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“Suzannah and the Dorset gateway team were wonderful, the knowledge and insight was truly focused to our needs. They weren’t only supremely organised they were well researched in what we wanted too – so effected introductions and a plan for those that may be able to help within a day or two – very impressive. This is a hugely valuable service that we need to grow and keep”.

Russ Taplin – Consultant – Max Eco


“Suzannah could not have been nicer and made me feel very welcome. She took time to understand my project and encouraged some connections that might be helpful to me. She has stayed in touch and I know I can take things back to her as my work evolves. I look forward to opportunities that might enable me to learn from local business in the quest for better healthcare delivery.”

Sally Sheppard – NHS Clinical Entrepreneur at Poole Hospital Foundation Trust – Specialist Physiotherapist in Women’s and Men’s Health


“The Dorset Gateway service has given me contacts and leads I wouldn’t have otherwise found”

Chris Galley – Entrepreneur – Tubmarine


“The Dorset Gateway team are amazing, I loved all the tips given within our meeting. The service can not only help signpost to certain finding streams but also recommend best practises, share tips on business and support you and your business all the way through – so you can grow steadily. It is a great help for any business owner.”

Anna Klesse – Owner – Numedia House Photography


“Meeting with The Dorset Gateway has dramatically raised our awareness of the local people and organisations that can help our business grow.

What’s more – the avenues we have been directed towards are specific to our business as a bespoke manufacturer, and tailored for our needs. Surrounding yourself with people who want you to succeed is good business practice; and that’s exactly who the Dorset Gateway are.”

Morgan Leadbitter – Director – Nunet Solutions


“Suzannah and Tom at the Dorset Gateway have been fantastic in helping guide me to really useful training, services and contacts to help me grow my business. They really listen to you and their passion to make Dorsets Businesses more successful is infectious.”

Jon Jones – Owner – Leaf Consulting


“Dorset Gateway and in particular Suzannah Kennedy have been an amazing support to me and my business. Not only did Suzannah provide me with some 121 time where she got to know what I do, what my current issues, she was able to provide me with lots of advice and support. As well as this she thought of when she was talking to one of her contacts and now I have a new client from it. It is really refreshing to have a group out there who are really supporting you and actually putting business your way. Thank you so much”

Sarah Hickling – Owner – Your Time Coaching


“The Dorset Gateway was very helpful indeed, they knew exactly what support was available and how to access it.”

Declan O’Toole – Business Owner and Entrepreneur – Bring Back Lunch


“Wow!! thanks for all the contacts/information really appreciate your time in providing us with so much information. I will definitely be reaching out to a few, if not all of the recommendations you have provided. I think we will also be look at becoming members of the chamber to help with networking and raising our profile as a Dorset business.”

Owen Brolan and Amy Miles – Regal Holiday Homes


“The Dorset Gateway is a great service run by people who are passionate about what they are doing and genuinely able to help”

Barry Kick – Evolve


“If you’re thinking of using Dorset Gateway’s free service, I’d highly recommend it. Suzannah and the team are really friendly, knowledgeable and will steer you in the right direction of resources and contacts that would be useful to move your business forward at the right time for you. Don’t delay, book an appointment today, after all it’s free!”

Louise Jones – Owner and founder – Food for Thought Cookery School


“Thank you for taking the time to truly get to grips with our unique business structure and future growth needs.

Your support, guidance & clarity are instrumental in helping us navigate various Government funding opportunity mazes.

Companies, whatever size, would highly benefit from your clear & concise local knowledge and expertise.”

Guy Dix – Engineering Manager – Ishida Europe, Poole


“I think the Dorset Gateway Service is great. The DCCI are perfectly placed to offer the service and I have valued having it to draw on. Aside from feeling more ‘connected’ to the DCCI, it’s been incredibly useful for sign-posting the help and support available to businesses across the county.”

Jacqui Purdy – Executive Coach – Here to There


“Thank you for mentioning hashtag#livewelldorset and for helping businesses connect across the region. I’m enjoying the networking opportunities that DCCI are providing. Thank you for your advice and ideas.”

Julia Calleja – Business Development Lead – LiveWell Dorset


“I have found it very helpful having the Dorset Gateway business support available as a member service. It is not always easy to explain the niche consultancy service I provide for local businesses and it makes a massive difference having someone who listens with interest.  This is an invaluable service that assists me to help local businesses benefit fully from the government’s very generous innovation tax incentives.”

Rob Sowdon – Consultant – Business Tax Enabler


“I would recommend the Dorset Gateway to anyone starting a new business or wanting to promote their existing one. The advice and support I have received from them has been remarkable, it exceeded my expectations. Their friendly, impartial and professional approach is also to be noted”

Roberto Curiel – Director and Founder – Curiel Kitchen Designs


“The Gateway Service provides a great way to establish new links with local businesses that would be hard to discover by other means.”

 Paul Garlick – Tourbillion Technologies


“Incredibly friendly and helpful, I’d have not been able to get to the position that my business is in now without their direction. Much appreciated”

Dan Best – The Calibre Gym Ltd


“Thank you for taking the time to meet with me. It was so helpful and has motivated me to get all of my thoughts down on paper, to give me some clarity as to what I want to achieve and work on. Thank you also for the follow up email.

I am so very grateful for the help and support you have given me. It really has been invaluable”

Michelle Klepacz – Sculpted Bakes


“I went into the meeting with Suzannah with an open mind. I came away with a mind buzzing with possibility. Suzannah had such a broad depth of knowledge, coupled with some new and exciting ideas for moving forward with my new business ideas. I feel very excited by what is possible.”

Octavia Hampton – Eyesleepy.com


“Our meeting was excellent, thank you very much for your help. The information and links you have provide me, were really interesting and helpful. It is a beautiful job you do, congratulations. Thank you again”

Juliana Martins Pedrassoni – Pastel Club UK


“It was lovely to meet you and very helpful to talk things through. Thank you very much for all your research and for signposting me to these resources and organisations. It is really encouraging that there is so much support and plenty of opportunities to explore!”

Lucy Vierbergen

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