Startups

Taste of Dorset: Historic fair is the inspiration for gin distillery’s branding and unique recipe

It’s Dorset through and through, inspired by a feature of local life for over 700 years and even using Dorset dialect in the name... READ MORE »

Entrepreneur reveals plans to disrupt fitness tracker market with patent-pending concept

Entrepreneur Josh Brooks today reveals his plans to modernise the fitness industry and grab a slice of a market forecast... READ MORE »

Barking brilliant! John combines twin passions – dogs and photography – for his PhoDography

John Fanning has successfully combined his twin passions – dogs and photography – to launch a dog photography... READ MORE »

Spreading the love as festival organiser Bea’s new business connects & celebrates diversity

A new business is celebrating and championing the cultural diversity of the region. Diverse BCP is an innovative online business... READ MORE »

‘Pay what you can’ centre for health, healing and wellness launched as a social enterprise

A new centre for health, healing and wellness has opened in the intimate courtyard setting of Wimborne’s Quarterjack Mews.... READ MORE »

50-plus and yearn to start your own business? Suzanne’s free online school is just the ticket

Fifty, sixty and seventy-somethings in Dorset are invited to join an online school for ‘olderpreneurs’ seeking to set up in business... READ MORE »

Ross, 30, takes to the road with his motorcycle business and promises a fun, hassle-free ride

His motorcycle business may have got off to a roaring start but Ross Allison admits to more than a little trepidation at going... READ MORE »

Hebe brews up her own business after getting a taste for ‘the tea of immortality’ in Japan

It was while staying in a village nestled in the Japanese mountains that Hebe Ibbotson came across a drink – and the inspiration... READ MORE »

Feeling the heat – and lovin’ it! Big success for Arlene’s authentic Finnish, wood-fired sauna

“A little overwhelming.” The response from Arlene Lukkarinen, 28, when asked how the first five months of her business,... READ MORE »

Be prepared for some Smoke ‘Us pocus as Nik’s new business gears up for a ‘crazy’ four weeks

Nik Robotham still can’t quite believe it. The food business he devised with his wife, Gill, and launched with its distinctive... READ MORE »