Business

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

The Norwegian Dawn cruise ship at Portland. Picture: Portland Dock

Cruise ship’s early arrival gives Dorset economy a much-needed boost

RESTAURANTS, bars and shops got a welcome boost when a cruise ship docked for longer than expected. Due to poor…

The application would see 45 High Street returned to a private dwelling completely

Swanage hostel could close – and be returned to private home

BACKPACKERS could have one less place to stay in Swanage if plans to change the use of a town-centre…

John Bell, known as ‘John the Fish’, with his wife Sally at Bell’s Famous Fisheries in Wimborne PHOTO: Dorset Biz News

‘John the Fish’ 30 years in the business

By dorsetbiznews.co.uk HE’S one of Dorset’s great food characters known to his loyal customers – some stretching back half a…

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care’s new base at Swanage Methodist Church will be used by the clinical nursing and fundraising teams

Hospice opens new office in heart of town

LEWIS-MANNING Hospice Care has opened a new Swanage office hub which will be located at Swanage Methodist Church, with…

Clockwise from left; Lucy Shuker, Nick Varney and Duncan Sharkey

King’s Birthday Honours: Full list of Dorset, Wiltshire and Somerset

ONE of Britain’s most successful tennis players, a care campaigner and the chief executive of Somerset Council are among…

The plan aims to outline proposals and guide development of Swanage seafront. Picture: Dorset Coast Forum

Draft Swanage Seafront Masterplan to be revealed next week

A NEW masterplan outlining a future vision for Swanage seafront will be unveiled next week. A draft of the Swanage…

Winners with dignitaries at the 2023 Dorset Apprenticeship Awards (from left) Rod Davis from the Dorset and Somerset Training Provider Network, Superior Seals managing director Tim Brown, Dorset Chamber president Caron Khan, Nicky Sayers of Avon Magnetics, Katie Smith of BBD Boom, Dorset Chamber chief executive Ian Girling, Florence Hudson of JPP and HM Lord-Lieutenant of Dorset Angus Campbell

Awards celebrate top apprentices

TOP apprentices have been celebrated for their commitment, resilience and excellence at the Dorset Apprenticeship Awards. They claimed honours in…

Teams battle it out in a number of disciplines

Purbeck challenge sees teams take aim at charity fundraising total

A CHARITY challenge will see participants take aim at a large fundraising total for a worthy cause. The annual Country…

Ian Girling, Dorset Chamber’s chief executive, pictured centre, with speakers and sponsors at Kingston Maurward College

‘Excitement building’ for business festival

By dorsetbiznews.co.uk FIRMS are being urged to join in a three-day business festival being held by Dorset Chamber. The Dorset Business…

Debut Encore features a range of workspaces

Communal workspace has a tasty offer!

A NEW workspace café has opened in Dorchester. Debut Encore, at Brewery Square, opened on May 22, and features various…