Bournemouth Chamber of Trade & Commerce


Bournemouth Chamber of Trade and Commerce


Dorset Growth Hub

Dorset Growth Hub (DGH)

DGH inspires economic growth in Dorset by reaching and improving local businesses by delivering expert knowledge, with shared experience and learning. The team of Business Growth Consultants offer Dorset businesses 12 hours of fully funded business support through events, tailored 1-2-1 consultations and financial help.

The best email address for clients to use is although the best way for you to engage with DGH is by registering on the website where you will be allocated an account manager.

DGH offer 2 main courses

Business Start-up Programme – pre-starts only (not yet registered or trading)
Business Success Programme – start-ups, established micro’s, businesses affected by Covid
The current ERDF funding is in place until June 2022, it does exclude retail for most support though.

DGH has 2 grant offers

DGH Small Growth Grant – £1k – £5k, 75% match required, for growth based projects not BAU costs
Covid Recovery Grant – £1 – £5k, no match, for businesses affected by Covid (tourism sector and wider economy)
DGH also run a variety of one-off events including an on-going HR Forum.


DGH Podcasts