Business

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Ian Girling, chief executive officer of Dorset Chamber, at the awards

Best in the county crowned at Dorset Business Awards

THE best of Dorset business was honoured at a glittering awards ceremony – which returned for the first time…

Partners at Ellis Jones Solicitors have been rated highly in the Legal 500 guide

Dorset lawyers named among the best in legal ‘bible’

A DORSET-based law firm has been named among the elite in the legal profession’s ‘bible’. Ellis Jones Solicitors, which has…

The enormous cruise liners at Portland Port

Huge vessels see record-breaking day at Portland Port

PORTLAND Port welcomed the vessels with a combined size of more than 65 metres on a record-breaking day. The docking,…

Horseys, in North Street, Wareham, has closed after 49 years. Picture: Google

Wareham gift shop Horseys closes down after 49 years

A LANDMARK Wareham store has closed after almost five decades serving shoppers. Horseys giftware shop, in North Street, shut for…

The plan could see McDonald's, Starbucks and more open near Bere Regis. Pictures: Godwin Developments/Dorset Council

McDonald’s and Starbucks could be coming to Bere Regis if plans are approved

PLANS for three drive-thru restaurants and another eatery – which could house McDonald’s, Popeyes and Starbucks – on the…

From left; MSP Capital colleagues Lucy Green and Louise Garner, members of the firm’s community committee; receptionist Georgina Newman, who led on its installation; and Melissa Parker, office manager and people advisor

New defibrillator in Poole used 48 hours after installation

A POTENTIALLY life-saving device was used within 48 hours of its installation in Poole. Property finance firm MSP Capital, through…

Two Rivers Refill, in Christchurch, is closing at the end of October

Christchurch zero-waste shop to close at end of October

A ZERO-waste shop in Christchurch is to close amid falling sales. The store, in The Saxon Centre, has been offering…

Dorset Police have launched a probe into Initiative Property management Ltd

Police launch fraud probe into Dorset property management firm

A PROPERTY management firm that operates in the Christchurch and Poole areas is being investigated by police. Detectives from Dorset…

Locations such as Swanage seafront and the main beach car park are set for concessions

Concessions at Swanage spots open for ‘expressions of interest’

A NUMBER of commercial opportunities are open in Swanage – with people being urged to express their interest. Opportunities from…

Dayna Rodrigues has qualified as an employment law solicitor with regional law firm Ellis Jones

Ellis Jones solicitor qualifies into employment law team at Dorset firm

A TRAINEE solicitor at Dorset law firm Ellis Jones has qualified. Dayna Rodrigues has qualified into the employment law team,…