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Outset Bournemouth – Information Session
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Friday Fizz at the Norfolk
Fri Apr 25, 2014 @19:00 - 11:30PM
Bollywood Night at the Cumberland Hotel
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NCTA - One Year On
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Latest News


Green Knowledge Networking - April 29th

  Welcome to the Green Knowledge Network ...a sub group of Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce If you are a business offering green products or services...or a company looking for he

BCTC Golf Society - April 25th at Playgolf Bournemouth

  BCTC Golf Society Friday April 25th     Any BCTC member may join the Society - No handicap needed All non-member players will receive for 1 months free 7 day membershi

The Mayor's walkabouts in Charminster, Kinson and Winton.

I would like to thank you for organising my recent walkabouts in Charminster, Kinson and Winton.   To say I enjoyed them would be an understatement. I learnt much about the areas and was qu

BH Banter Monday Tuesday 6th May sponsored by Heart 102.3

Tuesday 6th May The Hotel Miramar Sponsored by 6pm to 8pm EVENT FORMAT Call in for a drink on the way home and make the most of this informal monthly gathering. You need to register vi

Bank of England Briefing - May 29th

Tuesday 29th May 2014 Bank of England Outlook for the UK Economy Breakfast briefing by Andrew Holder – Deputy Agent of the Agency for Central Southern England, in association with Bournemouth C

Start Up Loans Now Open to Over 30s Directly from Outset Bournemouth

The age limit for the government’s Start Up Loan scheme has now been removed, allowing all those over 30 who are starting an enterprise in Bournemouth to apply for funding directly from Outset Bournem


The UK Government is preparing to launch #BuildingBritain week on Twitter. The week will celebrate the vital construction and infrastructure projects which are creating jobs and growth for Britain. T

AFC Business Breakfast Wednesday May 7th

 Wednesday May 7th 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Goldsands Stadium. AFC Business February Breakfast Event With the last AFC Business breakfast being a sell out, this is sure to be another great

Providing Care with Hair

Last week marked the opening of a brand new hair salon at Lewis-Manning Hospice which, with the help of MWAH (Makeup Wigs And Hair) in Westbourne, which aims to support local people with cancer and ot

Business Scene Dorset - Tuesday May 13th

 Bournemouth Chamber of Trade is delighted to be involved in the next Business Scene Dorset  event on  Tuesday May 13th at 17.30pm Revolution, Bournemouth Venue & Catering

Free Seminar - Investing in Dorset

INVESTING IN DORSET Monday 12 May 2014 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Grand Hall, Kingston Maurward, Dorchester. Does your business operate in Dorset?Would you be interested in helping local people back

New Wheels Festival Leaflet hits Bournemouth for Easter

A new 12 page Wheels Festival leaflet has arrived in the Bournemouth Tourism offices! It is a guide to what’s on and where and features a Festival site map showing what demonstrations, displays and s

Free Business Expo coming to Bournemouth

The Intrinity Business Expo is coming to Bournemouth to connect people and provide development opportunities for local businesses. Organisers have recently confirmed they are bringing their next event

Latest Jobseekers Trying to Find Work in the Local Area

Here are some of the very latest Jobseekers trying to find work in the local area:      • Waris is seeking work as an Admin Assistant • Adam is seeking work as a Forklift Ope

Leisure Activities Benefit Local Residents with Memory Loss

Local residents in Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch living with memory loss have been participating in an eight week pilot programme of supported physical activity at the Littledown Centre and Pelh

Gourmet Rioja Wine Dinner

      Friday 23rd May 2014   7pm for 7:30pm Guest Speaker: Dave Roles of Bodegas Riojanas Canals & Nubiola Cava… on arrival STARTERCaramelised Red O

Alex Carter Appointed Managing Director of First's South West Operations

First UK Bus has appointed BCTC Past-President Alex Carter as Managing Director for its South West business, which incorporates bus operations in Cornwall, Devon and Somerset. Alex, who has more than

£22m Flagship Academic Building: to Provide Bournemouth University with a New World-Class Facility

A new £22m flagship academic building is set to further enhance the growing reputation and performance of Bournemouth University (BU). BU has been given the green light by planners at the Borough of

The DCC: Uniting Local Charities and Businesses

Thursday 8th May marks the 3rd Annual Dorset Charity Conference; an event which emphasises the importance of businesses and charities working together. For the third year running, leading Dorset acco

Harry Redknapp Kicks-off Charity World Cup Tournament

Football manager Harry Redknapp took time out from coaching duties at promotion-chasing Championship club QPR, to launch a 5-A-Side World Cup Tournament charity fundraiser, organised by local estate a

Latest Local Vacancies

Here are the very latest Vacancies placed by local companies looking for staff in the local area: To apply, please visit Accounts / General Office Assistant Office

PC's Made Simple - Want to Know More About the Heartbleed Bug?

Thanks to Clifford at PCs Made Simple for this content Whether or not you're aware of the incredibly large vulnerability that has been discovered in OpenSSL or not, you are almost certainly affected.

Inner Wheels Brings Annual Conference to Bournemouth

The Association of Inner Wheels Clubs in Great Britain and Ireland has confirmed they will be holding their annual conference at the Bournemouth International Centre in April 2015. The Inner Wheel is

Explosive Appointment for Former Weapons Engineer

FORMER Royal Navy weapons engineer Gemma Swann is hoping to make a big impact at a South Coast accountancy firm. After eight years at sea, the 31-year-old has set her sights on a new career in the fin

"Dorset-based International TV Cameraman Turns his Lens to Local Businesses

A Dorset TV cameraman and photographer is wowing local businesses with ‘inside view’ panoramic virtual tours as part of his newly established business, 360 Dorset. Bournemouth based Hugh Lambert is o

PDSW Cinema Celebrates its First Birthday with an Open Party Invite to All!

Pavilion Dance South West is proud to announce it has been screening cinema for one year in May 2014, and to celebrate we are hosting a birthday party with an open invite to all! On Sunday 4th May we

Silicon Beach Business Angels May Pitch Event

Monday May 12th 6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Bournemouth and Poole College, Lansdowne Silicon Beach Business Angels is calling all investors, businesses and entrepreneurs to come along to their next excit

Quantum support for Air Festival Patron’s 100 Club

David Bailey, the Patron’s  Ambassador for the Bournemouth Air Festival Patrons 100 Club was delighted to welcome on board a new Patron, Jacqueline Entwistle of Quantum Recruitment, at a recent A

BU Free Breakfast Seminar - Cyber Security

Tuesday 20th May Bournemouth University, Executive Business Centre Price: Free 8.00 a.m. – 9 a.m. Networking breakfast   9.00 a.m. – 9.45 a.m. -  Business training session from th

Communication Workers Union to return to Bournemouth in 2014 & 2015

The Communication Workers Union (CWU) has confirmed they will be returning to the Bournemouth International Centre for their 2014 and 2015 annual conference and exhibition. Following the success of t

Woodspeen Training Granted Full Funding for Adult Apprenticeships.

Chamber members Woodspeen Training have been granted FULL funding for Adult Apprenticeships. This means that through Woodspeen Training anyone over 24 who wants to gain an NVQ qualification to furthe

Business Brains of Bournemouth 2014 Crowned - Creative Agency Team Wins Quiz Gong

Dorset based creative agency, The Inspiration Agency, has walked away with the top prize and title of Business Brains of Bournemouth 2014, following the annual quiz of the same name in support of loca

BBC’s The One Show Confirm Local Hospice Visit Broadcast

Lewis-Manning Hospice in Poole is to feature on the popular early evening programme ‘The One Show’, which is now due to be broadcast on BBC1 at 7pm on Tuesday 22 April. Former Radio 1 presenter Andy

Beales Breakfast sponsored by Rawlins Davy - May 15th

Date: Thursday May 15th 7.30am till 9am or as long as you want to stay once the store is open. Venue: Beales Department Store, Old Christchurch Road, Bournemouth (use the main entrance) Sponsored

Dreams of World Cup Glory for Homeless Hopefuls

Five contenders, backed by BCHA, are heading to Bristol for life changing trials which could see them play for England in the Homeless World Cup. BCHA are taking five talented footballers to trials i

BH On the Go - the Networking Lunch - May 22nd

  Basepoint Bournemouth Thursday May 22nd 12 noon to 2pm Please join us for BH On the Go - the Networking Lunch, your FREE quarterly lunchtime networking event - lunch and refreshments

The WSX New in Business Course June 24th and 25th

The New in Business  Course supported by funding from  Bournemouth and Poole Councils  Designed to help you succeed!  Bournemouth College  24/25 June    9.30

Bournemouth Goes for Gold at this year’s Entente Florale Competition - Some Locations Still Available

Preparations are already underway for this summer when a group of European judges will visit the town for the prestigious European competition, Entente Florale Europe. Eleven judges from 11 European c

Local Government Affairs Meeting

The Local Government Affairs Meeting (LGA) is by far the most important meeting organised by the Chamber. It is held in the Town Hall every second Monday of the month and it provides the Chamber with

Enjoy the 2014 Bournemouth Air Festival with First Class Hospitality

Enjoy the 2014 Bournemouth Air Festival in both style and comfort with first class hospitality and panoramic views across the bay from the Bournemouth International Centre’s Purbeck Terrace and Lounge


Latest Local Vacancies (PT)

Here are the very latest Vacancies placed by local companies looking for staff in the local area: Accounts / General Office Assistant Office Administrator Casual L2 Practitioner Nursery Cook Ca

Human Resources Advisor (JS)

  Our client, a fast paced and well established company, is looking for a Human Resources Advisor to join their team. The successful candidate must be a flexible and adaptable person and be par

Lettings Manager, Dorset (QUA)

PERMANENT POSITION: Salary DOE Our client, a well-established Lettings Estate Agency is opening new offices in the Dorset area. We are looking to recruit a Lettings Negotiator with a proven track re

Vehicle Technician - Salisbury / Bournemouth (OP)

Competitive Salary with Bonus Scheme We are looking for a Technician who is possibly looking for a new challenge, in a different location. You will diagnose, service and repair vehicles, to the hig

Nursing Home Manager/Registered Manager, Yeovil (QUA)

PERMANENT POSITION Salary of £35,000 - £40,000 per annum Our Client, is a beautiful nursing home near Yeovil in Somerset. They are looking to recruit a Registered Manager join their team on a full

Administrator (JS)

  Our client, a consultancy firm based in Wimborne, is looking for an Administrator to join their growing team. The role would involve supporting and assisting the administration team and oth

Restaurant / Events Manager – Bournemouth (OP)

Competitive salary and  a commission structure discussed at interview. Shift work including weekends based on a 40 hour week. Our client has a fantastic opening for a real forward thinking and

Reservations Co-ordinator, Bournemouth (QUA)

PERMANENT POSITION Salary of £14,000 – £17,000 per annum Our client, a leading hotel group in Bournemouth, is looking to recruit an experienced Hotel Reservations Co-ordinator to join the Front Of

Field Sales Representative for the Telecoms Industry (OP)

A fantastic opportunity for a self motivated sales person has arisen in a growing local telecoms business.  I am searching for a driven individual who is passionate about business to business


Latest Jobseekers Trying to Find Work in the Local Area

Here are some of the very latest Jobseekers trying to find work in the local area:    • Waris is seeking work as an Admin Assistant • Adam is seeking work as a Forklift Operator •

Shelly (PT)

Shelly is currently looking for part-time work during school hours and is considering employment in all sectors. Shelly describes herself as a conscientious, responsible and enthusiastic individual w

Stephen (OP)

Stephen is an experienced Practice Accountant with expertise in dealing with various client industries and sizes.   He has an excellent track record in gaining new clients and building re

Jennifer (JS)

Jennifer came across as a very warm and friendly lady, who I believe would fit within any team very well. Jennifer has a vast amount of administration experience and is very much a perfectionist in

Ann (QUA)

Ann comes across as a polite and professional woman with a brilliant telephone manner. Ann holds over 18 years’ property sales experience and has excellent negotiation and deal closing skills. Ann cou

Anna (QUA)

On interviewing this candidate, Anna came across as a clear communicator, charming and professional. I recommend Anna for the role as she has extensive Event Sales experience in local hotels. Anna

Christine (JS)

Christine has a vast amount of experience as an administrator/receptionist and is looking to work in a similar role now. Christine has had a lot of experience within the motor trade and has a found

Anne (OP)

Anne is an exceptional candidate. Strong administrative and organisational skills, highly numerate.  An enthusiastic, determined and self motivated individual.  Bilingual in English and Fre

Shirley (QUA)

Shirley is a Registered Nurse with in-depth experience of and a passion for training in the Health & Social Care sector. Shirley is a Training Coordinator and is currently working 35 hours per

Deb (PT)

Deb Is seeking Permanent or Part Time employment as  an Administrator /PA / Secretary on a salary of £18000. Experienced Administrator/PA with secretarial training. Cheerful and friendly but al

Anna (JS)

With six months experience in customer service roles, Anna is seeking a customer services/ administration role that that will enable her to utilise her strong  interpersonal skills and excellen

Maggie (OP)

Maggie is a delightful candidate. Genuine warm and personable nature.  She has gained a wide range of experience working in Care Homes.  Mainly dealing with dementia care and brain injury

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BH Business Magazine

BH Business is the official magazine of the Chamber. It is published bi-monthly, goes out to over 3,000 business people in the local area and includes the latest news, views and information about Busi

Promotional Eshot

For just £50 per submission you can promote your business to other Chamber members in a professional manner, including your logo, an image, up to 200 words of promotional text (including an exclusive

Proud to be Members Logo

Members are free to use the logo “Proud to be Members” on their stationery and websites once the usage terms are agreed. Logos are available as jpg and eps. Contact: Click here to accept the T&C'

Events Eshot

The events e-shot goes out weekly and is free to members. Events are copied from the website’s events listing. Normally covers the next 14 days events. Contact:  promo@bournemouthchamber.or

Member 2 Member Offers Website Page

If you have an offer and would like it listed on this  web page just e-mail the details in an attached word document with jpegs for any logos please Contact:  website@bournemouth

HTML Email

In addition to the Promotional Eshot, we can also offer html emails. These feature your business exclusively (you don't have to share with anyone else), and are more 'designed'. They always include th

Magnetic Networking Badge

Magnetic badge, which is easy to attach to any outfit, without damaging your clothes. Features your company logo and your name, just supply jpeg of logo and your name Contact:  execofficer

Events on BCTC Website

Member events can be placed on the BCTC website. Please submit details of the event in a Word document with logos as Jpgs. Note pdfs cannot be used. Contact:

Sponsor BH Banter, Beales Breakfast & Window Competitions

If you wish to promote your brand, product /service then this is a superb opportunity.  Your brand presence will be featured at the event and be promoted by the event leader, which will normally

Presidents Dinner (after AGM) and Christmas Dinner & Dance

One sponsor per year will be chosen for each of these events. Details are as per the BH Banter sponsorship or by arrangement. Contact:  Cost: £1000



Basepoint Business Centres provide high quality workspaces to let, including serviced offices and workshops. We have spaces suitable for almost every business use imaginable; with very flexible easy

20% Discount for Bournemouth Chamber Members

 Protective Coatings Dorset use EnduroShield for auto glass. The award winning nano technology used in EnduroShield repels rain, road grime, oil, ice and snow to improve driver vision and safety.

Lashmars - HALF PRICE Tax Audit

Lashmars Tax Accountants are offering all BCTC members a HALF PRICE Tax Audit this Spring. With HMRC increasingly focused on ensuring UK businesses are paying their fair share to the UK’s tax coffers

Southern Despatch Couriers - 20% Discount on Your First Job with us

Hi It's taken us over 30 years to join the chamber, is that a record? We are Southern Despatch, the areas longest established courier company. Our special offer for Chamber members is a 20% discou

I'm pleased to announce that The Inspiration Agency's new website has just launched!

     I'm pleased to announce that The Inspiration Agency's new website has just launched! The launch coincides with the release of an article detaili

Fab Frocks of Westbourne - 10% BCTC Member Discount

With one of the largest collections of evening and cocktail dresses in the area, Fab Frocks is ‘the’ place to shop this party season. If you worry about seeing someone in the same dress then discov

ThreeBDesign - 20% Discount

Three B Design (Bespoke Interiors) are celebrating their third birthday and invite fellow Bournemouth Chamber Members to join their celebrations by taking advantage of a special 20% discount on thei

Led-zip lighting is a Bournemouth based LED expert

Led-zip lighting is a Bournemouth based LED expert that guarantees to save you money on your existing lighting bill. An area using 50 halogen downlights on for 15 hours a day will be costing around the website to visit when you're looking for staff or looking for a job The cost of advertising job vacancies on the Poole Together website is as follows: 1 Job Adver

Richmond Home Improvement Co

Richmond Home Improvement Co are offering members a FREE upgrade to an “A” rated glazing and security Shootbolt locking, from our standard “C” rated, with our standard espagniolette l

Promoting your Business, Service or Product at Castlepoint

Have you ever thought about promoting your business, service or product at Castlepoint Shopping Park? Well now you can, in the comfort of our brand new Promotions Pod, located on the upper level

South Coast Fashion Week - 50% Exhibitor Discount

Do you own or run a Fashion, Hair or Beauty business in Bournemouth? Don't miss out on South Coast Fashion Week! South Coast Fashion Week is offering 50% discounts to all local SMEs who would like

BMO Academy Ltd

Discover how BMO ACADEMY LIMITED can help your business by taking advantage of our exclusive member-to-member offer. hire and retain the best people for your business,using Disc assessment tool can gi

Corporate Clothing Solutions

Hotels in Bournemouth... Are you fed up with ordering your Uniforms on line or from a catalogue and being disappointed? Are you looking for a Uniform supplier that will come to your place of work

Turnover 80k+ - Free One Hour Consultation

Discover how chartered accountants and business advisers Princecroft Willis (PcW) can help your business by taking advantage of our exclusive member-to-member offer. Locally-based, independent and wi

Bournemouth Employment Ladder

Making recruiting easier, faster and more cost-effective Bournemouth Employment Ladder was established in 2008 to help you find, interview and recruit candidates to fill your job vacancies easily,

From the team at Mike Stokes Motoring & Motorsport covering

Batteries - Lights - Tyres - Steering - Suspension - Brakes - Exhaust - Anti-Freeze Call now on 01202 547555 to make your booking or email   As a fellow member

Auditel – Taking cost and purchase management to a new level

    Auditel can help you cut overheads by providing an in-depth and detailed audit of your costs, and then helping you to implement the saving opportunities. We have been operating for

Supply Shack is a registered Social Enterprise Mark holder

      Supply Shack is a registered Social Enterprise Mark holder: What is a Social Enterprise? A social enterprise is a business that trades for a social and/or environment

Chamber Members a 10% discount

    If you are anything like we used to be, you might find that some of these strike a chord: - You're not making as much profit as you could You have some great ideas but no time

ECS is one of the UK's leading communications companies

      ECS is one of the UK's leading communications companies, specialising in communications at the touch of button. We are experts in the areas of Two-Way Radio Communi

Fire Risk Management (Plus) Services - Protecting life and your business

Since 2006, the Regulatory Reform Order has required businesses to assess their risks from fire and become "self-compliant" with the law. Fire Services now undertake an enforcement and prosecution rol

HR Dept - Free Review of any Existing Contracts of Employment and Handbooks

The effects of making a mistake with employment law and HR issues can be drastic, resulting in bad publicity, wasted time and possibly ending with an expensive employment tribunal. The HR Dept is he

Avita Planning - Need Town Planning Help?

    Avita Planning is the freelance town planning consultancy of Gary Palmer, chartered Town Planner. I'd be pleased to help you with your planning application, guide you through the town

E-Mail and SMS Marketing – Exclusive BCTC Member Discount

greenmessage offer a range of E-Mail and SMS (Text Message) Marketing Services. From combined mailing systems and data collection to competitions and voting systems, we can offer you a bespoke servic

Bournemouth based Town Planning Consultants Tanner

Bournemouth based Town Planning Consultants Tanner & Tilley have been awarded the Investors in People Award for another three years. This is the 3rd review of the original award 6 years ago. Th

Fire Risk Assessment and Arson Prevention Services - Free First Consultatation

  Owner fined £210,000 in 2012's landmark fire safety trial – could this be you? "London hotel owner paid the price for ignoring fire safety laws with £210,000 fines.” The Regulatory Reform (

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