Retail

What a job: Jim tastes – or drinks – up to 1,000 wines every year (and he does it just for you!)

Jim Dawson lives, breathes but, above all, drinks wine. In fact, he’s tasted or drunk everything he sells in his independent... READ MORE »

More jobs axed as joint administrators confirm preparations begin to close all 23 Beales stores

All 23 Beales stores – including Poole – are now set to be closed while a further 20 job losses have been announced... READ MORE »

Garden centre group expands to five sites after acquiring business which includes a bird park

A Dorset garden centre group is now the owner of one of the largest independent tourist attractions in the south east. Haskins... READ MORE »

Bowie fan goes on a Fantastic Voyage with son after acquiring ‘dream’ record shop in Poole

Mark Northey has always loved music with a passion – but especially David Bowie. From the age of eight and his first record... READ MORE »

Plans confirmed to close Beales’ flagship Bournemouth store within eight weeks

Beales’ flagship Bournemouth store will be no more within eight weeks. The joint administrators of the department store... READ MORE »

Jenny tastes success after winning promotion to catering manager at busy garden centre

A busy catering team which is responsible for just over a fifth of the turnover at a Dorset garden centre has a new manager.... READ MORE »

First redundancies announced at Beales as joint administrators confirm 32 jobs to be cut

Thirty two job losses have been announced at Beales’ head office in Bournemouth. They’re the first since the 139-year-old... READ MORE »

N-ice work: Lindsay’s trip to Thailand results in the creation of one very cool Dorset business

Lindsay Lyall will always remember the exact location where she came up with the idea for her business, The Ice Chef. The former... READ MORE »

A cut above the rest: Tailor’s ten suits for pop star Gareth Gates to get a worldwide audience

A Dorset tailor has teamed up with Gareth Gates to supply the singer and musical theatre star with suits for his stage shows... READ MORE »

Sad day as Beales – one of Bournemouth’s best-loved retailers – calls in administrators

Beales, one of Bournemouth’s best loved retailers, has gone into administration. KPMG were today, January 20, appointed... READ MORE »