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New call for businesses to put safety first

Businesses in Dorset are being urged to update their risk assessments to ensure workplaces are Covid safe for returning employees as government advice changes. The Dorset Chamber has warned that a wide range of new measures will need to be introduced to comply with …

Ouch Training adopts permanent blended learning sessions

National training company, Ouch, has launched a series of new training courses that are safely delivered face-to-face as …

Dolphin Centre shoppers pull together to provide food parcels

More than 2,000 food parcels have been given to vulnerable people and families across the county, from donations …

Changes ahead for all UK businesses that export or import

The UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020, and the transition period comes to an end in …

Asking employees to undertake alternative duties

The BBC recently reported that gift-shop employee Sandra Gilbert had quit her job after being asked to clean the toilets …

£100,000 granted to programmes tackling causes of crime

Fourteen organisations across Bristol, Portsmouth, Bournemouth, Southampton and south London have been chosen to receive a share of …

Focus Interviews

Battens’ Residential Specialist receives promotion

Battens Solicitors, one of the South West’s largest law firms, is celebrating the achievements of one of its …

Diverse Abilities hosts House of Commons reception

A reception, sponsored by The Lord and Lady Fellowes of West Stafford, was held at The House of …

HR and IT Firms Fight System Stress

Research by two Dorset Chamber members has inspired a fight against stress and inefficiency caused by poorly designed …

Talbot Village Trust donates to community hut

Talbot Village Trust has donated £3,670 towards the renovation of the Edmondsham village hut, in East Dorset, to …

Technology

Real estate focus for 3D virtual tours firm

A leading property consultancy has become the latest business to take advantage of 3D virtual tours produced by …

Dutton Gregory Supports New Community Initiative

Dutton Gregory Supports New Community Initiative In light of recent events, there has never been a more crucial …

Businesses need to tighten up cyber security as Coronavirus leads employees working from home

As coronavirus spreads around the world, businesses are urging their employees to work from home. While this proactive …

Luxurious penthouse apartments, MDU scheme

Living Home Tech, complete a MDU project for their developer client A beautiful project, completed with one of …

Education

Young Chamber Seeks Business Sponsors to Back Programme’s Dorset-Wide Focus

Dorset Chamber’s Young Chamber programme which helped c.16,000 students with careers and employability skills support last academic year, …

Over 2000 students to visit Big Bang @ Dorset Fair 2020

Dorset Council has confirmed that 2100 students from schools across Dorset are booked to attend the Big Bang …

St Edward’s National School Awards Shortlisting

St Edward’s School in Poole has been shortlisted in the ‘School of the Year’ category at the National …

Talbot Village Trust helps school with library bus

Talbot Village Trust has donated £17,000 to Malmesbury Park Primary School to support the final stages of its …

Export & Import

Let’s talk about…Customs Classification

Due to Brexit, from 1 January 2021, businesses will need to make customs declarations to move goods into …

New digital tools for exporters

Dorset Chamber, the accredited International trade documentation, advice and training service for Dorset are encouraging exporters to use …

HMRC accelerates 95,000 firms onto simplified import procedures

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has automatically registered 95,000 businesses for its simplified import procedures allowing most traders …

Export Documentation Service – Important update

The British Chambers of Commerce and the accredited Chamber Network continue to work to avoid a messy and …

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