Mediation, and Coaching services to clients across the South, has recently celebrated two years in business.
“It has been quite a journey since starting the Company back in March 2022.  As my fellow business owners will know”.

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Dorchester Chamber for Business

The Dorchester Chamber plays an active role in the town and surrounding area helping to promote local business and enterprise.

Our aim is to help local businesses work together to help each other and boost trade.
However we are only as strong and influential with the support of local commerce.