Business

All the latest Purbeck business news, events and gatherings featuring the area’s most exciting and innovative companies.

Simon Smith and Leila Jundi of HSBC UK with the International Business of the Year award won by Neal’s Yard Remedies.

Neal’s Yard in awards spotlight

DORSET success story Neal’s Yard Remedies has been named International Business of the Year at the prestigious Solent 250…

Kate Brooks, partner and head of employment at Ellis Jones Solicitors

Bosses and staff alerted to higher statutory pay rates

A RAFT of new increases to statutory pay rates has come into force, employment experts at a Swanage law…

Shaun Pettitt, the new MD of Wyatt Homes

Purbeck man unveiled as housing developer’s first external MD

A DORSET housing firm has appointed an external managing director for the first time in its history. Wyatt Homes, based…

Sunseeker received the award at an event on May 18

Dorset firm recognised for support to on-call firefighters

A DORSET firm has been recognised by the fire service for its support to on-call firefighters. Sunseeker International Ltd, based…

The Kings Arms in Langton Matravers. Picture: Google

Plan for new kitchen and retention of shop at Purbeck village pub

CATERING at a village pub could soon get a boost in the form a new kitchen. The Kings Arms, in…

Staff at Ellis Jones Solicitors took part in a Lunch & Learn session with Dorset Mind during Mental Health Awareness Week

Swanage solicitors tackle challenge of ‘managing stressful conversations’

MANAGING stressful conversations was the topic at a special session for Swanage solicitors. Staff at Ellis Jones Solicitors marked Mental…

The Sapling, in East Street, Blandford, has closed down

Landmark Blandford gift shop The Sapling closes for final time

A GIFT shop in Blandford has closed for the last time. The Sapling, in East Street, has been run by…

Martha Searle, Ali Shah, Beverley Cross, Chief Executive Officer Caroline Cooban, Louise Jones, Jon Beal PHOTO: Talbot Village trust

New faces at Talbot Village Trust to help Dorset charities

By dorsetbiznews.co.uk THE Talbot Village Trust, which provides £1 million in grants each year to charities working to improve the…

Ian Girling, Dorset Chamber chief executive; Caron Khan, president, and Shevaun Haviland, BCC director general PHOTO: Dorset Chamber

Business leader cautiously upbeat at Dorset Chamber lunch event

A NATIONAL business leader has predicted a ‘choppy’ yet positive year ahead. Shevaun Haviland, director general of the British Chambers…

Ballard Down Stores, in Redcliffe Road, Swanage, is set to close. Picture: Google

Swanage shop set to close, as house plan submitted

A SWANAGE shop could be converted to a house if plans are approved, as one of the owners suffered…