Published: April 13, 2022 | Updated: May 11, 2022

Biz Bites: Primmer Olds B.A.S, Kemps Solicitors, 3PB, Goadsby, Pitman Training & Groundworks

(Left to right): Georgia Hayward, Rose-Anna Liddiard and Hannah Bennett of Primmer Olds B.A.S take part in one of the month-long fundraising activities in aid of the Alzeimer’s Society.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

Property firm’s team go the extra mile for the Alzheimer’s Society

Staff from a firm of chartered surveyors went the extra mile in support of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Teams from the Wimborne and Southampton offices of Primmer Olds B.A.S racked up 1,065.5 miles and raised £617 in the month-long charity initiative.

It included walking, running, cycling and rowing with the initial target set at 900 miles, chosen to reflect the 900,000 people currently living with dementia in the UK.

Those taking part included Georgia Hayward, Assistant Surveying Executive, who lost her grandad to Alzheimer’s a few years ago, and Shirley Perkins, Surveying Executive. whose grandmother experienced dementia in later years.

Some colleagues also embarked on other charity challenges within the month including the Alzheimer’s Society’s Glow Portsmouth, a 5km walk along Southsea seafront to shine a light on dementia.

Director Duane Walker, pictured left, said it was important to choose a charity theme that would also positively benefit the workforce, both physically and mentally.

He said: ‘We’ve all been affected mentally over the last two years due to the pandemic.

“But being a keen runner, and someone who likes to stay active myself, I’m a strong believer that exercise can have a huge impact on one’s mental health, as well as the obvious physical benefits.”

The teams at both offices will be taking part in more charity efforts throughout the year, including volunteering to be a Dementia Friend during Dementia Action Week from May 16 until May 22.

Donations to the charity challenge are still welcome here.


Kemps Employment Solicitors partner with 3PB for mock tribunal

It will be just like the real thing with witnesses, cross-examinations, closing submissions and a judgement.

Christchurch-based Kemps Employment Solicitors is partnering with barristers’ chambers 3PB to host a live mock employment tribunal hearing.

It’s held on Tuesday May 3 at the Chewton Glen Hotel, New Milton, beginning at 9am.

Michelle Kemp, pictured left, Partner at Kemps Employment Solicitors, will be joined by colleague Kate Fretten and leading employment barristers, including Matthew Curtis, from 3PB, the third largest and one of the oldest chambers of barristers in the UK.

Michelle said: “This training session is designed to give a constructive insight into how employment tribunals work, as well as pointers regarding how to avoid common pitfalls and present your business in the best way possible to defend a claim.

“It will be extremely informative and an excellent opportunity to prepare should you find yourself in this situation.

“There are multi-faceted reasons why any employer could find themselves facing a tribunal, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE claims, or whistleblowing.”

The cost to attend the mock tribunal is £85.00 per delegate (including VAT) and includes refreshments and lunch.

Places are limited and available on a first come first served basis.

To register please email


Goadsby Commercial keep delivering with a raft of lettings and sales

Goadsby Commercial has announced a number of successful lettings – and a sale – in Poole and Bournemouth:

  • Acting on behalf of Saint-Gobain, Goadsby has sold 4/4A Sharp Road off Alder Hills, Poole, to a local investor.

The property, previously occupied by Graham Plumbers Merchant, had a quoting price of £1.1 million plus VAT.

It comprises a 14,082 sq ft industrial/warehouse unit with trade counter with an  internal eaves height of 3.2-3.7m, two loading doors and a fenced and gated rear loading area.

Chris Wilson, Director, Goadsby, pictured right, said: “With so few freehold industrial/warehouse properties currently available, we had substantial interest from both owner occupiers and investors, all of whom were attracted by the strength of the location.

“The purchaser will now carry out a programme of improvement works and aims to market the property to let at a rental of £100,000 per annum exclusive.”

  • Acting on behalf of a private client, Goadsby has let the First Floor, 7 Trinity, 161 Old
    Christchurch Road, Bournemouth.

The first floor office is approximately 806 sq ft and has three car parking spaces as well as shared male and female toilets and a kitchenette.

Joshua Adamson, of Goadsby Business Space, said: “We were pleased to agree a letting to We Are With You.

“They are already located in one of the offices at Trinity and were looking for more office space in Bournemouth to expand.”

  • Acting on behalf of Ankers & Rawlings Developments Ltd, Goadsby and Nettleship Sawyer have let Units 1 and 2, The Concept Centre, Innovation Close, Poole.

The units are situated within the heart of the established Yarrow Road/Tower Park commercial area with access close to the A3049 Dorset Way and have a gross internal area of approximately 5,878 sq ft.

The premises were let to DB Foods Ltd, a wholesale meat supplier to the butchery and food service industry.


New bursery will fund up to 100 per cent of digital skills training

Pitman Training Bournemouth has partnered again with the charity Groundworks to offer a new Digital Skills Bursary.

It followed last year’s successful Bounce Back Bursary.

That helped 20 people in Dorset to gain qualifications for roles such as legal secretary, medical receptionist and administrative assistant.

Calum Hales, Centre Manager, pictured left, said: “With this new Digital Skills grant we can now help people in our local community by being able to fund up to 100 per cent of the cost of their training with us.

“It will help people gain digital skills to be able to apply for new job positions and boost our local economy,

“We are focusing on people who are unemployed, or receiving Universal Credit, or whose job and career has been affected negatively by the pandemic and need to re-train.

“We view this as a great opportunity for ourselves at Pitman Training.

“With this grant we can have a direct impact in helping people in our community.”

More details at; phone 01202 031712 or email