Bournemouth Business News

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A round-up of Bournemouth Business News – we’ve cherry-picked the headlines, in case you missed it!

24th May
The Duke of Kent visited Poole-based BOFA,
…which is a world leader in industrial fume and dust extraction technology.

24th May
Nationwide Building Society
… which employs around 1,000 people locally, has seen profits fall for the second year in a row amid “intense competition”.

22nd May
Tesco has put 500 jobs at risk
…after announcing plans to shut down its non-food website Tesco Direct.

22nd May
New LandRover Jaguar After Sales Centre opens in Christchurch

The state-of-the-art base, at Bailey Road, Christchurch, represents a massive investment by Westover Group, and boasts cutting-edge technology.

21st May
Bournemouth has eclipsed major cities including London to become the second fastest growing area for start-ups in the UK.
The town saw a 20 percent year-on-year increase in new businesses in the first quarter of 2018.

18th May
Bournemouth’s digital sector is worth more than £340million …
…a year in turnover and employs more than 7,500 people, a report suggests.

15th May
A tycoon planning a controversial home in the New Forest and the new owner of Bournemouth Airport figure in the latest list of Britain’s wealthiest people.
They join the local names behind such ventures as Lush, Churchill Retirement Living, New Look and Haskins.

14th May
The machines are starting to talk: How HR will gain from voice technology
As consumers we’re now used to conversing with Siri or Alexa, but how will the proliferation of this technology in the workplace support wellbeing and engagement?

14th May
E-learning: Why employees expect a Netflix experience
PT look at how to make successful e-learning experiences..

11th May
Lush, Amigo Loans and Churchill Retirement founders on Rich List
Amigo Loans founder James Benamor is the richest person in Dorset, while Mark and Mo Constantine of Lush have seen their wealth rise £78 million in a year.

11th May
House of Fraser made a £43.9million loss in 2017 as Brexit, terrorist attacks and increased online competition took its toll.
Figures released as part of a takeover of the firm by C.Banner, the owner of Hamleys, show the retailer’s sales fell from £840.9m to £787.8m, a drop of 6.3 percent.

11th May
Two Bournemouth people in BIMA 100 list of digital stars
Two well-known figures in Bournemouth’s digital sector have been named among the best in the industry for their efforts in the wider community.

11th May
Drew Construction Administration
Almost 70 people are set to lose their jobs following the collapse of a building firm that worked on some major local developments.

10th May
Digipigz to connect business with ‘generation Z’
A NEW project launched as an offshoot of a public relations agency aims to forge better links between young people and business.

9th May
Loans totalling £9.7m to boost Dorset economy
Almost £10million is being available to businesses through a loan scheme aimed at encouraging the creation of more jobs and homes in Dorset.

9th May
Loans totalling £9.7m to boost Dorset economy
ALMOST £10million is being available to businesses through a loan scheme aimed at encouraging the creation of more jobs and homes in Dorset.

9th May
Hughes Ellard to go in with Vail Williams
Two major commercial property firms have announced a merger. Vail Williams has joined forces with Hughes Ellard.

Tech company start-ups in South West Jump by 42%
The number of new tech companies being set up in the South West rose by 42% in 2017 according to new analysis by RSM.

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