Published: July 13, 2020 | Updated: July 13, 2020

Welcome aboard Frettens Solicitors! Law firm becomes first legal partner of Dorset Biz News

Matt Fretten, Managing Partner, Frettens Solicitors (right) and Lewis Barr, Marketing Manager, with a framed certificate recognising the partnership with Dorset Biz News.
By Andrew Diprose, editor

We’re delighted to announce our first-ever legal partner for Dorset Biz News.

Step forward and take a bow Frettens Solicitors.

From today you’ll see the law firm’s distinctive, and unmistakeable, logo across every page in our new ‘Super Premium’ slot next to the masthead.

The logo will also be seen on the screengrabs used for our Facebook, Instagram. LinkedIn and Twitter accounts.

Based on our first nine months, that adds up to around 1.3m views per annum.

As at June 30, Dorset Biz News had 17,196 unique users.

We’ll also be publishing a monthly Q&A with handy and useful advice from specialists at the Christchurch-based firm.

Matt Fretten, Managing Partner, said: “We are extremely glad to be supporting Dorset Biz News as official legal partner.

“The website has become a go-to source of business news for many of our clients.

“The stories project a bright, collaborative, and positive image, something we certainly recognise in the local business community.”

Lewis Barr, Frettens’ Marketing Manager, added: “What Dorset Biz News has managed to achieve in such a short period since the launch last year is wonderful.

“We look forward to supporting the site as it continues to grow.”

Frettens was founded 42 years ago when Ian Fretten began practising as a sole practitioner in Christchurch on January 1, 1978.

He retired in 2012 and his son, Matt, took over as Managing Partner.

The firm, which also has an office in Ringwood, handles corporate, employment, commercial property, commercial dispute resolution and insolvency and restructuring work as well as family, wills & tax and conveyancing.

Frettens joins Poole-based Inspire Professional Services as a key partner of Dorset Biz News.

Inspire, which is our accountancy partner, has supported us commercially from our launch in October 2019.

The firm’s monthly Q&A’s have become a popular feature on our site, especially during the coronavirus crisis.

Warren Munson, Founder, pictured left, said: “It has been great to support Dorset Biz News since its launch and to have seen the dramatic growth in the popularity of the site.

“It’s really good to see Dorset Biz News promote the positivity of what business can and does do in Dorset.

“The site has been so supportive of the business community since launch.

“It’s great to see Frettens come on board as legal partner.”

Inspire and, now, Frettens are among a growing band of established, as well as newer, brands choosing to become commercial partners with Dorset Biz News.

More names are joining us in the next two months.

Unlike other platforms we have a strictly rationed number of commercial slots – and when they’re gone, they’re gone!

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