Business News from South Wiltshire & North Dorset

Why the pensions cold-calling ban means you should act now

By Derek Gibbons On January 9, an immediate ban on pensions cold-calling was put in place. But what does this mean if you need help with your pension? The new rule makes it illegal for companies to make unsolicited phone calls about your pension. Those that break the...

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BID calls for votes

Salisbury BID has to hold a ballot to continue working for a second five-year term. Businesses eligible to vote have received bright yellow ballot papers in the post and have until February 28 to cast their vote. The result will be announced on March 1. Salisbury BID...

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South Wiltshire businesses invited to Summit

South Wiltshire businesses join local leaders at the South Wiltshire Business Summit on February 20 at Salisbury Guildhall. They look back on how businesses in South Wiltshire play their part in the economic recovery of the area and celebrate successes. Presentations...

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Top Tips to Improve Your Online Sales in 2019

Did your online retail business enjoy a profitable 2018 or were you less than satisfied with the results?  Regardless of whether you are new to this industry or a seasoned player, the fact of the matter is that there is always room for growth.  Those who are able to...

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Family business rides in to Bluestone

The Bluestone Centre development on Amesbury’s giant 160-acre Solstice Park has hitched up a new business. Property consultancy Myddelton & Major negotiated the letting of Unit 18 to Equidae Equine Services. M & M Commercial Agency Surveyor Gary Mead said:...

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Electrical contractor plugs in at barn conversion

An industrial warehouse unit at an award-winning farm conversion in the heart of the Blackmore Vale has been snapped up by an electrical, plumbing and heating contractor. Property consultancy Myddelton & Major has negotiated the letting of Unit 11 at Chaldicott...

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Using Fear to Motivate Conversions

Valley News online sales advice The pioneering psychologist Sigmund Freud noted human beings are driven by one of two factors; the desire to experience pleasure and the need to avoid pain. When using fear to motivate conversions you need to help shoppers believe they...

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Business leaders trash waste policy

The Government’s new waste strategy ”threatens to be a rubbish deal for small businesses at a time when they are already facing a squeeze during a period of high uncertainty,” said Nicola Bailey, Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) Development Manager for Hampshire,...

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Nursery school’s charity work in Africa

Founders and owners of Farley Nursery School, Gary and Sue Palmer, were invited to Kensington Palace. There, they were thanked for their support for Street Child the charity dedicated to funding education for vulnerable children in Africa and Asia. The school helps...

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City salon celebrates five years

Celebrating five  years at their Aveda Parkwood site, award-winning salon JAS HAIR Group had an open day on Thursday, November 29 for new and existing clients to see the extensive re-fit and to try many free taster sessions, part of their new services. Owner Jane...

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Jeweller is Salisbury’s best dressed window

Salisbury’s best dressed window is Independent jewellers on Bridge Street, H R Tribbeck in a competition run by Salisbury BID. The family jewellers have been trading in Salisbury since 1905, and is currently run by Rachel Tribbeck, great granddaughter of Herbert...

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Seventh heaven

For the seventh year in succession despite the impact of the March spy poisoning incident, property consultancy Myddelton & Major have been named Most Active Agency in Wiltshire. National property publication Estates Gazette awarded the title for deals covering...

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Service to the community awarded

Muzib Rahman, owner and manager of Agra, the Indian restaurant in Warminster, was awarded the 2018 Civic Award on Saturday, October 20, for his services to Warminster community. He took over the restaurant on East Street in 1984, he has raised thousands of pounds for...

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Improve Your Finances with These Easy Tips

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Breakfast with Giant Peach

By Katrina ffiske What better way to get the creative and business brain cells going than attending one of Giant Peach's Higher Growth Collective breakfasts? At Bird and Carter, Wilton a group of diverse companies gathered over bacon sandwiches, croissant and coffee....

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Who’s Who awards mark 11th year

“At a time when various factions of the media and society are questioning the value of migration, this publication serves not only to dispel some of the myths about migrant communities, but also highlights the positive socio-economic contribution made by the...

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Busy business day

North Dorset Business Day is on Friday, November 16, at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton. The day is for businesses at a local level to meet an audience of aspiring, developing and expanding companies, and to sell products and services to a targeted businesses. The...

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First Dragon’s Den a success

The inaugural Dragon’s Den, hosted by the Salisbury Young Chamber, was filled with intrigue, humour and suspense. The White Hart Hotel was at ‘101%’ capacity on Thursday, November 1, when local entrepreneurs pitched their business ideas in front of the ‘Dragons’,...

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BV Dairy is the cream of the crop

The cream of Dorset’s businesses was celebrated at the Dorset Business Awards 2018 Gala dinner last night, November 1. Fittingly, BV Dairy from Shaftesbury, won the Lester Aldridge Company of the Year award after a unanimous vote. Jack Highnam and his son Christopher,...

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Autumn Budget good for all?

Ahead of the Chancellor’s Autumn Budget, James Robinson, Head of Manufacturing and Engineering at PKF Francis Clark, of Poole, considers what manufacturers in the South West might like to hear from Phillip Hammond on October 29. Incentives for businesses to invest in...

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Warner House back in business

The refurbished office building on Castle Street, Salisbury, which boasts four floors and 20 suites, promises investors a bright future for doing business in the city. Dean Speer, Partner at Myddelton & Major said the project stands as a “really good” symbol for...

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City opens a Dragon’s Den

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cp7jPefPgSg&feature=youtu.be Salisbury has been put on the map and now a young businessman is keen to maximise the exposure for young business entrepreneurs in the city. “There is no better opportunity,” Salisbury Young Chamber...

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Staff team celebrates 25 years

Accountancy firm Freestone & Co, Gillingham, celebrates 25 years in practice on November 1.  One member of the team, Simon Jenkins, has been with founder Robert Freestone for the full 25 years, but says he is not quite sure if it is the career for him - too soon...

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Community foundation explained

Jon Yates, chief executive of Dorset Community Foundation, is guest speaker at law firm Humphries Kirk's Dorchester business networking lunch on Wednesday, October 17. The lunch is at The Wessex Royale Hotel, Dorchester at 12.30pm for a 1pm start. Email...

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