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We are dedicated to providing high value services to our members to help their businesses grow and prosper

At Dorset Chamber of Commerce and Industry, we’ll support your business through first class services to help your business grow and prosper. We lead business in Dorset and connect businesses together through our membership. We have been doing this since 1949 and are fully accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce meaning we are able to provide a unique network with a local and nationally recognised and respected voice.

At the heart of what we do is hosting premier premier business events and training for our members. Our annual event’s calendar is full with high-value events all geared for building your network, raising your profile, improving your bottom line as well as addressing the key issues in our business community. Our events are varied, engaging and enjoyable and tailored for various levels within business. and available to all our members, are Our upcoming events can be viewed on our calendar page.

Our well-established International Trade Services team offer business support and advice on exporting for business growth to both seasoned and/ or new exporters and our expert and friendly team are available to assist your business with all your export requirements including documentation, payments, training and advice.

Investing in the future

The benefits of apprenticeships and traineeships are becoming increasingly obvious to Dorset businesses. It’s a fact that apprenticeships develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce and progressive businesses are now making them a key part of their future long-term strategy.

Dorset Business News

Business Partner News

Dolphin Shopping Centre Pedals 145 Miles In Aid Of Homeless Charity

Staff from the Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole took part in a 145-mile static cycle challenge which raised £163 for the homeless charity, Crisis. JLL, which is the managing agent for the Dolphin Shop …

Business Partner News

Bournemouth University local impact study update

Bournemouth University is an international university with a growing global reputation – an anchor and catalyst of the local economy. As well as being one of the largest employers in the region, 40% o …

Members News

Bournemouth’s Travel Shop Opened

Laurence Batlle, the Chief Executive Officer of public transport key player RATP Dev, visited Bournemouth to open Yellow Buses’ new Travel Shop. The French-headquartered company operates and maintains …

Members News

What’s the ONE thing that staff want most?

Possibly not what you think! Motivational speaker and leadership coach Peter Radford has been talking to leaders about how they motivate their staff. “Answers usually vary from, ‘We don’t!’ to various …

Upcoming Events

When: June 5, 2018

June Business Breakfast – Rick Stein

08:00 - 10:00

**Fully Booked**Join us on Tuesday 5th June for a facilitated breakfast networking session with a vi …

When: June 14, 2018

June Meet the Chamber – Banque & Bohem

17.30 - 19.15

If you are interested in joining the Chamber or you're looking to get the most out of your Membe …

When: June 29, 2018

Dorset Chamber Annual President's Lunch

12.00 - 15.30

The President's Lunch is one of Dorset Chamber's most prestigious events of the year and a d …

When: July 11, 2018

July Networking Lunch – RNLI College

12.00 - 14.30

Our July Networking Lunch will be held at the RNLI College, Poole, with grand sweeping views of Hole …