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Business mentors

Attention all owners of small or medium sized businesses in the Gillingham area. If you want your business to grow and develop with the help of private, affordable support that is proven to …
mortgage advice bureau

Mortgage Advice Bureau has opened its 30th UK mortgage shop, located in Queen’s Mother Square, Poundbury, Dorchester. The new shop is designed to help home movers and owners receive mortgage and protection advice from …

There is good news for Shaftesbury residents who want to keep fit with a new gym opening this month. Hawkers Hill Gym at Wessex House on Longmead Industrial Estate is getting ready to …
fuel station gillingham

Plans are being drawn up for a Shell petrol station at Land at Fern Brook Lane, adjacent to Kingsmead Business Park, in the south of Gillingham. A new Shell petrol station in this …
business start-ups Gillingham

Nearly half of young people in the South West have ambitions to set up their own business during their working life Young people from the region identify financial management skills (43%) as the …

Textile designer Georgie Faulkner-Bryant has left her shop Decor by Georgie in Salisbury Street, Shaftesbury, to ‘go mobile’ – but not because of any rent increase. It’s because she says she’s become too …

The popular Gillingham Tandoori has once more got an alcohol licence. Last December the restaurant closed for a few days after a legal dispute between business owner Manik Miah – known as Mohammed …
Angola, Shaftesbury

The new managers of Angola 76 in Shaftesbury, Sally and Andy Francis, are hoping for a new lease of life and new success after leaving The Two Brewers in St James to take …
Ship Inn Shaftesbury, CAMRA

The historic, and ironically named, Ship Inn in Shaftesbury has been named pub of the year 2019 by the Heart of Wessex branch of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA). Chosen from around …