Doing the biz 2: Former florist returns to retail roots with opening of gift shop in Verwood

Former florist Hannah Stewart has returned to her retail roots with the opening of a new gift shop in Verwood. The Nook officially... READ MORE »

Beales on the brink: Bournemouth-based store group could go into administration within days

Beales could be just days away from going into administration. According to a report in The Sunday Times, the Bournemouth-based... READ MORE »

‘New pair of kicks and new hairdo’ as Dorset success story freshens up Jimmy’s Iced Coffee

A Dorset success story which started life nearly nine years ago and has grown into a business with an annual turnover of more... READ MORE »

Festive triumph as Westbourne business wins Chamber’s Christmas window competition

A Westbourne business has won a contest to find Bournemouth’s best-dressed festive shop front. Scape Interiors, in Westbourne... READ MORE »

Long-established store group Beales up for sale as strategic review of business gets underway

Store group Beales is up for sale. The Bournemouth-based business, founded in 1881, has announced a strategic review and the start... READ MORE »

#Creating a sustainable future 1 – World’s first treeless paper now available from Dorset firm

The world’s first treeless paper is now available through a Dorset firm. Made from a by-product of Indian sugarcane... READ MORE »

Dream come true: Holiday cottage agency help out RNLI neighbours in their time of need

A holiday cottage agency proved the value of good neighbours when they came to the aid of RNLI volunteers in Swanage. The lifeboat... READ MORE »

Lakeland brother visits Dorset to see new store spring into life at family owned garden centre

One of the three brothers behind the famous retailer Lakeland saw for himself its latest creation when he visited a Dorset... READ MORE »

Businessman given just weeks to live crowned UK’s Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year

A Bournemouth businessman given just weeks to live after being diagnosed with late stage 4 cancer has been crowned the UK’s... READ MORE »

Lights, camera, action! Hollywood glitz for home cinema and smart technology launch

A touch of Hollywood came to Wimborne when an electronics retailer staged an instore cinema showcase launch event. Wimborne... READ MORE »