Manufacturing

We 'wanted to see it go to a good home' says MD Andrew following DP Seals acquisition

Dorset-based precision seal manufacturer DP Seals has been sold to Swedish multinational Lagercrantz in a deal supported by PKF Francis Clark and Frettens... READ MORE »

AUB awarded £1.6m for plastics research centre to help shape products of tomorrow – and the past

Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) has secured £1.6m funding from Research England to create a new centre for research into plastics innovation and curation. Experts... READ MORE »

Mar-Key Group goes for growth as Lester Aldridge advises founders on private equity investment

Lester Aldridge has advised the founders of Mar-Key Group on an investment from Alcuin Capital Partners to support their future ambitions. This latest investment comes as... READ MORE »

2023 was one of the most significant years in our history says Dorset success story Mar-Key Group

Dorset success story Mar-Key Group has hailed 2023 as one of the most significant in its 32-year history. The Christchurch-based temporary structure manufacturer has... READ MORE »

Proud moment as boatbuilder’s first apprentice and longest-serving employee celebrates 45th anniversary

Sunseeker International’s first apprentice and longest-serving employee has celebrated his 45th anniversary with the Poole-based boatbuilder. On his first day in 1978... READ MORE »

Lush channels its inner Willy Wonka with factory visit competition

In a move straight out of a Roald Dahl book, Lush has launched a competition which will see winners given a behind-the-scenes tour of its Dorset factory. Lush has hidden... READ MORE »

Newest graduates from the Boat Building Academy launch craft

The most recent group of graduates from the Boat Building Academy launched their hand-built craft into Lyme Regis harbour. Cheered on by the watching crowds, the new... READ MORE »

Two South Coast drinks producers fly the flag for British beverages in Serbia

Hampshire-based Hattingley Valley Wines and Pothecary Gin from Dorset have been flying the flag for British beverages in Serbia. The two companies were chosen to... READ MORE »

Christchurch-based Mar-Key Group eyes next stage of growth following equity investment

Mar-Key Group, the Christchurch-based temporary structure manufacturer, has secured private equity investment from Alcuin Capital Partners LLP. With a number of recent... READ MORE »

HSBC backing takes Dorset's Mar-Key Group to the next level

Dorset-based Mar-Key Group, known for its marquee offering at the Royal Ascot and Wimbledon, has increased its capacity and potential for growth with a new office and... READ MORE »