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Dorset LEP assesses impact of the pandemic on the region’s labour market

Dorset LEP assesses impact of the pandemic on the region's labour market

Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has reviewed labour market information throughout 2020 to assess what the dynamics of a rapidly developing pandemic and EU transition uncertainty has meant for the world of recruitment, employment and skills in Dorset.

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Ruth Wright Area fundraiser LMHC Geoff Forshaw Retail Driver Eco Sustainable Solutions

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care recycle 770 Christmas trees

Lewis-Manning Hospice Care carried out its annual Christmas tree collection service at the beginning of January and are extremely grateful for all the local businesses and volunteering support received, as well as the huge environmental benefits of the service.

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Encore Care Homes seeking 500 people to support NHS Covid response. Image taken before the pandemic.

Encore Care Homes seeking 500 people to support NHS Covid response

The NHS has called upon Encore Care Homes to provide urgent specialist care to older people as Dorset's hospital beds fill with Covid patients. Encore Care Homes, which has four purpose-built care homes based across Dorset and Hampshire, has partnered with the NHS to temporarily welcome in extra non-Covid residents at short notice as Coronavirus patient numbers rise and pressure increases on hospital staff.

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COVID-19 vaccinations at Bournemouth

Large vaccination centre opens in Bournemouth

Following several weeks of hard work by Dorset HealthCare and its partners, the county's large vaccination centre at the Bournemouth International Centre will be opening its doors today (18 January). The community and mental health trust will be running the new service, which will be vaccinating hundreds of local people every day, focussing first on groups of people who are most at risk.

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Supplier of the Year award winners Superior. Tim Brown, managing director at Superior, (left) and Pascal Barat, director of sales and marketing (right), with the Superior team

Ferndown manufacturer plays vital part in production of Covid-19 vaccine

As the Government rapidly scales-up its COVID-19 vaccination delivery plan, Ferndown-based company Superior has confirmed its commitment in the global fight against the virus through its involvement in the manufacture of the COVID-19 vaccine. The family-owned manufacturer has been working hard to support the large-scale process of rapidly manufacturing billions of vaccine doses, by supplying o-rings and sealing solutions for use in the production of the crucial treatment.

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Bournemouth  Poole College

GCSE results offer students chance to develop their careers

Bournemouth & Poole College has announced its latest GCSE exam results in English and Maths, demonstrating success levels are even higher than last year. Students joining the College in September with a GCSE grade 3 in English and Maths worked towards exam resits held in November, offering the opportunity to gain the standard pass grade 4 or above needed for future academic and career progression.

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Customers raise thousands of pounds for community initiatives

With thousands of pounds raised for charity and more than a tonne of goods donated to local food banks, Southern Co-op is thanking its customers and colleagues for their generosity this Christmas. The regional, independent co-operative ran a number of community initiatives over the festive period with a focus on supporting those affected by the pandemic.

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Lift off for the South Coast Events Forum

Lift off for the South Coast Events Forum

Set against a backdrop of the most challenging year in the event industry's history, the South Coast events community has pulled together to create the South Coast Events Forum (SCEF) consisting of award-winning event organisers to industry-leading event suppliers. The forum brings together the very best event professionals from across the South Coast with a combined aim to re-emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with a more unified, collaborative and sustainable offer.

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Stephen Deller, Centre Manager at Ocean Village Innovation Centre, Southampton.

Glass act as Krysteline expands at new HQ

The only recycling equipment company in the world active on all five continents is growing its new headquarters in Southampton. Krysteline Technologies, which specialises in glass recycling systems, moved to Ocean Village Innovation Centre (OVIC). Currently employing a mix of engineers, designers, sales and administration, the business relocated to the serviced offices hub from Three-Legged Cross, East Dorset.

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Warren Munson

New year peer networks boost for local business leaders

Even in more normal times, life as a business leader can be quite lonely. For many during the last twelve months, the challenges have been immense - juggling running their business during a pandemic, staff working remotely or on furlough, cash flow and working around ever-changing Covid restrictions - meant that the pressure has really been on.

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Local entrepreneurs Ty, Ben and Jamie announce a further £38,000 for men’s mental health in Dorset

£80,000 raised for charity

We all need some good news after this week's announcement from the Prime Minister, which will most certainly have a detrimental effect on many people's mental wellbeing... And this might just be the good news that local charity Dorset Mind needs to hear! Bournemouth nightclub owners, Ty Temel of Halo and Benjamin Reynolds of Lost Paradise and Fitness Coach and Poole Town Captain Jamie Whisken announce the final total of a second fundraiser for the charity since lockdown started.

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Dolphin Shopping Centre

Select retailers remain open at the Dolphin Shopping Centre

Following the Government's recent announcement, essential retail, click and collect services and eateries offering takeaway and delivery options, are permitted to trade during the nationwide lockdown. The Dolphin Shopping Centre in Poole will be open from 8.30am to 6.15pm, Mondays to Saturdays, and 10am to 5.30pm on Sundays.

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